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Band News 2015

News about Leicester bands

A round-up of news about bands from Leicester and Leicestershire in 2015

The Reckless Youth

Ash Wright of Formal Warning told us:  “a quick update whilst my band Formal Warning are working hard, getting some new music written and looking to be back out at Glastonbudget Festival. I am working on another musical project which I will be announcing tomorrow with a quick music snippet and a few pictures and some dates we have penciled in we will be called The Reckless Youth and I look forward to showing you some more music, see you all at Glastonbudget budget with FW I hope everybody can give both my bands some support as it means a lot “. That was back in March and the new band now has a page on Facebook:

The Reckless Youth on Facebook.

Reckless Youth at The O2 Photo Kevin Gaughan

Reckless Youth at The O2
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Clubs Wild Live

1st April 2015

Clubs

Wild Alive EP Launch

Secret Location
by Keith Jobey

Clubs is a band that revels in being a bit mysterious, so it was no surprise that the launch of their new Wild Alive EP involved a secret gig, announced a week beforehand,  with entrance strictly by purchased ticket. And happily for me I purchased one of those tickets.

It’s been a slow, steady but deliberate build-up from the band and there’s a feeling that this patience is about to pay off. Careful not to overplay their home town means headline gigs usually sell out. Well chosen support slots and appearances in the indie breeding grounds of The Old Blue Last, The Lexington and The Garage in London is helping to win fans further afield. And a touring support slot to be announced soon can’t be a bad move either...

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Flying Kangaroo Alliance in the studio

Sunday 11th January 2015

Flying Kangaroo Alliance

Hypermonosonic Recording Studio

Nottingham

by Keith Jobey

On Sunday afternoon I had the privilege of attending a recording session at Hypermonosonic recording studio in Nottingham. I’d been asked along to take photographs in order to document a key event in the history of Leicester
band Flying Kangaroo Alliance. Having recently reached their 3rd anniversary they are at the studio to record what will hopefully become their second formal release, following on from the 7″ splattered vinyl Hit The Wall.
The two tracks to be recorded are Be Myself and Perfect Little Princess,both new songs recently introduced to their live set. Be Myself is to be recorded live in a single take while Perfect Little Princess is to be recorded by laying down the i...

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CrossingTheRubicon

27th November 2014

Midnight Wire

Album: Crossing the Rubicon

Leicester band Midnight Wire launches it new album Crossing The Rubicon in December.

This article reviews the album which will be launched at a show on December 19th 2014, at the Y Theatre Leicester (with support from Casino Empire and Stop That Train).

Midnight Wire by Mat Borland

Midnight Wire
by Mat Borland

I can’t wait to see MW at the album launch on 19th December.

It’s not just that I want to hear all those marvellous songs again; I love big gigs and have been to many, many previous shows put on by MW and The Heroes before them. They are iconic moments in the life of live music, as far as I am concerned. Lead singer Alex Van Roose has been telling me about Crossing The Rubicon for what seems a very long time. My sense of anticipation is overwhelming...

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Leicestershire TV

4th November 2014

TV comes to Leicestershire

Leicestershire TV have launched their latest campaign to invite all bands, artists, songwriters, producers, venues, studios and music stores within Leicester and Leicestershire to send in your video content, music videos, lives performances, venue promos and stories.

This is part of Leicestershire TV’s campaign to bring Leicestershire to life through the most exciting local web TV platform in the UK.

Let’s Face The Music

is the title of Leics.tv’s music-related content.

Leics.tv Let's Face The Music

Leics.tv
Let’s Face The Music

leics.tv is bringing Leicestershire to life through the most exciting local web TV platform in the UK. Now its about to launch its next BIG initiative...

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