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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

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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New Single “How Much Longer” by Brian Grogan

New Single “How Much Longer” by Brian Grogan

Stuart Hayes April 26, 2019 0

A review of Brian Grogans latest release "How Much Longer"

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SPQR – Low Sun, Long Shadows

SPQR – Low Sun, Long Shadows

Ross McGibbon April 12, 2019 0

MODERN SKY              26th April 2019 An intense and heavy duty post-punk EP from SPQR is a startling offering from this Liverpool band. The opener – ‘Josephine’ – has heavy rubbery funky bass, clave-heavy percussion, tense

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JJ Cale – ‘Stay Around’   – A posthumous plate of JJ’s relaxed blues rewards the wait

JJ Cale – ‘Stay Around’ – A posthumous plate of JJ’s relaxed blues rewards the wait

Ross McGibbon April 10, 2019 0

BECAUSE MUSIC             26th APRIL 2019 JJ Cale’s last album was released in 2009, four years before his death and this has been compiled by his widow and his manager. Somehow JJ Cale was loved amongst

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Holiday Ghosts – live in Leeds – go and listen to the album instead!

Holiday Ghosts – live in Leeds – go and listen to the album instead!

Ross McGibbon March 28, 2019 0

Live at Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club     27th March 2019 Nearly every time I will say to go and listen to a band live rather than just on disc. And most bands reward the effort.I

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – The new in the old – Live at The Grove, Leeds

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – The new in the old – Live at The Grove, Leeds

Ross McGibbon March 25, 2019 0

24th March 2019 It’s lovely to know there are institutions that last and give a city character, yet the flow of the new passes through. Like a river – always the same, always different.

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