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The Wired at the Leadmill

The Wired sit down for a chat with me ahead of their headlining Leadmill gig in mid-December. I’ve seen the band on quite a few occasions, sometimes supporting, sometimes topping the bill themselves and I’m looking forward to meeting them properly. Backstage at the Leadmill, I’m greeted by lead singer Caleb, guitarist Jacob and bass …

Bayonet

Bayonet have good cause to be in a celebratory mood tonight as they take to the stage at the Leadmill in Sheffield. Having bounced around the Sheffield scene playing many a venue and taking their infectious blend of indie pop on the road to other lucky towns and cities, they’re playing a sold out gig …

Bayonet

Bayonet are back with yet another catchy indie pop single and this time “Heart Attack” channels a little bit of the 1975 and early 90s shoegazing indie. Bayonet are a teenage dream band, making music to fall in love with and to. I can imagine many a shy indie couple shuffling along to their upbeat …

Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves could almost be forgiven for taking things slightly easier on themselves tonight as they take to the stage at the Leadmill. They’ve had to recently reschedule several dates due to lead singer Conor’s illness but even more excitingly, the offer of a guest slot supporting arena and festival headline hoggers Muse on …

The SSS

It’s a real Sheffield special over at the Leadmill in the shape of two up and coming acts The Wired and The SSS, effectively sharing the bill and selling out the venue. Not everyone can sell out the Leadmill and many act can claim to have by virtue of selling out the smaller of the …

Synth-pop trio Prides performed at the Leadmill, Sheffield, on 7th November, with support from their Scottish pals Fatherson. Although restricted to the smaller room of the venue, both bands stood upon its stage with confidence as they played to a receptive crowd who sang every word back to them with a fierce passion. From the very first …

Cattle and Cane, Leadmill

Cattle and Cane believe that their music needs to be experienced in a smoky late night bar for full impact. Either that, or the Leadmill have serious problems with their smoke machine being stuck on maximum.  Anyway, wandering into the smoke-filled Leadmill, I watched the first UK headline tour from Cattle and Cane.  I was …

“Just get out there and make some noise!!” – Lisa Elle.      To say I’m a fan of this hugely talented band would be an understatement, their album ‘Hail Lucid State’, has never been out of my car, to the point of nearly being worn away. As an album you never seem to get …

Just in case you were wondering about tonight’s headline act, as soon as the lights went down, the crowd left you in no doubt that a legend was about to take centre stage… “Johnny. Johnny. Johnny fucking Marr! – Johnny. Johnny. Johnny fucking Marr! ”   The protagonist takes the stage and ploughs straight into …

  Darlia – Leadmill, Sheffield, 24 January 2014. Thankfully, the highly amusing if somewhat, over enthusiastic member of the audience that had entertained us, whilst distracting support act LSA, had crashed, burned and left the building well before Dick Dale’s Misirlou came over the PA, as we welcomed Darlia to the stage. Right from the …