Swim Deep Swim Deep’s indie-pop sound has been seemingly overturned in their second album, ‘Mothers’, released this month. With the addition of a new member, keyboardist and percussionist James Balmont, the band have wandered down an altogether different musical route. It may not appeal to quite the same audience as it once did, but it’s progressed into something else. They’ve grown up and so has their music, into a mixture of psych-pop and acid house, which, live at the Leadmill, Sheffield, was intriguing.


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Rae Morris

It’s not often that you can walk away from a gig, having been blown away (musically at least) by both support and lead performances. It’s not often that I feel the need to rave to people I’ve just met (and not just my long-suffering friends) about these amazing musicians I saw last Friday, who you just must listen to, no, go and see live because the YouTube clip you will invariably find will not come close in comparison. But that was the case of Rae Morris plus support from Roo Panes and Dan Owen at The Leadmill, Sheffield, on Friday 9th October.



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James Bay I won’t deny, I was a bit of a sceptic of James Bay before attending his gig at The Leadmill, Sheffield on Thursday night. Sure, I knew his hit ‘Hold Back The River’, but it was hard not to, considering its popularity on the radio, reaching number two in the UK, with over sixty-four million listens on Spotify (a large percentage of which had taken place in my flat, by my infatuated friends).


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Circa Waves I began listening to Circa Waves a couple of years ago when their their debut single ‘Get Away’ was released in 2013. Considering them to be brilliant and definitely needing more songs to pick from, I was excited when their debut album ‘Young Chasers’ was released earlier this year. Their performance live certainly wasn’t a disappointment, as they took to the stage with an explosion of sound and a light (literally, the lighting was fantastic) it lead me to consider if I had gone both temporarily blind and deaf. I kept jumping anyway.


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Rival Sons I had only heard a couple of tracks by the Rival Sons prior to asking to cover this gig and was hoping, as we all do when we build up to something, that they were going to impress. They didn’t disappoint – indeed they surpassed themselves in every way!


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Dexters You have to love a famous venue like The Leadmill in Sheffield. It has a lot of history and it is fabulous that this history seems to have seeped into the very fabric of the building. Most bands that hit the circuit at some point will play The Leadmill and whenever I have been there the bands are usually fabulous - tonight is no different.


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Tame Impala We at Gig Junkies like to bring you all the best bands, so tonight we travel to Sheffield to catch acclaimed Australian band, Tame Impala, playing one of their few UK tour dates. Their new album, ‘Lonerism’, has been causing a bit of a sensation and the gig is sold out, with punters jammed into the venue like tinned sardines.


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