Enter Shikari at First Direct Arena on 9 February

Confetti falling. Pyrotechnics sparking. Amplifiers blasting. LED screens flashing. Never before have I seen such pageantry in the display I saw on this Friday night in February. Enter Shikari put on the show of a lifetime, making full use of the mass amounts of space and scenery provided in the First Direct Arena. They are […]

Bury Tomorrow at Leeds Stylus on 18 January

The first gig of the year for yours truly was expected to be a barnburner, as Bury Tomorrow brought the battle to Stylus on the grounds of Leeds University Union on a wintery Thursday night. O to feel young again, after so many unforgettable memories of gigs witnessed between these four walls. Like holy ground, […]

Art School Girlfriend @ Oporto Bar – 8 November 2023

There is nothing quite like the sensation of coming in from the cold to the warmth. That much rang true on this chilly November night in the heart of the City of Leeds. Shrugging off the cold was easy, entering the comforting warmth of Oporto Bar. Much can be said for its charm, from the […]

Live at Leeds in The City on 14 October Part 1

Leeds was transformed into a colosseum of music, as renowned music venues across the City dedicated themselves for the day (and night) to the latest and hottest rising stars in British music. It could not have been better – the atmosphere was electric, with enthusiasm abuzz regardless of the hour. As I heard many times […]