A very English summer’s day….

I’ve spent quite a few days in Scarborough over the years. About ninety per cent of those have been spent largely indoors, looking out at the North Sea breeze splattering the drizzle against the grey shopfronts along the promenade. However, those ten per cent of days in the summer have been absolutely delightful, and this was […]

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Double Denim Live at Carpe Diem

  Chantel and Mick continue to bring in great new music to Double Denim Live. It’s testament to DDL that City of Ashes came all the way up from Eastbourne to play, and then made the long, long journey home again that night. BiLingual (pictured) also added a completely different sound to the lineup, with […]

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…And the Hangnails at the Duchess, York

This guitar/drums two-piece from York is one of my favourite live acts at the moment. They’re very loud, very talented and true gents, too. Their album launch certainly didn’t disappoint; following some excellent support, they played a top-notch set with Steve’s mesmerising drumming (pictured) and Martyn’s howling vocals and guitar. Fantastic new music.  

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Carnabells at The Wardrobe, Leeds

  On a balmy summer’s evening, Carnabells rocked into town to take part in the city’s Futuresound competition at The Wardrobe, a ‘battle of the bands’-type contest with the coveted prize of a Leeds/Reading Festival slot later this year up for grabs. Fresh from playing their first Glastonbury, their retro-styled indie sound brought in plenty of […]

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Re-opening night at the Fulford Arms, York

  Upon entering the new-look Fulford Arms after its refurbishment, it was clear to see they’ve taken it seriously. A larger stage, the bar in a completely different position and an opened-up central area have all been geared towards live music, while the large windows and good beer retain its pub charm. This inaugural show was put […]

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