BEAVERFEST – REVIEW

Cast your minds back into the freezing depths of winter (OK, three weeks ago) and ask yourself: what was the one party in Leeds that made the nightmare months between Christmas and spring a bit less shit? If your answer isn’t Beaverfest then your opinion is wrong! Held at the increasingly popular/notorious Beaver Works in … Continue reading

NME RADAR TOUR, ft. CEREBRAL BALLZY – PREVIEW

With their second album ‘Jaded And Faded’ on the horizon, slated for an early 2014 release, their new single ‘Better In Leather’ premiered by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe as his ‘hottest record in the world’ just last week, and fresh from their recent signing to Cult Records, it would seem that Cerebral Ballzy are a … Continue reading

MISCHIEF FESTIVAL – REVIEW

To paraphrase one of Beans On Toast’s lyrics from ‘Death Of A Festival’, Slamboree’s huge summer track; there really does seem to be fifty different festivals every weekend. The main payoff for all our country’s S.A.D. inducing weather is that living in the UK, you are exposed to one of the most vibrant musical and … Continue reading

BEACONS FESTIVAL – REVIEW

Previously known as Moorfest, just a few brief years into its new incarnation and Beacons has become not only a fully fledged festival but one of brilliant quality. Although comparatively a minnow, when set against some of the behemoths of the UK’s summer circuit, the organiser’s commitment to a solid arts roster, some extremely well … Continue reading

BOOMTOWN FAIR – REVIEW

Occupying the space between the social utopia of a festival and the aesthetics of a dystopian future, between the debauchery and spontaneity of a freeparty and the measured creativity of an arts show; Boomtown fair is a singular and unforgettable experience. The purpose built but transient city, complete with swanky uptown districts and downtown ghettos, … Continue reading