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Taken from their new album ‘Seaside Donkeys’, which is out today York post-punks Percy have revealed a new video for the track ‘Will of the People’. Not new to this game, they signed to Mook Records in the 90s, gaining airplay from revered DJ’s John Peel and Steve Lamacq, made single of the week in …

Hailing from York, King No-One is part of the iconic Scruff of the Neck team which is an instant indication of quality. And their new song ‘Not Willing to Sacrifice My Life’ is an extraordinarily mature and well executed indie stomper filled with poise and swagger. A recurring insistent backing chorus, a thumping rhythm section …

It’s a difficult one to objectively review Belle and Sebastian’s performance at York’s Grand Opera House. You see, me and Belle and Sebastian have missed each other constantly over the last twenty years (to be fair, I think its possibly quite a one sided thing, but bear with me) and the level of excitement when …

Brit Pop five piece Shed Seven, who scored a handful of hit albums, as well as 16 top 40 singles in the heady 90s, have announced their first studio album in 16 years, alongside their biggest ever UK tour. Not details yet on the exact release, other than ‘later in the year’, but the band …

Gosh, York seems such a long time ago.  I picked up a clutch of music in May last year (!) while sojourning in that delightful locale and one of the pieces that I bought (in Attic Records) was Muttley’s ‘Demo’.  You can now find some of these tracks on his most recent release ‘Contrarians’, but I’m …

Years ago when Gomez first emerged there would always be at least a strain of suspicion running through reviews. For the generous, the fact that this group of adolescents wrote about life experiences they couldn’t have had, in places they might only have seen as wide-eyed tourists, channeled through one particular singer who sounded like …

After a little while browsing the record stacks in the aforementioned Inkwell, I came across some, er, Stax. It was one of those record label-issued compilations of their great artists – combining a big hit with a relative ‘flop’ by each. I managed to persuade myself that no matter how brilliant the combination, I already …

This past weekend, part of the London Family of Backseat Mafia took a trip up to the beautiful city of York for a wedding of friends.  The occasion itself took place in the gorgeous (and sunny, thank goodness !) surrounds of the Hospitium. That wedding introduced me to the wonderful game of Hammerschlagen, but the …