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This Friday night in Leicester might be cold enough for you to not feel your toes, but that certainly isn’t the case in the o2 Academy. 8:30pm is where this evening really begins and though middle act Void of Vision may be a little heavier than you’d expect for a Holding Absence support, the crowd …

It may be cold outside but it’s getting hot in the 2nd room of Leicester’s o2 Academy this evening. Second support comes courtesy of Heriot – a heavy far cry from what we’re about to witness from Boston Manor but that doesn’t stop this crowd from loving it. As you watch Heriot preform, you can …

Public Service Broadcasting brought ‘singles night’ to the o2 Academy in Leicester this week. Tonights support act were Devons Pale Blue Eyes, go check these guys out, already getting air play on BBC 6 Music and an upcoming tour with Birminghams ‘Swim Deep’ these guys have star potential and their own headline tour won’t be …

The Leicester crowd are ready and raring to go on this cold Friday night. Starting with Bitters, we’re in for a strong female led night which is helped along by the music playing over the speakers; Katy Perry, Paramore, Tatu and many more certainly helps pass the time between acts. It doesn’t take long for …

Cult of Dom Keller have long been at the forefront of the contemporary British psych scene but their notorious reputation extends much further afield. They’ve done several tours around the UK, Europe and US, appeared at festivals like Levitation, The Great Escape and Raw Power and likely featured on the bill of just about any international psych fest you can …

Cult of Dom Keller have today announced their fifth album They Carried The Dead In A U.F.O. and shared the first single, ‘Last King of Hell’. Since 2007 the UK group have been leaving a trail of sonic fever dreams, dark psychedelia and experimentalism that beats with a heavy industrial heart. Talking about the track, …

The album Let it Melt, out on September 13h via Paula Santo Records, marks a welcome, at least to the spotlight of lean, ragamuffin rock and roll outfit Diesel Park West. From it we’re delighted to premiere the new single taken from the record, Pictures in the Hall. The band spoke to us a little …

Growing up as a bored teenager, I was always slightly disappointed that (from the little I knew) only Shawaddywaddy came from the city of my birth, Leicester. Oh, and Englebert Humperdink, who my Mum claimed she once saw in a cafe. That was until I was watching the Chart Show, and suddenly these leather-trousered, Rickenbacker-toting …

Last month, Handmade Festival announced the first wave of bands for the 2018 music programme, and now they are thrilled to announce the new line-up additions with the second wave of bands. The full line-up so far is as follows: CIRCA WAVES / DRENGE / THE BIG MOON / IDLES / LITTLE COMETS / DINOSAUR …

Looking back on the musical history of the fair city of Leicester, its littered with nearlys and almosts and perhaps’ (Crazyhead, Diesel Park West, Delicatessen anyone?), excluding Kasabian (of course), Englebert Humperdink and Showaddywaddy. Being from (near) the city myself, we like to have something to hang our hats on. So I listened with a …