2016 was a huge year for Tiny Moving Parts. Not only did they spend the majority of it on the road, drumming-up adoration for their throttling live show, including a thrilling UK run with The Fall of Troy, they also released 'Celebrate'. Easily the album of their career-to-date and The Sound of Settling's Album of 2016.
Ahead of the eleventh installment of Live at Leeds, taking place across the city on Saturday 29th April, more huge names have been added to the line-up. In addition to the likes of Slaves, White Lies and Black Honey, the festival has now added seventy other artists, including Rag 'n' Bone Man, Nothing But Thieves and DMA's.
Conor Oberst has never entirely nailed his colours to the mast in terms of producing music within any particular genre, but last year's 'Ruminations' showed him in an entirely different light once again. Intimate, stripped-back and laid bare, it's one of the most striking collections of music of his entire recording career.
As the worlds of music and art continue to collide, there are few bands who can admit to being a literal act project. Dream Wife are one of the select few, as they burst into existence performing as a, relatively tongue-in-cheek, girl band at the opening of an art gallery while they were all at university. Tonight, they've filled The
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011 with 'The Lateness of the Hour', Alex Clare has had an up-and-down relationship with the mainstream music media. Late last year, he unleashed 'Tail of Lions', a tremendous statement of intent which left the world with no choice but to sit up and take notice once again.
It's now over twenty years since The Atari's formed in Indiana in 1995, yet they remain a veritable voice of their generation. They were one of the first bands many of us at The Sound of Settling saw live and that helped kicked off a lifelong love affair with live music. Now the band are treating us to a rare UK full band jaunt.