2020 has been the year of sustainability, with Leeds leading the way with all sorts of projects in the works to become a greener city. And now, Asda has chosen one of the city’s stores to become its first “sustainability” store.
Kicking off yesterday, Asda’s Middleton superstore becomes the first in the country of its kind. It has partnered with a range of big brands such as PG Tips, Vimto, Kellogg’s, Radox, and Persil to give access to the products that customers love- witho
It's been two months since titanic trio Headie One, AJ Tracey, and Stormzy collided on 'Ain't it Different', and its finally had a garage spin thrown on it. Conducta has released his take on the track, and as ever, it goes in. There seemed to be no stopping Headie One, as his album 'Edna' hurtled towards a number 1 this week. As he now sits triumphantly in first position, you can read our take on it HERE.
Commencing last night at 10pm with its first episode, Gorillaz' new show 'Song Machine Radio' is to be a four epsiode showcase of "personalised music selections, special guests, non-music discussions, and segments with Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett." Each episode will be hosted by a different member of the cartoon band, kicking off last night with 2D. This show comes in advance of their upcoming album which will be out Friday, featuring artists including
The past year has been undeniably triumphant for Tottenham-rapper Headie One. Contrasting from January, which saw his return to prison for four months following a charge of knife possession; to now, ten months on, where the notorious 'King of Drill' has just topped the UK chart with his 20-piece album Edna, which has since been streamed 25.5 million times. Stylistically, this album is an elegant move away from his earlier beginnings in drill. The artist that once had a dark,
This Thursday is the return of Bristol-based UKG legend Dr Banana to the north, for a socially-distanced, sit-down Garage Special. Hosted by 23 Degrees, The Old Red Bus Station will see him play alongside some of Leeds' most well-versed selectors: Tañ, Hurrell, Wudini and Ansza. COVID-19 Safety measures are in place throughout the venue in order to ensure people's safety. Please note this also currently includes reduced volume levels to keep in line with Government guidance.
It's been 42 years since Fleetwood Mac's former No.1 album Rumours sat in the top 10. Since its release in 1977, the album has enjoyed global success - spending 31 weeks at the top after its release. As of this week, the band's iconic album jumped back to No.7 after a viral TikTok video featured the song Dreams, sparking a resurgence in many listening to their music. The video, posted by Nathan Apodaca (@420doggface208), sees him getting pulled along by a skateboard whilst si
London-based writer James Holland has compiled together a playlist of music from all around the globe, picking out wrong records for the right people. The tracks he is compiling together come under the elusive label of weird bangers and international gems. Both weird and banger are subjective terms and I’ll define them as such: if I say it’s a weird banger then it is a weird banger. (Banger doesn’t mean club track, most of these are not going anywhere near a club). I will tr
Vessel Records celebrates its milestone 10th release with a four tracker from one of the UK's finest producers of high quality house and techno, Mark Ambrose. Founder of Crayon Records and having released on far too many reputable imprints to name, Mark is a stalwart of the scene and has contributed three brand new original tracks as well as an old favourite of many for VES010 titled 'Mystery Club House Trax'. The EP kicks off with 'Space & Sound', a bubbling opener with a pu
Artio are an alt pop outfit oozing out of Leeds, gaining plenty of attention in the Leeds music scene and coverage from To The Local and BBC Introducing. The band didn't let lockdown slow them down one bit, they released a new EP, performed on live-streams and planned socially distanced shows. On Tuesday the 20th of October, the band will be playing an all seated show at The Wardrobe. It’s their first show since our Leeds tour date launching our EP ‘Backbone’ on March 13th
At this point, Osquello seems unstoppable. After a summer of success with single Lovers Fool and genre-defying album Osqstock, the autumn brings a new phase of experimentation for the London-based rapper. As a master of the game in jazzy melodies, hip-hop infused beats and reflective lyrics, Osquello's next step needed to be a big one. Enter Restless: a track underpinned by a fresh UKG beat and twinkling piano touches that entwines Osquello's sophisticated and jazzy style. Re