Track Of The Day: Nature TV – Inventory

The first half of June in Leeds has been dominated by wet socks, blue lips and grumpy faces, shiny streets reflecting the low and heavy clouds in pond-sized puddles. Calm oceans that look like magnified rain drops, melting together to a torrent of tristesse. Gloomy creatures pulling their hoods up hastily while eschewing their obstacles.... Continue Reading →

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Bull@Spark York, June 2019 as part of Drawsome

Playlist – Skewed Quiff May 2019

Dear funk brothers and sisters, Another month has raced by as the Quiff has burrowed away in search of new musical delights. May’s mix embraces returning heroes Big Thief, Kate Tempest and Andrew Bird before being drawn onward by some new and beautiful faces. “Inventory” from the latest EP by Brighton’s Nature TV is a... Continue Reading →

Track of the Day: Squid – The Dial

Two minutes in and the basement spins, the crowd slewing from back to front, people running like a river from the sides to the centre. We are happily trapped within the seething mass of movement, drawn in by the measured chaos unfolding on stage. There are gloriously screamed waves of sound. There is an eternity... Continue Reading →

Track of the Day: Hotel Lux – English Disease

The second encounter between crowd and band was the perfect shift of scenery and led the Quiff into an obscure, subterranean world, crowded with arty students and middle-aged nostalgists. Their shared thrill of anticipation appeased by Hotel Lux’ raucous, perfectly poised appearance – working class undercuts met navy coats, a German football tricot and a... Continue Reading →

Squid @ The Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, May 2019 as part of Live@Leeds

Squid @ The Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, May 2019 as part of Live@Leeds

Squid @ The Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, May 2019 as part of Live@Leeds

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