Monday, 26 March 2012

Alex Young: My Reeling Dreams EP Launch

My Reeling Dreams EP Launch
Café Viva, Barnsley
Friday 24th Feb 2012

In an intimate, invitation-only setting, Barnsley’s Alex Young launched his EP to an appreciative audience. Having seen him play these songs live last summer, it is clear that Alex has polished and finessed them to capture a compelling glimpse of what he is capable of achieving.

In these times of cultural idiocy, where X Factor winners garner Brit awards alongside mainstream Indie ‘Gods’, if there can be such a thing Damon, what we have here is a truly independent act in both outlook and methods. Alex is giving 2012 his big shot at making music a job; self-financed and ambitious for opportunities, he has crafted and recorded a showcase of five of the best to support his campaign.

The title track, My Reeling Dreams, is a catchy, understated statement of intent. Throughout there are moments where guitar and vocals combine to soar away from the gloom of a February evening to an altogether sunnier setting; fourth track, Sevillian Heat, pulls off the same trick with more accomplishment. The backing vocals and percussion help to move the song towards the territory of a gentler New Model Army’s Green and Grey with its talk of Yorkshire’s green hills.

Closing track Walking Glass describes a walk beside a wintery Ouse, exploring a father/son relationship in intimate detail, while Young’s voice strains to fully explain his feelings, the imagery in his lyrics carries the weight. This is a collection of well crafted, earnestly delivered songs which deserve your attention.

Available for download through iTunes or CD Baby, more info at

Matthew Rhodie

The City Consumes Us Track Details

Our Pledge Campaign is going well. We have previously revealed the tracklisting; we now have more information on each of the individual tracks that will appear that will hopefully show you how special a collection it is!

Says Al
Recorded by Chris Charlton in Saltaire, February 2012.

A brand new version of a classic Pylon track, originally released on their debut EP in 1999 but re-recorded especially for this album. The story of Rhubarb Bomb couldn’t start anywhere else. Pylon were a huge influence on many Wakefield bands, including the majority which follow. This recording features contributions from the band members now spread across the world, including vocals sent over from Stockholm and piano and organ direct from Bangkok.

The Cribs
Things Aren’t Gonna Change (Demo)
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart and Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios, Wakefield, 2004.

Whilst working on songs for their second album The New Fellas the Jarman brothers recorded some demos with their old friends Jamie and Lee at their home studio in Wakefield (that’s Jamie you can hear at the start). The recording is of startlingly good quality, considering Greenmount Studios was built on the landing of a staircase in an old tower. The outro was recorded one night in a pub in Netherton around the piano with many of the bands’ close friends in attendance. The Cribs returned to Greenmount Studios, now based in Armley, in 2012 to record the track Better Than Me which is the flipside to the 7” version of Chi-Town.

The Old House
Loud Noises
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart at Greenmount Studios, Wakefield, 2006.

The Old House were a ridiculously good band that grew from the same fertile soil as The Cribs and The Research. Including members that would later go on to play in bands as diverse as Mi Mye, Tiny Planets, Last Gang and Piskie Sits theirs was a rawkous but hook filled take on pop and though their ‘career’ was all too short (split in 2008), they were a major influence on the bands of Rhubarb Bomb’s era.

The Research
Make No Plans For Me
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart at Greenmount Studios, Wakefield, 2007.

This track was recorded as part of the sessions for the bands’ second album The Old Terminal which, after the band having many major label headaches, ended up being recorded in Wakefield. It’s a rather beautiful, understated track that perfectly highlights the twee beauty and sighing whimsy of a truly wonderful (and much missed) band that seemed destined to become Wakefield next great export after The Cribs, before their split in 2008. This track was intended as a B-side but due to that split was never released.

Piskie Sits
Waiting For The Dance Of Death
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart and Rob Slater at Greenmount Studios, Leeds, January 2012.

Long serving Wakefield legends Piskie Sits kindly hand Rhubarb Bomb their first new recording since a run of amazing singles and EPs released in 2010. Although the band have been around A LOT longer than Rhubarb Bomb (no-one really remembers how it started, or where, or when…) line up changes have constantly reinvigorated the band and currently, as they work on their second album, they look stronger than ever. Traditionally they have been the proudest wearers of the Pavement Appreciation Society badge that most Wakefield bands seem to have and it is almost inevitable that analysis of their sound comes back to that same point, but hey, Pavement were awesome so what’s the harm?.

