…are back! Here’s their new single, “Loom”. They’ve got a new album out on Sept 16th, which will be well worth looking forward to.
I was dropped a line by some chaps from The Concetines about a gig they’re playing on Saturday 8th June. I can’t make it myself, but I’ve been listening to the line up and it’s pretty nice. By far my favourite of the four acts is Black Alley, who have a pretty sultry sound… have […]
Here’s a new band from Leeds I’m really digging at the moment – Blue Laurel. Close harmonies, spacious production, and a cracking song. The first of hopefully many tracks from them! It reminds me of what I remember the 90’s sounding like, but when you put them side by side I think this is better. […]
Hello. After the fairly going-through-the-motions of Eurovision last weekend, my chum Tom told me about Chairlift. We looked ’em up on YouTube and next thing you know it was about 3am after falling for the classic pass-the-keyboard YouTube game… Anyway, love these guys. Achingly cool.
So, HMV is the latest to call in the administrators. This is sad because people will probably lose their jobs, and another well known face is going from the high street, just weeks after Comet, and days after Jessops. Of course, there’ll be fingers pointed. Piracy killed HMV! Mis-management! Tax dodging offshore websites! But also […]
So, I popped down to the Adelphi the other week, and bumped into the lovely @Wandapops. She told me about this new thing she’s been doing called #LeedsPlaylist. A startlingly good simple idea – like the mix tapes of old (well, not that long ago. I keep telling myself) people put together 10 tracks of […]
And the latest… Kaiser Chiefs – the future is medieval: smart distribution system aside, this is 20 album tracks. I’d have loved quite a lot of it 15 years ago. If you want the big singalongs, go have another listen to an earlier album. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die: Apparently you have to […]
The latest reviews of my two-album-a-week new years resolution! The Maccabees – Given to the Wild: excellent album, much darker than the brilliantly catchy lead single Pelican, which itself takes on a darker feel in the context of the songs. One that will be listened to again! Florence + the machine – Ceremonials: warble warble, […]
So I’m 2 weeks into my new years resolution to listen to 2 albums a week I’ve never listened to before… I’m going to give a 2 line review on each one I listen to… Just to keep things on track and so I can remember what they’re like! Bon Iver – Bon Iver – […]
Happy new year! I hope you all had a magnificent night and are still hurting a bit from it. I stayed up far too late watching fireworks and forgetting I had a baby that would be awake 4 hours later. OUCH. So. Resolutions! I usually make the same old ones that get screwed up within […]