It’s not every day that a slice of New York ends up in Yorkshire, England. Parquet Courts were that particular slice of NYC, and Sheffield was representing Yorkshire as well as it usually does, as the spiky, punk of the American troupe went down a storm at the city’s Leadmill venue. As Parquet Courts took … More “NYC indie-rockers bring their A-game to Yorkshire” Parquet Courts @ The Leadmill, Sheffield 30/08/17
Leeds Fest 2014 began with an extra-early bang, with the introduction of bands and comedians on the Thursday night. I myself plumped for the madcap comedic stylings of Adam Buxton, the bearded half of 90’s comedy duo Adam & Joe, as a result of the tirade of rain which unleashed itself on the site on Thursday … More Leeds Festival Weekend Review 2014
Canadian experimentalists Arcade Fire are back with a brand new single from their upcoming album, ‘Reflektor’. The single is entitled, ‘Reflektor’, also, is produced by ex-LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy and even features guest backing vocals from the legend himself, David Bowie! The song takes a lot of Murphy’s disco based influences and fuses it … More Music: The return of Arcade Fire!
One of Britain’s most popular rock bands going at the minute, the Arctic Monkeys are back, with their fifth album, ‘AM’, full of scuzzy guitar riffs, falsetto vocals and songs fit for the arenas they regularly tour. The 41-minute album isn’t any massive breakthrough for the Sheffield band though, perhaps edging them more towards the mainstream, … More Music Review: Arctic Monkeys, ‘AM’ (2013)
Come Sunday, the thousands of campers were weary and out on their feet, but ready for a fantastic days’s entertainment. The site was still a swampy mudbath, but with forecasts of clear skies and sun, it was looking promising for the final day of the festival. As soon as I arrived I ran for the Dance … More Leeds Festival 2013: Sunday Review
Saturday came and the site’s landscape had changed drastically. Rain had come in a big way, with heavy rain in the night, turning the lush green grass into a mudbath. Wellies were a necessity, as were ponchos, it was ‘proper’ UK festival weather. As a result of the poor conditions, I was stationed in the NME … More Leeds Festival 2013: Saturday Review
Typically the last ‘big’ festivals of the summer months in the UK, Reading & Leeds are a special pilgrimage a combined audience of hundreds of thousands of people make every August Bank Holiday weekend. This year I headed to Leeds Fest to check it out, here’s what happened! Arriving on Friday morning, the site was buzzing with … More Leeds Festival 2013: Friday Review