The Spills
Cylinder Windows
Recorded by Rob Slater at Greenmount Studios, Leeds, February 2012.

The Spills have grown alongside Rhubarb Bomb over the last five years. They played at our first ever issue launch back in 2007 when their Nirvana indebted rock was turning a few heads. However, their slow gestation period has been a blessing; their first EP in 2010 Smoke Signals was an absolute breakthrough but it was their album Occam’s Razor released late in 2011 that really shone; a genuine work of brilliance. It’s kind of the Wakefield way, to get your head down and plug away. The Spills are a great example of this and they will surely now reap the rewards. This is the first new recording from them since the release of their album.

Tiny Planets
Recorded by Rob Slater at Irene Cottage Studios, Wakefield, 2010.

Tiny Planets rose from the ashes of The Old House and feature Craig and Paul from that band. Joined by Spills singer Rob Slater on drums and guitarist Ash they continued that band’s skewed take on pop, releasing their debut EP The Trick Is To Keep Breathing in January 2012. This is an earlier recording but perfectly showcases their wonderful grasp of dynamics and that special little hook. A little known fact is that when they first formed a certain Ross Jarman occupied the drum stool. But then he ended up being quite busy with his side project, The Cribs…

How I Killed The Magnethead (Demo)
Home Recording. 2007.

Lapels were a special band to a lot of people, none more than former Rhubarb Bomb editor Rob Dee, for whom this is his personal choice. Rob left Rhubarb Bomb to form Philophobia Music, home to a lot of the bands here. His first release was the debut single by Lapels. The song featured here is one of their earliest demos and is a track that appeared on their first EP. It’s a ragtag recording that gives hints of the antagonistic but charming approach to songwriting that made the band standout; a mix of pop structures and bizarre alt-universe storytelling. Upon the bands split, singer Tim went on to form St Gregory Orange whilst the majority of the rest of the band became IMP.

The Whippets
This Town
Recorded by Dan Hayes at Mind The Gap Studios, Leeds, late 2007, remixed February 2012.

This was originally recorded towards the end of 2007 whilst the band geared up for the launch of its debut single It’s Nice To Pretend. Never released, it is, rather coincidentally, a song about growing up and living in Wakefield. It was recorded by drummer Dan Hayes as he got to grips with home recording. He went back to it and polished it up best he could for inclusion on this compilation and some new vocals were added. The song is a fair representation of the kind of melodic alt-indie The Whippets were producing at this time, before their eventual split in 2008.

The Passing Fancy
Recorded by Dean Freeman at Follow The Drum Studios, Wakefield, February 2012.

The Passing Fancy has been playing gigs in Wakefield for five years now, yet, by some massive oversight, had not featured in Rhubarb Bomb until April 2012. This is perhaps because his brand of folk pop whimsy (now fashionable, of course) never quite fit in with the Pavement indebted pop produced elsewhere in the city. But his inclusion here is at the request of current editor Dean Freeman. The Passing Fancy has always been around, supporting the DIY ethic, whether it be compering at gigs, running doors, promoting, getting people excited, or simply just playing. Also, this song, originally released in 2008 but re-recorded afresh for this compilation, is a little nod to the former Wakefield venue Escobar which was central to the creation of Rhubarb Bomb. Anyone who ever visited will appreciate this tale of a totalitarian barman overseeing a drunken crowd of revellers.

Skint & Demoralised
Lucifer’s Cardigan (Demo)
Recorded by MiNI dOG at 6x7 Studios, Sheffield, September 2011.

Skint & Demoralised (Matt Abbott) performed spoken word at the launch of the first ever issue of Rhubarb Bomb. In those early days he was central to the exciting DIY buzz that was taking place in the city. Can’t play an instrument? Doesn’t matter; record your spoken word ponderings and upload ‘em to MySpace. It got him a major label record deal and a whole heap of supporters. Five years and a very interesting journey later, Matt is back in Wakefield after some time away and is promoting his second album This Sporting Life.

Recorded by Chris Charlton in Saltaire, March 2012.

Protectors formed in 2008 and bring together members of some great Wakefield bands of the past, namely Pylon, Dugong and Nathaniel Green. The result is supremely melodic and energetic music that shares the transcendent nature of those previous bands and earned them a number of fantastic support slots, including The Cribs. The track here is absolutely brand new and is a change of direction from the sounds showcased on their excellent EP The Stem and Leaf released at the end of 2011.

