FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS kick off their UK tour in Leeds, making some of us feel rather old yet youthful as their smooth jazz-tipped rap-rock tunes took us back to 1996.
On the first of two sold out nights at the Albert Hall, Manchester, The Maccabees prove once again they’re meant to be filling arenas with their sublime sounds.
The World Is A Beautiful Place’s new album Harmlessness is just stunning – challenging, creative, chaotic and complex without being a difficult listen.
It’s a tried and tested formula, but with such urgency and freshness, The new Ordinary Boys album is a winner – their new chemistry creates a bit of a bang.
Leeds Festival had plenty of sunshine and epic performances from Main Stage big-hitters to ones to watch on smaller stages over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Kendal Calling celebrated it’s tenth birthday with some cracking live acts, including a very sweary Snoop Dogg, on-form Elbow and plenty of fancy dress.
Leeds hardcore punks YOUNG CONSERVATIVES have released their new EP on General Election day. Neither young nor conservative, this four-piece gets our vote.
OLIVER PINDER celebrates the release of his debut EP Island Rain with a sell-out show at Oporto. It’s an assured performance from the 14-year-old.
We went to the 360 Club at the Library in Leeds to watch MARSICANS and enjoyed ourselves rather a lot.
We head to Orangebox in Halifax to check out SOAK, who’s touring skate parks around the UK to promote her forthcoming album, and support act OLIVER PINDER.
Rae Morris is joined by Fryars for a stunning sold-out show celebrating the release of her debut album, Unguarded. We enjoyed it rather a lot.
It’s a rare occasion that a relative newcomer needs so little hype to boost ticket sales, yet with minimal radio airtime (not counting his last-minute Live Lounge substitution when Lana Del Ray cancelled), he’s sold out the Brudenell with ease.