Category Archives: Live

Tramlines 2013

Across Sheffield, Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July It seems barely five minutes ago when Tramlines; Sheffield’s very own metropolitan festival, launched back in 2009. Bringing together a diverse mix of local & national acts across some of the city’s … Continue reading

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Tramlines 2012

They grow up so quick. It seems like only yesterday I attended the first ever Tramlines back in 2009. Now with three successful years under its belt, Sheffield’s fun filled free weekender is back, and as usual promises to bigger and better than ever before… Continue reading

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Vibrations Magazine – Slam Dunk Festival 2012

Returning for its seventh incarnation, it seems a lifetime ago since I attended the first ever Slam Dunk Festival way back in 2006. And how things have changed. It’s nice to see that from a single stage out on Millennium … Continue reading

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Glastonbury Festival 2011

With its 40th Birthday celebrations in 2010 received as an undisputed success, the challenge for Michael and Emily Eavis this year was deliver something equally diverse and memorable, without the grand sense of occasion to fall back on. Friday 24th … Continue reading

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Villagers @ Sound Control Manchester 24/05/11

It’s not even six months since I last caught Villagers at Leeds Cockpit. Despite having just missed out on the Mercury Prize to The XX only a few weeks or so before the event, Conor O’Brien and co still delivered a breathtaking set.They now return with Ivor Novello songwriting award to their name… Continue reading

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Thursday @ Manchester Academy 3 20/04/11

Ahead of two performances at the 20th Anniversary Groezrock Festival in Belgium, Thursday found the time to celebrate their own anniversary; 10 years since the release of their seminal second album ‘Full Collapse’. Continue reading

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The Hold Steady @ Birmingham Academy 2 06/02/11

What do you get if you cross The Hold Steady and Superbowl Sunday? Massive nights! Pun intended. On support duty, Canadian quintet Wintersleep offered up an entertaining outing , even if thier blend of alt rock lingered between too many … Continue reading

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Band Of Horses @ Leeds Academy 31/01/11

It may only be a matter of months since Band of Horses last graced the UK; with a handful of dates last summer, plus appearances at the Leeds and Reading festivals, but make no mistake, on the back of superb third album Infinite Arms, their return is more than welcome… Continue reading

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Villagers @ Leeds Cockpit 09/12/10

Despite losing out on this year’s Mercury Prize to the xx, it would be unfair to chalk up 2010 as anything but a huge success for this young Irish band. With the Mercury nomination pushing debut ‘Becoming A Jackal’ to attract comparisons with the likes of Bright Eyes, Leonard Cohen and U2, Villagers are making friends in all the right places. Continue reading

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The National @ Manchester Academy 27/11/10

Few bands have enjoyed a better 2010 than American quintet The National. On the back of the release of their fifth studio album ‘High Violet’ in May, the band have enjoyed triumphant shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury … Continue reading

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