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LABEL FEATURE: Monomyth Records

Monomyth Records is a not for profit record label and artist collective based in Leeds. Established in 2017 the label is overseen by Bob Brazill and Ed Heaton. After working in the music industry for nearly three decades and encompassing all manner of roles , Bob and Ed decided to join forces. The goal of the label is to gather and develop new music from an eclectic mix of artists and to serve as a launch pad for their work

SINGLE REVIEW: The Attic Movement (ft. LIO) – ‘Leave The Car’

While I am frequently moved to tears by music I hear – as you’ll be aware if you’ve read my reviews – this is...

LIVE REVIEW: CPSD supported by The Last Episode, Neuts & Red...

A line-up of four acts - one I love CPSD, and three I didn’t know what to expect, another great line-up from 360 Club....

SINGLE REVIEW: Matilda Shakes – ‘Fairground’

While Sheffield based Matilda Shakes may describe themselves as an indie rock band, this isn’t going to give you any idea of what this...

EP NEWS: Waiting For Wednesday’s Assembly Point Sessions live EP to...

Waiting For Wednesday have played hundreds of gigs across their native Yorkshire on their journey together; captivating crowds at local festivals Saltaire and Beat-Herder,...

ALBUM & TOUR NEWS: Beans on Toast is back with a...

Beans on Toast’s new album, “The Inevitable Train Wreck”, is something different for the cult songwriter - an upbeat, old-school rock ’n’ roll record...

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and Friends – Todmorden Methodist Church – 8th...

This concert featured the Schubertians, Maria Becker and Mary Anderson on violins, John Goodstadt on viola, Rosy Hickman and Paul Hickman on cellos and...

VENUE NEWS: Latesting listings for Pocklington Arts Centre, York

Music February Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners – Friday 7 February, 8pm. Award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool, received the Emerging Artist Award 2016 from “whispering” Bob Harris,...

SHOW NEWS: Rock and Roll lives on with Buddy Holly and...

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers is at Victoria Theatre, Halifax on Thursday 19th March 2020

SHOW NEWS: The Musical Concert THAT ROCKS to open 2020 tour...

On Friday 13 March, Steve Steinman, the creative force behind the hugely successful Vampire’s Rock returns to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to open his...

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LSF Statement: Hope & Glory Festival

We've had some queries from our readers asking whether, because we published news pieces about Hope & Glory, we have any formal connection to,...

LSF is now all about Yorkshire

We are now all about Yorkshire. Our service is now for people living in Yorkshire and about music from and played in Yorkshire. We'll be continuing to post news of gigs and concerts in places that people living in Yorkshire can travel to.

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