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Moon Duo – jamming deep at Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Moon Duo – jamming deep at Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Ross McGibbon November 5, 2019 0

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 2nd November 2019 The psychedelic tradition of San Francisco is in safe hands with Erik Johnson and Sanae Yamada. The husband and wife team played a consistent ninety minute set

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The Unthanks – A starkly beautiful concert in Bradford 2019

The Unthanks – A starkly beautiful concert in Bradford 2019

Ross McGibbon October 25, 2019 0

Live at Bradford St George’s Hall    24th October 2019 I’ve seen The Unthanks with a ten-piece band, as a three-piece acapella unit and now, tonight, we have the two sisters, Rachel and Becky, plus Adrian

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Melt Banana – melting faces at The Brudenell Social Club 2019

Melt Banana – melting faces at The Brudenell Social Club 2019

Ross McGibbon October 25, 2019 2

Live at The Brudenell Social Club 23rd October 2019 Melt Banana make Rolo Tomassi sound like lounge music. They give Atari Teenage Riot a serious challenge. Loud, furious, intense – but FUN. Despite inhabiting

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The big Review: Leeds Festival 2019!

The big Review: Leeds Festival 2019!

Danny Peart September 2, 2019 0

It’s that time of year again! The August bank holiday weekend is upon us and the sun is beaming, can you believe it? Keep the wellies at home as for a change as Leeds

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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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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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A CERTAIN RATIO – “ACR:BOX” – punky, funky, dubby and dancey

A CERTAIN RATIO – “ACR:BOX” – punky, funky, dubby and dancey

Ross McGibbon June 1, 2019 0

MUTE RECORDS       3 May 2019 If you don’t know A Certain Ratio, you should. Though where to start? This is a band that had multiple phases and shapes. Serially innovators, creators and followers of

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Duncan Lloyd – “Outside Notion”      is a curate’s egg

Duncan Lloyd – “Outside Notion” is a curate’s egg

Ross McGibbon May 30, 2019 0

AFTERNOON IN BED RECORDS     24th May 2019 With too many different ideas in his head and fingers to be contained within Maximo Park’s tunes, Duncan has had a number of side-projects and this is

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Mono|Gorilla, Manchester|06th May 2019

Mono|Gorilla, Manchester|06th May 2019

Tom Holley May 9, 2019 0

Tom Holley

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Monday night at Gorilla. 9:30 and Japanese outfit Mono are about to open their final set of a bruising Asian and European tour. This is not any old tour though, this is Mono’s 20th

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution – still bright and fresh and ambitious

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution – still bright and fresh and ambitious

Ross McGibbon May 9, 2019 0

BMG 26th April 2019 It’s unfortunate that the main press Rodrigo Y Gabriela get is for their cover versions. They are a victim of their own marketing, having initially been promoted on the back

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