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The Wave Pictures – “Look Inside Your Heart” – another blindingly great album from this trio

The Wave Pictures – “Look Inside Your Heart” – another blindingly great album from this trio

Ross McGibbon November 1, 2018 0

MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS      9th November, 2018 Blessed with the gift of god-like genius, it is hard to overstate the importance of this small, cult band. With their lighter than light, yet sometimes

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The Sheepdogs round ‘em up in Leeds

The Sheepdogs round ‘em up in Leeds

Ross McGibbon November 1, 2018 0

Live at the Brudenell Social Club 30th October 2018 Warning: this band strangles guitars. But they do it with a smile on their faces. Tonight’s hour and a half was an effortlessly polished demonstration of

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Halo Maud – Entente Cordiale live at Headrow House, Leeds

Halo Maud – Entente Cordiale live at Headrow House, Leeds

Ross McGibbon October 17, 2018 0

16th October 2018 Playing to a select but appreciative audience, Halo Maud played a bit of a blinder. Playing the album (they only have the one and an EP) but playing it differently, it

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Some Smoking Guys – “Regular Faces” swaggers and struts with Gallic and transatlantic cool

Some Smoking Guys – “Regular Faces” swaggers and struts with Gallic and transatlantic cool

Ross McGibbon October 17, 2018 0

PIAS 20th October 2018 Though it opens with the sounds of the more thoughtful side of Indie and Baggy, this release has a swagger that brings seventies Stones to mind, though also nineties Manchester

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Terry Riley announces four UK tour dates in April 2019

Terry Riley announces four UK tour dates in April 2019

Ross McGibbon October 10, 2018 0

There is some debate about who invented minimalism. Some name Terry Riley, some name La Monte Young but there is no question that the shape of modern music would be very different without Riley.

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She Drew The Gun – Live at Leeds Beckett’s University

She Drew The Gun – Live at Leeds Beckett’s University

Ross McGibbon October 10, 2018 0

6th October 2018 She Drew The Gun have a solid set of fully formed songs and powerful agit-prop lyrics. Tonight, opening for The Coral, they were slightly the victim of “don’t give the support

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Michael Chapman – Live at Seven Arts, Leeds

Michael Chapman – Live at Seven Arts, Leeds

Ross McGibbon October 6, 2018 0

5th October 2018 “It’s always strange when I play in Leeds” says Michael Chapman, who, he explains is a Hunslet lad, “still, so long as there isn’t a fight”. And there isn’t – the

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DAVID NANCE GROUP – Peaced and Slightly Pulverized

DAVID NANCE GROUP – Peaced and Slightly Pulverized

Ross McGibbon October 3, 2018 0

TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS        5th October 2018 Artfully artless garage rock. Gleefully shambolic and stumbling. Jammed out and howling rock and roll. Reader, I liked it. Fusing the raw rock and

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Nathan Bowles – Plainly Mistaken –     ”It’s banjo, but not as we know it”

Nathan Bowles – Plainly Mistaken – ”It’s banjo, but not as we know it”

Ross McGibbon October 3, 2018 0

PARADISE OF BACHELORS 5 October 2018 This is clever stuff. Working with an instrument almost exclusively known to folk musics, Nathan Bowles takes the banjo and subverts our expectations. Willie Nelson was wrong –

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Sarah Nixey – Night Walks

Sarah Nixey – Night Walks

Ross McGibbon September 27, 2018 0

BLACK LEAD RECORDS 5th October, 2018 At the turn of the century, Sarah Nixey was the voice of Black Box Recorder and this new set shows a darkly gothic imagination and a very tight

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