October Drift at Oporto, Leeds

  Yet another serving of incredible live music from Double Denim Live: four superb bands displaying energy in abundance. From the lineup, I was familiar with all but one of the bands, having seen Pin Stripe Tuesday, Where Fires Are and October Drift all more than once. Doldrums, however, were unknown to me, and I’m very […]

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Live at Leeds 2015

  In a complete reversal from last year’s blazing sunshine, Leeds was shrouded in a chilly drizzle for much of Saturday. Although it didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the thousands of music fans who’s come to the city centre, it did make the distances between some of the venues much more noticeable. The […]

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Record Store Day at the Inkwell, York

I was delighted to be invited to take some snaps for an in-store gig in aid of Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores across the country. The invitation took me to the Inkwell, a tiny shop on Gillygate, in York, where local noise merchants The Franceens played to a crowd packed in like sardines. While […]

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Double Denim Live and Dead Young Records all-dayer at Oporto, Leeds

  On a warm, sunny day in April, Double Denim Live )along with Dead Young Records) put on an absolutely incredible afternoon and evening of live music at what’s becoming one of my favourite venues in Leeds. The day’s lineup comprised no fewer than nine bands, varying from 60s psychedelic to stadium rock: Victors, Almanacs, The […]

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The Barmines single launch at The Wardrobe, Leeds

  What a Friday night this was! I’ve seen local lads The Barmines once before, when they opened for Dexters at The Wardrobe a few months ago. Since then, they’ve played a national tour and this homecoming headliner show attracted a big crowd for the launch of their ‘These Days and Nights’ single. Promoted by the […]

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