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The Pixies – Energies undimmed after thirty years

The Pixies – Energies undimmed after thirty years

Ross McGibbon September 19, 2019 0

Live at Leeds O2 Academy 17th September 2019 Is there a better way to open a Pixies gig than Gouge Away, with it’s fantastic surf guitar and epic sweep? Then again, there are a

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Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Ross McGibbon September 16, 2019 0

Gearbox Records 27 Sept, 2019 Binker Golding is a lyrical saxophone player, yet capable of going way out there into abstraction. His work with Moses Boyd was fascinating and exciting and he has played

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The Ashton Jones Project – “Toast” – It toasts your ass and sets your soles on fire

The Ashton Jones Project – “Toast” – It toasts your ass and sets your soles on fire

Ross McGibbon September 11, 2019 0

FLASH TOWN RECORDS  13th September 2019 Ashton Jones is a very promising soul and funk artist, based on the evidence of this debut album. It toasts your ass and sets your soles on fire. A

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Emily Breeze –  “Rituals” – ego death coupled with a side of nameless longing

Emily Breeze – “Rituals” – ego death coupled with a side of nameless longing

Ross McGibbon September 2, 2019 0

SUGAR SHACK RECORDS 6th September, 2019 “When I was young I thought I’d bring the world to its knees / By smoking skunk in the daytime and reading Socrates” is the opening couplet from this

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Hawkestrel – “The Future Is Us” and the Hawk universe will go on forever

Hawkestrel – “The Future Is Us” and the Hawk universe will go on forever

Ross McGibbon August 19, 2019 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS August 9th, 2019 I don’t know where or when these tracks were laid down and they can’t have been all together in the studio, since at least two of the line-up are

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loscil – “Equivalents” – an album that contains a whole other world

loscil – “Equivalents” – an album that contains a whole other world

Ross McGibbon August 15, 2019 1

KRANKY                                               16 August 2019 I hear the jerky staccato application of disc brakes on a train rolling across a high, smooth glacier. The remoteness lets the percussive on/off sounds permeate. That high, cold environment

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Living Colour – Wild living in Leeds

Living Colour – Wild living in Leeds

Ross McGibbon July 31, 2019 0

Live at The Brudenell Club, Leeds       25th July 2019 It’s a sign of the times: Bands touring their big hit album from back in the day. It’s an acceptance that audiences want what they

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Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” – screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” – screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock

Ross McGibbon July 10, 2019 0

Southern Lord 19th July 2019 A fascinating experimental guitarist in the heavy mode, Caspar Brotzmann plays with shapes and sound over four lengthy tracks on the first of these offerings, 1992’s Der Abend Der

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LINGUA IGNOTA – “CALIGULA” – could be the most intense thing you hear this year

LINGUA IGNOTA – “CALIGULA” – could be the most intense thing you hear this year

Ross McGibbon July 10, 2019 0

Profound Lore 19th July 2019 LINGUA IGNOTA means unknown language, like Hildegard von Bingen used in trances and like Kristin Hayter here shifts into occasionally; a language beyond those that humans know, one that

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LA Witch – Live at Headrow House, Leeds

LA Witch – Live at Headrow House, Leeds

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2019 0

4th July 2019 I’ve never seen the small and centrally-located Headrow House full. Why is that? Especially surprising when LA Witch tell us they’ve been to Leeds a few times before. It doesn’t help

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