The annual Reading and Leeds Festivals were back with a bang last weekend, and thankfully the weather stayed with us this time, unlike the mudfest that occurred last year in the north. Here are a few bonus photos from our time at Leeds. Continue reading “Leeds Festival 2017 – Photoset”
It’s a testament to us Yorkshire folk that, when in 2016 the world seemed to be going mad around us, we’ve just got on with things. It’s been a good year for music and culture in York and beyond this year, and we’ve had a privilege of covering a heck of a lot of it. Head Writer Jane Howkins and Editor in Chief Graeme Smith run down their highlights.
Continue reading “York Calling’s 2016”
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”
After releasing their fifth album Afraid of Heights, we met up with Ian D’sa to discuss the album, politics and the music industry.
After four (long!) years, the fifth Billy Talent album has arrived. Continue reading “Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights”