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Live Review: Super Furry Animals – The Leadmill – 26 April 2016

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Live Review: Cud – Sheffield, The Plug – 18.10.2015

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This was my first experience shooting for Backseat Mafia and I was pretty excited to shoot for them. It was also my first time getting my photo pass for a Nashville. Sometimes, shit happens. This short review is nothing but positive things to say about the show I shot and I appreciate you guys reading …

A trip to the now iconic Leadmill in Sheffield for what promised to be a great night. First up was Luxury Goods a band unknown to me before tonight, performing their first gig since before lockdown. This Sheffield based band hit the stage and from the off some catchy tunes followed. Charismatic singer Leonie charmed the audience …

On a cold December afternoon, I drove my son, his girlfriend and my daughter 85 miles through the fog for our last gig of the year, Hands Off Gretel in Barnsley. The Birdwell Venue is a revamped old Working men’s club with a seriously impressive live space: The Lighting and sound are excellent, the stage is both …

LIFE onstage in Edinburgh

In January 2020 at Rockaway Beach festival the Hull four-piece LIFE produced an electrifying set in an afternoon slot. Chatting to bassist Lydia after the gig, they said they were all set for a spring tour, including my home town of Edinburgh at the independent venue Sneaky Pete’s. Little did we know what was around …

LCD Soundsystem at Brooklyn Steel

As a native New Yorker, I have a really embarrassing confession to make – I had never seen LCD Soundsystem live before. Kinda sad, right? But, thanks to their 20-night residency at Brooklyn Steel, spanning from late November to mid-December, I was finally able to correct that. It’s not like I haven’t been a fan …

No mic stand is safe tonight. Mez is magnetic. The LIFE frontman paces the stage, proudly proclaiming “Ey ‘up, we’re from Hull…” before launching into the frenzied assault of Popular Music. It’s the biggest headline show yet for LIFE and the atmosphere is more electric than the nearby Kings Cross rail tracks. This London leg …

Thursday night saw a trip to the O2 Academy in Sheffield for what promised to be a great night of entertainment, and it didn’t disappoint. First up was The Clause hailing from Birmingham, who took to the stage with a confidence rarely seen in such a young band. They have good reason to be having …

I first discovered Lauren Housley purely by chance during a pub crawl around Kelham Island! Lauren was playing a free gig at Yellow Arch in the summer and I was massively impressed by the performance.  So much so that when the opportunity to review and photograph Lauren’s headline Sheffield gig came along, I snapped up the …

Down at The Academy in Dublin at the weekend a large crowd gathered for ultimate party band Electric 6 in town. Dublin band Vulpynes played support – made up of Molly and Kaz they describe themselves as Wall of noise, total filth, full of attitude… and you cant help but notice the Molly is a …

A stolen lamp, a borrowed rug and a rustic charm fills the stage. Just a hipster’s 5km run away from the chaos of the global financial centre here’s Bess Atwell – cosy as a cat and as warm as an open fire – breathing calm with every song.  Looking out on the chilly venue Bess …