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Beacons Festival 2013 Was AMAZE!

Beacons Festival 2013 Was AMAZE!

Wow wow wow. Took awhile to write this because I was ill all last week but can I just say, Beacons Fest was AMAZE. How amaze? Well - The festival was way bigger, much bigger than it was last year. It was ridiculously warm and bright, clear blue skies on the first day. It was...



Everything Unexpected Happened at Live At Leeds 2013

Everything Unexpected Happened at Live At Leeds 2013

There is a reason for the title of this post. Everything unexpected DID happen at Live At Leeds 2013. Let me break it down for you: I couldn’t go to work on Friday. Someone in the office gave me a nasty bastard chest and sinus infection. By the time Saturday rolled in, I was still...



Brilliant Colors, Wharf Chambers, 8th April 2013, Leeds

Brilliant Colors, Wharf Chambers, 8th April 2013, Leeds

Typing this as I wolf down the microwaved leftover spag bol I made last night. Who’d have thought that the band I wrote about 3 years ago would play a gig in Leeds tonight??? I must say it is quite unfortunate that Margaret Thatcher happened to pass away on the night Brilliant Colors were playing. [Brilliant...



Exclusive Preview: Phlegm @ Canal Mills, Leeds

Exclusive Preview: Phlegm @ Canal Mills, Leeds

So we got invited to the exclusive preview of world renowned muralist Phlegm‘s new murals that have just been completed at Canal Mills. What better person to review this than the amazing Joy G, aka Morbid (also going  by the moniker Cbloxx.) As the art director for Leeds’ independent film festival No/Gloss, an established commissioned graffiti artist herself...



In Photos: The Voyeurist, O Children, LIVE, Leeds 24th Oct 2012

In Photos: The Voyeurist, O Children, LIVE, Leeds 24th Oct 2012

O Children and The Voyeurist were playing at Oporto on Wednesday night and we thought we’d pay them a visit. Mid-week gigs is always a weird one, you just don’t know what the turn out is going to be like on a school night. And that night felt slightly “off” too – there was a...



In Photos: Canal Mills Launch Party Sept 2012

In Photos: Canal Mills Launch Party Sept 2012

Whoa. What a night. The Canal Mills launch party was every bit better than expected (and we had high expectations.) Word of caution – just because your party is in a warehouse does not mean it is automatically going to be totes amazeballs. We were promised something completely unlike Leeds, something entirely  different. And boy...



Shhh_ift Leeds Summer Closing Party 15th Sept 2012

Shhh_ift Leeds Summer Closing Party 15th Sept 2012

It’s an adventure going out to Shhh_ift. There is no other underground techno night that takes you and your perplexed cab driver to strange places you didn’t even know existed in your own city – every single time. Saturday night saw me and my cab pull up on a dark, poorly lit side road somewhere...



I SURVIVED BEACONS FESTIVAL 2012

I SURVIVED BEACONS FESTIVAL 2012

Fucking hell. Now THAT was an experience. By THAT, I mean, Beacons Festival 2012, which, as it turned out, was to be the first ever music festival I’ve ever been to, ever. So what was it like? I know the organizers prefer previews rather than reviews, nothing wrong with that, it helps to generate interest...



In Photos: Shhh_ift 11th Aug 2012 @ Full Circle Leeds

In Photos: Shhh_ift 11th Aug 2012 @ Full Circle Leeds

So last night I got roped in to video record probably the best techno night in Leeds right now, Shhh_ift. This is my third outing to this clubnight and every time it just keeps getting better and better. The Shhh_ift collective like to keep things underground but accessible: their venues are never revealed until the...



In Photos – Release Yourself 4th August Wharf Chambers

In Photos – Release Yourself 4th August Wharf Chambers

Best. Clubnight. Ever. Release Yourself is night run by the guys from Galaxians and their friends. I knew from the start that it was going to be an amazing night, at a great venue, for people with good taste in music. In their own words, the playlist was all about the “elements of classic New...