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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...

SINGLE REVIEW: Thick Skin – ‘Collateral’

Thick Skin describe themselves as an emo band, now emo is one of those types of music I find it difficult to get a...

TOUR NEWS: The Monofones + Snakerattlers UK Tour January/February 2020

York duo SNAKERATTLERS have announced an exclusive three date Northern tour for January and February 2020 with Switzerland’s most renowned and celebrated garage punk band THE MONOFONES. These are the only confirmed UK live shows to date for THE MONOFONES in 2020.

TOUR NEWS: Gretchen Peters announces May 2020 dates – ‘An Evening...

Following the roaring success of her recent ‘Strings Attached’ dates this year, GRETCHEN PETERS will return to the UK in 2020 with a brand...

SINGLE & TOUR NEWS: Fargo Railroad Company release ‘Punch Drunk’ 8th...

The Fargo Railroad Company are a southern rock / Americana band from Sheffield UK. Building a strong local fan base, their shows are dynamic...

LIVE REVIEW: Radius Opera: The Fire Of Olympus – Todmorden Hippodrome...

Zeus (Robert Glyndwr Garland) complacently addresses his people. But he is not as secure in his power as he thinks. Troublemakers Prometheus (Sophie Dicks)...

LIVE REVIEW: Todmorden Choral Society: Cathedral Gems – St Mary’s Church,...

This was a concert devoted to religious music: however, it offered variety, from the powerful “St Patrick’s Breastplate”, arranged by Stanford to the gentle...

AIM Launches ‘Start-Up Guide to Music Business’ as part of BBC...

Introducing the Start-Up Guide to Music Business AIM launches its new ‘Start-up Guide to Music Business’ at BBC Music Introducing LIVE today. Written and compiled...

BAND & ARTIST NEWS: AFEM launches new mental health guide for...

Coinciding with World Mental Health Day, The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) has launched a mental health guide for people working in the electronic...

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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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