Live review: Low Duo’s EP Launch @ The Great Gatsby

Photo courtesy of Victoria Butterworth

The key to being a great lyricists is the ability to tell a captivating story whilst allowing for the music to fill in the cracks and create extra depth. Tonight shows that not only are there great lyricists still left, behind the smoke and glitter of processed pop, but they are thriving on pure emotion. Continue reading “Live review: Low Duo’s EP Launch @ The Great Gatsby”

The Leadmill Five

The Monicans @ Leadmill, with support from Dan Williamson, obLONG, Blue Lip Feel and The Hosts.


Starting up the night to everyone’s delight was Dan Williamson, always a pleasure to see live with his ditties. His set was short but sweet, with the solemnity that was the perfect hors d’oeuvre for the night. By the way, you can get his album for free, check the “links” section below (or just press here if you’re bored already with this review).

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Dan Williamson and CatsforPeru @ West Street Live

Lickity Split Presents… Down To The Woods 2! (Featuring Dan Williamson and Cats:for:Peru).

It was a slow Wednesday night on Sheffield, but West Street Live had a little jaunt made by the lovely people of  Lickity Split. Stalls with clothes and some rather scrumptious cupcakes helped pass the time before the free gig started. The musical selection (on vinyl, natch) was righteous, too.

Ah, Dan Williamson, saw him back in March, enjoyed his show, and was looking forward to this. Don’t know (nor care) what genre he’s playing, I just care that I like it and that it’s honest music. With a few depressing moments mixed with some uplifting musical choices, it delivered. But hey, check the links section at the end and grab a copy of his album and chime in!
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Ringing ears and broken pedalboards @ Guinness White Tent, Sheffield

Another Friday night in good ol’ rainy Sheffield, another gig that makes my tinnitus a permanent condition (wonder if I can claim benefits over that?)

As part of St. Patrick’s celebration, those peddlers of the magic black potion (no, not Bovril) set up their (in)famous white tenth (right in front of City Hall). Between the grandiose greasy grub (sorry, I enjoy alliteration) and the deftly poured Guinness, 4 bands got their chance to crack out a few notes for the punters, while hopefully making the drizzle go away.

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