Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound

With sonic alacrity and musical ferocity the Leeds trio Menace Beach are back. They return with news of their third album Black Rainbow Sound, which is due out August 31st via Memphis Industries, and are sharing the album-titled first single from the record online now. The pop perfect track is visceral and vibrant, with slicesContinue reading “Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound”

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.

Sky Larkin: wave after wave of brilliance

Given that they are about to kick of their UK tour to support new album Motto, the one subject to rave reviews, 8/10 ratings and general buzz, Katie Harkin, founder, writer, singer and guitarist of Sky Larkin would be forgiven for feeling nervous or frantic, buzzing about the attention she is receiving and anxious asContinue reading “Sky Larkin: wave after wave of brilliance”

Live At Leeds 2013

Leeds is a city brimming with musical talent and enthusiasm, every northern street oozing some kind of inspiration and output, and the annual Live At Leeds festival sees a whole host of bands join the homegrown musicians to celebrate and showcase the best in new music. This year, the city slicking festival’s seventh year, sawContinue reading “Live At Leeds 2013”

Live At Leeds 2013

  It’s important to know (and I say this as someone who lives in London and grew up dreaming of doing so) that the capital is not always where it is at. Cities across the UK are bubbling with creativity and musical delight, and in fact the more succinct style of many cities means thatContinue reading “Live At Leeds 2013”