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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Liverpool Sound City 2018

This May, Liverpool’s Sound City returned for an early Bank Holiday weekend of live music and arts-based action. Experiencing a creative and cultural rebirth, the festival moved its operations to the Baltic Triangle: an area renowned for its modernist takeover of the historic part of town. Spread across two days, the event gave attendees an […]

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live at Leeds 2018

Oh Leeds, you charmer you. A city that weaves and unwinds like an immense tapestry, revealing a thousand hidden gems, a thousand nooks and crannies, a minefield of cultural brilliance waiting to explode from under you at any given moment. And there is no better day to exemplify those most tantalising of features better than […]

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LIVE REVIEW: PEAKES at Oporto, Leeds

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.

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LIVE REVIEW: ‘An Evening with…’ featuring Sivu + Siv Jakobsen + Paul Thomas Saunders + Fenne Lily

‘An Evening with…’ promised a night of closely-carried storytelling and meaningful connection, for fans of music that is of a quieter constitution. The superb billing offers a chance to witness a new wave of songwriting talent; four artists who each exhibit profound invigoration of style and a furore for performing live. Taking over Manchester’s famed […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Grizzly Bear at O2 Academy, Brixton

Where to start with Grizzly Bear…? It’s undeniable that they’re one of the most prestigiously talented and inventive acts around, but their idiosyncrasies can be off-putting to the casual listener. They’re critical darlings, with a reputation for immaculate musicianship, dazzlingly intricate live performances, and Jonny Greenwood says they’re his favourite band. With this years release […]