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Posted on September 20, 2015

Yes I’m afraid the time has come for a bit of a holiday… It’s hard for me to write this as my blog has been a huge part of my life for what feels like forever. Countless days hiding myself away to listen to new music, even after a long day’s work or a packed […]

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Communion New Faces Tour 2015

Posted on September 6, 2015

Communion, the hugely respected independent promoter and label, is taking its ‘New Faces’ out on tour once again, in what is now the fourth instalment of the bi-annual tour. Continuing in the previous vein of encouraging the uprise of promising new talent, this year’s line-up consists of some of the most exciting new acts coming […]

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Beacons Metro – Full Line Up Announced

Posted on September 1, 2015

Beacons Metro has today announced the full line-up of acts taking part, including huge headliners Everything Everything. After the announcement earlier in the year that sees the Beacons brand take a break away from the field of Skipton to the city, Beacons Metro will have a series of music, art and food events. Leeds will […]

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VITAMIN start up Leeds Residency

Posted on September 1, 2015

VITAMIN present ‘Brothers and Sisters’; a new night at The Brudenell Social club run by the Leeds band. All 19 and from the Leeds area VITAMIN formed whilst at college together, and dropped out to focus on the band full-time when they signed to National Anthem Records (the label that launched the careers of Haim and Chvrches). The […]

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BBC Introducing for Leeds Festival

Posted on August 14, 2015

With less than a month to go until the biggest weekend of music this summer, the countdown is on for Leeds Festival 2015. Forever championing up and coming talent, the BBC Introducing Stage is back once again this year offering one of the biggest launch platforms for new music from the UK, having last year offered […]

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Futuresound Competition winners announced!

Posted on July 30, 2015

With Leeds Festival only a few weeks away we are delighted to join in the celebrations as some of our region’s top emerging bands are now prepping their sets to join the likes of The Libertines, The Maccabees, and Royal Blood on the festival’s bill. A huge congratulations to Calls Landing who were announced as […]

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Humber Street Sesh

Posted on July 29, 2015

Humber Street Sesh, Hull’s home-grown festival which celebrates the city’s rich musical and artistic talent, returns for a fourth year this Saturday (1st August). Taking place around Hull’s Fruit Market area on the Marina, Humber Street Sesh 2015 features more than 180 music acts. Its Main Stage will be headlined by Hull band The Talks, […]

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Beacons Metro – First Names Announced

Posted on July 5, 2015

Beacons Metro has announced the first run of acts taking part in this year’s reformed festival. Beacons Metro (formerly Beacons) is a brand new metropolitan festival taking over northern cities this autumn. After the announcement earlier in the year that sees the Beacons brand take a break away from the field of Skipton to the […]

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High & Lonesome Festival

Posted on June 18, 2015

High & Lonesome have announced the first acts that will be performing at this year’s festival, to be held on Saturday November 14th. The first headliner to be announced this year is the incomparable Josh T. Pearson, whose stunning 2011 masterwork ‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen’ was ranked as one of Uncut Magazines 50 Greatest […]

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Idlewild join Bingley Music Live

Posted on May 29, 2015

Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild are the final big name act to be added to the Bingley Music Live bill. Idlewild, who formed in Edinburgh in 1995, released their eighth studio album ‘Everything Ever Written’ in February. It has been described as the band’s ‘most eclectic output to date’ with strands of Scottish folk, Americana […]

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More Acts for Leeds Festival

Posted on May 27, 2015

More names have been added to this year’s Reading and Leeds festival, including The Bronx, Shura, Young Thug, No Devotion, Sunset Sons, Bo Ningen and many more! With a huge bill topped by festival headliners Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines plus a supporting cast of some of the world’s biggest names in music including […]

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The Garden Party – Aug 29th – 30th

Posted on May 24, 2015

As one of the North’s most esteemed cultural events The Garden Party have unveiled plans to make their 10th birthday celebrations the biggest yet. Evolving into a two day festival on 29th – 30th August at the iconic Tetley’s Brewery in the Leeds city centre, The Garden Party Leeds spans a weekend of immersive art, street food and of […]

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Gold Sounds Festival 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015

Celebrating the best in guitar hooks, noise and fuzz, Gold Sounds takes place at Leeds University Union on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May featuring over 15 artists across 2 stages. Fat White Family, one of the most exciting and must see bands of the last year, will headline the event. Having played on the 2015 […]

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Open Mic UK 2015

Posted on May 10, 2015

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had chart success this year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, and Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan. Open Mic UK is an exciting competition to get involved in, and the […]

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Super Furry Animals join Bingley Music Live

Posted on May 5, 2015

Musical revolutionaries Super Furry Animals are the latest headliners promised by Bingley Music Live, along with plenty more acts as it brings four headliners over three days to Myrtle Park, Bingley for the first time in the festival’s history. Super Furry Animals will join the legends of the British music scene, James, and the multi-talented […]

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