Category Archives: Leeds

SONG OF THE DAY Caro – Closet Lunatic

Leeds band Caro may have been around for the past 7 or so years, but it was only recently that they released their first album.  Named after a town in France (which, according to an interview I read with the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yard Act – Peanuts

Leeds-based Yard Act are a four-piece with a hell of an eye for detail.  Observing the ‘norm’ and bringing it to life with wit, detail and humor, their lyrical flair takes the lives of people/places, adding narratives to the everyday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sorcerers – Opening Titles

Some albums are created as one piece, consisting of separate tracks but best heard in their entirety and, indeed, in the order in which they were recorded; The Sorcerers latest offering is a fine example of this. Releasing today, In … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – Shamanic Brew

The serpent is back!!  Smooth and sinuous with skin so taut and rhythmic, this snaky sound returns and is armed with more hypnotic sorcery!  This can only mean one thing…..The Sorcerers have completed their new album and with smooth precision … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Magnificent Tape Band – Black Tiger

Founders of Leeds soul and funk label ATA Records, Neil Innes and Pete Williams, a.k.a The Magnificent Tape Band, are to release a new album later this month. Taking inspiration from the more abstract realms of soul, The Subtle Art … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – In Pursuit Of Shai Hulud

“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke Inspired by Ethiopian jazz and the works of Mulatu Astatke, The Sorcerers are a Leeds-based formed by guitarist Pete Williams and bassist Neil … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paper Tiger – Rush

Paper Tiger emerged a few years ago when a few music-obsessed teenagers came together in a bedroom in Wolverhampton.  Their passion for all things musical fused them together, whilst their collaborative creative ideas were born from their shared love for African funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paper Tiger – I’m A Cyborg (But That’s Ok)

I love this big sound! Big beats, big bleeps, big spacey feel and lots of big big love for this dazzling, cosmic song! I heard ‘I’m A Cyborg (But That’s Okay)’ on the radio the other day and was immediately grabbed by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Magnificent Tape Band – Patterns In My Mind (Featuring Rachel Modest)

Founders of Leeds soul and funk label ATA Records Neil Innes and Pete Williams have just released their debut single under the project name The Magnificent Tape Band.  The duo have begun creating their very own slice of soul heaven … Continue reading

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