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Mildlife – doing their groovy thing in Leeds

Mildlife – doing their groovy thing in Leeds

Ross McGibbon May 22, 2019 0

Live at The Brudenell Social Club    20th May 2019 Just over six months after their debut at the Brudenell, Mildlife are back. Making a great impression as Wooden Shjips’ support, this time they get an

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Ed Wynne – Tentacles are swaying tonight for Ed’s support slot

Ed Wynne – Tentacles are swaying tonight for Ed’s support slot

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2019 0

Live at Leeds’ Wardrobe 18th May 2019 It is always now for Ed Wynne and always now for those twirling in the front rows. As tonight’s headliners, the eternal Gong (now exuberantly minus any

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The Wildhearts – Can you have a Renaissance if you never went away?

The Wildhearts – Can you have a Renaissance if you never went away?

Ross McGibbon May 14, 2019 0

Live at Leeds University Stylus 11th May 2019 Chuffed with their first studio album in 10 years, “Renaissance Men”, charting at number 12, The Wildhearts have made no fanfare noises about this being their

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution – still bright and fresh and ambitious

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution – still bright and fresh and ambitious

Ross McGibbon May 9, 2019 0

BMG 26th April 2019 It’s unfortunate that the main press Rodrigo Y Gabriela get is for their cover versions. They are a victim of their own marketing, having initially been promoted on the back

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Live At Leeds – a vain attempt to sum up a huge event

Live At Leeds – a vain attempt to sum up a huge event

Ross McGibbon May 8, 2019 0

4th May 2019 With hundreds of bands playing twenty stages in sixteen venues, any attempt to report on the bands is doomed to failure. Just as any attempt at planning is likely to fail.

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The Heavy – Sons

The Heavy – Sons

Ross McGibbon April 30, 2019 0

BMG 17th May, 2019 The massively heavy opener, Heavy For You, sets the scene for this hard rocking soul and blues album. Like a head-shaking Sam and Dave, the rest of the album is

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SPQR – Low Sun, Long Shadows

SPQR – Low Sun, Long Shadows

Ross McGibbon April 12, 2019 0

MODERN SKY              26th April 2019 An intense and heavy duty post-punk EP from SPQR is a startling offering from this Liverpool band. The opener – ‘Josephine’ – has heavy rubbery funky bass, clave-heavy percussion, tense

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JJ Cale – ‘Stay Around’   – A posthumous plate of JJ’s relaxed blues rewards the wait

JJ Cale – ‘Stay Around’ – A posthumous plate of JJ’s relaxed blues rewards the wait

Ross McGibbon April 10, 2019 0

BECAUSE MUSIC             26th APRIL 2019 JJ Cale’s last album was released in 2009, four years before his death and this has been compiled by his widow and his manager. Somehow JJ Cale was loved amongst

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Dwight Trible – ‘Mothership’ (featuring Kamasi Washington)  – the most soulful jazz record this year

Dwight Trible – ‘Mothership’ (featuring Kamasi Washington) – the most soulful jazz record this year

Ross McGibbon April 10, 2019 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 12th April 2019 Who or what is a Dwight Trible? Does the name conjure up thoughts of a Star Trek episode with cute alien critters? It’s no surprise, as Dwight has had

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Nik Turner – The Final Frontier

Nik Turner – The Final Frontier

Ross McGibbon April 3, 2019 0

PURPLE PYRAMID       8th March 2019 He doesn’t hang around, Nik Turner. This is his fourth album in six years, and at the age of seventy-nine, that’s impressive. Famously a founder member of Hawkwind twice and

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