This Must Be The Place Festival Review

The Belgrave Music Hall is one of the best venues in the country and is fast becoming one of Leeds’ most well-known gems. With its cozy snug bar, stunning rooftop garden and endless supplies of fresh pizza and loaded session fries, its the ultimate place to spend an idle weekend. So, its annual bank-holiday weekend…

Whats On Our Speakers? – AUGUST

The days are long and the weather is sunny (at least some of the time) so you need some good tunes this August. Why not check out this mix of the newest sounds and classic tracks dominating our speakers this month to help soundtrack your summer.   Nica Libres at Dusk – Ben Howard Opening…

Sounds Of The Future – YOWL

Modern life is rubbish, we’ve heard it time and time again from the biggest musical voices in history. Modern love “breaks me” claimed Bloc Party in their highly acclaimed debut. “I guess I just wasn’t made for these times” worried the Beach Boys over fifty years ago on Pet Sounds. Its a message we’ve heard over…

Sounds Of The Future – OSCAR JEROME

I first heard the name Oscar Jerome in a discussion with a friend of a friend about up and coming music. Her modest description of a new, modern style of jazz led me to listening to his single ‘Give Back What You Stole From Me’ and a deep, obsessive excitement ensued. There are doubtless similarities…

REELgems. – An Ode to The Old Blue Last

Music has always been a huge part of my life and, as reflected by the Sounds of The Future series, getting out there and hearing the latest noise is part of the thrill of that obsession. And yet, when I found myself arriving in London last September having grown up regularly attending the northern venues…

Sounds Of The Future – IDLES

There’s very little not to love about the combination of angry punk-esque guitar with refreshingly modern and pressingly urgent lyrics. For a generation angered by its politics and yearning for a voice IDLES are the band we so desperately need. To claim IDLES are unheard of is far from the truth, they’ve been gaining massive…