Album Review: Róisín Murphy’ – Róisín Machine

Ten years in the making, Róisín Murphy’s fifth studio album, Róisín Machine is Murphy's sharpest record to date created in partnership with the Sheffield based producer, Parrot, aka Crooked Man, aka Richard Bar...

Album Review: JARV IS… – Beyond the Pale

Jarvis Cocker likes to experiment with wordplay. He also likes experimenting with music and Beyond the Pale captures both of these talents beautifully. JARV IS..., a band of musicians Cocker gathered from acros...

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: IDLES at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Following from their high energy debut Brutalism, it was last year’s sophomore release Joy as an Act of Resistance from IDLES which really propelled the five-piece. Making several album-of-the-year lists (but m...

Live Review: The Japanese House at Sheffield, Plug

After the release of the impressive debut album Good at Falling on thriving indie label Dirty Hit, The Japanese House took to the stage at Plug, Sheffield as part of their biggest tour to date. Coming out to...

Live Review: DMA’s at O2 Academy, Sheffield

Britpop, Burberry and bloody good tunes marked the DMA’s second visit to Sheffield this year. The cocksure Aussie trio took to the stage of the O2 Academy for the penultimate UK show on the For Now tour. Eru...

Live Review: Hinds at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Hinds have just concluded their UK leg of their tour and are now venturing out into mainland Europe. Our resident Hinds superfan, Caitlin Shentall, witnessed their penultimate UK show at Leadmill in Sheffield. ...

Live Review: Shame at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Sweat soaked, stormy and sarky as ever. Shame's return to The Leadmill was everything you would expect, and then some. Their absence from Sheffield has been a short one. The South Londoners' last visited the St...

Live Review: Black Honey at The Leadmill, Sheffield

"We sold out the fucking Leadmill!" Lead singer Izzy Baxter screamed, grinning to the venue packed with adoring fans. It was clear why the show sold out. As the lights dimmed and the Brighton four-piece took...

Live Review: Pale Waves at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Manchester’s goth-pop behemoths Pale Waves, returned to The Leadmill with their infectious blend of bubble-gum hooks and post-punk presence. The dream-pop quartet hypnotised fans with their small collection of ...