Showing posts from July, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Chatfield

I don't usually do artist reviews, or album reviews but one of my uni mates is part of a band called "Chatfield" and I just had to let you know about them, especially as they have a big gig coming up. Chatfield is an Alternative Rock band from Sheffield which has been around since 2008, with the latest line-up being established from April last year. They say they are influenced by The Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Script. The band is made up of lead singer Chris Davis Smith (also plays the rhythm guitar), Callum Bagshaw on lead guitar, Stefan Rankine on bass guitar and Josh Obrien on the Drums (and backing vocals). Check out their Facebook Page and then click on their BandPage to hear their music. They also have  Twitter  for the tweeters amongst you. I'm glad I explored the bands Facebook page and really like the band's sound and music and am personally looking forward to seeing them perform in the future. This month, on Satur

Leeds uni accomodation -- James Baillie Park: review

As a first year at Leeds Uni, choosing from all of the little housing options was a tough choice. I eventually settled on James Baillie Park. (although no one says the 'Park' bit) It's located 15-20 minutes walk from uni, has buses every 2-3 minutes going past the main road (but then it's a 5 minute walk up a hill to the residence from there). It's also the most expensive of all non-catered accommodations. JBP is managed by Unite instead of the Univeristy of Leeds, but run in partnership. It has a 24 hour laundry room (though they really need to invest in the key card system for this as needing exact change for washing machines and driers is very frustrating), a common room (which was always empty but has a TV) and BBQ point around the site. Almost all the rooms at James Baillie are ensuite. I lived in the basement (aka the dungeon) which wasn't the most social of environments and was pretty much freezing if I didn't have an electric heater with me