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Milburn, Reverend & The Makers and Cabbage @ Sheffield Don Valley Bowl

Like a night out in Sheffield…

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Maximo Park @ Sheffield Leadmill

‘Write a review, how objective can I be?’

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White Lies @ Sheffield Academy

The last time I saw White Lies it was a freezing November evening way back in 2009. I started the night by drinking an outrageous amount of vodka and I ended it singing along to the casualty theme tune in my mates front room with my top off…

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Album of the Week: White Lies – To Lose My Life…

Released 19th January 2009

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Album of the Week: The Crookes – Dreams of Another Day

Released October 2010

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Starsailor and Bang Bang Romeo @ Sheffield Plug

A great way to see out the year…

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Starsailor front man James Walsh and guitarist Richard McNamara

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Gengahr @ Bungalows and Bears Sheffield

I’d never really heard Radiohead’s influence in Gengahr’s music until seeing them live and while they don’t quite reach the same level of quivering paranoia, they do have a welcome habit of closing songs with a noisy cacophony that even Johnny Greenwood would be proud of.

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Honeyblood @ Bungalows & Bears Sheffield

Fresh from recent single ‘Ready for the Magic’ being used on Sky Sports football highlights, Scottish due Honeyblood arrived at Sheffield venue Bungalows & Bears in the mood to party. A packed to the rafters venue was happy to oblige them. Before Stine Tweedale and Cat Myers stormed the stage, support band Eat Fast made an almighty racket that served as an odd precursor to the more melodic headline act. The band formerly known as ‘EAT’ channelled early Cribs at their best but a set plagued with sound issues did little to endear the band to the Sheffield crowd. One to watch for the future though perhaps.

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Tramlines: Day 3 – Eliza, Catfish, Marika Hackman, Gaz Coombes

I awoke on day 3 of Tramlines in a red hot flat in Sheffield on a really uncomfortable airbed with a stinking hangover. Rather than feeling excited for another day of music, I found my only desire was to drink milkshake and weep uncontrollably until nightfall. As the morning progressed however I buoyed myself and I arrived back in Sheffield around 2pm ready to give Tramlines the send off she deserves.

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Tramlines 2016: Day 2 – Teleman, Crookes, Mystery Jets, MILBURN!!

Day 2 kicked off with a sweet taste of home as my fellow Doncastrians Ginger Tom tackled the  Tramlines main stage. Bizarrely, this was my first time seeing Ginger Tom and their breezy brand of indie pop was perfect for a summer festival. Up next were Northern indie rock band Little Comets. The Tyne and Wear band were, for want of a better word, shit. A set weighed down by songs from their most recent album left the crowd restless and even cuts from their first and best album lacked energy and spark. They have essentially become a Paul Simon cover band, and nobody wants that.

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