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Live Gig Video: Pulled Apart by Horses play acoustic ‘V.E.N.O.M.’ at Welcome to the Village festival

By on Thursday, 7th August 2014 at 4:00 pm

The style of Pulled Apart by Horses‘ hard-hitting music doesn’t really lend itself to an acoustic treatment, does it? Until now. Last month at the Welcome to the Village festival near Leeuwarden, Holland, the band recorded this uncharacteristically toned down, acoustic version of otherwise usually cacophonous ‘V.E.N.O.M.’, their first ever in their career.

They must have liked this stripping back of their songs so much, they’ll be having a special acoustic show in their hometown of Leeds on the 29th of August at the Brudenell Social Club to launch their third album, ‘Blood’, out on the 1st of September. Also premiering that night (and following fellow Yorkshire bands The Crookes and Reverend and the Makers) will be the band’s own beer, also called Blood. It’s a pale ale concoction being produced by the West Yorkshire Revolutions Brewery and it’s made with blood oranges (naturally) and Yorkshire Tea (quite).

You can’t buy tickets to this very special show. Tickets will only available to competition winners who post a photo on Twitter and Instagram of them enjoying their favourite drink with the hashtag #PABHsBlood. Those with the best shots and who are over the age of 18 will win a pair of tickets to come to the band’s very first acoustic show.



Preview: Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013

By on Wednesday, 9th January 2013 at 1:32 pm

logo-EuroSonicToday through until Sunday (the 9th to the 12th January 2013), Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013 kicks off 5 days of European music, European artists, international music and interactive industry professionals and organisations.

It takes place in Groningen, the Netherlands, the biggest city in the north of the country. Its format is similar to the Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and SXSW in that there are dedicated portions to a conference program for industry network and knowledge sharing and gobs and gobs of showcases featuring the best of Europe’s and international artists.

But Eurosonic also hosts two awards shows, both taking place tonight. The European Border Breakers Awards will be hosted by Jools Holland (yes, he crosses the border for awards shows, ladies and gentlemen); ten European debuting artists, who have been successful beyond national borders, will be recognised for their achievements. You can watch the awards show live here; it all kicks off at 6 PM Central European time (that’s 1 hour ahead of British time, folks). Or you can just come back here and watch it in the embed below. Following the first awards show will be the European Festival Awards, where the best European festivals will be honoured, with the aim of promoting the great diversity of European festivals.


Festival wristbands are sold out, but delegate passes are still available here at the price of 375 euros. Some can’t be missed bands on today’s (Wednesday’s) schedule include Dutch Uncles, who will be releasing their latest album ‘Out of Touch in the Wild’ (review here) on Monday; BBC Sound of 2013 nominees and Gary Barlow’s favourites Kodaline (pictured at top) and Noel Gallagher protege Jake Bugg. For full details of the festival programme, visit the official Eurosonic Noorderslag Web site.


Tramlines 2012: Day 3 Roundup

By on Tuesday, 21st August 2012 at 2:00 pm

After the exhaustion of last night’s Crookes set at Tramlines, Sunday had come right on cue. With an eclectic mix of acts on both of the specially erected city stages, it’s finally time to visit the main stage for local legends The Everly Pregnant Brothers. After seeing them on the busking bus last year, their step up to opening the main stage was one to celebrate as their set of ukulele based Yorkshire-ised popular hits including ‘Chav World (Mad World)’ and ode to Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ with more Yorkshire than you can shake a pasty at lightens up Devonshire Green with a brilliant atmosphere.

Leaving the main stage for now to return to the Nando’s New Music Stage, Holland (above) play a set of as or yet unknown tracks, one to keep an eye on perhaps? Either way they’re followed by the guitar-pop sounds of Let’s Buy Happiness. The sound is uplifting even if the lyrics are rooted in dark undertones of sarcasm for loves-passed-by. Neither band are in line to set fire to venues and charts, but they’re enjoyable enough for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.

Going off route a bit, its time to venture to new venue The Hop for a band who’re following in the steps of Sheffield duo Wet Nuns with their blend of hearty rock with a twist of blues and energy for good measure. The Blackbirds (below) are loud and riff heavy with some thumping drums and whilst the band have a lot to do before they achieve such levels as their local peers, the promise is undeniable even if the crowd is limited to around twenty people.

Everything in the day has been leading up to one thing though. Whilst across Sheffield, everyone’s winding up to their final headliners including a hugely notable homecoming show for 65daysofstatic on the New Music Stage; indie underdogs and all round nice guys We Are Scientists are due to close the festival on the main stage. The buzz for their support Field Music (below) is sadly nonexistent; you feel the group would have been better off surrounded by their more devoted fans inside somewhere like the Harley, but the band stick to a tight set that sounds a bit amiss in such a setting.

We Are Scientists come on stage though and Devonshire Green starts to dance. Playing a singles collection of their by now well known indie rock tracks with a few new ones added in to test the water on their upcoming fourth record the band haven’t put many notes out in years and that’s appreciated by the gathered Sheffield masses.  Sadly though, once again the stage is running late so in order to catch a few minutes of another local band on the rise, TGTF heads off up to Soyo.

Screaming Maldini are by now underground favourites. The enthusiasm with which they play their fresh breed of music that treads between the singalongs of pop and the eccentricity of math-rock on a delicate line (landing a bit more on the pop sound) makes for a highly enjoyable finish to the weekend. Of course acts continue late into the night, but it’s once again last-train home time and even with the occasional disappointment; Tramlines has once again proved that you can achieve a hugely enjoyable and bustling festival of solid acts without charging a penny to the fans. This time next year, Sheffield?


Live Gig Videos: Two Door Cinema Club play acoustic version of ‘Sleep Alone’ and more for Danish station 3FM

By on Thursday, 26th July 2012 at 4:00 pm

I think it’s safe to say that with Two Door Cinema Club‘s second album ‘Beacon’ out in September, we can expect to see lots of Two Door-shaped exclusives leading up to the new release. I don’t know about you, but the sight of a woman and her knickers peeking out of a hole in the ceiling is a bit much, yes? Hopefully, we will be able to chat with the guys at some point to get the scoop on the album art and of course, to talk about the new material. Gosh we’re excited!

Yesterday the band Tweeted that they’d been in to see the folks at 3FM, a radio station in Holland, to perform an acoustic version of new track ‘Sleep Alone’. But when I got to the landing page for the video, I noticed the station had also recorded Two Door playing ‘Undercover Martyn’ and ‘What You Know’, so I thought I’d embed all of them here to keep your Thursday afternoon going. Enjoy them below.


Live Gig Video: Lisa Hannigan and crew go on tour in Holland

By on Friday, 15th June 2012 at 4:00 pm

Earlier this month, filmmaker Myles O’Reilly accompanied Lisa Hannigan and all the people that make her live shows possible on a short tour of the Netherlands. The result: a nice tour diary shot beautifully and with snippets of gigs and soundchecks during this mini-tour. Watch it below.



Live Gig Video: The Crookes perform ‘Chorus of Fools’ in a Dutch junk shop

By on Friday, 9th December 2011 at 2:00 pm

Sheffield’s Crookes were entirely out of their element for this live performance – in a junk shop in Holland – but judging from this film by they took any reservations in stride and pulled of a beautiful (and relaxed, you’ll see what I mean) version of ‘Chorus of Fools’. Watch it below.



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