Looking back on the legendary Leeds scene with Black Wire (Series 3, Episode 6)

Jan 11, 12:00 PM
Leeds saw an explosion of musical activity in the mid '00s - and brilliant art-punks Black Wire, active 2003-2007, were right at the heart of it all.

Their bassist Tom Greatorex joins the show this week to tells us about BW's beginnings, how their debut gig inspired fellow Leodensians Kaiser Chiefs to write I Predict a Riot and why he thinks Yorkshire briefly became the centre of the musical universe.

Unlike many of his peers from back in the day, Tom doesn't just have a great memory for past scenes - he's an absolute oracle of info, meaning his interview is a must for all '00s guitar music historians.

Elsewhere on the episode, Sarah and Rick discuss why back catalogues are becoming such big business - pensioners are taking over pop apparently - and which new releases they're excited about this month. Spoiler: it's fairly slim pickings unless you're a fan of 1D solo stars or members of the Bee Gees.

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