The best live gigs coming up in Leeds this week, including Bombay Bicycle Club, Isobel Campbell, Colossal Squid, Wire and the second edition of RIFFFEST.
A bland and often banal mish-mash of elements from their four previous albums, Bombay Bicycle Club’s grand comeback is a serious disappointment.
‘God First’, Jack Steadman’s first solo statement outside of Bombay Bicycle Club, is occasionally intriguing but too messy to be consistent.
To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album