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Dec 8

Luke Leighfield in Berlin : review (+ downloads!)

Berlin-based blog Indie is Not A Genre attended yesterday’s houseshow and wrote a short review - links to songs available!

Click on the link to check it out.

Nov 1

Indie is not a genre: Review: Gunning For Tamar private house show

Indie is not a Genre reviewed our GUNNING FOR TAMAR houseshow! Go on their page to listen to GFT’ songs and see more live pictures.

indieisnotagenre:

Thanks to some random soundcloud browsing I came across another fantastic band from Oxford two weeks ago. The band is called Gunning For Tamar and they just finished touring Germany for the first time ever. While I was looking for a Berlin date in their schedule I found that they had…
More pictures and a review (in English) of GUNNING FOR TAMAR's houseshow on Geschichten von der Heilewelt :
http://heilewelt.tumblr.com/post/12137562405/tape-is-like-toast-and-house-concerts-are-awesome-ian
Click on the link, and enjoy!

More pictures and a review (in English) of GUNNING FOR TAMAR's houseshow on Geschichten von der Heilewelt :

http://heilewelt.tumblr.com/post/12137562405/tape-is-like-toast-and-house-concerts-are-awesome-ian

Click on the link, and enjoy!

READ : The Maccabees - live review

We saw The Maccabes live @ The Phoenix in Exeter! Check our review out.

Words by Lydia Moorish.

READ : Laura Marling // concert review

We attended Laura Marling's concert at the Cathedral in Exeter on the 14th of October. Click on the link to read our review!

Mixtapebabe.blog.de

lukeleighfield:

Lovely blog from Germany about my Have You Got Heart? video. Google Translate says:

“He could be the English edition of Ben Folds, (even if it annoys that comparison?) And yet he is so much more. It is the autumn mood without depression, he is leaping through the leaves to run, climb over fences, grinning missed a red light. I have fallen, this voice, this feel-good pop. Thank you!”

I love Google Translate.

Luke Leighfield & Jose Vanders on tour : Borderline concert review!

Please click on the link to read Hayley Fox’s review of Luke and Jose's concert at The Borderline in London last monday (27.09.2011)!!!

Tonight We Dance Tomorrow We Cry review Luke & Jose's EP!

Teaser : "Consisting of 4 songs, they both cover 2 of each other’s tracks, giving them a unique spin. I will gather you have the intelligence already to decipher that Vanders is of the female-kind, while Leighfield is of the male-kind, offering each other a glimpse into their songs through opposite bodies. While this obviously doesn’t change the songs too much, they are both quite capable of that with their beautiful voices and canny arrangement."

Click on the link to read the full review!

Fizzy Pop review Jose Vanders & Luke Leighfield's split EP!

"Remember when NME used to give away flexi-discs with one artist on each side covering the other artist’s latest song? This very lovely indeed EP by the charming Luke and stunning Jose is the modern day digital equivalent of that. I already wrote about their enchanting cover version of Bon Iver’s Blindsided (here) and this just adds to their canon of beautifully produced, exquisitely delivered tunes. Luke tackles two Jose tunes, that I’m somewhat less familiar with, but that doesn’t affect the impact the songs have. Metal Detector is a bittersweet ode to a foolish fella who may well have all the luck in the world, all the precious gems, but these material possessions will be worthless because he lost his one true chance of happiness. It’s a delicate piano accompaniment with subtle embellishes here and then but essentially just a forlorn ballad that Luke pours his heart into as a tale of loss and regret. Man on Wire continues with the heavenly piano and a studied, careful performance from Luke, giving his interpretation to some beautiful lyrics by Jose. Likewise, when she tackles Have You Got Heart, Jose wraps her lilting vocal around whipsmart lyrics like “university didn’t teach me anything I couldn’t learn from Wikipedia” and ultimately urges you to be a better person; indeed, you actually WANT to be a better person just listening to her sincere and wonderful voice. When Jose sings Every Day it sounds every bit as chart ready as anything Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding or Eliza Doolittle has churned out in the past few years. I urge you to go and buy this EP. not only will it soothe your soul, it will lift your spirits and ensure you look at the world in a different, more positive way. Contented sigh…”

