Our round-up of live music
in May 2015
Our monthly look at some of Leicester’s live music
Firstly – gigs coming up; Secondly – gigs we went to (scroll down for that)
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1 Coming up…
May 22nd to 24th
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Sileby. Mia and the Moon Album Launch and mini day festival.
The Green Place, Sileby LE12 7RS from 3pm-9pm
12th to 14th June
It will soon be time for Download
Keep an eye open for our report on the festival, after it has finished.
Coming up in July, an iconic Leicester band is to perform for one last time.
2 Went sent to see…
Sunday 31st May
Alex Van Roose was one of the line-up of artists performing at The Shed’s acoustic gigs tonight. Also on stage was Scribble Victory, the Derby Duo. Two exceedingly good acts.
Saturday 30th May
I went to The Musician to see Aztec Temples. Stating The Obvious, also from Leicester, was another of the top-notch acts on tonight’s line-up.
Friday 29th May
Four Point Oh, the Leicester hard-rock band put in a smashing performing tonight at The Shed. The night was put on by LC Promotions. The line-up included the always good Invictus, Oracle, and USA band Victory Heights. Oracle, a four piece hardcore band was pretty good.
At The Soundhouse, I saw the brilliant Once Vagrant Souls.
Thursday 28th May
At The shed there was a great line-up of bands; my favourite was The Great Imitation.In the basement we heard sets by Mr. Shay, Twisted Pennys, and outstanding performances from These Septic Stars (from Southampton) and the drumandbass/metal sounds of UKID. Upstairs we heard Alwaid (from France), Lost Effect, Aphastate and Aonia. UKID stood out for me. An amazing act.
22nd to 24th May
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and music artist Jonezy performed at The Soundhouse.
Saturday 16th May
The grand final
including Linear, Rock Savage, French Leave, Dig Lazarus and The Stolen Sea.
RhinoFerroSs photographer Renaud was at The Shed for us to see a band from France: 1969 Club.
Also tonight we saw Catalyst 5 from Northants. A pop and punk band that played a pretty good set of covers.
We enjoyed a brilliant night at The Shed at a show presented by Dreaming In Colour Productions.
with Great Imitation, Not My Good Arm and a solo set by the lead singer of 8Miles High – Oliver Kidd-Martin – among others. Leicester band Suicide Bees were there. The Decoy put on a performance that many people said was good.
The music of Not My Good Arm fizzes with energy. I love this band’s compulsive beats and richly vibrant rhythms. Singer Tom Heywood keeps the vocals soaring over the back line and on stage their performance is full of zeal and commitment. Their songs beg you to get up and dance. Another great act that never fails to please is Great Imitation. James Scott-Howes and Ryan Talbot are the two original members of the group. James is the elite athlete of Leicester singers. His act sparkles with energy. I remember when they appeared in Birmingham at the Surface Unsigned festival. An act that is irrepressible.
We were at The Firebug to see
Bombdogs, Aztec Temples and The Jangles.
The Shed for Temples of Lies, Invictus, Huron and One Machine.
We saw Invictus on 11th April and said “…it was good to see Invictus again; the Leicester band with front man Kristian Price delivered a mind-blasting set of their metalcore songs with goodly helpings of raw stage presence.” Tonight they put in a scorchingly good performance, It was breath-taking. Huron: a five-piece band that is playing at this year’s Download festival. Utterly thrilling. One Machine. The five-piece band with a free-standing lead singer, were great to watch and had a set of hugely complex songs that were stimulating. This is a band that works better on a vast festival stage; squashed into The Shed their sound was attenuated but let’s not complain because having a band as good as this in our little old venue is of considerable importance. This was the first time that the band has played in Leicester.
The Soundhouse for Little Dead Town, The Sun Never Set, The World Can Wait and Breathe The Silence.
1st to 3rd May
The Hand Made Festival