Posts Tagged 'Pure Graft'

Down & Outs/The Dauntless Elite/Pure Graft/Bear Trade – 15.04.12 Leeds

Sunday April 15th @ The Royal Park Cellars, Leeds

DOWN AND OUTS
http://www.myspace.com/downandouts
Everyone’s favourite Liverpudians return to blow you away with their beautiful blend of sugar coated po-punk and cockney hooks.

THE DAUNTLESS ELITE
http://www.thedauntlesselite.com/
With their new album “More Bloody Bad News” the American Steel/Leatherface comparisons are out the window and they now just sound like TDE. Melodic, mature mid-paced punk rock.

PURE GRAFT
http://puregraft.bandcamp.com/
SPPPPPPPPPPPPPPUGGY! Byker Grove jokes aside, Pure Graft play fast technical (yet pretty catchy) hardcore punk and are getting better with every gig

BEAR TRADE
Brand new band with ex-FCM/Blocko/Southport/Mingers chaps, I expect good things (or I’ll have their balls!)

£4 in, bands from 8pm and all done by 10.30 on a Sunday night, This is going to be a good one!

Amazing poster (unsure why it’s stretched on wordpress?) by Dan Bowden (check out http://www.danbowdendesign.co.uk/)

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Achtung Everybody! @ Santiagos Leeds 14.01.2011

 

Achtung Everybody! are finally back in action after a bloody long hiatus and it’s good to see them return.  They did me the honour of playing at our pre-NYNS event at Santiagos and blew the face off most of us there (especially when Benny got down to his short shorts).  It was also the first time a representative from all bands on the Achtung/Southport/Serf Combat/Offshore Radio split 7″ had been in the same room so I guess it was the nearest we’ll come to a launch (over a year later!).  If you’re into technical fast punk then you could do a hell of a lot worse! So download their set here by right clicking and saving as or just click to stream.

Set List:

Infernal Affairs
Burn Your House Down A Peg Or Two
Dude We’re In Jail
Let’s Break The Paradigm
Then Fight! We Must!
The Dabrowski Brigade / Husker Don’t?
Shit Out Of Luck And This Is A Gambling Town
Broken Stars And Biomass
Identity Theft

New Year New Start/New Year Pre Start

Bombed Out Records is a rather ace label from the Leeds area who’ve put out some of the best UK punk releases of my generation.  They often also put on some incredible gigs from time to time.  On Sat 15th Jan 2011 they put on the above splendid all dayer at The Well in Leeds which was a pretty good introduction to a lot of Leeds bands for me and a great way to catch up with a load of folk.  Me and Craig decided to bang on a gig the night before too (despite me saying I was done with putting on gigs after 12 years doing it!).  That went pretty bloody well too.  I’ll leave it to others better with words than me to sum up both events but over the next week or two I shall be uploading sets from both gigs so keep checking in!

Pure Graft/Lock & Keys @ Santiagos, Leeds 10.09.10

First Friday night gig I’ve attended in Leeds and what a cracker!  Dave (Pure Graft) had put on a sweet bill, sadly Well Wisher weren’t able to make it due to family issues which was a real shame but hopefully all is OK on that front.  In their place were The Lock & Keys. I was unfamiliar with the band but was pleasantly surprised.  Definitely not what I’d usually listen to and because of that I haven’t got a lot of comparisons to make as they’re sort of out of my musical vocabulary if that makes sense?  At a push I guess bands like The Movielife or bands of that ilk and from what I’ve heard of Polar Bear Club I guess a comparison could be made there.  Essentially poppy-punk with keyboards and male/female vocals with a hell of a lot of break downs and half times!  Check it out.

Set List:

1. Guilty
2. Save your breath
3. Close to your chest
4. Late Nights
5. Absent friends
6. Wasting time
Download the Lock & Keys set by right clicking and saving as here or just click to stream
Pure Graft were up next and it’d been a long time since I’d seen them last.  Often their reputation precedes them as the contain a bit of a who’s who of Northern punk.  They’ve definitely stepped up a gear over the last year as anyone whose heard their songs on the four way 10″ that ROIDH recently released.  The band somehow manage to mesh the technically proficient hardcore of bands like Strike Anywhere with the party atmosphere of bands like Dillinger Four, not sure how they manage it (at a guess frontman Lesta’s banter has a big part as can be heard here…) but hell, it’s awesome and impossible not to love.
So have a listen then show them some love.
Set List:
1. Pugs vs Dan Yemin
2. Blatanat localism
3. When we fail
4. Drinking at the Pantheon Bar
5. Walking on Glass
6. Duh Duh Durh
7. Minor Threat
Right click here to download the set