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Second album syndrome

It’s a familiar enough phenomenon – but second album syndrome really seems to have been rearing its head lately.
The second offering from Leeds band Sunshine Underground, for example, is good but certainly doesn’t live up to their magnificent debut.
And the Futureheads are taking it to extremes.
I’ve been listening to their new offering The Chaos this week ahead of their gig at the Cockpit (it’s their fourth I think) and although again very listenable they seem to be weighed down by the legacy of their fantastic first album.
Both bands feature on this week’s Bradford Beat, together with the likes of the Ramones, Roger Davies, Beck, Catherine Wheel, The Fall and much more.
it’s on air from 8pm – 9pm on Thursday 29 April on BCB 106.6FM

Gigs galore

After a typically quiet post-Christmas period on the live music scene, things are finally looking up.

And on this week’s Bradford Beat we’ve been looking ahead to some of the imminent West Yorkshire gig highlights.

One band I’m definitely going to see are Sunshine Underground at the Leeds Academy on Feb 19.

Before then is a gig by on Feb 6 at the Leeds Cockpit by Detroit Social Club who were on the bill at last year’s Bingley Music Live with TSU.

Other touring bands to watch out for include The Maccabees, Passion Pit, New Model Army, The XX and The Editors (the latter playing St George’s Hall in Bradford on March 8).