• Music

    Live at Leeds 2019: What To Expect

    It’s no doubt Live At Leeds 2019 is set to be one of the biggest yet. With names like Kate Tempest, BRIT Critics Choice winner Sam Fender, and Sundara Karma all set to play, it’s no surprise that the festival has been renowned for its ‘unrivalled discovery’ of new talent and award winning music. With a vast array of talent spread across a large number of Leeds’ greatest venues on the 4th of May, including The Wardrobe, The Key Club, Refectory, and the O2 Academy, Live At Leeds really is a festival to go to if you want a day of amazing music and chill vibes. Inviting a stellar cast…

  • Archive

    Live At Leeds: 30/04/16

    Live At Leeds celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, with a successful day full of live music. The annual festival’s line up boasted 180+ acts, performing on twenty-two different stages across the city. With such a huge variety of bands and artists for the 10,000+ strong crowds to see, there was certainly something for everyone. We headed down to the festival to catch the best up-and-coming artists from across the UK. 2:00pm – Flawes – The Wardrobe The first act we went to see was Huddersfield-based band Flawes. The alternative pop trio performed in the basement of The Wardrobe, a dark venue lit by multi-coloured fairy lights, giving the feeling…

  • Archive

    Live At Leeds Preview: Interview – VITAMIN

    If you’re a local in the Leeds area you’ve probably either been to see local band VITAMIN or seen a tonne of posters promoting their many gigs in the city. The group, who met at school, have had a successful career so far, receiving praise from BBC Introducing… and being played on Radio 1 numerous times. We caught up with lead singer Jared to talk about their return to the festival and their upcoming debut album. Q: You performed at Live At Leeds last year – which venue did you play at and what was the atmosphere like on the day? A: We loved Live at Leeds last year! We…

  • Archive

    Live At Leeds Preview: Venue Guide

    It’s back! Saturday 30th April 2016 welcomes Live at Leeds as it returns to West Yorkshire bringing with it over 73 fresh acts. Headliners include a woman who has recently dominated the charts with her new album I Cry When Laugh and scored 5 UK number one hits since 2014; Jess Glynne. This year it is more than just amazing talent being celebrated, as the annual event has reached its tenth anniversary. Bringing the biggest pop sensations and the freshest talent to the beautiful city of Leeds, the event makes great use of the outstanding venues throughout the city. Approximately 22 of Leeds’ venues will be used as platforms for…

  • Archive

    Live At Leeds Preview: Interview – Shura

    One of the most highly anticipated artists at this years Live At Leeds Festival is Manchester born singer/songwriter and producer Shura. Having made the longlist on the ‘BBC Sound of’ poll back in 2015, Shura has released a string of successful singles including ‘2Shy’ and ‘Touch’, and her debut album Nothing’s Real is set for release on July 8th. We caught up with Shura before her performance at Live At Leeds to find out how she’s looking forward to the festival. Q: Hi Shura! How are you feeling about playing Live At Leeds this year? A: Super excited about returning to Leeds! I had a great time playing the city…

  • Archive

    Preview: Live At Leeds 2016

    Live At Leeds is back again this month and proudly celebrating its tenth anniversary with a huge line-up full of established and up-and-coming acts. The award-winning metropolitan festival will take place this year on Saturday 30th April in a variety of venues across Leeds and presents a convenient opportunity for fans to see new emerging artists as well as more established acts in different locations across Leeds – all in one jam-packed day! With the festival now in its tenth year, a huge accolade for such a small music event, the Live At Leeds line-up this year is bigger and better than ever before. With a variety of artists from across…

  • Archive

    Scouting For Girls: O2 Academy Leeds, 11/12/15

    Back in December, at Leeds’ O2 Academy, Scouting For Girls entertained the majorly teenage crowd with classic hits from their decade-long poptastic career. Opening with the theme tune of cult classic Star Wars, the stage is set and ready for a night full of classic hits and laughter from all. Referring to the audience as the “fifth member of the band,” frontman Roy Stride makes it clear that the 90-minute show is all about having a good time and dancing until your feet hurt. A trip down memory lane, Scouting For Girls play hit after hit, with heyday classics such as ‘Heartbeat,’ ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ and ‘I Wish…

  • Archive

    Polar Collective Interview

    Polar Collective are a four-piece boyband based in Ipswich. Formed four years ago after meeting in school, Jake Cardy (vocals), Adam Dodd (vocals, guitar), Ally Newbigging (saxophone, vocals) and Gryphen Ford (drums, vocals) are now on a mission to deliver their poppy sound to every corner of the UK. I spoke to the band about what their journey has been like so far, how the North compares to the South and what’s coming up for Polar Collective. 1. Polar Collective have been together for four years now, where did you meet and what led to you all making music together? Adam: We kind of met at different times really, you…

  • Archive

    Leeds Festival Line Up!

      Leeds and Reading festival are happy to announce that the Libertines are the third headliners of this year’s 3-day event. Having made their main stage debut in 2003 and returning in 2004, Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell and John Hassall are happy to be joining Metallica and Mumford and Sons over the August bank holiday weekend following a short hiatus. “I’ve just woken up and I can’t stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.” Says Doherty.Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn says, “What a band to announce as our third headliner. The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys…

  • Archive

    Kimberly Anne at Trinity Street Church

    Refreshing: is the word that comes to mind when you watch the South-London artist Kimberly Anne perform. In Leeds Trinity Street Church (a beautiful location may I add) the new upcoming artist performed with passion. Her talents oozed out of her. She stood with her guitar, foot pedal and a xylophone – plus the help of a very good gentleman drummer – and simply let the music speak for itself. Kimberly has a few songs out called ‘Bury It There’ and ‘Liar’- two acoustically driven songs with a small hint of a classic indie sound. I had gone into the event thinking that Kimberly Anne would not be my cup…