Live Review: Red Rum Club – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

It’s difficult to understate the vitality that those Liverpool trumpet muffins Red Rum Club gave to the room on a dank March evening. I don’t think there was a soul in the place missing a loping easy grin by the end of the band’s tight and punchy performance. Earlier, lead singer Francis Doran had explained the band’s nerves at playing the Brudenall while organising the … Continue reading Live Review: Red Rum Club – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

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

Far Caspian // Let’s Go Outside

Earlier this year H2N seriously lapped up the sound of local Leeds based quartet Far Caspian with their gentle but buzzing first single Holding On.  So we were eagerly awaiting whether the follow up track would show similar promise. Happily Let’s Go Outside is a sophisticated bit of shoegaze, lo fi pop which keeps the dream alive. Again there’s a lot of that early 1970’s … Continue reading Far Caspian // Let’s Go Outside

Purple Thread Live: not unravelled, more unrivalled

Having hankered after catching American shoe gaze grunge band L.A Witch live for a while, it was an extra goody bag that local Leeds band Purple Thread were opening the show for the recent near sell out Leeds Headrow House gig. Although Purple Thread were up first in the graveyard slot there were still a goodly audience to catch the action and to keep the … Continue reading Purple Thread Live: not unravelled, more unrivalled

L.A. Witch showcase debut album at forthcoming Leeds’ Headrow House gig

Attitude? Admittedly it’s usually not a great attribute in a work office environment (trust me) but in music, attitude is a most welcome trait. Luckily Los Angeles based (there’s a clue in the name) punk band L.A. Witch have attitude to spare. Dirty, moody, heavy, surfy and confident can be mined in thick chunky seams throughout the LA Witch debut album released towards the end … Continue reading L.A. Witch showcase debut album at forthcoming Leeds’ Headrow House gig

Kazoopa Khaos – Live Music Leeds

With few winter month music festivals, grass roots indie Kazoopa Festival in Leeds in late November is particularly eagerly anticipated. It was thus a frustrated Halfway 2 Nowhere reviewer arriving at the Lending Rooms two hours later than anticipated (a better than expected gig by veterans The Undertones and having “too much fun” the evening before was a principle reason). With over 70 bands playing … Continue reading Kazoopa Khaos – Live Music Leeds

Kazoopa 2017 – Six not to miss

Kazoopa Festival in Leeds on November 25th is the one that Halfway 2 Nowhere has been waiting for most of the year. There’s over 70 acts of greatness descending on our main Yorkshire city in venues dotted across the city centre starting at lunchtime. If you want to discover just how healthy the alternative music scene is in Yorkshire at the moment then Kazoopa is … Continue reading Kazoopa 2017 – Six not to miss

5 upcoming acts that you NEED to catch at Reading and Leeds Festival 2017!

Once again, a storm of exciting and upcoming artists are taking to the stage at Reading and Leeds. This year BBC Introducing, Festival Republic and even the main stage are providing some wonders from 2017’s new found talents. If you’re attending Reading or Leeds, here’s a list of people you should not miss! Pale Waves Pale Waves have made 2017 their year. After signing to Dirty … Continue reading 5 upcoming acts that you NEED to catch at Reading and Leeds Festival 2017!