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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.'


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

EP REVIEW: Habberdash – ‘ Morning After The Madness’

'I didn’t, for no reason I can put my finger on, expect to like this EP, but I’ve ended up loving it. Go listen, turn up real loud, and listen'

GIG NEWS: Madness play Aintree Racecourse 17th May 2019

The Jockey Club Live and Aintree Racecourse have announced MADNESS as the first act for their summer season, headlining an open-air concert on Friday...

SINGLE REVIEW: Zach Pygall – ‘Olivia Jane’

'This is just wonderful, I can’t put it any better than that'

FESTIVAL NEWS: Live At Leeds – first names for 2019 announced

Renowned as the first place to hear the essential sounds of the year ahead, LIVE AT LEEDS returns in 2019 with its biggest lineup...

EP REVIEW: Yellow Cafe – ‘Soap Bubble’

'The songs on this EP are beguiling, they are beautiful. They are clever, clever in the way they are put together. They have a depth that demands repeated listening, and there’s always something new every time you listen'

SINGLE REVIEW: Speed For Lovers – ‘City to City’

If I’m honest this isn’t really the sort of thing I usually like at all, in fact I almost rejected it in the first...

TOUR NEWS: Ramin Karimloo January 2019 tour

RAMIN KARIMLOO, one of the West-End’s and Broadway’s most recognizable and acclaimed names, has announced his ‘From Now On’ tour, a 13-date run visiting...

LIVE REVIEW: Todmorden Choral Society, St Mary’s Church Todmorden, 20 October 2018

The programme opened with Haydn’s cheerful “St Nicolas Mass”. This featured soloists from the choir itself: Kathryn Morris, Barbara Pomfret, Frances Durning and Adrian...

FESTIVAL NEWS: LIVE AT LEEDS Wins ‘Best Festival For Emerging Talent’...

LIVE AT LEEDS has triumphed at the UK Festival Awards 2018, with the festival proudly accepting the award for the ‘Best Festival For Emerging Talent’.

FESTIVAL NEWS: ‘Women in Festivals’ award category launches at UK Festival...

In honour of the late Tramlines Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, a new award category has been launched by the UK Festival Awards to celebrate the work and achievements of women working in the festival industry.

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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,...

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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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