Live Review: Lynks / Jessica Winter / Straight Girl – Hyde Park Book Club 23/03/2022
Topping off a gloriously sunny day, it was down to the basement at Hyde Park Book Club to catch the wonderfully self-titled ‘Masked Drag Monster’, Lynks. The Leeds show also marked the halfway point of the 2022 tour.
Live Review: Crawlers / VENUS GRRRLS / ALLORA – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 01/04/2022
Leeds is the third stop for the four-piece rock band Crawlers on their sold out UK tour. The last 12 months have seen the band go from strength to strength with their break-out 2021 hit ‘Come over (Again)’ having over 25 million streams on Spotify, culminating in the band signing with Polydor Records at the start of the year. Crawlers have an impressive social media presence built on their support of, and interaction with, their fan base. Their openness of personal experiences through both social media and their song lyrics, especially in new track ‘I Can’t Drive’ (their debut single with Polydor, released a few weeks ago), cements them as a band that fans can genuinely connect with.
Live Review: Echo And The Bunnymen – O2 Academy, Leeds 05/04/2022
This evening marked the rescheduled gig at Leeds O2 Academy for Echo and the Bunnymen. Formed in 1978, this gig is part of their 40-year anniversary tour – presumably something went a little awry with the calculations there, but with all the Covid postponements of the last few years, I’m not sure anyone in the crowd is too concerned about this.
Live Review: Skunk Anansie – Rock City, Nottingham 07/04/2022
Tonight it is Rock City, Nottingham for British rock band Skunk Anansie with the tour marking the 25th anniversary of the band - slightly delayed again due to Covid. Formed in 1994, they consist of four members – Deborah ‘Skin’ Dyer (lead vocals), Martin ‘Ace’ Kent (guitar), Richard ‘Cass’ Lewis (bass) and Mark Richardson (drums) – who have all been present pretty much throughout the entire history of the band. Exploding onto the music scene in 1995 with multiple music awards, they have become synonymous for the instantly recognisable vocals of Skin coupled with their hard hitting, sometimes politically charged, lyrics.
Live Review: The Hara / Jason Allan / Wolforna – Key Club, Leeds 23/04/2022
Key Club is the host this evening for The Hara’s UK Headline 2022 tour. The Hara are an alt rock band who, in spite of the pandemic, have gone on to increase their listeners and profile dramatically over the last few years, securing radio plays and also getting that blue tick on social media. They are currently in the middle of a 16 date headline tour, with several festival appearances booked over the summer including Download and they have recently announced their slot at ‘Rock For People’ in the Czech Republic this June.
Live Review: Skunk Anansie/ Gen and the Degenerates / Holocene – O2 Academy, Leeds 27/04/2022
Wednesday 27th April saw the UK leg of the Skunk Anansie tour come to an end at the O2 Academy in Leeds and what an end it was!
Featuring support acts Holocene and Gen and the Degenerates the night was off to a great start ...
Live Review: Sea Girls – The Wardrobe, Leeds 02/05/2022
To celebrate the release of their new album ‘Homesick’ released in March 2022, Sea Girls have scheduled a number of smaller, more intimate gigs, partnering with local independent record stores. Tonight’s gig was at The Wardrobe in Leeds and in conjunction with local record store Crash Records.
Live Review: Live at Leeds: In The Park – 04/06/2022
Having built a steady fan base since its inception in 2007, this year the organisers have upped the ante and introduced a fully fledged one day indie festival in the park. The location is Temple Newsam and will be familiar to some music lovers as it is the same venue used earlier for Slam Dunk North, with a slightly amended layout.
Live Review: Waterparks / Bad Suns / Phem – o2 Academy, Leeds 17/06/2022
Marking the start of the UK leg of the ‘See You In The Future Tour’, tonight sees Waterparks perform at Leeds o2 Academy with support from Phem and Bad Suns. Having had a quick look on social media prior...