Ivy Beside Me
Smiling Ivy are starting to cause quite a stir in Sheffield's thriving and diverse music scene. Their unique blend of styles sets them firmly apart from the crowd, and they have received radio coverage and support from BBC Sheffield and Sheffield Live. They won first prize at the GSMG Rock Open in December 2010 and have recorded with Alan Smyth.
The Vinyl Revival
Over the past five years independent music and in particular the 12" vinyl has seen a rapid resurgence in sales and exposure, but why? Well, we're still far from the 1980's, a decade when the number of UK Independent record stores was at an all time high of just over 2,200, the vinyl record was still very much the preferred choice.
Evolution of Animals
Wil Frost: an independent producer, singer and songwriter. Signed to Brightblack Records back in 2010, he and his band Morain have never looked back. The release of the 2011 video 'Animals' and sell out gigs at the Cockpit and other Leeds based venues has helped establish Morain as one of the most exciting up and coming talents in Yorkshire.
Jason Massiah, better know by his alias 'Tre', is a Hip-Hop Rapper, performer, songwriter and producer. Tre has built a loyal and expanding fan base over the years, after focusing primarily on his local scene in Harrogate. After working with a number of different producers and artists he has learnt his trade in the industry.
Rinse FM UK Tour
Once larger than life Birmingham resident Bigger Than Barry has now transferred its appeal across the Pennines to the city of Leeds. This time round Barry was piling on the pounds as they introduced the UK's biggest underground music label and radio, the mighty Rinse FM. The Fiyah! squad were asked to spark the flames by filming the event.
Disko Stew has become one of the most exciting and alternative club nights in Leeds. Following their modest early days occupying the basement of the Hyde Park Social Club, they have reached dizzying new heights since their relocation to Hifi. The larger, more commercial venue suits the style of Disko Stew as Hifi is one of those...