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Posts Tagged ‘leeds’

Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles introduce the new single and video for Moonlit Strangers

The beautifully shot video for Moonlit Strangers features a snorting horse, eery coloured smoke and lovelorn children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles by Rachel Morris

Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles by Rachel Morris*

Leeds based Chamber Pop band Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles release new track Moonlit Strangers with an accompanying video. Lush orchestration and multi-layered vocals tell a tale of loneliness and heartbreak like no other. Ben from the band tells us more...

The lyrics for the song:
I have had the idea kicking around for a while. A house in the middle of a landscape in which a lady lives alone, wishing but not expecting anyone to visit her – then, on a wild night!, her ‘true love’ arrives out of nowhere. There is a certain Bronte-ness about it. I thought about who would have a lonely life in the middle of nowhere and why they were there and decided that a gatehouse on a lock would work nicely especially as it would bring water imagery to the lyrics … which I am fond of! I tend to build up huge stories about each of my songs … I like the idea that each person who listens to it could make up their own scenarios or storylines … but this… read more

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An interview with Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney of Lord Whitney

Meet Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney of Lord Whitney; they create astonishing set designs and props, all infused with a big sense of fun.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lord Whitney by Liam Henry. Lord Whitney are not your average design team: within the space of just a few years, this unique partnership between trained graphic designers Amy Lord […]

Meet Submotion Orchestra, a new musical collective from Leeds

Leeds based musical collective Submotion Orchestra release the beautiful debut album Finest Hour in June 2011, mixing elements of jazz, dubstep and soul.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Submotion Orchestra by Clive McFarland. Submotion Orchestra are a Leeds based seven piece who fuse jazz, dubstep and soul: a modern day musical collective in the style of those 90s […]

An Interview with Kee Boutique, purveyor of vintage and handmade clothing and accessories…

Kee Boutique is a Leeds based vintage and handmade clothes shop based in a gorgeous 1930’s art deco building. The owner sources vintage dresses, makes clothes from second hand fabric and then sells them through a number of different channels. Jealous?! Moi?!...

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Kee Boutique illustration by Faye West Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with myself. You know, life stuff. I am incredibly grateful for my […]

The I Like Trains interview: singer Dave Martin answers my Q&A

I Like Trains have been one of my favourite bands for a long long time. After a significant break they're back with a brand new album and tour... as they embark on their UK leg I found out how it's been going so far, and how climate change inspired the lyrics for He Who Saw The Deep.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Like Trains by Gemma Smith. You are currently on a very extensive tour: what prompted the decision to do such a big tour? The best way to promote an […]

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Vessels at The Queen of Hoxton – Live Review

The Leeds-based experimental-rockers were joined by Stuart Warwick and Humanfly at the Queen of Hoxton on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Written by Gemma Milly

Vessels by Faye West It was with more than a little excitement and anticipation that I arrived at the bar-cum-club that is the Queen of Hoxton on a rainy Wednesday […]

A chat with Vessels on tour in Europe.

Leeds post rock band Vessels are just about to return to our shores after a lengthy European tour, so I decided to find out what makes them tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vessels by Octavi Navarro. I am somewhat enamoured with the new EP from Vessels, a Leeds band who favour an expansive yet melodic post rock orchestral sound. A few days […]

Our Broken Garden: The making of the Garden Grow video with Broken Pixel

Ashley Dean of Broken Pixel talks about his production of the fab Fraggle Rock inspired video for Our Broken Garden's latest single Garden Grow, out now on Bella Union. Read on to find out how it was made.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Dean, as depicted by Russty Brazil. I recently reviewed the superb second album from Our Broken Garden, so when Ashley Dean got in touch to tell me he was […]

Zine Symposium Review

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the first installment.

Written by Amelia Wells

The London Zine Symposium, held last week at the Rag Factory, was full to the bustle with a variety of cheery people, all sharing in the spirit of DIY; flicking […]

Festival Preview: Latitude

Come one, come all, to Suffolk. Suffolk? Yes, Suffolk. There's a really bloody brilliant festival there.

Written by Ian Steadman

The first festival I ever had the fortune to attend was Latitude 2007. Still a fresher at university, still fresh-faced and just a little naïve; a small hatchback, four friends, […]

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Trapese Collective – Tools for Social Change Course

Written by Zofia Walczak

Who:  Trapese Popular Education Collective When:  27th March 2010  to 3rd April 2010 Where:  Ragman’s Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, near Gloucester Cost:  Deposit of £50 to secure a place […]

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Leeds Uni Community Week

Written by Grace Beaumont

Last week was Community Week in Leeds, meaning all week Leeds University Union hosted various events on their campus aimed at students and ways in which we can make a […]

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Squatting a school to reclaim it for the community

Community led action shaming the quick-fix money making council...

Written by Grace Beaumont

A group of Squatters have taken up residency in an iconic building, Royal Park Primary School in Hyde Park Leeds, with the purpose to reclaim the derelict school for the […]

Nous Vous: We, You, and Everyone we Know.

Illustration Collective, Leeds

Written by Alice Watson

Good things come in fours. The Beatles, leaves of clovers, aces in a pack and now boys from Leeds. The quartet go by the name Nous Vous (French for “We […]

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The Common Place Fundraiser

Written by Prudence Ivey

Photograph by Kate Huthwaite. Leeds, hotbed of radical politics, is the natural home of a venue like The Common Place. A collectively run, community-minded space, it hosts gigs, clubnights, political […]