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Recognising Female Music Executives

Billboard annually publish a list of ‘Women in Music – the 100 Most Powerful Executives’. The question is why do none of these executives share the title of being one of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women in the World,’ according to Forbes’ list? In Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women 2017’, Beyoncé and […]

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Lippy Reviews: Scouting for Girls

This year marked 10 years since London based pop-rock band Scouting For Girls released their debut album, and their performance on the 11th November at the O2 Academy in Leeds only confirmed that their firm fan-base and infectious energy that they’ve been renowned for all these years still remains. From the very outset it was […]

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Lippy Review: The Kooks at Leeds Arena

The Kooks kick started the UK leg of their tour in Leeds this Thursday with their ‘Best Of’ tour. Eagerly anticipated by many of their fans, the band offered a night of energy, nostalgia and a truly brilliant show. I do feel slightly biased writing this article, as the Kooks have pretty much provided the […]

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Lippy Review: Girli at Church

Beneath a giant disco ball, Chapel at Church could not be a more fitting venue for Girli’s gig. The floor is full, the show is sold out, and Girli thanks the audience for this before mentioning how highly she rates Leeds (“I’ve got drunk food from Flames so many times” eliciting a cheer from the […]

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Lippy Review: Wolf Alice at the O2 Academy

Wolf Alice’s performance at the O2 Academy on 18th November was bold, energetic and highly anticipated, demonstrating exactly why they continue to be one of Britain’s greatest live acts. Bringing their new album to Leeds, Visions of a Life, released in September this year, the London quartet captivated the crowd with the widely acclaimed album […]

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Lippy Interview with Newton Faulkner

Entering Newton Faulkner’s dressing room at the Leeds Beckett Student Union, the man himself immediately makes me feel welcome by dismissing my proffered handshake in favour of a hug and welcoming me inside. As I get settled he makes friendly conversation about the tai chi he’s currently learning to help control his breathing and the […]

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Lippy Preview: Skinny Lister at Stylus

Lippy Magazine is excited to see Xtra Mile Recordings label mates Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast, coming to Stylus on November 21st. Beans On Toast (Jay McAllister), describing himself as a “drunk folk singer”, is an honest and humorous alt-folk musician, touching on themes ranging from the political to love. He has released a […]

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Newton Faulkner Gig Review

The usual screams of the crowd were closely followed by ‘ssshh’ to those still talking or applauding Newton Faulkner. The mixed aged crowd was there to genuinely listen to the music, not for the celebrity image. Newton tried to pull an Ed Sheeran with a loop pedal, multiple guitars and separating the crowd into three […]

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An interview with Low Island

After just two EPs released earlier this year, Oxford experimentalists Low Island have already gained an impressive following, climbing to 2 million plays on Spotify and heralded by Huw Stephens as ‘a special new band’. The group’s formation began with a theatre score composed by Jamie (vocals/guitars/keys/electronics) and Carlos (vocals/guitar/keys), followed BY the addition of […]

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Lippy Reviews: Declan McKenna

At an indie gig in 2017, it’s a rarity not to hear an “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn” chant at some point. It’s testament to his rapidly growing influence and popularity that it was his name that Declan Mckenna heard replacing Corbyn’s prior to his show at the Stylus, in a packed room of enthusiastic fans. The […]

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