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Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 11.26.09 Mixtape: Outlook Festival

As the summer months drain away and September hurtles ever closer, it’s time to rally the troops and determine a tactic that will prolong the holiday season. British Summer Time…


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DSC_0677 Green Man Festival: Sunday

The last day of a good festival is a strange time. You’re worn out from two other full-on days. But yet you’re really sad that there’s only another one of…


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DSC_0630 Green Man Festival: Saturday

Once the enthralling night time world has dissipated and the sun reigns once again, we are back where we were yesterday, on the slopes of the amphitheatre.   Mutual Benefit-…


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DSC_0559 Green Man Festival: Friday

Friday begins with a North African breakfast of eggs poached in tomato sauce and a sense of mounting excitement for the progression of the day. One of the many lovely…


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Photo: James Rudge Green Man Festival 14-17 August 2014: Brecon Beacons, Wales

Green Man Festival is a truly magical delight for both the ears and the eyes. A carefully curated line up (with atypical headliners Mercury Rev, Beirut and Neutral Milk Hotel)…


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beacons Mixtape: Beacons Festival

With just under a week until Yorkshire’s best party, here’s a pick of some of our favourite artists set to grace the Dales next weekend. Get the last few tickets…


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york-fibbers-peter-hook-new-fibbers Peter Hook and The Light: Tokyo York 5/7/14

Tonight Tokyo is transformed into a late 70’s/ early 80’s dark, grungy indie-rock venue, albeit both the musician and the crowd have aged considerably. Still, everything other than the majority…


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HOOKY Preview: Peter Hook and The Light/ Tokyo York/ 5.7.14

Joy Division seems to be everywhere today. You only have to turn the corner of a street and there’s those jagged white pulsar readings, worn upon the chest of some…


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Lana-Del-Rey-Ultraviolence Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

Coked and pouting on a sticky bar stool somewhere off the Palm Beach strip, you can imagine yourself stumbling into a “Lana Del Rey twenty years down the line” equivalent….


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neutral-milk-hotel-2013 Neutral Milk Hotel; The Roundhouse, London, 21/05/14

Neutral Milk Hotel are a band who inspire devotion. Or at least their classic 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea does. It becomes very clear once at the…


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use this Preview: Dimensions Festival, Croatia

A newborn in the rich and diverse world of Croatian festivals, Dimensions has quickly acquired acclaim since 2012. The underground electronic music with the finest in techno, house, drum &…


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f2994f_fb61d95561e54c2db48b370e8957c4c7.jpg_srz_632_490_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz Preview: Glass Caves

Headlining Fibbers this Friday is the increasingly impressive Glass Caves, York’s very own, who are fast making a name for themselves as quite the songsmiths. The band have done it…


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use this Preview: Blue Rose Code

‘I have my unholy trinity, Van Morrison, Tom Waits and John Martyn. Tom is a recovering alcoholic, John lost his leg and then his life to drink and I think…


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use this Preview: Herbal Mafia presents Bambooman

Herbal Mafia have curated a special hip hop treat to wave goodbye to May, and their headliner Bambooman is a very special treat indeed. The Leeds-based producer makes crepuscular, twitchy, hip hop…


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GET ON UP Get On Up / Fibbers, York / 30.4.14

Get On Up is a big thing. Fibbers at 1am on a Wednesday night was the last place I expected to find a heaving smoking area, queues outside the door…


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mac demarco Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Mac DeMarco’s third release, Salad Days, is undeniably a peak in both sonic and lyrical maturity. In spite of his continued tenuously crustpunk visual, long gone – it would seem…


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syncopy Listen: SyncopY, Tokyo, 9/5/14

It’s impossible to sit still listening to this playlist.  With just a couple of days to go until SyncopY‘s night of electro-swing, we caught up with organiser and DJ, Matt,…


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please please you Listen: Please Please You Stage at YO1 Festival

Please Please You have curated a stage brimming with some of the most exciting current artists, from our local Fawn Spots and Bull, to Leeds’ Menace Beach, Brighton’s Theo Verney…


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Outlook Preview: Outlook Festival, Croatia

Photo credit: Benjamin Eagle Deciphering the distinction between the huge number of increasingly popular Croatian dance music festivals is a daunting one. Each website seems to host a sharply edited…


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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Milk; Village Underground, London, 04/04/14

It’s 2010, and a small crowd are gathered in Spitalfields Market awaiting a free show from Darwin Deez. On the stage appear a soul-band from Essex, complete with saxophones and…


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DARKSIDE Darkside; Coronet Theatre, London, 29/3/14

DARKSIDE is the extraordinary project of electronic musician Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington.  After collaborating together to perform Jaar’s debut album Space Is Only Noise, the two have joined…


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brown brogues Preview: Brown Brogues, Worm, Junk & Luke Saxton; The Woolpack, Tonight.

York’s Bad Paintings record label have gathered an exciting collection of upcoming artists to play The Woolpack tonight – here’s a little introduction. (and a little reminder that it’s free…


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British Sea Power - Shepherds Bush Empire, London 170413 | Photo by Howard Melnyczuk British Sea Power, Fibbers; 08/04/14

British Sea Power were one of my favourite bands I saw at Kendal Calling last summer. I wondered if they would live up to that wild, passionate, yet ethereal performance,…


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maxresdefault Tycho, Oval Space, London; 26/03/14

I expected that my first experience seeing Tycho live would be an actual ‘experience’, and I was right. It seems odd to say “I went to see a band,” when…


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dan croll Dan Croll – Sweet Disarray

Following a string of intriguing and gratefully received singles since late 2012, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Croll has more than marked himself out as “one to watch”. After debut…


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oscar Wearing Your Art on Your Sleeve: Interview with Jay Pee

Jay Pee a.k.a Johnny Packham is an artist and illustrator based in Leeds, who bears a distinctive, often grotesque style. I caught up with him to discuss album artwork, the process of…


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British Sea Power - Shepherds Bush Empire, London 170413 | Photo by Howard Melnyczuk Preview: British Sea Power/ Fibbers, York. 8 April 14

Indie-rock band British Sea Power (who hail from Brighton, although three of the band members originally come from Natland , near Kendal, Cumbria) leave behind the traditional touring circuit, comprising…


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Green man Preview: Green Man Festival

North Wales’ family-run Green Man Festival lies nestled at the feet of the imposing Black Mountains. Its name, referring to the figure of a man’s face adorned with leaves- a…


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10153280_699875146745033_123474036_n Earl Sweatshirt, Electric Brixton; 23/03/14

Meet Stan. Stan was there at the peak of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All collective’s rise to popularity in 2010, and was pretty obsessed. Walking back from…


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elbow Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything

Over the course of their impressive twenty-two years together, Elbow have progressed from rather humble beginnings, playing their first gigs in pubs in a small northern town just outside of…


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