Corinne Bailey Rae's love of LeedsCategories: Entertainment & Culture, Music & Nightlife
Singer Corinne Bailey Rae was born and grew up in Leeds before becoming a world acclaimed musician. On release of her new album, The Heart Speaks In Whispers, she returned to her home city to play at Leeds Town Hall and told Independent Leeds what Leeds means to Corinne Bailey Rae.
Digger's Island Discs: Jumbo Records LeedsCategories: Music & Nightlife
This time we celebrate Leeds Jumbo Records’ 45th birthday for Digger’s Island Discs, which explores the collections of Leeds’ most profile vinyl slingers and groove bingers present us with records they could not live without. Matt Bradshaw, Jumbo Records’ fount of musical knowledge and DJ of ace eclectic obscurities talks us through his…
Girls Can Play: Leeds Electronic SceneCategories: Music & Nightlife
Slut Drop is a night run by power trio Cat, Bernie and Oonagh, whose aim is to give more space to women in the DJ scene. The music is a mixture of electronic, hip hop and experimental, and the line up is, almost always, all female.
Bars & Guitars: Leeds as a rock & roll cityCategories: Music & Nightlife
Call Lane has developed a reputation for a mighty good time. As the many impressive bars increasingly line both sides and the crowds flock to the hedonism, it is still the original opening which brought rock & roll to the lane that they surround.
Searching for Leeds’ unsung independent music heroesCategories: Music & Nightlife
Indie50 is looking for the unsung heroes of the indie music scene and have turned to the people of Leeds to nominate the characters who lurk in the shadows of the live circuit scene but who without, it just wouldn’t be the same.
An investigation into lyrics by Leeds band GalaxiansCategories: Music & Nightlife
Jed Skinner of Galaxians takes an insturmentalist’s exploration into the wonders of lyric writing.