April 2014

This Legion at Leeds Cockpit

  I first saw This Legion at Carpe Diem in late 2013. At that time, I was standing at the side of the venue in my leather jacket, arms folded, nodding to my friend in the crowd and appreciating the excellent music these three local lads were producing. I must have looked slightly important; I […]

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Bull, …And the Hangnails, Less Deceived and Brawlers at the Duchess, York

Soundsphere Magazine put on a midweek show of four Yorkshire bands at The Duchess; I was particularly interested in seeing the two York bands, Bull and …And the Hangnails, so I popped across for an enjoyable evening soaking up some raw music. Bull were first up with their grungy guitar-driven songs, led by a shaven-headed (and […]

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Carnabells at Leeds Cockpit

  Here we were again, this time at the end of the Carnabells’ most recent tour. Cockpit 2 was absolutely packed with a loud, raucous crowd, and the guys really seemed to enjoy it. Spurred on by a crowdsurfing banana (pictured on stage with Luke), they belted out what are fast becoming catchy anthems, such as […]

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Four excellent bands at Cockpit 3

  Leeds Cockpit Room 3 isn’t the most picturesque of venues, and punters tend to bypass its rickety staircase en route to the main rooms downstairs, but it’s an intimate venue and one that’s often used to present local up-and-coming talent. In this case, a bill of four excellent bands entertained a modest audience that grew […]

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The Moons/The Blueprints at The Duchess

The Moons arrived in York with a decent reputation for good music, but they clearly weren’t that impressed with the sparse crowd; they pretty much played their set, grumbled a bit and left. Their music was good, though, with their songs gathering momentum throughout their set, and they were ably supported by the excellent wonky pop tunes […]

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