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LOOKING back, perhaps the first real portent of the way this year would unfold more sourly than most was our loss of that architect of the scratchy, jagged riff and leader of the Gang of Four, Andy Gill, early in February. At midsummer, casting our eyes over the first half of a year turned upside …

As the figurehead of Leeds hailing post-punk icons Gang of Four, Andy Gill sowed musical seeds across an array of artists with his four-decade spanning song writing reign: from the likes of St. Vincent, who declares Gill as her favourite guitarist, to the Red-Hot Chilli Peppers (whose debut album was produced by Gill). It is therefore the …

Although more of a solo project for Andy Gill who, following the departure of Jon King is now the only original member, there’s still enough of Gang of Four in this gang of one (yeah, I couldn’t pass it up…) to make it a worthwhile listen. Anyone expecting a record bathed in the searing angular …

Legendary post-punks Gang of Four have returned with a new video to accompany their brilliant single ‘Change the Locks’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Happy Now’, out April 19th via Townsend Music. If you were expecting abrasive, angular guitar music then Change the Locks will surprise you, although as the bands Andy Gill says  “I’m …

Gang of Four ‘Complicit’ EP (April 20, 2018) Gang of Four started in 1977 and its first phase, incorporating several changes of lineup, lasted until 1983. As guitarist, composer, producer and lyric writer, Andy Gill was and remains the band’s driving force. Co-produced by Gill himself alongside Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode) and Ross Orton (M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys), …

Legendary post-punks Gang of Four are back with new material, their first since 2016’s acclaimed ‘What Happens Next’ album. It comes in the way of an EP, Complicit, out on April 13th and ahead of that they’ve released a new track – Lucky. Written by guitarist Andy Gill and frontman John ‘Gaoler’ Sterry, with the …

Long Division 2016 launched itself into the weekend with post-punk outfit Gang of Four. For some reason they’ve been crammed into the smaller hall at Unity Works which makes for a sweaty, intimate start to the weekends shenanigans. As is tradition from previous years, the support for the evening comes from an up and coming local …

I don’t suppose I’m the only one that on occasion can be found day dreaming of my ultimate festival line up. How good would it be to get a whole bunch of your favourite bands and get them all to play one after the other. Well, the people behind the Gigantic Indie All Dayer did …

Leeds post-punk luminaries Gang of Four should need little to no introduction. Since their inception in 1978 they have continued to be cited as a major influence for many. Their groundbreaking debut LP ‘Entertainment!’, was released 35 years ago this month yet still finds itself  an almost permanent fixture on any ‘must own’ album lists …

I lived in Manchester for the best part of two decades so it was an astonishing experience to be transported by LoneLady right back to Hulme’s crumbling brutalist terraces and forward to the modern Northern powerhouse the city now is. LoneLady – aka Julie Ann Campbell – has created a series of soundscapes that evoke …