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Helen Tipping: Most Recent Articles

Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures: Hop, Wakefield, 8/3/2014
At The Hop in Wakefield Helen Tipping watches former Herman Dune member Stanley Brinks and indie rockers the Wave Pictures play a chaotic but likeable set to promote their new joint album 'Gin'
History of Apple Pie: Cockpit, Leeds, 8/2/2013
Helen Tipping finds young London-based band the History of Apple Pie's mix of indie pop and shoegaze to be enormously promising, despite sound problems, at a show at the Cockpit in Leeds on their first headline UK tour
Profile: Chumbawamba
Anarchic folk-punks Chumbawamba have recently announced their decision to split up after playing a short farewell tour, concluding with a date in their native Leeds. Helen Tipping looks back on their extraordinary career
Indietracks Festival: Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, 7/7/2012...8/7/2012
Helen Tipping, despite often terrible weather conditions, enjoys sets at the sixth Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire from Allo Darlin', Colour Me Wednesday, Tendertrap, the Just Joans, the Vaselines and Veronica Falls
Endorse It in Dorset: Oakley Farm. Dorset, 12/8/2011...14/8/2011
Helen Tipping finds much to enjoy at punk/alternative festival Endorse It in Dorset, which includes sets from New Model Army, the Alabama 3, the Members and the Rezillos
3 Daft Monkeys: Trades Hall, Hebden Bridge, 7/11/2010 05/11/2010
Beautiful Days Festival: Escot Park, Devon, 17/8/2007...18/8/2007 24/08/2007
Beautiful Days Festival: Escott Park, Devon, 18/8/2005...20/8/2005 20/08/2005
Beautiful Days: Escot Park, Devon, 18/8/2006...20/8/2006 26/08/2006
Bob Log III: Interview 17/11/2004
Bouncing Souls: Metropolitan University, Leeds, 5/3/2005 21/03/2005
Brakes: Interview 22/11/2006
Brakes: The Well, Leeds, 12/11/2009 01/12/2009
Chris T-T: Interview 28/10/2008
Chumbawamba: Boardwalk, Sheffield, London, 15/6/2004 14/06/2004
Darren Hayman: Brudenell, Leeds, 24/6/2011 26/06/2011
Devendra Banhart: Academy 2, Manchester, 15/9/2006 30/09/2006
DVD : Rev Hammer: Freeborn John Live 20/04/2008
Endorse It in Dorset: Oakley Farm. Dorset, 12/8/2011...14/8/2011 28/08/2011
Esben and the Witch: XOYO, London, 9/2/2011 21/02/2011

Most Recent Reviews

Matt Dolphin: Eighth House - CD
Melancholic, but promising debut solo album from Kent-based singer-songwriter, Matt Dolphin
She Makes War: Little Battles - CD
Melancholic and brooding, but ultimately uplifting second album from She Makes War, the project of former Miss Black America member Laura Kidd
She's Hit: Pleasure - CD
Appealing abrasive garage rock on debut album from Glasgow-based group, She's Hit
I Like Trains: Sirens - CDS
Atmospheric and thought-provoking latest single from Leeds-based post rockers I Like Trains, which appears in both a vinyl and a digital version
Mark Chadwick: All the Pieces - CD
Largely impressive autobiographical debut solo album from Levellers frontman, Mark Chadwick

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