Live Review: Goa Express + Working Men’s Club – Golden Lion

While it’s generally all about the music sometimes the venue also gladdens the heart, and while somewhat painful for me to get to via public transport I always look out to see what’s going at the wonderful Golden Lion in Todmorden. The pub is so friendly that I don’t mind going there on my own as someone will make sure you feel welcome here. This … Continue reading Live Review: Goa Express + Working Men’s Club – Golden Lion

Leeds band Backspace offer much more than a Final Shout

The late Radio 1 legend John Peel was influential in British music for decades and even today some 13 years after his death, I usually listen to a new track with the vague thought of “what would John do?” swilling around in the back of my mind. A band I know Peel would have fully championed for their energy, pure quality, and beautiful simplicity would … Continue reading Leeds band Backspace offer much more than a Final Shout

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

The Pale White showcase new 12” EP Single Live at Bingley

Things get a bit tense when my heart develops an innate panic and reminds me that the gush of outdoor summer music festivals is about to run dry. While some creatures store and bury nuts for fortitude, Halfway 2 Nowhere contributors build up live music festival memories to relive during bleak winter evenings. Thus it was time to snag a cheeky one day ticket to … Continue reading The Pale White showcase new 12” EP Single Live at Bingley

Kashmere Live at The Parish

Pub and bar week nights out in August student-free-zone Huddersfield are rarely notable for their banging qualities. While the H2N promoted Parish Pump event headlined by Kashmere sadly wasn’t rammed, the broad mix of music on offer and the energy of the performances gave the town a rare Thursday night exuberance, and I wish more had witnessed it. I don’t think anyone could but be … Continue reading Kashmere Live at The Parish