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Reptile Youth - Structures
Reptile Youth – Structures
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Reptile Youth – Structures

Here’s a new discovery: Reptile Youth from Copenhagen, 2 dudes doing an impossibly big sound between just the both of them, early Alex Turner-esque vocals with the swagger of the Libertines. And this video is pretty rad: New single Structures, taken from their latest record Rivers That Run For A...
Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)
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Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)

I’ve loved Phantogram since their Eyelid Movies album. Nightlife that came out in 2011 was absolutely stunning as well. This track Black Out Days, from their most recent album Voices have just been released 3 days ago as a remix by Future Islands – still retaining the melancholy of the original song,...
Marcel Dettmann
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Marcel Dettmann

One of Ostgut Ton‘s biggest techno exports - Marcel Dettmann is making an appearance in Leeds with Surgeon again this 31st of May at Warehouse with a 3 hour set. Last time Dettmann shared the bill with Surgeon in Leeds was about 2 years ago. Be prepared to immerse yourself in total hypnotic beats....
Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton / Berghain)
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Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton / Berghain)

I have always been fascinated, obsessed almost dependent on german techno –  especially the kind that almost visualizes the grittiness of urban landscape and how man reacts, adapts, interacts with his surroundings. This urban landscape, man-made, concrete and steel crevices in between buildings and walls pulsating with the sights, sounds, smells and...
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Flight Facilities – Two Bodies [NEW VIDEO]

Flight Facilities – Two Bodies [NEW VIDEO]

Oh god this is so beautiful I cannot even. Flight Facilities move away from their well known nu-disco vibes into this beautiful, textured chilled-out house style for this single taken from their FINALLY announced and much anticipated debut album Down to Earth. I waited fucking years for this! Less talk, more listen: You can buy...



A Divorce Before Marriage

A Divorce Before Marriage

Now this is interesting and a break from the usual OH-MY-GOD-YOU-GUYS-CHECK-OUT-MY-LATEST-BAND-OBSESSION shouty posts. You must remember I Like Trains, the broody Leeds post-rock band who exploded onto everyone’s radar back in 2006 with the Progress Reform EP. And in the subsequent year, their debut album Elegies to Lessons Learnt smashed through the UK Indie charts....



YOUTH – TONIGHT (PROD. ASTRO ZU)

YOUTH – TONIGHT (PROD. ASTRO ZU)

DAMNNN. This is fucking magic mate. Tonight is a collab between Youth and Astro Zu (Bad Life). Space-wavey electronic RnB with soulful vocals and just can’t get enough of those percussions: Here’s another fucking winner with Kilter: Youth will be supporting Femme at Birthdays on the 24th of Sept. Got this via the good folks...



Menace Beach – Tennis Court [New Video]

Menace Beach – Tennis Court [New Video]

New video of by one of my fav Leeds bands Menace Beach! Directed by Tom Hudson of Pulled Apart By Horses, Tennis Court is from their Lowtalkin’ EP, released just on Monday via Memphis Industries. Really loving the early-90s VHS style: Recorded at Matthew Johnson’s (of Hookworms) esteemed Suburban Home studios in Leeds, here’s the other...



Duke Dumont @ Canal Mills Leeds – 27th September 2014

Duke Dumont @ Canal Mills Leeds – 27th September 2014

Duke Dumont will be headlining the new season opening party at my favorite venue, Canal Mills this September 27th. Karma Kid, B-Traits, Friend Within,  Gotsome, Arkive and more will be joining him in what looks like the biggest line-up in a Leeds warehouse ever. House music, no messing about. Some tunes to get you into the...



School – SoLong

School – SoLong

Ok while we’re on a roll, this one just caught my eye from the Bad Fotography inbox. School, this band from the city that gave birth to The Knife and Little Dragon do that jangly, 90s dream pop sound that is just so damn perfect right now. I fucking love them! New single SoLong will...



Avec Sans – All Of Time [NEW SINGLE]

Avec Sans – All Of Time [NEW SINGLE]

The video for the new single by London based electronic-pop duo Avec Sans, All of Time is here and they’re giving it away as a free download on their official Soundcloud page which you can find below. If you’re in a dreamy, dance pop mood like me right now, you’re going to seriously love this:...



INTERVIEW: Parix XY @ Beacons Festival 2014

INTERVIEW: Parix XY @ Beacons Festival 2014

So Beacons 2014 was massive. No hurricane was going to stop the party. We checked in with Alice and James, the awesome people behind Leeds’ based electronic duo Paris XY  for an interview on the fucking ferris wheel but alas, the weather was not on our side, and they’ve had to move their set from one of...



Another Death

Another Death

Another Death is a new post-punk / coldwave outfit from the UK, recreating their own interpretation of the coldwave sound. Persistent drums, with wailing, screeching guitars, low reverbed-to-death vocals and a bassline that takes centre-stage, they attempt to invoke their deep obsession with the dark edges of humanity and literary inspirations into aural form, creating...



Beacons Festival 2014: The Complete Must Do List

Beacons Festival 2014: The Complete Must Do List

Beacons Festival, the most anticipated outdoor arts and music festival this side of the UK is back this August. And boasting an ever expanding offering, covering an even bigger area of Helsaker Farm in Skipton, North Yorkshire, it can be quite hard to pick out a list of things you absolutely cannot miss. Luckily we’re...



Dream Affair

Dream Affair

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about coldwave on here. It’s not everyday you get to discover a coldwave band worthy of mentioning but I’ve just recently come across Dream Affair who appear to be a cross-Atlantic band, dividing time between NYC and Berlin. No easy feat! By the time this is published, they would...



ZZZ’s @: Shacklewell Arms 5th May

ZZZ’s @: Shacklewell Arms 5th May

We drove down 4 hours from Leeds to get to London to the Bad Vibrations/ Pop Noire night at Shacklewell Arms on Monday because: 1) We’re massive Savages geeks and guitarist Gemma Thompson was doing a solo set as Bashan. 2) A post-punk band from Japan called ZZZs were headlining and we wanted to check...