Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Live At Leeds Preview – Saturday 4th May 2019


My last Live@Leeds festival back in 2017 was arguably its finest ever incarnation; Superman still holding up the ravaged tectonic plates beneath Jumbo Records following Idles incendiary set in the basement Key Club directly below, Good Charlotte’s fabulously catchy Pictish pop filling the Faversham with many a lungful of pine-fresh Caledonian air, not forgetting Moonlandingz tearing Brudenell a new one at the end of an unforgettable day’s gigging. 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Sleaford Mods - Stylus, Leeds, March 9th 2019 (LIVE REVIEW)


Tour support band, LIINES come from Manchester and play  no nonsense, two-and-a-bit-minute post punk songs with a brutal honesty both in their making and delivery. Leila's infectious, drum patterns invite Tamsin's rickenbaker to rumble nicely in the foreground, letting singer/guitarist Zoe dip in and out at will. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Broads 'A Small Box Over A Global Goal' (ALBUM REVIEW)


The only county in England I’ve still yet to visit is the rural idyll of Norfolk, home of local duo Broads. The initial similarities end there though, as on first listen to the fifth album by James Ferguson and Mark Jennings, one’s general perception of the home of a certain turkey farmer seems a far cry from the post-industrial dystopian sound greeting the listener at the start of ‘Glass Top’, the apocalyptic opening salvo on ‘A Small Box Over a Global Goal’.