Live at Leeds University Students Union, Leeds

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We arrived at Leeds University Students Union more than a little excited to see MONO. Once inside the building we descended the stairs to the basement and entered a small, dark room. Although we had initially been disappointed that the venue had been changed from the Brudenell Social Club, it was undeniable that the new venue set the scene perfectly. We grabbed a drink and joined the crowd. First on was Helen Money, a Cellist from Los Angeles. Not dissimilar to likes of Sunn 0))), Nerosis and Sleep, the sound was raw, heavy and thoroughly addictive.

Live at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

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I'm still a bit deaf in one ear from seeing Tim Hecker live. I say "see", the only thing I could actually see were the emissions of a smoke machine and a dull blue light, which Hecker was presumably using to see whatever technology he was playing. No, this wasn't a gig to rival the great showmen of the live circuit, there was no massive lemon, no robot masks, no giant crosses. There was just sound and vibration (and smoke).

Live at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

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It's entirely suitable that Girl Band are supporting Slint tonight, because Girl Band are one of the many current acts who are directly and unmistakably influenced by Slint. Yes, they seem to be a bit angrier, faster and shoutier (there's much more of the LOUD than the quiet) but the influence is there for all to see.