This Friday Leeds Student Radio will be meeting the MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, Godfrey Bloom. Bloom has hit the headlines this year with a series of controversial remarks and has since resigned the UKIP whip
We want to know what you would say to Godfrey Bloom. Whether it be a comment or a question, we may put some to Bloom in our interview.
Questions and comments must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 12/12/13
There was an expectation. A venue that had reached heroic heights in the past weeks presented its people with an early christmas present; a golden, golden lineup. The buzz, the hype, call it what you will, but the queue’s anticipation was undeniable as we eavesdropped in to Dusky’s undertones. At Midnight his set was well underway. For some reason DJs feel they must ‘warm up’ the crowd by starting them off with the classic BPM of one hundred and twenty. Like that distant Uncle who’s only invited to dinner on Christmas eve, the beat is firstly entertaining but very quickly becomes monotonous and, let’s be honest, a little awkward. The party doesn’t begin until Cousin Sam, Aunty Doreen and Grandma get drunk and that is what Dusky’s set should be likened to- a fingers-up at formalities and straight in to the good stuff.
As the changing of hands began, expectation rose higher. Ben Pearce had an act to follow and follow it he did. The lights’ psychedelics mirrored the atmosphere- playful and carefree like the lyrical set the DJ played for his crowd. Having dominated dancefloors since 2012 the snappy vocals of ‘What I might do’ encapsulated all. It was electric. I didn’t know a single word but my God did I sing along.
If Ben Pearce warmed the vocal chords, Shadowchild brought the sweat. It was the stage in the evening when one makes the radical decision to leave one’s friends- they can be found later- the highest priority is to find.the.air.conditioning. The beat went on, the layers tripled and teased the people until they begged for the drop. Shadowchild – killed it.
The euphoric hook of ‘Lost in Your Love’ tantalized and before we knew it we were kissing strangers and dancing like Redlight was the antidote to all of life’s problems. An incredible set only magnified by it’s predecessors and perfect venue. Canal mills, we salute you. Have a cracking Christmas.
Words: Emma Rice
RPM Presents: Dance & Electronic is on Leeds Student Radio every Friday night at 9pm
Rock Band Vs Vampires is currently in production, coming towards the end of principal photography, and is due to be completed by Autumn 2014. An independent comedy-horror feature film intriguingly combining the worlds of vampires and Camden’s music scene, in tone it is somewhere between Shaun Of The Dean, The Rocky Horror Show, Spinal Tap, Monty Python, and Flight Of The Conchords. Jeremiah Winterford is an old-fashioned vampire who finds himself awkwardly out of place in a modern world. Forced to move from Winterford Manor following a torching by his vampiric rival Jako Van Zyl, Winterford and his surviving acolytes find themselves making a new home in Camden (London’s musical capital). Where better for a vampire to hide in plain sight? Sorcerer’s Tower, an unsuccessful prog-rock band are booked to play at the re-opening night of Angelfish, a Camden music venue now under new (vampiric) ownership. Armed with their instruments, can the band save their small number of fans from an eternity of vampirism? Filming on location in iconic London rock venues, including The Underworld in Camden, and Hoxton’s Underbelly. Writer/director/producer – Malcolm Galloway, was the pathology consultant to ITV/Carnival Film’s Murder On The Homefront, and is the lead singer/songwriter of internationally broadcast rock band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate. He is also playing the role of singer William May in Rock Band Vs Vampires. DOP/Co-director/Editor – Raed Abbas. Raed is a Kuwaiti film-maker. His feature film Cut is currently in post-production, and is one of the first Arabic language action/horror feature films. Clockwork Heart Productions Ltd in association with Abbas Films Ltd and producer Loren Peta.
Last week our very own Elliot Minkin chatted to writer/director Malcolm Galloway and producer/actress Loren Peta about their new film Rock Band vs Vampires. An independent low-budget comedy-horror, this feature film is based on Galloway’s own experiences of playing with a rock band in Camden, London (Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate). As he tells us “it is fairly autobiographical, apart from the bits with vampires, and the orgies”. With filming soon to finish it is set to be released next year. Listen to the interview below then check out and like their Facebook page!
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