Hate Yourself
Recorded by Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios, Leeds, January 2012.

Third and final former editor Captain Benno simply insisted that Middleman be included on this compilation. They are a truly exceptional band and one that is much loved in Wakefield. Although probably considered more of a ‘Leeds Band’ they actually formed in Wakefield and bassist Lee Smith setup Greenmount Studios with Jamie Lockhart here, living in our Merrie City for an awfully long time. This is a brand new recording from the band as they begin work on the follow up to their debut album Spinning Plates which was released in 2011.

Runaround Kids
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart, Lee Smith & Rob Slater at Greenmount Studios, Leeds, January 2012.

Runaround Kids’ first ever interview was in Rhubarb Bomb in 2008. Since then we have followed their progress closely, including some amazing appearances at Leeds and Reading Festivals and a quickly expanding set of super fans across the country. One of our proudest moments was seeing The Hop, Wakefield, packed to the rafters for their appearance at our Long Division Festival. After releasing their mightily impressive debut album Linked Arms in 2011 the band have an ambitious set of releases penned in for 2012, including splits with The Spills and We Are Losers. Taken from the first recordings since their album, Undress gives the first hint of the new direction they will be following.

St Gregory Orange
Nights In The Drunk Tank
Recorded by St Gregory Orange, Wakefield, February 2012.

Originally the bedroom based project of former Lapels Tim Metcalfe, St Gregory Orange is now a duo, also comprising of Harry Rhodes, who plays guitar in Piskie Sits. The debut album Things We Said In Bedrooms was recorded by Tim alone and is still one of the greatest albums to come out of Wakefield EVER. Simple as that. But since becoming a duo in 2010, they have been working on the follow up. Whilst not quite being in the Chinese Democracy ranks of ‘overdue’ it has been a long time coming. Yet, as this track shows, it has been time well spent; the mix of wordy, exploratory story-telling and electronic based pop is rather magnificent and completely their own. That second album will be released in Spring 2012 (hopefully).

One Day, After School….
Nova Scotia
Recorded by Rob Slater at Greenmount Studios, Leeds, January 2012.

A brand new recording of a song originally released on the first Rhubarb Bomb compilation Sounds Of The Rhubarb Triangle in 2007. It was also the first ever song written or released by One Day, After School… though this version features brand new lyrics as well as instrumentation. They are another band that has always existed in Wakefield, half behind the scenes but always there, experimenting in a home studio and releasing a wealth of tracks on compilations. One Day, After School… released their debut EP The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade in February 2012 showcasing a spiky, wordy take on early ‘90s indie and Sonic Youth squall, much in contrast to the sound here.

Little Japanese Toy
At 21
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart & James Mabbett at Greenmount Studios, Wakefield, sometime in 2001.

A demo from the band that would, once split, go on to form the wonderful and much loved Mi Mye (Jamie) and Napoleon IIIrd (James). The sound here is a rather epic mix of both of those artists and a rather sweet insight into the roots of both of their sounds. The band released a number of EPs and singles on various labels all over the country but called it a day before an album could be released. However, the remnants of many songs can be found across the back catalogues of Mi Mye and Napoleon IIIrd.

IMP & Mi Mye
Jamie Says He Wishes You Well
Recorded by Jamie Lockhart at Greenmount Studios, Leeds, January 2012.

The album closes with a very special collaboration between IMP and Mi Mye which took place in the early hours of a very cold January morning. IMP have existed in many forms for a long time but really got themselves together in 2009 and since then have released two exceptional EPs Just Destroyer and Sewerpop! (How The Castle Was Stormed). They are an amazing live band too, far too odd and individual for me to try and explain. Just trust me on that one. Mi Mye, of course, is the moniker under which Jamie Lockhart works. As a musician and producer, his hallmark is ALL OVER this album and he is a constant source of inspiration for many in Wakefield. Odd considering he isn’t even from Wakefield (the soft Scottish tones give it away). But that’s a whole other story, one of many covered in the accompanying book version of The City Consumes Us.

