Peter Darling – Vermilion Bay

Simmering with haunting vocals and swoops of quivering mournful guitar, Peter Darling‘s new track Vermilion Bay is a glorious and hypnotic contemplation on life, death, and the little moments in the middle. Like the sun lowering itself in the sky, or the changing autumnal leaves, there’s an inevitable maudlin beauty to the track, which isContinue reading “Peter Darling – Vermilion Bay”

Visions Festival

In the year when the successful Camden Crawl folded, the outlook for Visions was mixed. Was the RIP of CC a sign that we are over wristband festivals, or was it just that new blood is needed. After a successful debut last year, the Hackney one-dayer, with 28 bands playing across four venues, complete withContinue reading “Visions Festival”

Menace Beach – Tennis Court

Slacker punk from Leeds’ finest trio, (possibly, I haven’t done a full analysis of how number of members correlates with  musical quality) this is the brilliant Tennis Court by Menace Beach. Starting of more ambient and gentle than past performances, it soon breaks into vibrant and frantic pummeling of the best variety.

Fearless Vampire Killers – Live At Cockpit, Leeds

Having watched a couple of their videos online and read the odd review it seemed that Fearless Vampire Killers were both receiving a range of reviews and creating a range of music, this was going to be an interesting one. In the more intimate (sweaty) surroundings of Cockpit Room 2 the small crowd was slowlyContinue reading “Fearless Vampire Killers – Live At Cockpit, Leeds”