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ALBUM REVIEW: King of the Slums – ‘Artgod Dogs’

'I was surprised, I reeled in wonderment, and frankly shed a tear at the sheer brilliance of the songs on this album, it’s that good.'
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THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE – BAND FEATURE teepee

This ‘There’s a whole world out there’ features a band from Prague – teepee. I came across this band when attempting to listen to...

SINGLE REVIEW: The Real Ink – ‘Boi’

'‘Boi’ is just glorious, go get some Real Ink in your life'

ALBUM & TOUR NEWS: Parcels debut LP out 12th October, November...

PARCELS have announced details of their self-titled, hotly-anticipated debut LP, which will be released on October 12th via Kitsuné / Because Music. To celebrate the...

SINGLE NEWS: Andy Doonan’s eagerly awaited single ‘Somebody Loves You’ set...

Having waited over two years for new material, one of York’s finest folk-rock musicians, Andy Doonan is set to release his single 'Somebody Loves You', which he will perform live at York’s Little Festival of Live Music on Friday 21 September, 7pm

GIG NEWS: Eboracum Sessions stellar line up announced for October event

After receiving rave reviews of its first event in July, Eboracum Sessions will be hosting its second six-hour long Acoustic and Folk Sesh at The Black Swan Inn on Peasholme Green York on Saturday 20th October.

TOUR NEWS: Groove Armada announce four shows in Manchester, Bristol, London...

Today, critically and commercially acclaimed UK dance music duo, Groove Armada announce their long-awaited return to the live stage, with four very special and...

CAMPAIGN NEWS: After 4-Year Campaign Agent of Change is Here

It finally happened. After four solid years of campaigning by Music Venue Trust, Agent of Change entered into UK planning advice in the National Planning Policy Framework on 24 July.

LIVE REVIEW: Todmorden Summer Orchestra, St Mary’s Church Todmorden, 1st September...

This concert was given by a small string orchestra, with players from local orchestras, plus soloists Carisse White and Lily Morgan, with conductor Antony...

LIVE REVIEW: Antony and friends, Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, 21st July...

This concert featured additional players Bob Shaw on French horn and Tim Benjamin on piano and violin, and a first performance of Tim Benjamin’s...

FESTIVAL NEWS: Stellar line-up unveiled for 2018 York’s Little Festival of...

Having received over 700 applications from bands and musicians from across the country eager to play at the 2018 York’s Little Festival of Live Music, the team behind the annual event are delighted to be unveiling the line-up for this year’s 28-hour live music festival, which will take place alongside the York Food and Drink Festival on Parliament Street from Friday 21st – Saturday 29th September (excluding 24th and 25th September)

LIVE REVIEW: Anti-fracking event, The old Co-op Todmorden 4th August 2018

This was a relaxed event with vegan food, speakers and music, and though not a concert as such it did feature several local musicians. First...

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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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