Posts Tagged 'The Well'

SPINES & Helen Chambers – OOSXI

SPINES & Helen Chambers – OOSXI

I went to Out of Spite 11 this weekend just gone – it was my first experience of this legendary Leeds festival and it met all expectations; I got to see the Car Bar (and evern Car Pub!), met up with a load of friends I haven’t seen for ages, meet some great new folk and see some incredible bands.  There were some cracking bands that I hadn’t seen before (JR and Coal Train especially) but I can honestly say I didn’t see a shit band all weekend, it was great to see the new Southport line up and Bangers, The Arteries and Protectors all played the best and most appreciated sets I’ve seen of them yet.  Pylon blew me away beyond all expectation and I’m just gutted I wasn’t able to record more of the weekend (damn you Duracell!).

I did get a video of Spines, which is Lloyd (Blocko/Southport/Ruin You!), Lee (Dauntless Elite/Joe 90/Homebrew) and Rob (sWord/Joe 90)’s new band, so take a look and see what you think.  Then below that is Helen Chambers playing ‘Sofa’ on the acoustic stage, finally starting to get the recognition that she deserves.  Enjoy!

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!