What goes around, comes around. And so the time is almost upon us. September the 8th see’s Karma Fest return to its roots and light up the Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds with one if it’s finest line ups yet. Mark Keds – (ex-Senseless Things) – brings his post-punk outfit Deadcuts, to play alongside, Matt Hollywood …

Leeds post-punk outfit, FEHM, have been a respected featured on the Northern circuits for quite some time now. Their classic approach to sound has not got unnoticed, and forays South and beyond are becoming an even more regular occurrence for a band that has grown not only in reputation, but also in size. As more …

In the never ending quest to unearth bands that hang out mainly off grid in the far corner of the left field, I recently found myself wondering (that’s not a typo – it was wonderful) around Berlin chasing Bowie’s ghost with Juliette from Berlin ‘weird post-punk’ outfit Kamoos. If you want to know more about …

I first stumbled across Jellyskin when they were first on the bill for The Vacant Lots in Leeds. I liked what I saw and heard and made a mental note of the name. Since then, their name keeps popping up, both locally and a wider afield. Following a recent support slot with Shonen Knife we …

Leeds (and beyond) groove merchants, purveyors of some of the Norths finest psych/garage nights & all dayers are set to celebrate their seventh birthday in style later this month with a massive all dayer back on home turf. The Lending room at The Library Leeds see’s Karma present 12 hours of some of the finest …

Brighton three-piece, Projector have just dropped a rather sweet debut single via the ever burgeoning Roadkill Records . ‘Break Your Own Heart’ dances somewhere between shoegaze and the sweeter end of grunge, to bring a rather delightful, very easy, very catchy, very, very lovely tune that has you frantically searching for more food from the …

Hailing from the DIY capital of the North, Leeds band Mesmer Disciples are hard to slip into any particular niche, cock your ear left and they’re a full psyched out Cramps influenced garage band, cock it back the other way and they have gritty Northern sound not too far removed from The Fall, turn around …

I don’t really know why I’m a fan of Mark E Smith and The Fall. Is it the uanabashed Northernness? Is it the mastery of prose? or maybe the fact that he never forgot his roots? I don’t know, but what I do know is that for whatever reason once I’d entered the Wonderful and Frightening …

Not just because it’s my home town, The Fall in Wakefield has always been special. I saw them here for the first time back in 1983 (For the record: First time Brix played with the band). It was the start of a mild obsession that has lasted to this day, and despite seeing them oh …

Hollands third finest export (after Orangeboom, and gouda) have just dropped their latest video ’94 Civic’. The track, taken from their soon to be released, and eagerly anticipated, debut album – Save Another Soul – is a homage to the bands early days spent driving round in a beat up old car that they inherited …