2Q Festival 2017 – Derby - Derby has its own music festival! 105 bands, musicians and poets performing in 11 venues across the city! We tried to take in as much of it as we can, which extended to six bands and one musician in four venues across the city.
Review: Rixe at the Temple of Boom, Leeds - Rixe fans dominate a gig nominally headlined by Eagulls, and we were there in the middle of the Tasmanian devil whirlwind that passes for a mosh pit at the Temple of Boom.
Live at Leeds – Our preview pick of the best bands - Live at Leeds – the “metropolitan festival” - is back on Saturday 29th April - and venues across the city will be hosting loads of bands and solo acts. The line-up has been announced and we pick out the gigs you can’t miss.
Stars of the Lid – Nottingham Contemporary - Sombre Texans Stars of the Lid do their thing in a concrete box in Nottingham! CONTENT WARNING - This account WILL beat about the bush and irritate almost everyone that reads it.
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2016 - Kiss me with apocalypse! Here we are again at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. The 2016 event is the biggest yet, but thankfully, this pagan love drone commune has lost absolutely none of its charms.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – One More Time With Feeling - Nick Cave's last film was life-affirming. This one is too, but only because it will make you clutch those you hold dear with unprecedented vitality.
Review: Neil Young at Leeds Direct Arena - FCK LDN is dedicated to digging into hidden corners of culture outside London, documenting the up and coming. Then someone like Neil Young comes to town; the eternal workman, clad in plaid and we roll over like obedient puppies. Hello, Mr. Soul - we don’t need to give you a reason. This is Neil Young.
Review: Explosions in the Sky, Manchester - Texan soundtrack masters and post-rock Gods Explosions in the Sky played Manchester in April. Karl Hodge didn't go.
Fumaça Preta / Melt Dunes / WTVR – Brighton Bleach - The mighty Acid Box put on an evening of transcendental forward-thinking grooves to counter the St. George Blues.