‘Sun Skin Air’ is latest single from the fast-rising London collective SUN SILVA. It is the follow up to last year’s debut single ‘Blue Light,’ which was received with great praise across the board and picked up by the likes of Radio 1 and BBC Introducing
Hailing from Calder Valley – an area of old mill towns that links Leeds and Manchester – Working Men’s Club are a fresh-faced trio that have burst onto the scene with their wonderfully energetic debut single ‘Bad Blood’.
“I have regrets and disappoints / I can pretend I don’t” is the opening lyric to ‘Being Strange,’ the latest track to be released from Indoor Pets’ upcoming debut album ‘Be Content’.
‘All I Want To Hear You Say’ is the latest release from London four-piece Sea Girls. The guys are known for their anthemic, incredibly catchy songs and this one is no exception to the rule.
At the end of another summer of great festivals we headed to the little town of Bingley, more specifically Myrtle Park, for the final day of Bingley Music Live for one last hurrah by way of seeing some great bands in a field with thousands of other people before the winter takes it all away […]
Once again, Bingley Music Live is back to see out the festival season with an array of great acts across three days in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire hills. We’re heading down for the final day on Sunday, and with so many great bands to see in so little time, we thought it best to […]
London’s Westerman is confessional and surprisingly comforting on his latest single ‘Easy Money’.
Since 2006, Arctic Monkeys have been laying out the blueprint for contemporary rock music – their early releases were supercharged and witty, while 2009’s Humbug saw the band take a moody U-turn into darker territory. With 2013’s AM they became swaggering, bona fide rock stars and seemed bigger and more unstoppable than ever before. Half a decade […]
Cruel World are a brand new Leeds band consisting of James Smith (Post War Glamour Girls), Harry Ridgway, Lee Smith, James Pearce and Ian McArdle, and their debut single ‘Boxer’ is worth everyone’s attention.
The afternoon sun is being replaced with a chilly early evening as I meet with Julien Baker at York’s gorgeous Grand Opera House, where she is supporting the folk-rock favourites Belle and Sebastian on their UK tour. Julien is relaxed and in high spirits. Before I hit the record button, she talks about feeling spoiled […]
PEAKES are a Leeds-based trio made up of Molly Puckering (vocals), Maxwell Shirley (keyboards & backing vocals) and Peter Redshaw (percussion). Bringing together a wide range of musical influences, their alternative electronic sound is well thought out and incredibly self-assured even in its most vulnerable moments.
Julien Baker’s set at the Brudenell Social Club, unsurprisingly, proved itself to be one of the most intimate and powerful performances of recent times. Her new album ‘Turn Out the Lights’ is sparse in terms of its instrumentation and arrangements (mostly just Baker on guitar, vocals and keyboards) but densely powerful, and this is what […]
Monday night saw the O2 Academy Leeds host alt-rock legends Weezer for the start of their UK run of tour dates, supporting their imminent new album ‘Pacific Daydream’. The band were on spectacular form and treated the sold-out crowd to songs spanning their entire catalogue. A masterclass in playful, feel-good rock.
This very ordinary Sunday night became a big pen mark in many people’s calendars when it was announced as a date in support of LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album, the fantastic ‘American Dream’. Held at The Warehouse Project in Manchester, this was a very intimate show for a band with such an intense following. Joe Goddard […]
The end of summer generally also marks the end of festival season. This year, Bingley Music Live returned at the start of September to round off another year of excellent festival entertainment. Boasting a refreshingly eclectic line-up for a small festival – from legendary arena-sized acts to tomorrow’s indie leaders – it seemed like a […]
‘24-7 Rock Star S**t’ is the latest release from The Cribs and sonically it is their rawest offering to date. With Steve Albini on production duties, it’s no surprise really. Tonight’s album launch show is at Belgrave Music Hall. The everlasting beauty of The Cribs’ live shows is that they basically sound like the records […]
Now into its eleventh year, Bingley Music Live has become one of Yorkshire’s most celebrated music festivals and has been graced by some of music’s biggest names including Chic, Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, Echo & the Bunnymen to name a few. 2017 is no exception, with some huge headliners and a stack of other acts. […]
After a year in America, The Staves have returned home for a string of intimate shows on British soil, beginning at Gorilla in Manchester tonight. Their latest release was February’s ‘Tired As F*ck’ single, providing the name for this mini tour.
Angel Olsen’s latest album ‘My Woman’ truly highlighted her ability for writing both impeccable indie pop songs and the kind of slow two-chord ballads that make chests tighten, all narrated in her exceptional voice.
In the five years since their Mercury Prize-winning debut album, alt-J have managed to stay at the top of the off-kilter pile that is quirky British rock music. Many parts of their second offering, ‘This Is All Yours’, felt like a continuation of the first album, while other parts brought out more sides to the […]