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Seekae – The Stars Below

Seekae – The Stars Below

Fresh from the Future Classic label is Seekae‘s latest album, The Worry, a much anticipated release. On hearing the first preview, I can totally understand why. This track The Stars Below with the brilliant high tension, minimal feel and tight percussion work does a great job at climaxing into your ears. The sound is so fucking satisfying you...



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....



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...



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...



Reptile Youth - Structures
Reptile Youth – Structures

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 Sea That Is Gone doesn’t...



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...



Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)

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, slowing it down, elevating it...



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...



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...



Interview: Jamie Isaac @ Live at Leeds 2014

Interview: Jamie Isaac @ Live at Leeds 2014

Live at Leeds was really awesome this year. We headed out with a plan that was all about being chilled, no rushing about like previous years. We wanted to pace ourselves and take it slow, enjoy the weather and pop in and out of venues at our own time. What really impressed us most was...