Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2019 – Take 2

I’ve been envious of editor Adam’s certain and confident plans for his 2019 Live at Leeds schedule; I made a couple of festival school boy errors namely being strangely (for me) indecisive about who I wanted to see, and wishing the schedule and the band clashes were something different to what they actually were. Thus until I chilled into the day, I’d worked out a … Continue reading Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2019 – Take 2

Backspace and The Elephant Trees Live at Leeds Wardrobe: October 2018

When you look forward to a gig a little too much you risk being disappointed. Fortunately both Backspace and the Elephant Trees live at the Leeds Wardrobe in October 2018 were top notch. I’d wanted to catch young Guiseley based Backspace all summer but wasn’t in town for any of their gigs. Likewise, it has been a while since I’ve seen Manchester based The Elephant … Continue reading Backspace and The Elephant Trees Live at Leeds Wardrobe: October 2018

A Tempting Ten: Dot to Dot Manchester 2018 Festival Preview

I always know summer has finally arrived when it’s time to plan the forthcoming Dot to Dot festival in Manchester during the Spring Bank Holiday. In time honoured tradition the Dot to Dot party starts at around 3 in the afternoon with choices spread across around 20 venues. Grab your wristband, slip on your comfy but oh so stylish shoes and join me. IST IST … Continue reading A Tempting Ten: Dot to Dot Manchester 2018 Festival Preview

Martha Phillips is gonna be Monster// Live in Huddersfield

Having seen one of our more innovative and interesting local bands The Elephant Trees live a couple of times over recent months, I was keen to contrast it to lead singer Martha Phillips strutting her stuff solo. That she was playing at a new music venue in Huddersfield (the Northern Quarter) just added to my curiosity. In her set Martha covered my favourite Elephant Trees … Continue reading Martha Phillips is gonna be Monster// Live in Huddersfield