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SINGLE REVIEW: OLI – ‘4 Better Or 4 Worse’ (feat. Ethan...

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Our exclusive preview of Leeds based OLI’s debut single

INTERVIEW: Liam Sullivan

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Leeds based Liam Sullivan is the singer/songwriter who prompted me to say 'What you expect from Liam is a fantastically written lyric, a great vocal and music that is so well put together it hurts' in one of my reviews. I 'sat down' with him over exchanged emails to find out more

ALBUM REVIEW: Fold – ‘Aphelion: a tribute to Lorraine Hansberry’

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A Fold album can be appreciated on two levels. Firstly musically as fantastic music that is intriguing and compelling and, secondly, on an intellectual...

EP REVIEW: Ruth Toynton – ‘Retrograde’

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I know very little about Ruth beyond the facts that she’s a Hull based singer and writer who’s in love with Soul, Jazz and...

ALBUM REVIEW: John Reed & Ali Karim – ‘Breathe’

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John Reed is progressing on his journey into ‘folk influenced music’; this time collaborating with Ali Karim. They emphasise that this is a collaboration...

FESTIVAL NEWS: This year’s Musicport Festival in Whitby may be the...

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After long consideration Jim & Sue McLaughlin, who have been at the helm of the Whitby festival since its inception in 2000, have decided...

ALBUM REVIEW: Fold – ‘Aphelion: a tribute to Lorraine Hansberry’

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A Fold album can be appreciated on two levels. Firstly musically as fantastic music that is intriguing and compelling and, secondly, on an intellectual...

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Generation Blitz’ – Various artists

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Generation Blitz brings together artists from the global electronic music scenes inspired by the Blitz Club era. I’m going to open this review with a...

CONCERT REVIEW: Antony and Friends – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden –...

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They’re back! Antony Brannick’s informal, friendly classical concerts have started again. For this one his brother Chris Brannick joined him to form “The Brothers...

CAMPAIGN NEWS: MVT statement on the changes in rules for venues...

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They say: Music Venue Trust warmly welcomes the decision to permit Grassroots Music Venues to open at full capacity in England from 19 July. For the...

FUNDING NEWS: Launchpad Supported Artists – Round Two Call Out

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Launchpad offers support to new & emerging artists and music professionals across Yorkshire with new open call

INITIATIVE NEWS: Sheffield based tech company, Tickets for Good, launch ‘the...

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From sold-out West End shows to gigs and festivals, Sheffield’s unique ticket-donation enterprise, Tickets For Good, have already sent thousands of NHS workers to...

How to get a review on LSF

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A short guide for bands and artists

LSF Statement: Hope & Glory Festival

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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

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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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