May 2014

Dukes of Bevington at the Cockpit, Leeds

Just 48 hours after I’d been up in the rafters of the Cockpit, I was up there again. This time, it was to see the Dukes of Bevington for their Birthday Gig, with cake to be had downstairs after their set. The first time I saw the Dukes was at the Galtres festival last year, when they […]

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Double Denim Live at the Cockpit, Leeds

It was hot, busy and loud from the outset: Chantel and Mick brought in another four fantastic bands to wow a tightly-packed Cockpit 3 last Friday night. Pin Stripe Tuesday, Young Amphibians (pictured), Where Fires Are and headliners The Darlingtons made for an incredibly intense night, with the latter benefiting from some creative lighting and stage […]

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Electric Eel Shock at the Duchess

I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Even when the support bands (Psychobabylon and Modern Day Dukes) played some excellent heavy rock to what I thought was a fairly sparse midweek crowd, I was still oblivious to the fact that Japanese eccentric rock band Electric Eel Shock would be something very, very […]

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Live at Leeds 2014: Part 3

Throughout the afternoon, I continued flitting from venue to venue, shooting some ‘atmospheric’ photos in Leeds city centre in between (mainly of revellers, I think they’re euphemistically called). Young Aussie singer Courtney Barnett played to a packed Leeds Met; the energetic Eliza and the Bear seemed to love their more intimate set at the Belgrave […]

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Live at Leeds 2014: Part 2

It was great drifting from venue to venue with many others on such a sunny day. After watching Carnabells, I stuck around at the Cockpit to see the Mexanines, before heading across to Leeds University’s refectory to catch young American Ezra Furman and his band. I didn’t quite appreciate the distance between the Cockpit and Leeds […]

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