Big Special: at Key Club on 8 May

A new single, a debut album, a UK/EU headline tour and festival appearances – 2024 is a huge year for Black Country duo Big Special. Big Special – A visceral assault on softer dispositions; a collision of skullcrunching guitars, head-wobbling synths and face-belting drums. Couple this with darkly humorous observations of personal mental struggle in […]

Van Houten: at The Brudenell on 29 March

The Leeds shoegaze band released their debut album ‘The Tallest Room’ on 22 March, via groundbreaking new label imprint Clue Records / EMI North. Founded on seven years of friendship through times thick and thin and a shared obsession with exploring the fuzziest, far-out corners of 90’s guitar music, Leeds-based sextet Van Houten is ready to show us what they’ve been […]

In Conversation With Holly Rolfe

Singer/songwriter Holly studies at Leeds Conservatoire and is looking forward to the release on 26 January of her song, Words Ain’t Enough, followed by the video on 2 February. We thought we’d find out more….. Is the Conservatoire your only link with Leeds? “I moved to Leeds in September 2022, the only reason being to […]

Spielmann: New Single (and a Christmas Secret)

Leeds-based multi-instrumentalist songwriter, composer and producer Spielmann has released his new single, ‘A Better Man’. Spielmann: “A Better Man AKA The Kind Of Guy You’d Tell Your Friends About is thematically borne out of sitting in a lot of rooms with a lot of tedious men, not saying I’m not one of them. Probs my […]