More if you click on the link! :)

LUKE LEIGHFIELD & JOSE VANDERS
SPLIT EP REVIEW
Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders are two singer/songwriters with  great talent and poise, so a Split EP was a jolly good idea. The 4 track  EP, released next week gives us Luke covering Jose and Jose covering  Luke, putting an utterly refreshing spin on eachother’s craft. Both of  them have a knack for songwriting, with kooky words about the prospect  of turning 67 and kissing indie boys in dingy clubs, along with some  more uplifting phrases along the way. It’s a simple yet very powerful  record that inspires. 
First up is Luke covering Jose’s, ‘Metal Detector’ the delicate piano provides the ideal companion for Leighfield’s soft vocal. He sings how your life will be, ‘so full of diamonds and so full of pearls, so full of everything that’s good in this world’ but being rich comes at a price becuase, it follows with the harmonic echoing of, ‘You will have lost the girl.’ A sharp start to the EP. 
The baton is transferred to Jose, who gives her own rendition of, ‘Every Day’ open about failed excuses and ‘trying to make every day count.’  Vanders’ voice is beautifully warm and she really brings the truth within to life, ‘We won’t be young forever, we’re aging everyday and there’s no guarantee we’ll even make it through this day.’ Jose’s accompaniment includes strings, giving the track a solid foundation to run along with the high-spirited theme. 
‘Man on Wire’ is offered up for Luke’s turn, the basis being the relevant fear of failure. ‘If  I wrote down a 100 things that I thought that i could do by the time  that I was sixty-seven, would there be another list of ninety-nine  things that I’d miss just because I had a fear of failing.’  The keys vary in tone as Luke makes social plans, ‘Watching movies’ and ‘doing coffee.’ Wonderful. 
‘Have You Got Heart?’ That’s the question, well this song is full of them. ‘Have you got soul? Have you got anything at all?’   Vanders questions throughout the chorus with life’s queries. This  honest interrogation intensifies with a happy beat that encourages you  to clap, bringing this brilliant 16 minute collection to an end. 
Out 19th September on Got Got Need Records. 
HAYLEY FOX

LUKE LEIGHFIELD & JOSE VANDERS

SPLIT EP REVIEW

Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders are two singer/songwriters with great talent and poise, so a Split EP was a jolly good idea. The 4 track EP, released next week gives us Luke covering Jose and Jose covering Luke, putting an utterly refreshing spin on eachother’s craft. Both of them have a knack for songwriting, with kooky words about the prospect of turning 67 and kissing indie boys in dingy clubs, along with some more uplifting phrases along the way. It’s a simple yet very powerful record that inspires.

First up is Luke covering Jose’s, ‘Metal Detector’ the delicate piano provides the ideal companion for Leighfield’s soft vocal. He sings how your life will be, ‘so full of diamonds and so full of pearls, so full of everything that’s good in this world’ but being rich comes at a price becuase, it follows with the harmonic echoing of, ‘You will have lost the girl.’ A sharp start to the EP.

The baton is transferred to Jose, who gives her own rendition of, ‘Every Day’ open about failed excuses and ‘trying to make every day count.’ Vanders’ voice is beautifully warm and she really brings the truth within to life, ‘We won’t be young forever, we’re aging everyday and there’s no guarantee we’ll even make it through this day.’ Jose’s accompaniment includes strings, giving the track a solid foundation to run along with the high-spirited theme.

‘Man on Wire’ is offered up for Luke’s turn, the basis being the relevant fear of failure. ‘If I wrote down a 100 things that I thought that i could do by the time that I was sixty-seven, would there be another list of ninety-nine things that I’d miss just because I had a fear of failing.’ The keys vary in tone as Luke makes social plans, ‘Watching movies’ and ‘doing coffee.’ Wonderful.

‘Have You Got Heart?’ That’s the question, well this song is full of them. ‘Have you got soul? Have you got anything at all?’ Vanders questions throughout the chorus with life’s queries. This honest interrogation intensifies with a happy beat that encourages you to clap, bringing this brilliant 16 minute collection to an end.

Out 19th September on Got Got Need Records.

HAYLEY FOX