This week, BBC Radio 1 has been featuring local boy Alexander James’s single Faith on its playlist. The single’s video was featured on York Calling back in December so it got us reminiscing about the other videos we’ve featured and wondering where are they now? Continue reading “6 Great Music Videos from Yorkshire”
2016 hasn’t been all bad. A lot of fantastic albums have been released – making this list a hard one to compile! The resurfacing of the pop-punk genre, a slew of classic albums being released and of course the return of several big bands (here’s looking at you, Green Day and Blink 182) has made this task especially difficult. There are a lot of albums we sadly couldn’t include here due to the sheer amount of good releases this year, but there should be something here for all listeners to enjoy. And, if you like these records, why not check out our recommended local bands. Continue reading “The 10 Best Albums of 2016”
Your time is precious and sometimes money is tight, so we understand that it’s not always possible to get out and see local bands in action. However, there is plenty of fine recorded music from artists in York and beyond available right now. We run down seven of the best tracks we’ve heard. Continue reading “7 Tracks from Yorkshire that Should Be in Your Playlist”
On Friday, Fibbers played host to local punk headliners Larrakia. The four-piece, who recently released EP Rantallion, headed up an all-local line up which included face-painted party-rockers A Joker’s Rage, emo-punkers Feed Them to the Forest and Bingley’s own The Superintendent. We took a few pics of them all in action. Continue reading “Larrakia at Fibbers”
Can a face painted heavy rock band pull off a cover by Tupac and Dr Dre?
The answer is: if it’s A Joker’s Rage they can. Continue reading “Video: California Love by A Joker’s Rage”
The five lucky local support artists have now been selected to perform at this year’s York Fake Festival on Saturday 28th May at The Knavesmire, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Fake Festivals.
What do liquorice allsorts, Tim Burton and Tom Waits have in common? It’s how frontman Zakk Taylor would describe his band A Joker’s Rage. When we caught up with him, it was undeniable that he has some interesting tales to tell. Whether it’s memorable gigs or a desire to bake a cake with Peter Andre – never a dull moment.
by Graeme Smith