Upon arrival at tonight’s gig, those accustomed with Headrow House might have been taken aback, as the venue looks more like a foggy graveyard than an event space… The 200-capacity room is being continuously pumped with smoke, making seeing more than a few feet in front of you a challenge, yet conjures an intense and unique atmosphere that couldn’t feel more suiting and effective for tonight’s event; the residency of
Swans’ final UK tour in their current iteration is testament to the redemptive power of savage noise.
What our roving reporters got up to on the Saturday at Live At Leeds 2017.
Adore//Repel marked the launch of their debut album ‘Empty Orchestra’ with a passionate set at the 360 Club in Leeds.
Former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and his current band The Rattlesnakes descended upon Leeds.
Leeds three-piece Brooders justify their hype with a short but highly kinetic set.
by Ed Biggs and John Tindale The angular, acoustically unfriendly environs of Leeds’ Millennium Square is the setting for The Cribs’ latest homecoming spectacular. The square has always felt quite hemmed in when adapted to be used as an open-air city centre venue, with gigs there never quite feeling large enough to feel like really big events, and the sound invariably ricocheting off the tall buildings that surround it. However, it’s unquestionably a lot
by John Tindale and Ollie Rankine Live At Leeds is now in its 10th year, and has already built a strong reputation for itself as being the best inner city festival in the UK. But after creating a certain degree of excitement, the news of headliner Jess Glynne pulling out mere hours before the festival’s start the day hardly begins on a strong note…
by Lauren James When Muse announced a fortnight ago that they were embarking on a surprise small venue tour, something stirred in Musers of old. Now more accustomed to spying the action though binoculars at a festival, fans salivated at the prospects of a low-key, academy tour where the whites of the Teignmouth trio’s eyes could actually be seen. Looking around the room of fans at Manchester Academy on Sunday
by Matthew Langham and Ed Biggs The War On Drugs stopped off in Leeds on their victory lap of the UK, celebrating the slow-burning commercial success of last year’s Lost In The Dream, this publication’s runner-up for album of 2014. The band’s growth has been such that tonight’s gig had to be upgraded in venue size from the Brudenell Social Club to the O2 Academy, and the album’s reputation burgeoned