Friday, 23 March 2012

"Positively Miserable" by Razorblade Picnic Review

Razorblade Picnic claim to be Positively Miserable and I quite like them that way. Neuroleprosy kicks off the choppy punk rock buzzsaw guitars in fine form, with an insistent message about exactly just how annoyed they are. What you get here is a collection of tracks that show some range in terms of moods, ranging from angry to really annoyed. There are slowly powerful verses which build into monumental walls of chorus and even some subtle guitar work to lighten up the punishing work of the rhythm section.

I’m not saying it’s exactly new or innovative, but it’s good stuff, well produced with a clear feeling that these guys know what they like; they scratch a certain itch and sometimes we all need to have a singalong love song for a departed tabloid queen in our lives. Is it too soon to honour Jade Goody in this way? Hell no!

Matthew Rhodie

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Live At Leeds 2012 Preview

Why I am so excited about Live At Leeds:

So I’ve just been emailed the final band announcements for this year’s Live At Leeds, which takes place May 4th to 7th. That the top line of billing includes Example and Alkaline Trio suggests just how diverse it has become and how much they are trying to push it as a broad, but quality festival.

In all honesty, I’m not really a headliners kind of guy but the mix of bands towards the top of the poster is quite impressive. Marina & The Diamonds, The Enemy and Ladyhawke aren’t names that strike an ounce of emotion in me, but equally, they are quality, big names and ones I’ve not seen on EVERY SINGLE FESTIVAL POSTER over the last few months, so good picks. Obviously I can vouch for Los Campesinos! after last year’s Long Division as being essential and The Subways; I thought they were washed up a long time ago, but they may well do what The Futureheads did last year and pull out a set that reminds us why we loved them so much in the first place.

Of the bands slightly lower down the bill, Ghostpoet is the name everyone is talking about. It seems crazy now but I saw them supporting Metronomy at The Hop in Wakefield just last year and they were excellent. It will be interesting to see them in a bigger venue. I Like Trains is a big one for me. Again, we had them at Long Division last year but I missed them and am very excited to hear material from their forthcoming third album. Bands like Howler and the more local Spector are also tipped as ones to watch. So all in all, a pretty decent mix.

BUT! It is the bands further down the billing that excite me and the reason I love my day in Leeds so much. There are bands that have only existed on the periphery of my knowledge and understanding and Live At Leeds is a great way to ‘top up’ your enthusiasm for new and live music. Alt-J, Blacklisters, Black Moth, Fanzine, Moody Gowns, Post War Glamour Girls, The History Of Apple Pie, This Many Boyfriends; all bands I know of but want to know more about. The journey round the city on a scorching hot summer’s day searching them out can’t be beaten for me.

As a fellow festival organiser I really appreciate the efforts that go into making my day effortless. I’ve always been impressed with the setup over the last few years; it couldn’t be less stressful. That and the pleasant traipsing around the city combine to help make this one of the most sociable festivals on the calendar.

This aspect has been built on with additional events over the rest of the weekend. Sunday and Monday Hangover events take place at Brudenell Social Club (the public acknowledgement of a two day hangover is pleasing) whilst The Unconference takes place on May 4th (Friday) before the rest of the celebrations. It features a panel of speakers talking about the current state of the music biz, especially in relation to digital media / distribution etc. Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music and Sean Adam, founder of Drowned in Sound, will be there aswell as many other industry people. This is the kind of thing some unscrupulous people will try sell tickets for, whilst these ‘experts’ pass on their wisdom. But here it is free. A great example of Live At Leeds’ commitment to quality music and community.

And finally, there will be the Live At Leeds annual 5-aside Football Tournament on the Monday. I can’t bloody stand football, but this sounds like a great idea; a real communal thing and a proper good laugh.

At £20 for the Saturday all-dayer, this is bloody good value. As I have mentioned in previous reviews, I love the city based festivals and the fact that, alongside kick ass music, I can also have a really nice dinner, or sneak off for a quality pint in The Adelphi and make a full day of it. Live At Leeds is a fantastic advert for The City of Leeds, music both local and live and for the importance of a strong, social community. Here’s to another great year.

Dean Freeman

"Torino 74" by Torino 74 Review

This has been available for a while from: but it’s well worth writing about, so here goes.

