It almost feels like we should be too young for truly legendary bands to walk among us, but as they celebrate the 20th year of their existence it’s impossible to argue that Taking Back Sunday do not deserve that tag. From their humble beginnings on Long Island, they’ve carved out an entire scene to which hundreds of modern artists are wholly indebted.
Few festivals manage to bounce back from a year ‘on hiatus’, let alone with line-ups which exceed anything they managed to put together before the break. In this way, and many others Long Division Festival is arguably one of a kind. Now into the second year of their comeback, we headed to Wakefield to sample their eclectic delights.
It's poetic that Emmy The Great's stunning debut album 'First Love' is receiving the ten-year-anniversary treatment just months after Emma-Lee Moss gave birth to her first child. The timing is a fitting tribute to the many little quirks life throws at us, many of which are referenced throughout the album's lyrics penned a decade ago.
Canada has always been a hotbed of incredible musical talent, but one act who have thus far drifted under the mainstream radar is the phenomenal duo Mobina Galore. Relying on a guitar and a drumkit to make themselves heard, Mobina Galore make one hell of a racket despite their minimalist approach to instrumentation.
The wonderful Long Division makes a welcome return this evening as a range of wraparound events kick off ahead of their epic all-dayer on Saturday 1st June. Taking place across Wakefield for the next five days, Long Divison is one of the most eclectic offerings on the festival circuit and we're delighted to have it back.
Fresh from more traditional touring plans, and ahead of a hectic summer of festival appearances, Brighton's Our Girl are taking a step back from the full-throttle life on the road to perform an all ages matinee show in Birkenhead Library this weekend. Tickets for the show are available now but, with a limited capacity, they're unlikely to stick around.