Scott Hastie

Reading & Leeds spring an early Christmas present!

Reading & Leeds spring an early Christmas present!

Reading & Leeds festivals will return in 2016 following on from last year’s fantastic events featuring heavy gods Metallica, the returning indie troubadors The Libertines and the breakthrough headliners of the festival circuit Mumford & Sons. Whilst the festival is still very far off, next August, they have today announced the first batch of artists […]

 Matthew Waddell

Interview: Earl P “Covering many bases and styles in my music is one of my goals”

Interview: Earl P “Covering many bases and styles in my music is one of my goals”

Luke Pearson is an electronic musician from Shiney Row, Sunderland, releasing under the Earl P moniker. He started out making music aged 16 on his computer after messing around with synthesisers in a band, and has since moved to study music at Leeds Beckett. Now 22, Luke expects to release his debut album later this […]

 sophieheward

Review: Live At Leeds 2015

Review: Live At Leeds 2015

This year marks the tenth annual Live At Leeds, and with a Festival Award for the UK’s Best Metropolitan Festival under its belt, I held my expectations pretty high. Having a line-up studded with incredible acts such as Palma Violets, Slaves, Lucy Rose and Swim Deep, there was a buzz about the city from the […]

 sophieheward

UK’s Best Metropolitan Festival, Live At Leeds, returns next weekend

UK’s Best Metropolitan Festival, Live At Leeds, returns next weekend

Each year since 2007, various Leeds city centre venues have been rocked by some of the country’s most exciting musicians for the colossal event that is Live At Leeds. Last year, it was crowned the UK’s Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards and next weekend it’s back with an irresistible line-up. With acts such as […]

 Poppy Johnson

"People wear their heart on their sleeve in a different way up North and I think it’s really nice": Hope & Social and Invisible Flock on Bring The Happy

"People wear their heart on their sleeve in a different way up North and I think it’s really nice": Hope & Social and Invisible Flock on Bring The Happy

Hope & Social is a name you might not have heard around the North East music scene, but for the past six weeks, the Yorkshire six-piece have been involved in a project mapping the happiness of Wearside and South Tyneside to create a unique, uplifting performance that’s known as “a cross between a wedding and […]