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With a sold-out venue at The Brightside, hundreds of familiar faces came down to see Shag Rock finish up the first leg of their East Coast tour in their hometown. Before the good-vibes surf rockers from Brisbane took to the stage, two support acts  thoroughly entertained the audience. Magnus Murphy began the night with a show that reflected the love and…

Electric duo Vallis Alps exhilarated the crowd on their Australian Fable Tour, ahead of their new EP release due March 31st. The crowd began to warm up to the hip-hop vibes unleashed from BARO in an effortlessly cool performance. It wasn’t long until Vallis Alps' Parissa Tosif’s vocals captured the warm and tender vibes, which were heavily complimented by the…

The Leadmill in Sheffield was host to another fantastic musical mid-week gift by Yorkshire’s own The Pigeon Detectives, who were supported by Franklin and The Tiny Minds. Performing nearly 10 years since the release of their platinum-selling debut album Wait for Me, the Pigeons hadn’t lost any of their unabated energy and wonderful musical prowess.  Before the Pigeons could take…

Promising young act Sweet Little Machine (Gallery: Sweet Little Machine) led off the evening’s entertainment with energetic fun pop punk songs that put the crowd into a good mood and got the first fans dancing along. The four-piece from Sheffield were presented with the fantastic opportunity to open for the legends of skate-punk on four dates of their current tour,…

Sundara Karma at Leeds University Union (Photo: Phoebe Kelly)

Looking at the packed and bouncing Leeds University Union venue, it was apparent that Sundara Karma’s debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect certainly resonated with fans currently in the heart of such youth. Reading-based four-piece indie band dropped the album earlier this year, after much anticipation following previous EP releases Flame and Olympia. First support act Palm…

Band of Horses at O2 Academy, Leeds

Americana and alternative country lovers came from far and wide to witness the wonderful musical treat of southern rockers Band of Horses, who were supported by the equally spectacular Israel Nash. The knowledgable crowd clearly knew their stuff and the O2 Academy in Leeds was full up before the first riff was strum. Given that fellow southern rockers Kings of…

Kate Nash at Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Opening for a musical powerhouse, such as Kate Nash, is always going to be a challenge, but one that groovy indie surf-rockers from Los Angeles, Gothic Tropic, more then embraced. Performing songs from their upcoming debut album Fast or Feast [r.d. 19 May 2017 - Old Flame Records] the young band, fronted by the fantastically soulful and skilled guitarist vocalist…

Last night four bands blew the roof off the Leadmill in Sheffield. Local acts Black Mamba Fever and Bear Chest were supporting BlackWaters and Strange Bones on their UK tour and everyone had a hell of a time! If this is the future of British post-punk and alternative rock, the future is very bright indeed! Playing to their home crowd,…

Thievery Corporation

Delivering their distinctive sounds of acid jazz and electronica dub beats, the long awaited reggae-heavy The Temple of I & I, lives up to everything that we expect and hope for from Thievery Corporation. Released under ESL Music, it is available on all of the usual online streaming outlets on Friday, 10 February 2017. This exciting release comprises 15 tracks of the finest electro-dub, acid…

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