In 2014, Foxing's 'The Albatross' came from nowhere to find itself firmly embedded on a number of end of year album lists. The album combined ragged vocals, reminiscent of Tom Woodhouse from Yorkshire legends Forward Russia, with achingly beautiful melodies. Last year, the band returned with 'Dealer'.
A decade ago, the 'urban festival' was little more than a pipe dream. A staggeringly ambitious undertaking which seemed destined to failure when the allure of the outdoors was dominating ticket sales. A few festivals leading the way, persevered with the format and now Live at Leeds, the ultimate trailblazers, celebrate their tenth year.
Sam Duckworth has been releasing vital music under a range of monikers for over ten years now and his latest incarnation, Recreations, is taking to the road alongside Rob Lynch and Sean McGowan. Signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, he's set to unleash his debut album, 'Baby Boomers 2' on Friday 29th April.
Explosions in the Sky have had unprecedented success for a band without a vocalist. Their headline show, particularly in their native America, allow them to fill huge spaces with their pulsating cinematic post-rock. It's been a while since the band played a series of UK shows, but they're treating us to two headline runs in 2016.
It’s been seven years since Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks unleashed their debut album and they’re finally hitting the road for a series of UK live shows. Kicking off with a rare English headline date at Liverpool’s Arts Club, the band will then support Explosions in the Sky across their headline run.
Frightened Rabbit's fifth album 'Painting of a Panic Attack' is their first release since singer Scott Hutchinson abandoned his native Scotland for the sunnier climes of Los Angeles. The move was still relatively fresh when we caught him delivering an Owl John set at Manchester Soup Kitchen two years ago; now Frightened Rabbit are back on the road.