Here's an opportunity that we simply couldn't let pass by. With an ear to the ground via twitter and lips smacking at the thought of their beers from comments we'd read here and there, we've been taking note in recent weeks of a rather new and exciting brewing venture going by the name of Odyssey Brewing. Great reviews and positive words of praise have been popping up all over the internet for a good while now. When we got wind of a tap takeover by them and a meet the brewer experience at our favourite local place to be – Northern Monk's refectory here in Leeds, we hurriedly put it into our diaries and made our way along a couple of Saturday's ago.
far as the city of Leeds goes, it’s had far worse days, Roundhay
Park returned as a live music venue, the sun shone throughout as
people turned up in droves, no doubt taking advantage of the fine
weather to make a last minute decision to attend...
A decade into their career, at time of writing, Texan quartet White Denim are crossing the USA en-route to the UK and Ireland, promoting their latest album ‘Stiff’ a deliciously chaotic collection of tunes. James Petralli, Steve Terebecki, Jonathan Horne and Jeff Olson have the enviable knack of creating records containing the perfect blend of songs that either blow you away first take like the white knuckle blues of ‘Holda You, (I’m Psycho)’ or creep up and bite you on the ass such as the proggy, riff-laden ‘Mirrored in Reverse’.
"...The bands brief hiatus in 2013 was thankfully short-lived and their return to live performances sees quite the shift in personnel. Two drummers share center-stage flanked on either side by Dwyer (left) and bassist Timothy Hellman (right). More of 'AWE' get turned loose on to the up for it audience including a monstrously powerful sounding 'Gelatinous Cube', the dual drummers hard at work trading rhythms..."