Freedom Mills are setting the standard for socially distanced events in Leeds, marking a standout return with their event last week that welcomed Sound Mag and Rebel Spirit to the Mill. What followed was an evening of roots reggae and dub sounds that reminded us what we've been missing out on. This week the venue are aiming to trudge on through the storm with another weekend of events that shine a light on Leeds' thriving music scene. This Saturday Leeds' raving faithful will
A street literature project is bringing Quarry Hill to life through the written word in
a unique creative event this summer. Led by Leeds-based literary collective Found Fiction, Street Stories celebrates Quarry Hill voices past, present and future. As part of Street Stories, a team of Leeds writers will be writing micro-fiction to be displayed in public spaces, abandoned areas and prominent venues across Quarry Hill. The stories will be published in a guerrilla fashion – t
A new documentary series traces the emergence and impact of grime platform GRM Daily and its founder Posty.
Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story Of GRM Daily delves into how Posty and GRM Daily, which launched as a YouTube channel in 2009, have gained a massive presence and highlighted Black British grime and rap talent to a global audience. In addition to Posty, the docuseries will feature a number of key players in the scene, such as the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Skept
IDLES are not a band without critics. The authenticity of their politics has much been debated by fans and music critics alike; notably Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson branding them as ‘appropriating a working-class voice’ (personally I don’t see this) and recent discussions regarding their ostensibly white male support act choices, in spite of their proudly feminist lyrics. The latter was recieved with sadness by lead singer Joe Talbot, who acknowledged the lack of diversity
As venues continue to permanently close and artists go without income, We Make Events has announced a Global Day of Action on September 30th. This latest effort comes from the non-profit advocacy group behind the RedAlertRESTART movement that swept across the United States and United Kingdom earlier this month. September 1st saw venues throughout both countries light up in red in support of the Restart Act which would provide much-needed support to live music establishments.
The alias of London based electronic producer Joseph Robinson, Indigo Eyes sprung from the artist’s deep fascination with dance music and the UK house scene, citing influences among the likes of Disclosure, AlunaGeorge, and SG Lewis. Having first got a taste for electronic music after sneaking into a Martin Garrix set in Ibiza at 15, the now-19 year old comes bearing new gifts this month in the form of Forbidden, the debut track taken from his upcoming EP ‘Close to You.' Foll
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 apparent disregard for the industry, on the premise that 'there isn't work at the moment', despite the fact that this is the precise reason why an industry would require financial aid in the first place. The Night Tim
“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 their local pub to touring across the country, Sunflower Thieves has become a testament to the duo’s long-standing friendship, ever-growing influences, and personal introspection. “I didn’t study music until after
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 streets”, Laika’s new track Half Moon reignites the charm of his previous tracks, such as Oxytocin, and transports you straight to a hazy autumn in Hyde Park. A part of well-established Leeds label ReadyMeal Sound, Laika c
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 music bought by more fans than any day on the site, a record broken on the first Friday of May.
It is more important than ever to support music of upcoming artists on Bandcamp. We got in touch with Dubrunner, ak