Author Archives: Liam.Haynes

Review // The xx – Coexist

  When it all boils down, The xx are all about sex. The Sexx. Sure, there’s ladles of desire, want, and desperation, but they’re a band that both physically and sonically relish closeness. With a scatter of sounds, they encapsulate moments … Continue reading

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Video // Satellite Stories – ‘Family’

Have you heard Satellite Stories? They’re from Finland and the singer looks like a young Julian Assange and they play the kind of guitar-led pop that makes you want to drink pink lemonade and smoke late into the night and … Continue reading

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Stream // FOE – Hot New Trash EP

London-based act FOE has been floating around for a while now on the back of early attention from the equally taste-making Illegal Tender and Neon Gold. Although early track ‘Tyrant Song’ is present on this, her debut EP, my personal … Continue reading

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Music Video // VETO – This Is Not

Taken from their forthcoming third LP, the wonderful Everything Is Amplified, the video for Danish quintet VETO is an almost perfect way to end the week. It’s brutal and dynamic – an aural slap around the face. Add in the … Continue reading

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Introducing // Films

Leeds, in my opinion at least, has a pretty healthy music pedigree. Not swamped in the post-Arctic Monkeys A&R frenzy that engulfed Sheffield and not still trying to escape the shadow of Madchester like neighbouring Manchester, its spawned a healthy little collection … Continue reading

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Live Review // Harrys Gym @ Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds

I’ll say this from the outset, Nation Of Shopkeepers is hands down a fucking gorgeous venue. There’s bunting made from 7″ covers, cute little chalk noticeboards declaring things like “no pirates”, as well as the cheapest Red Stripe this side … Continue reading

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New Music // Lykke Li – Love Out Of Lust

Lykke Li came away from 2008 having released one of the most suprising albums of the year in her debut, Youth Novels. Fast forward three years and she’s gearing up for her follow-up release Wounded Rhymes, out 28/2 on Warner. … Continue reading

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Video // Brother – Darling Buds Of May

Sure, there’s a lot to hate about self-styled “gritpop” saviours of English guitar music Brother, but in my eyes there’s also a tonne to love. Despite being previously known as the rather questionable and decidedly less lad rock Kill The … Continue reading

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Music // NME Awards Tour

Ah, the good old NME Awards Tour. Blasting those winter cobwebs away every January/February with consistently stellar line-ups featuring established acts alongside smaller breakthrough ones. This year is no exception, with an even more eclectic line-up than normal, as NME’s … Continue reading

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Welcome To Freedom Spark

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We launch on 1/1/11 as an outlet, a home, a space for inspired minds. Contact us if you’re a writer, photographer, or PR. We’re always looking for new contributors, new people to work with, and new things to cover. X

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