Review – Later…Without Jools Holland (Low Duo, David J. Roch, Pete David, See Emily Play)

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The Sheffield music aficionados are restless. The tickets say 7pm, they’ve loaded up on pints of Thornbridge’s finest, and they want in. The Greystones’ staff apologise: the bands aren’t ready yet. An awkward queue forms along the bar; the audience has false-started, but nevertheless will stake its individual claims to the best seats inside The Backroom. Continue reading “Review – Later…Without Jools Holland (Low Duo, David J. Roch, Pete David, See Emily Play)”

Vuvuvultures – Push/Pull

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A couple of weeks ago, I descended into a pub called DAda in Sheffield and in that hazy, smokey place, I saw Vuvuvultures. Smoke machine on full, their triple inverted triangle logo, a very bright blue light and their shapes were the only clear things you could perceive visually. However, it was their sound what really captivated me, that slight clash between a light shade of industrial with the hook-heavy nature of pop. That you could perceive (and feel) clearly. Continue reading “Vuvuvultures – Push/Pull”

Gig review: Roaming Son + Dirdsbead + Stiv Cantarelli and the Silent Strangers

Imagine creating an object made of thousands of minuscule vibrations, all bouncing off each other and working together to make the object appear to be one complete thing. The thing is made of its component parts, but exists only as itself – remove or change any part of it and it becomes something different entirely. Now consider this. The object you’ve created is a product … Continue reading Gig review: Roaming Son + Dirdsbead + Stiv Cantarelli and the Silent Strangers

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