Some things in life are synonymous with each other, like AFC Ajax producing talented young footballers, or American TV companies making super addictive shows. For the city of Leeds it is being home to an endless amount of heavy music. Continue reading “EP Review: Irk – Bread And Honey”
‘Fat Lip’ and ‘From Under the Cork Tree’ are just a couple of great releases that the genre of ‘pop punk’ gave us. However, it also gave us long, drawn out and downright whiny vocals. It feels like you could probably complete an ultra marathon and master 3 disciplines of kung-fu by the time Tom Delonge has finished moping about how you are already the voice inside his head.
Brutal and beautiful at the same time. How many albums can you say that about? Ben Frost’s latest album A U R O R A is one. Continue reading “Ben Frost – A U R O R A”
Post-rock. Math rock. Ambient rock – music with these tags are captivating to the imagination. The music is made up of bubbles of elements forming balls of tones, textures and temptation. Waking Aida have caused a terrific landslide within the scene and it’s clear why. Continue reading “ALBUM REVIEW: Waking Aida – Eschaton”
What’s in a name? Well, this York trio have certainly picked a good one, naming themselves after the Studio Ghibli masterpiece ‘Princess Mononoke’. Furthermore, one of the film’s central characters – the ‘Forest Spirit’ – is represented on the arresting cover of their debut EP, Tom Finigan, with a pair of large antlers protruding from the head of an owl. Continue reading “EP REVIEW: Mononoké – Tom Finigan”
What should a good album cover do? It should encapsulate the tone and general sound of an album, or at the very least, give the listener a good indication of what to expect. Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li’s latest LP I Never Learn has a perfectly-pitched front sleeve.
“This is the end, my only friend.” Continue reading “Ray Manzarek – Love Him Madly”
Experimental rock outfit Waking Aida released a music video for Gold Coin taken from their forthcoming début album,’ Eschaton’ (2nd June) yesterday. You can pre-order ‘Eschaton’ via their bandcamp.
Some of the songs on ‘Death Cap At Anglezarke’ wouldn’t go a miss on a set list of a stadium rock band. That might conjure up some painful images – Bono getting his nipple out live on television or Springsteen croaking through ‘Born In The Usa’ – but this comparison is not an insult. The band has transformed from what started out as solo demos, by lead singer Jon-Lee Martin into powerhouses of songs while retaining an alt-rock credibility. Continue reading “Then Thickens – Death Cap At Anglezarke”
Leeds. The HEART of the northern music scene (some would say) a place of openness and Yorkshire delight…held the music festival Live at Leeds at the weekend and oh my…weren’t we in for a treat. Continue reading “Live at Leeds 2014 – an afterthought”