Dear happy festival-goers, Leeds has awoken from its hibernation and with Live at Leeds at the ready the city is in full musical bloom. The Quiff tried to reflect his hectic gig marathon in the April playlist hopping from one new talent to the other. Manchester based duo Chappaqua Wrestling are a band to watch.... Continue Reading →
If love is a flame Then hope is its oxygen Too little and it wanes Too much and there's explosion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPCbboUGFtg Loyle Carner's new record Not Waving, But Drowning is a meditation on growing up, on falling in love, on trying to hold on when the world moves too fast.
The wind lashes at my face The taste of saltwater lingering on my lips A distant piano sways with malevolent, melodious turbulence And the voices whisper so low I can barely catch them I’m the captain of my ship I’ve created a monster Captain by Fog Lake has arrived in the Quiff cave on delicious... Continue Reading →
The world creaks and aches like an old boat An ancient mariner drunk on seawater and solitude Strides across the bending and bowing tables Dances from sliding stools to slipping chairs Holding his guitar hypnotically high He binds us in his beauteous, melodious imaginings Set sail and travel to one of the most magical places... Continue Reading →
On The Rain Dissolves Me Away, The Lost Cavalry charge you with frenetic rage. Guitars screech and strings buzzsaw across a throbbing heart of bass and a skittering pulse of drums. Beguiling vocals entice us to the edge. This is a song for those moments when the world has drifted away, a sombre vision narrowing... Continue Reading →
Dick Stusso is the last cowboy at the disco. In his Stetson and snake skin boots he stands at the bar clicking his fingers in time to the drum machine beat and looking out into the veil of dry ice, tracing the shadows of his fellow men. He follows you with sad eyes and a... Continue Reading →