Gig Review: Rebecca Ferguson

Upon arrival to the City Hall, seated on row E and very close to the stage, I prepared myself for a certain someone or something called ‘Chelsea.’ I got this information from the group of 20-somethings seated in front of me chanting the name and holding up a sign expressing their love for ‘Chelsea’. Not soon after, all was revealed and on came singer-songwriter, and support act, Chelsea Alice Scott – to...

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Gig Review: Bugzy Malone

Risen from the depths of Manchester’s darkest slums, comes the Berghaus-sporting, unapologetically-Mancunian, grime mogul Bugzy Malone, touching down in the Steel City as part of his headline tour. Following the explosive release of his EP ‘Facing Time’, Bugzy has decided to tear the nation in half with a series of appearances across the country. Appearing almost immediately after Isiah Dreads as if by some sort of...

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Gig Review: Crystal Castles

When I was younger I had an ornate fear of dark woods, of uninhabited forests where things lurk bewildered to my imagination. Fear tended to lurk behind, beyond and within the pines. Simply the fear of the unknown; that’s what being scared of the dark is. As I grow older this fear shrinks but, as I enter the Leadmill, as I drink a gin and tonic, as I wait for the slender shadows of him and her to appear, the duo who make up the...

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Gig Review: Johnny Lloyd

I am bundled through a small door after climbing the disabled ramp and spun back and forth, to and fro by crowds of teenagers, crowds of quiffs and crowds of eyes peering, waiting, and anxiously debating what is to come. I have entered the snake pit, the gladiator’s arena. I am hunched over the bar at the Harley with its dim lit, miasmic gutter-esque atmosphere. Yet its beauty is hidden in its charm. This beauty will only blossom when...

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Gig Review: Lonely The Brave

Lonely The Brave’s UK tour got underway in Sheffield on Friday 30th September with an impressive performance at the Steel City’s Plug venue. On the back of releasing their second album, ‘Things Will Matter’, in May followed by a successful festival season which saw the Cambridge quintet hit the likes of Latitude and Y Not – Lonely The Brave finally headed out on a full 15-date UK tour across September and...

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Fickle Friends at Leadmill
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Fickle Friends at Leadmill

Currently touring in the USA, the Brighton-based bubbly/pop band Fickle Friends were playing at the epic venue The Leadmill, Sheffield, on the 26th of February. They were supported by the Liverpool-quartet Clean Cut Kid and it resulted in a funky atmosphere. The headliners of the night said more about their music, and the whole process of working on their creations. Natti, the female lead singer said: ”When it comes to writing...

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