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JZ Replacement – ‘Disrespectful’ – can jazz deal with another sax and drums duo?

JZ Replacement – ‘Disrespectful’ – can jazz deal with another sax and drums duo?

Ross McGibbon March 12, 2020 0

RAINY DAYS RECORDS       13th March 2020 Jazz is experiencing a major resurgence at the moment, thanks partly to the burgeoning London scene and the enthusiasm of the students at specialist colleges like Leeds. Jazz

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Twin Atlantic at Manchester Academy 2

Twin Atlantic at Manchester Academy 2

Holly Mason March 11, 2020 0

All the way from Glasgow, Twin Atlantic head down to Manchester Academy 2 on their 13 date UK tour to display an insane performance of songs from their new album, Power. The 30 minute

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ONEREPUBLIC / THE LONDON PALLADIUM / 10.03.20

ONEREPUBLIC / THE LONDON PALLADIUM / 10.03.20

Cassie Barnard March 11, 2020 0

Last night, OneRepublic ended their mini-tour of Europe at a sold-out London Palladium show. After over a decade of touring, the six-piece band tried something different, and performed a set that they had never

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Jah Wobble – ‘Ocean Blue Waves’ – Post-punk icon is still changing, still growing

Jah Wobble – ‘Ocean Blue Waves’ – Post-punk icon is still changing, still growing

Ross McGibbon March 9, 2020 0

JAH WOBBLE RECORDS 27th March 2020 Confession: I have lost count of the number of times I have heard Jah Wobble play live. Last time I tried to count I got to at least

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TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – ‘Rejoice’ – it might be posthumous but it is full of jazzy life

TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – ‘Rejoice’ – it might be posthumous but it is full of jazzy life

Ross McGibbon March 9, 2020 0

WORLD CIRCUIT RECORDS      20th March 2020 Thankfully, like so many prolific jazz musicians, being dead hasn’t prevented Hugh Masekela releasing more excellent music. Tony Allen, the Nigerian drumming legend dug out his tapes of sessions

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LILY MOORE / THE O2 / 05.03.20

LILY MOORE / THE O2 / 05.03.20

Cassie Barnard March 6, 2020 0

Last night, one of my favourite up-and-coming artists, Lily Moore, supported James Arthur at The O2 Arena in London. Having previously seen Lily Moore at the decisively smaller XOYO venue, I was excited to

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GROUPLOVE / LAFAYETTE / 04.03.20

GROUPLOVE / LAFAYETTE / 04.03.20

Cassie Barnard March 5, 2020 0

Last night, Grouplove performed at London venue, Lafayette, ahead of the release of their fourth studio album, Healer. The indie pop-rockers opened the night with ‘Raspberry’, followed by their recent single, ‘Deleter’, and it

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Thumper – a band on fire, damped down by tiny crowd in Leeds

Thumper – a band on fire, damped down by tiny crowd in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 29, 2020 0

Live at Oporto, Leeds 26th Feb 2020 It has to be noted that Oporto in Leeds is a black hole for bands. Unless they are local, I have never seen their tiny gig room

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Hands Off Gretel – Don’t Touch Tour explodes in Leeds

Hands Off Gretel – Don’t Touch Tour explodes in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 29, 2020 0

Live at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 27th Feb 2020 With a ferocious sound and arresting visuals, Hands Off Gretel’s Leeds gig was a night to remember and the final emergence of the band

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APRE / SCALA / 27.02.20

APRE / SCALA / 27.02.20

Cassie Barnard February 28, 2020 0

APRE performed their last show of their Go Somewhere tour at London venue, Scala. The alternative pop duo started the night with their latest single, ‘Your Heart’s Like a Jungle’, which they released a

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