Round Up – July
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Well, it’s August. How did that happen?
We’ve had a fantastic summer so far and there’s still a lot more to come. We’ve had a beautiful four days camped out at Whitelocks Beer Festival as part of their 300th birthday celebrations. This month we also have Northern Monk’s innaugural City Of Industry showcase taking place between 14th – 16th August at the Northern Monk Refectory as well as huge weekend at the end of the month courtesy of The Garden Party, have a look at what The Skinny and Crack Magazine have written ahead of the event.
It’s been a massive week for our bands. There’s been new albums, video premieres, song premieres, tours and even the odd mini-doc…
First up is USA Nails who this week, premiered a new song over on The 405 also shared a glimpse of their life in the studio as they work on ‘No Pleasures’ You can view it now on Clash. My Dying Bride’s stunning ‘And My Father Left Forever’ was included on this weeks Guardian Metal Playlist, who described it as a “Wonderfully bleak entry point into the album’s vivid but overwhelming squall of despair”. Metal pioneers Pentagram were featured in this months Terrorizer Magazine, who also premiered a new song from Finland’s Speedtrap.
This week also saw the announcement of part of the full programme of gigs for this years Beacons Metro Festival. The festival will run in October and November and feature a number of free and ticketed events in Leeds & Manchester. This latest announcement included East India Youth, Ex Hex, Lone Lady, Boxed In and loads more! Full line up can be found
Elsewhere, Agent Fresco have been recieving massive praise for the new album ‘Destrier’ with The Skinny, Big Cheese Magazine, Prog Magazine, Already Heard & Rock Sound all giving the album great coverage . Tesseract are featured as a lead news feature in the brand issue of Prog Magazine whilst their new video for ‘Messenger’ is streaming on Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine and more.
Rounding out our band news is a new track from Leeds maniacs Blacklisters streaming at Upset Magazine and the announcement of Bloodbath’s only UK show of 2015 at the Electric Ballroom in London on December 18th, more info over on Metal Hammer
And finally… Call Lane’s newest residents Black Swan have announced a ‘Home Brew Competition’
With a host of great prizes to be won, applicants need to get a move on and register by 16th August to be in with a shout. Not only will the winner get to brew their beer on Black Swan’s shiny new Brewkit, they’ll also be the star of the taps during Oktoberfest and receive a 30-litre keg to wash down their winnings. It’s time for home brewers to bring their beery creations out of the garage and into the limelight.
After registering at www.blackswanleeds.co.uk, contestants need to brew up three bottles of their take on an English beer inspired by German styles, perfect for celebrating Oktoberfest. All beers need to be submitted to Black Swan by 27th August with the overall winner will be announced on 7th September.
The beers will be judged by some of the leading lights of our craft beer scene: Luke Raven from Ilkley Brewery and founder of Half Full Beer Co; Cody Barton from local specialist beer shop, Tall Boys Beer Market and Stuart Pearson from independent craft beer distributor James Clay.
That’s it from us this week!
We’ll have another round up for you next week.