Live At Leeds: The VLM Round-Up

Leeds was once again tranformed into a sonic jungle last Saturday (16 October) for its annual urban music festival. Live at Leeds, as always, was a rich ecosystem of talent, overflowing with new sounds and prom...
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Live Review: Beabadoobee at Liverpool Sound City

Beabadoobee has avoided being pigeon-holed in her career so far, changing genres at every turn. From a folksy acoustic beginning (2018's Patched Up), to a punchy indie sound (2020's debut album Fake It Flowers)...

Live Review: Arlo Parks at Headrow House, Leeds

Bringing tales of heartbreak and hope to Headrow House on her first headline tour, 19-year-old Arlo Parks proved to be both a trail blazing musician and a poignant poet for the new decade. Bounding on to s...

Live Review: Fontaines D.C. at Sheffield, The Leadmill

Sombrely strolling onto the stage to Dean Martin’s ‘My Rifle, My Pony and Me’, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. ooze surety and control, and after a few subtle nods they burst into first track ‘Hurricane Laughter’. The ...
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Live Review: King Nun at Kentish Town Forum

If there is anything to learn from watching King Nun live, it is that their legs bear no boundaries, given that two members managed at least 40 high kicks in the space of an hour - one while dressed in a suit a...

Live Review: Honeyblood at Kendal

On the final leg of the No Drama tour, Stina Tweeddale and her touring "drama queens" served up one hell of a sonic banquet for the modest crowd in Kendal. Now the solo project of Edinburgh native Tweeddale, Ho...

Live Review: Sea Girls at Live at Leeds

On first hearing about Sea Girls, you could be forgiven for dismissing them as another indie band with four white boys and some guitars. However, their Live at Leeds performance proves why there is still plenty...

Live Review: Kate Tempest at Live at Leeds

Kate Tempest had been informed just hours before the set, that a friend had died. She made this clear in a short address to the Leeds crowd before beginning. And while it was uncomfortable to watch as Tempest f...

Live Review: Sundara Karma at O2 Academy, Brixton

Brixton marked the final night of Sundara Karma’s April tour – and what a night it was. All five members took to the stage but no-one could take their eyes off Oscar "Lulu" Pollock. The lead singer donned padde...