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Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

IPECAC RECORDINGS 13 Sept 2019 I feel the love and respect dripping from this. It’s a serious pastiche, an utterly focussed hommage, yet all-new. Once the singer with Faith No More, Mike Patton has

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SLAM DUNK ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINER DON BROCO & OTHER ARTISTS FOR 2020 FESTIVAL

SLAM DUNK ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINER DON BROCO & OTHER ARTISTS FOR 2020 FESTIVAL

Amy Harrison September 25, 2019 0

Slam Dunk have just announced the first wave of artists for next year’s highly anticipated festival. Alternative UK rockers, Don Broco, will be headlining the all day event at Leeds and Hatfield next May

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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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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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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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Outer Spaces – “Gazing Globe” fuses Fleetwood Mac and REM for a warm and adult album

Outer Spaces – “Gazing Globe” fuses Fleetwood Mac and REM for a warm and adult album

Ross McGibbon June 27, 2019 0

WESTERN VINYL 28th June 2019 Plenty of good songs come from break-ups and this album is one. Charting the emotional fall out of Cara Beth Satalino’s relationship ending, this could have been a bucket

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Interpol @ Leeds O2 Academy 25.06.2019

Interpol @ Leeds O2 Academy 25.06.2019

Amy Harrison June 26, 2019 0

Interpol played to a sold out O2 Academy in Leeds on Tuesday 25th June

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The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom”    A playful, joyful tribute

The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom” A playful, joyful tribute

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 0

DARK COMPANION RECORDS 17th May 2019 Robert Wyatt’s songs are lovely. Light as air, free and jazzy, playful and as real as life. Whether ephemeral yet deep love songs to his partner / wife,

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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – “The Peyote Dance”    – trippy art project succeeds wonderfully

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – “The Peyote Dance” – trippy art project succeeds wonderfully

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 1

BELLA UNION 31st May 2019 This is the second collaboration between Patti Smith and the Soundwalk Collective. The New York doyen of cool; Patti is a poet in her own right and a big

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