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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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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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Vibratons Feature – Insect Guide (November 2010, Issue 15)

Squirrel feeding, Lady Gaga and chance encounters in libraries. Not all at once mind. That would be silly. “The masterplan is just to make music and fall asleep”, Insect Guide tell Tom Bailey. Continue reading

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The Get Up Kids @ Leeds Cockpit 29/06/10

Support: The Xcerts I feel somewhat cheated. After seeing The Get Up Kids twice last year, on what was originally billed as their ‘last ever UK tour’, seeing them again only a year later seems a bit wrong. That said, … Continue reading

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Vibrations Reviews – Live At Leeds 2010 01/05/10

It’s been a long time since I’ve been up on the wrong side of 11am on a Saturday morning. But of course, this is no ordinary Saturday morning. Returning for its fourth annual outing Live At Leeds is back bigger … Continue reading

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The Swellers @ Leeds Cockpit 25/04/10

Support:  We Stand Victorious, Tonight We Fire, Dead Message, All Or Nothing Never trust a 6pm start. Not even on a Sunday. Arriving at the Cockpit at a fashionably late 7pm and hoping to catch only the briefest of glimpses … Continue reading

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Motion City Soundtrack @ Leeds Cockpit 23/03/10

Support: Jenny Owen Youngs The start of a new tour is always exciting for any band. For Motion City Soundtrack there’s added cause for celebration, having just released fourth album ‘My Dinosaur Life’ despite numerous setbacks which delayed its recording. … Continue reading

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LiveTheScene.com – Motion City Soundtrack Interview

Fresh from supporting Blink 182 in the states, and returning to the UK with new release ‘My Dinosaur Life’, LTS caught up with Motion City Soundtrack’s keyboardist Jesse Johnson to discuss recording, broken bones and their lack of gang vocals. … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Club @ Leeds Cockpit 02/03/10

Support: Title Fight, Shook Ones 2009 was a busy year for rising New York quintet Polar Bear Club – visiting the UK on three occasions; first supporting The Gaslight Anthem, before doing their own headline tour and then playing the … Continue reading

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Thrice @ Leeds Cockpit 18/01/10

Support: Telegraphs, We Are The Ocean Despite making this rare journey to UK shores primarily as support for Brand New’s mega Wembley gig later this week, a flurry of headline dates from Thrice is still something to be celebrated regardless. … Continue reading

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