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Pete Jackson
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Amber Arcades 'Cannonball EP' (EP Review)
Whilst taking some well-earned time out mid-tour in New York last autumn, Amber Arcades nipped into Strange Weather Studios for a couple of days, enlisting the services of producer Ben Greenberg. The result is the Cannonball EP, a handful of songs, four of ...

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The Physics House Band - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, May 8th 2017
"..attention to detail clearly evident as complex arrangements, sudden changes of pace, not to mention the boatloads of instrumentation, are all navigated with consummate ease..." Once more I find myself at Brudenell for another midweek quartet of bands and...

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Live At Leeds Festival - April 29th 2017 (REVIEW)
"...Choosing between the evening headliners proves challenging, Wild Beasts, Rag & Bone Man and Slaves can count themselves worthy contenders but recent release by fake band turned real   The Moonlandingz   is an absolute revelation; meaning we’re off to Br...

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Palace - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, April 6th 2017 (LIVE REVIEW)
With their debut album ‘So Long Forever’ (Fiction Records) deservedly garnering its fair share of critical praise, it seems the initial hype surrounding Palace is beginning to feel vindicated. Having first tripped over the dreamy languid splendour of ‘Kilor...

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Live At Leeds 2017 (PREVIEW)
Can it really be a decade since this unique metropolitan festival burst onto the West Yorkshire live music scene, creating a slew of imitators all over the world? Now in its 11th renewal, LiveAtLeeds has grown into a local institution, firmly established on...

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Brooke Bentham - Howard Assembly Room, Leeds. March 31st 2017
"...Bentham’s rich voice suddenly fills the inviting space within the Howard Assembly Rooms with ease for the elegiac opener, ‘We’ll Be Ghosts’; the first of only half a dozen songs in a short set finishing with a lo-fi version of ‘Ephemeral’..." 21-year-ol...

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Brooke Bentham - Howard Assembly Room, Leeds. March 31st 2017
"...Bentham’s rich voice suddenly fills the inviting space within the Howard Assembly Rooms with ease for the elegiac opener, ‘We’ll Be Ghosts’; the first of only half a dozen songs in a short set finishing with a lo-fi version of ‘Ephemeral’..." 21-year-ol...

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Physics House Band 'Mercury Fountain' (mini-album review)
"..Things get positively intergalactic on ‘A Thousand Small Spaces’ as you drift across the universe before being rudely awakened by ‘Obidant’, a Tasmanian Devil of a tune boasting more time changes than a Southern Railway timetable during a strike.." Any b...

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Idles - Wakefield, Unity Works. March 31st 2017
"...Don't be fooled by the wit and hijinks that pour freely from this band however, t hey have a hell of a lot to say about the current state of affairs and Talbot rightly so, is mad as hell about stuff..." Idles frontman Joe Talbot is eyeballing the curiou...

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Hurray For The Riff Raff - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - March 20th 2017
"...it’s great to see the band choosing to return to Brudenell to launch their latest European tour in support of the new record, emerging in front of a packed venue to the Nina Simone classic ‘I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free’." Last year Alynda ...
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