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Gig review: Waxahatchee at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Katie Crutchfield, the Alabama singer-songwriter who trades as Waxahatchee, has specialised in introspective catharsis since 2012.

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Boyzone to perform in Leeds on farewell tour

BOYZONE are to play a concert in Leeds as part of their 25th anniversary and farewell tour.

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Gig review: a-ha at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Gig review: a-ha at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

For a band who have folded their cards on two occasions before, a-ha can’t quite stay out of the game.

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Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory of BEF and Heaven 17 will be appearing at Grassington Festival.

Music interview – Martyn Ware of BEF: ‘I know how much hard work it is to try to stay on course’

Martyn Ware, formerly of Heaven 17, is heading to Grassington Festival with his ‘other band’. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Gig review: Belly at Leeds Beckett University Students Union

Gig review: Belly at Leeds Beckett University Students Union

“We are going to be more professional tonight,” announces bassist Gail Greenwood with a mischievous grin as she and her bandmates Tanya Donelly and Tom and Chris Gorman take the stage at Leeds Beckett University.

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The Script. Picture: Andrew Whitton

Music interview – Danny O’Donoghue of The Script: ‘This is an amazing journey we’ve been on’

Danny O’Donoghue is a positive person, in his own words.

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Kinga Kreffta's new single, Easy To Love, is out now.

Music interview – Kinga Kreffta: ‘All relationships can be difficult, you need to communicate’

Kinga Kreffta trained as an opera singer in Poland but has found her true voice in the world of pop.

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Team Picture.

Gig review: Team Picture at St Austin’s Theatre, Wakefield

Team Picture’s debut mini-album, the just released Recital, is divided into an electronic-pop side and a caustic guitar side.

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Bill Bailey. Picture: Andy Hollingworth

Review: Bill Bailey at First Direct Arena, Leeds

“Now this,” Bill Bailey tells “Leeds and the surrounding areas” at the First Direct Arena, “is a jazz button.” He points to the floor in front of him. “With a tap of my foot, I can turn this into a 30s jazz club, in an emergency,” he deadpans before entirely corpsing.

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Luna Pines at Oporto, Leeds. Picture: Neil Chapman

Gig review: Luna Pines at Oporto, Leeds

Luna Pines are a Leeds-based electronica band who have released a sprinkling of singles over the last 18 months.

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Ricky Wilson and Freddie Flintoff

VIDEO: The funniest reactions to Leeds rocker Ricky Wilson and Freddie Flintoff's new unofficial World Cup song.

As the World Cup approaches and excitement sweeps the nation again, another football anthem is released into the world with hopes of being a top hit.
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A-ha are due to play at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

Music interview – A-ha: ‘It’s like any marriage, we share this fateful bond’

One of the biggest bands of the 80s and 90s, a-ha are touring oudoor venues in smaller towns. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Parklife: Warning over 'super-strength' ecstasy pills circulating at music festival

Parklife: Warning over 'super-strength' ecstasy pills circulating at music festival

Leeds music fans attending Parklife festival in Manchester this weekend have been warned about lethal super-strength drug.

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Billy Bragg performing at Wakefield Cathedral during Long Division festival. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Festival review: Long Division, Wakefield

Following a break in 2017, Long Division – Wakefield’s annual DIY music and arts festival – returned to the city last weekend.

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

Gig review: LCD Soundsystem at Manchester Apollo

“We had such a great time in Manchester last year, we thought we’d just come back and do it all over again,” LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy tells a sweaty, heaving O2 Apollo on a late spring Wednesday night. “Why not?” he adds, genially, to delighted cheers.

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Belly. Picture: Chris Gorman

Music interview – Tanya Donelly of Belly: ‘I feel like I do my best work when I’m writing with someone else’

Tanya Donelly sounds like someone who can’t quite believe her own good fortune. Ever since the Rhode Island singer, songwriter and guitarist decided a couple of years ago to reconvene her 90s band Belly, things have gone remarkably smoothly.

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Damo Suzuki from the film 'Energy'. Picture: Michelle Heighway

Interview: Michelle Heighway on her film about cult musician Damo Suzuki

Damo Suzuki is a singer who can be relied upon to provoke strong reactions wherever he goes.

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Laura Veirs at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. Picture: Gary Brightbart

Gig review: Laura Veirs at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“Alex was pretty bad ass on viola on that one!” enthuses Laura Veirs after an especially spirited performance on the folk-jazz ‘White Cherry’.

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Why music fans in Leeds are in for a year to remember

Pop superstar Mariah Carey is returning to Leeds this December – but she’s not the only big name to hit the city.

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Spoon. Picture: Zackery Michael

Gig review: Spoon at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“Leeds, I like the vibe you’ve got going on here,” Spoon frontman Britt Daniel tells a sold-out main room at the Brudenell Social Club. “This drinking place you’ve got outside, it’s real cool.”

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