At first, I worried that the band may have pooled their clichés in writing this album; there is a sense of Americana at work here from the power punk guitars, to the vocals, artwork and even the name… Car buffs will tell you that Starsky & Hutch drove a 1975 Ford Gran Torino, film buffs will probably argue that the final track’s name is pointless because nobody can fight quite like Philo Beddoe, Clint Eastwood’s character in the Any Which Way films, and the cover artwork evokes route 66 with its endless miles of pylons. However, let’s look past that because it just doesn’t matter when you are as infectiously, bouncily, catchily attention grabbing as these guys, and the pylons were probably photographed somewhere on the A61 anyway!

Emergency and Shovels and Precipitation are neck and neck for the honour of best track in my opinion, other highlights include Norwegian Blue, Driver and Winterburn. It’s probably safe to say that my only question when listening to this is, how are they not more widely known? I know guitar bands are a little out of fashion with the mainstream and, to be frank, I’m glad because it means bands like this get some space to mature rather than being catapulted into the limelight only to implode on album 2 when ‘the Man’ wants his advance and more back. Get excited about them, try to see them live, buy their record, they’re worth it.

Matthew Rhodie

Monday, 12 March 2012

The City Consumes Us Tracklisting

The tracklisting for our 5th birthday compilation is now complete. It is:

1. Say Al (Acoustic) - Pylon
2. Things Aren't Gonna Change (Demo) - The Cribs
3. Loud Noises - The Old House
4. Make No Plans For Me - The Research
5. Waiting For The Dance Of Death - Piskie Sits
6. Cylinder Windows - The Spills
7. Incredible - Tiny Planets
8. How I Killed The Magnethead (Demo) - Lapels
9. This Town - The Whippets
10. Escobarred - The Passing Fancy
11. Lucifer's Cardigan (Demo) - Skint & Demoralised
12. Cauliflower - Protectors
13. Hate Yourself - Middleman
14. Undress - Runaround Kids
15. Nights In The Drunk Tank - St Gregory Orange
16. Nova Scotia - One Day, After School...
17. At 21 - Little Japanese Toy
18. Jamie Says He Wishes You Well - IMP & Mi Mye

All the tracks are exclusive to this album for which we heartily thank the bands involved. It's a lovely mix of lost tracks by bands no longer around, re-recorded / re-imagined versions of old songs and some absolutely up to date brand new gems.

The record is available through our Pledge campaign. The benefits of buying it through Pledge are that you will recieve a bonus record with all kinds of oddities and extras, an electronic additional chapter to The City Consumes Us book containing lost articles that didn't make the book and you will also recieve the record before anyone else. It costs £8. For an additional £2 you can get the highly limited edition version of the book which is 200 pages of top quality journalism and also contains a CD version of the album as well as ALL of the above. Wow!

Go look HERE for more information

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

'Escape Velocity' by O'Messy Life Review

Escape Velocity
O'Messy Life

From the twanging opening chords of Escape Velocity I was expecting something very different to what they delivered. Thankfully avoiding the country hints of the opening bars, they cheerfully ‘ooh-ooh’ their way through a story about being misunderstood outsiders, this is a summer singalong just waiting for the weather! There is a hint of The Thermals in the guitar tones and the vocals and the way that the song hangs from the riff.

The three songs on offer here feel fresh and confident and they showcase the bands range well; Saturday Morning Cemetery moves into a more blues-tinged style and the third track, Abraham De Moivre’s Blues harnesses the quiet/loud, shout/sing US college rock dynamic to great effect. The Newcastle based band released this single in October through Tiny Light recordings, but it is still available at: along with some older material.

Matt Rhodie

Monday, 5 March 2012

'Spectemur Agendo' Review - Philophobia Music Compilation

Spectemur Agendo
Various Artists

Philophobia's latest E.P collaboration which features The Do's, Fur Blend and Clandestines is fucking awesome, pure and simple. I don't know the policy on swearing, sorry kids if you're reading, sorry if you're offended, sorry random-er who thought this might be pleasant, but bloody frigging hellers I have'nt stopped bashing my head around for a second.

The Do's open this E.P with“Without a Reason” and “Clickey Bits” amongst their artillery. How the hell do they make so much mouth watering noise between two of them? Imagine someone on a stage throwing hunks of steak at a crowd full of obese people. The Do's deliver in both richness of sound and texture, you can almost see the sweat and effort put into each serving. It's thrashy, gritty and a great start.

