Black Moth – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds – 10 November 2017
An unearthly concoction of 60s garage rock, head-spinning psychedelia and ‘1991-The-Year-Punk-Broke’ grit, Black Moth rose from the Leeds underground scene, taking their trash culture fixations and their love for Stooges squalor and Sabbath sulphur to create an onslaught of monumental riff sorcery and serpentine grace.
The Idol Dead – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield – 27 August 2017
When Tim Jeffs saw Polly Phluid bounding about on a festival stage with his former band, Phluid, he thought ‘I’d like to be in a band with him one day’ … and, never a man to miss an opportunity, a few years later he got the chance and invited Polly for a jam. That Jam included Tim’s mate Nish on drums – the three fellas got along like a house party aflame and before long some pretty cool tunes were stomping round the room demanding attention. Best form a band then … and they did. In came Dan Sugden on bass and the ten legged, riff-hungry entertainment machine that is The Idol Dead, was born.
Pulverise – The Lending Room, Leeds – 21 July 2017
Pulverise are a high energy, partycore, rap metal, groove band who are tearing the scene a new one. Think infectious energy, positivity, passion, head banging riffs and booty shakin’ grooves. Fun is the aim and wherever they go, the party, pits, dance-offs and most of all NOISE isn’t far behind.
Hands Off Gretel – The Lending Room, Leeds – 21 July 2017
“The sound we make is raw, influenced strongly by 90s female fronted grunge bands, we get loud and shouty and soft and pretty, it’s frustration music from a girl in her room shouting out at the real world. ” Hands Off Gretel are making a name for themselves in their brief two-year history as a band. They have fast secured a promising live reputation with their visually stunning and compelling live performances, including; 2 full UK tours, Download, Isle of Wight, Rebellion and a capacity crowd at the Underground, as part of this years Camden Rocks Festival.
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