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September 28, 2020

Uk nightlife bosses have criticised the government after Health and Care Minister Helen Whateley claimed that "It doesn’t make sense to continue supporting jobs where there simply isn’t work at the moment.”

Speaking on Sky News, the minister seemed to exhibit an apparen...

September 28, 2020

“I swore to myself I wasn’t going to be a musician,” laughs Lily Sturt-Bolshaw. This promise didn’t last long. Now, Sturt-Bolshaw and Amy Illingworth front the hypnotizing dream folk band Sunflower Thieves. After years of performing together, from covering songs in the...

September 25, 2020

Happy Friday! We’re welcoming the weekend with our second instalment of the ones-to-watch - this week's releases are all seriously diverse and not to be missed. Hope you enjoy!

Laika – Half Moon

Described as a “hazy tale of lost souls wondering the redbrick str...

September 24, 2020

On March 20, as the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to be understood, Bandcamp made the bold choice of waiving their share of revenue for artists and labels who were cancelling shows and delaying album releases left and right. The result was more mu...

September 24, 2020

Luna Pines are a Leeds duo who have released an onslaught of music throughout 2020, all of which demonstrates their incredible ability to fuse pop and dance music in a euphoric and melodic way. They’ve already picked up huge support from BBC Introducing London and Sofa...

September 23, 2020

A survey conducted by Musicians' Union has found that one-third of professional musicians are unable to access emergency support, and are consequently considering quitting. It was also revealed that 70% of these musicians are unable to do their usual work, and 87% of m...

September 18, 2020

With the announcement of their upcoming merge with Hatch Records, and with a new release from Van Houten out today, we thought what better time to have a chat with Leeds-based label Clue Records. Created in 2012 by Scott lewis and Ste Langton, Clue has released music f...

September 18, 2020

Following the curation of our weekly New Music Friday column by Joe Childs, it felt only natural to steer this concept down a more organic route too, celebrating the abundance of up-and-coming artists that circulate Leeds and its surroundings. Finding music that is dis...

September 17, 2020


Set up by Richard Byers, aka Front Bench, during his time at university, 199 is a Leeds-based night that seeks to showcase the growing talents of local DJs and producers. Since lockdown has inevitably affected their ability to throw parties, the team have taken it upo...

September 17, 2020

It's been a year and a half since front man Keith Flint tragically passed away, but, as teased on social media by Maxim and Liam Howlett, The Prodigy's legacy continues. 

On September 15th, the group shared an image on instagram with the caption "Studio bizniz this mont...

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