A preview of some of our favourite bands playing L@L 2013
This weekend Leeds city centre will play host to some of the best musical talent 2013 has to offer. Whatever your taste in music, with over 100 bands playing at 12 different venues scattered around the city you're sure to find bands that are to your liking.
Since first launching 6 years ago, Live At Leeds has progressed from a relatively locally focused event to the best city music festival in the UK. With the organisers still eager to showcase the finest upcoming local acts, you might just stumble upon your new favourite band.
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The works is inspired by some of the most weird and wonderful albums covers in history.
A new exhibition in Leeds sees illustrator Jack Hudson team-up with 3D duo Lord Whitney to produce work inspired by some of most weird and wonderful record covers in music history. Though particularly strange, you won't find Aphex Twin's Windowlicker, Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, or even Hot Chip's The Warning anywhere to be seen at the exhibition - at Leeds Gallery, Munro House - though you may be surprised by what you do encounter.
Hudson and Lord Whitney - the latter made up of Amy Lord and Rebecca Whitney - have created their very own back catalogue of LP cover designs for a series of fictitious artists, some of whom you may spot wandering around at the preview viewing. As such, the exhibition will be a feast for both the eyes and ears, with strange, warped artworks bolstered by original music from Leeds favourites Pulled Apart By Horses, Department M, Lone Wolf, and Sky Larkin.
Lupin* lover who finds difficulty in perfecting the technique of playing the guitar standing up and then having to adopt a suitable musicians stance releases his first full length album under his adopted title of Lone Wolf. Paul Marshall follows up his 2007 release, 'Vultures' (put out under his birth name) with potent songs focusing, in the main, on love and death.
The London born Whitby raised Leeds dweller with the previous accolade of sounding a little like Nick Drake and the audacity, or where with all, to cover Fairytale Of New York has certainly honed his formidable song writing skills. The Devil & I is an album laden with references to the afterlife, the realities of death, murder, drowning and the tragedies of lost love.
'This Is War' opens up your musical macabre delight with a flawless song about a relationship meltdown. (Is it physical or chemical, I'm not sure) The song is set in two parts of equal merit. The first is a scene setter of brooding and foreboding, mapping out the characters for you with fantastic anecdotal recollections ..."I slaughtered her a cow and I'm a vegetarian" builds the picture as you get the authors resentment in waves...."I used my chemistry skills to bake her every pill she could swallow" The bubbling undercurrent breaks at 2m6sec to release the tension and trauma. In act two the keyboards, horns and thunderous drum beat combine to a climatic final chapter.
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Lone Wolf - better known to some as Paul Marshall - is set to release his debut single 'Keep Your Eyes On The Road' on April 26th through Bella Union. The new album 'The Devil & I' was recorded throughout July 09 in Sweden with Kristofer Jonson of Jeniferever and will be released on 17th May 2010.
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