Author Archives: Leah.Connolly

In Photos // Defining Me: Musical Adventures In Manchester

At Salford Quay’s Lowry Building, a history-rich selection of live theatre, specially-curated events and exclusive exhibitions, together accumulate into a thriving hub of interest for all ages. One of the place’s most attractive offerings as of late was their showcase … Continue reading

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Interview // Steve Hockett

Manchester-based artist Steve Hockett has  been making waves across the city creating amazing art for local businesses, infusing music, clubnights and original collaborations that we often spy whilst nestling in our favourite Northern Quarter establishments.  After attending the Independent Manchester … Continue reading

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Review // Flume- ‘Flume’

2012 into 2013 has been a victorious year for underground dance music as a whole, sure, I understand that that is a narrow statement to make but with the likes of Disclosure and AlunaGeorge’s collaboration hitting the number two spot … Continue reading

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Leah’s Playlists // Albums of 2012 pt. 3

5) Japandroids- ‘Celebration Rock’ The Vancouver duo’s aptly-titled second release Celebration Rock saw them venturing into a much more radical style of reckless, expeditious guitar lines and reminiscent stories of out-lived youth landing itself as a record on many end … Continue reading

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Leah’s Playlists // Albums of 2012 pt.2

Beach House- ‘Bloom’ As I’ve mentioned many times in the past, I was more than just a little late at jumping on the Beach House bandwagon. Sure, there was the gorgeous articulations and delicately entrancing instrumentals on past releases but … Continue reading

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Leah’s Playlists // Albums of 2012 pt.1

 The Mayan apocalypse is one day away (If this actually happens, I’ll be most pissed off about missing Eminem live in 2013 and the fact you actually will never know who my Number 1 record of the year goes to- … Continue reading

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Interview // Adam JK

Adam J.Kurtz is a twenty-something New York based graphic media designer, with a strongly personal internet presence both through his mediums of art and the use of integrated personal blogs. His constructions of humorously truthful and proclaimed ‘self-deprecating’ designs on … Continue reading

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Leah’s Playlists // November

Aloha! Talk about an irrelevant greeting, it’s reached that point of the year where I realise that Foreigner’s 1977 ‘Cold As Ice‘ hit was not named after some heart-breaking scoundrel but in fact, the temperature of where I reside, which … Continue reading

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Review // PEACE @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Setting the pre-Halloween themed week with draping, angsty green hues reflected throughout the venues basement, tonight’s support of Carousels droan-pop should present itself as angrily edgy and oh-so mysterious, no? Fusing through a handful of tracks (and sounding a whole … Continue reading

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Leah’s Playlists // October

Settled back in to the daily life of hard graft yet? No, me neither! Despite avoiding freshers week with all my might and saving myself for this weekends UNREAL Warehouse Project line-up, I’ve still managed to get flu from all … Continue reading

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Review // How To Dress Well- ‘Total Loss’

  Tom Krell is a man inundated with emotions and a soft spot for hip-hop. There I said it- although you’d never expect it off the bat with a name like ‘How To Dress Well’ now, would you? These points … Continue reading

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Leah’s Playlists // September

Eurgh, September. The vile creature that ends the reality of roaming free for three months before we all head back to our respective corners of education / hardcore work; how I hate thee. OF COURSE you all had an incredible … Continue reading

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