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Track Premiere: Carnivals – ‘In Her Eyes’

On ‘In Her Eyes’, the second track to be unveiled from his forthcoming Yearn EP, Sheffield’s Stewart Green – aka Carnivals – continues to trade in the highly romanticised style of ambient balladry that’s seen him a perennial blog sweetheart for the best part of 18 months now. Sure, he’s …

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Tramlines festival 2013 review

For the fifth July running, Sheffield was turned into a weekend long street party as revellers soaked up sunshine, beer and music from all genres and walks of life giving off a unique vibe. The inner-city festival, Tramlines, showcases the cities arts, culture and musicians who shone proving there’s

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BOTW Moodboard: Young Dreams

We asked our current BOTW – Norway’s Young Dreams – to put together a moodboard for us detailing what goes into inspiring the melting pot that is their kaleidoscopic, orchestral-tinged indie rock. The result was interesting to say the least; ranging from neckties to butcher’s knives…

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Interview: Crushed Beaks

Practically the resident house band at Shoreditch boozer The Old Blue Last, Crushed Beaks have been blaring out mucky, shoegazey noise around London venues for a couple of years now. Their first double A-side, ‘Sun-Dogs/Close-ups’, was all droning guitars and bass-heavy drums that trashed any chance of hearing the vocals.

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BOTW Playlist: Hey Sholay

Our current BOTW – Sheffield’s Hey Sholay, who we introduced you to yesterday – put together a playlist taking us through a mix of their influences, past and present. It’s an eclectic collection; veering between the dizzying jazz of Miles Davis and Chet Baker to classic cuts from Bowie, …

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Label Profile: Drop Dead Clothing Co.

At 25 Oli Sykes has had a worldwide successful metalcore band and clothing line for 7 years, based in Steel City Sheffield and firmly a part of the diy internet business revolution of the broadband era Drop Dead Clothing Co. capitalised on the conditions being right and with £500 from …

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Live Review: Lucy Rose @ The Plug, Sheffield, 05/06/2012

When Lucy Rose arrived on stage at The Plug, she was greeted by a large crowd despite it being her first time in Sheffield. The pocket-sized singer-songwriter opened with ‘Middle Of The Bed’, her breakthrough single, and from then on in things  got better and better.

She might be small …

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Live Review: Adam Ant

When you look back at pivotal moments in music and fashion the late 70′s/early 80′s was one of the most exciting as punk crossed over to new romantics Adam Ant was the leader of the movement. The flamboyant pop star has had an interesting career, from working with Malcolm McLaren …

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Watching Paint Dry #2 – ‘It’s not so grim up north, A trip to Leeds’

Evening all, now usually I roam the streets of the big smoke, but I’ve had somewhat of a crazy week which led me to the fair north. The fine city of Leeds in particular. As a virgin of the city I really had no idea just how much paint got …

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Live Review: The Airborne Toxic Event

It might be Bonfire night on Saturday but Friday night at the Leadmill is full of sparklers. American pop-rocker’s The Airborne Toxic Event have sold-out the iconic venue, which, on arrival, as the support band, The Chevin begin there is plenty of 30-plus year olds sipping on their ale. The …

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