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Thick Syrup – “Living In Leeds” : Heavy psych trips

Thick Syrup – “Living In Leeds” : Heavy psych trips

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

GRINGO RECORDS        23RD Feb 2018 Heavy psych from this new Leeds band, channeling tropes from hard rock of the seventies and elements of Les Butcherette’s vocal style. Songs tend to the heavy rock blues,

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Table Scraps – “Autonomy” wins praise from Idles for its garage punk credentials

Table Scraps – “Autonomy” wins praise from Idles for its garage punk credentials

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

ZEN TEN RECORDS         23rd Feb 2018 Really basic garage rock. The drums are boxy and the riffs simple and repetitive. The whole thing sounds low budget. Punk so basic it could be from the

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The Lovely Eggs – “This Is Eggland” : Punky, buzzy, fuzzy, sarky, stuffed with attitude AND cosmic wonder

The Lovely Eggs – “This Is Eggland” : Punky, buzzy, fuzzy, sarky, stuffed with attitude AND cosmic wonder

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

EGGLAND RECORDS     23rd Feb 2018 There is something rather wonderful about The Lovely Eggs. I don’t know what the most significant factor is – the flat Lancashire vowels, the quirky songs, or the pure

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Hollie Cook – bouncy energy makes for a great live set

Hollie Cook – bouncy energy makes for a great live set

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

Live at The Key Club, Leeds 9th February 2018 You can tell Hollie Cook was in the reformed Slits by the dungarees and the Rosie The Riveter head wrap. Well, er, not exactly. The

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Gong Expresso – “Decadence” : a jazzy wander from psychedelic fellow-travellers

Gong Expresso – “Decadence” : a jazzy wander from psychedelic fellow-travellers

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

THE ORCHARD                                   20/2/2018 Slowly wandering guitar leads a bass and some scarcely brushed cymbals through an opening jazzy landscape and setting the scene for… more of the same. Equal partners, the bass steps

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The Americans – bringing vintage tones to The Brudenell Social Club    3rd Feb, 2018

The Americans – bringing vintage tones to The Brudenell Social Club    3rd Feb, 2018

Ross McGibbon February 7, 2018 0

Wisely kicking off proceedings with the Creedence-esque Nevada; the strong opening track from their recent album, The Americans set the scene for a journey into the sounds of classic American rock music.  It’ a

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This Is The Kit @ The Brudenell Social Club, Thursday January 18

This Is The Kit @ The Brudenell Social Club, Thursday January 18

Ross McGibbon February 4, 2018 0

Review by Janne Oinonen It’s hard not to avoid certain preconceptions when the evening’s star turn straps on a banjo. However, Kate Stables – AKA This Is The Kit – is hardly constrained by

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Clint Slate – “Woodn Bones”    – Big ballads and soul blasters

Clint Slate – “Woodn Bones” – Big ballads and soul blasters

Ross McGibbon January 24, 2018 0

SELF RELEASED          Out now I’m a sucker for sweet soul and this has a smooth charm to it, stiffened up by strong but unobstructive guitar work. Songs are heartfelt and the emotions are pinned

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The Deslondes – Down home comes home at The Brudenell Social Club

The Deslondes – Down home comes home at The Brudenell Social Club

Ross McGibbon January 24, 2018 0

The Deslondes live at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  22nd Jan 2018 The Deslondes are the real thing; a set of connoisseurs of the musical traditions of the Southern US, maintaining and extending those

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