Browsing All posts tagged under »West Yorkshire«

THE YEAR AT THE HALF: 2012’s best (so far) part 1

July 9, 2012 by

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We’ve been fooling with this post for awhile. We meant to do something like this a few weeks ago, but between school, work, the lack of a cohesive idea, and difficulty agreeing on what should be on the list, it got pushed back. But finally, here we are. There will be some omissions, there may […]

EAGULLS: new 12″

June 29, 2012 by

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I can’t really be arsed to hunt down band biographical information anymore. Not sure if it’s the hip thing to not provide on one’s webpage, but it’s generally impossible to find for many bands anymore. Alas, this will be a short post. Local lads Eagulls play rough-edged garage/punk, and have quickly risen to the top […]

LONG DIVISION PREVIEW (or) WHERE YOU COULD POSSIBLY FIND ME IN WAKEFIELD

May 31, 2012 by

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Long Division is the sort of festival where things can get a bit mental. Like the Great Escape several years ago, this is an event that’s on the rise. Each year brings a better slate of bands, and most importantly, the Yorkshire talent is always rather brilliant – and this year is no different. Each […]

RUNAROUND KIDS / WE ARE LOSERS: split EP

May 30, 2012 by

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It’s been a busy year for Runaround Kids – and it’s not quite June yet. Whilst we’ve covered the band quite in the last several months, there’s always something new to say, whether it’s a gig, festival appearance, or a new release. This time it’s the latter, a split EP with Dublin band We Are […]

THIS MANY BOYFRIENDS “(I SHOULD BE A) COMMUNIST”

May 28, 2012 by

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(Photo by Lucy Johnston) It’s fitting that This Many Boyfriends sound like they’re from Portland. What with Gary Jarman from The Cribs now residing there, and Ryan producing this single, they’ve further bridged the gap between Yorkshire and the American Northwest. It’s another great single this and it only ups the ante for the band’s […]

CHINA RATS “TO BE LIKE I”

May 23, 2012 by

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What a nice surprise to find in my inbox! It appears to be early days for China Rats, but this tune is quite good. If you’d like to hear more, visit their Soundcloud page. According to their PR, there’s a single in the pipeline sometime soon. For fans of The Crookes and The Heartbreaks

HUNTING BEARS

May 22, 2012 by

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(Photo by Gini Sheader) Local group Hunting Bears, who have been knocking about for some time, were lucky enough to get a wee mention in the NME recently. Whilst “Dirty Projectors meets Bon Iver; with orchestral accompaniments” isn’t too far off from properly describing this five-piece, I reckon it doesn’t quite do them justice either. […]