Fur Blend which I must admit are a new edition to my ear memoirs, really surprised me. It usually takes me at least a few listens to get into many new bands. They present us with “Deer Stalker” which is fresh in melody and a really accomplished song, a happy pop song and a great one at that.“Bones”, their second song is slower in pace and I genuinely think it could be listened to on repeat and I would not get bored. All in all, it won't be the last time I listen to them by no means.

Clandestines are given the job to round this E.P. up, they tell us why we are going to remember it, listen to it again and again. Their songs “You'd Have Never Even Asked My Name As Long As You Got The Satisfaction You Need” and “Heavy Now” are grunge thrash pop punk bliss. They do not disappoint, both songs are a joy to listen to and make it 6/6 tracks that have wowed me.

This E.P makes you realise how important Philophobia is, to not only the bands but to the audience. It is one big family and no-one can criticise this label without going through hoards of loyal, hard working, grateful band members; this label reinforces most people's faith in Wakefield music, so to you Philophobia, I salute and thank you for letting me listen to this.

It is the shit!

Jack Falcon

Friday, 2 March 2012

The City Consumes Us

So, in April, Rhubarb Bomb reaches the ripe old age of five. That kinda works; I’d say we have the attention span and grammatical skills of a five year old. And we are going to have a party too.

This is the three part plan to our celebrations, centred around a Pledge campaign. Pay attention!

Compilation Album

We have collected tracks from a range of Wakefield bands past and present. Bands that we have supported over our five years. Looking back over the old issues, it wasn’t hard to pick out certain recurring names and in many cases the bands have developed alongside us, growing as we have into something approaching respectability.

All the tracks on the album are exclusive to this compilation, for which we heartily thank all the bands. It will feature tracks by The Cribs, The Research, Pylon, Lapels, The Old House, Piskies Sits, The Spills, St Gregory Orange, Skint & Demoralised, Mi Mye, Middleman, Runaround Kids, The Whippets, Tiny Planets, Protectors, Imp, One Day After School… & The Passing Fancy.

The album will be available as a download or as part of a deluxe package, which leads us to part two…

Limited Edition Book

How could we package this record? Do people want CDs anymore? How about inside a book?

The second part of our celebration is a 200 page paperback, which comes with a CD version of the album. It’s the most ambitious thing we have ever done.

In part, it is the story of Rhubarb Bomb; how it began, how it grew and what it learnt. Naturally, it is also the story of the bands it has worked with, told through re-edited, reordered old articles. It isn’t the story of ‘Wakefield Music’ but of a group of people making things happen in their city and also follows the story of certain institutions close to us, including Philophobia Records, Louder Than Bombs Records, Greenmount Studios and former venue Escobar.

But it also expands further than that. New interviews and articles touch upon Rhubarb Bomb’s place within a wider Indie community, what a zine has to offer in the 21st century and the importance of DIY ideals. These ideas are explored further through interviews with legendary Indie figures such as Mark E Smith, Malcolm Middleton, Luke Haines, Emma Pollock, Eddie Argos, David Gedge, Emmy The Great, Russell Senior and of course, The Cribs.

The book features brand new designs throughout. It’s not just pages of text; there are over 100 pictures, many previously unseen, to help us tell our story.

Launch Night

The book is being funded through a Pledge Campaign which is active NOW. The album download, which will feature further exclusive content, is available there, as is the book. There are also some other special and exclusive items to hopefully tempt you.

The launch event for The City Consumes Us will take place on April 21st at The Orangery, Wakefield. It is a beautiful 18th Century Grade II listed building in the very centre of Wakefield; a literal stones throw from Westgate Train Station.

There will be numerous bands from the compilation performing, including The Spills, Piskie Sits, Runaround Kids, Mi Mye, Imp, One Day After School…, St Gregory Orange and The Passing Fancy with more TBA. Some will perform inside the grand building itself, others in its gardens, viaducts and secret corners.

We’ve got other ideas up our sleeves too. Compilation Exchanges. One off merchandise. Art Displays. We’ve also asked each band playing to perform a cover of a track by any other Wakefield band. It’s going to be a memorable night.

It kicks of at 3pm. Entry to this event is £5 on the door. However, it is free as part of one of the Pledges if you download the album.

And that is where we are at. If you can spread the word in any way, please do. This is a tiny bit of history right here and we want to preserve it for future generations of zine writers, bands and music lovers. Thanks for your support.