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John Helps

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

Alt J Announce Leicester Show

Leeds trio Alt J have announced a show at De Montfort Hall this autumn. Their new album RELAXER follows 2014’s This Is All Yours, and...

Preview: Dave McPherson

Dave McPherson made his name with riff heavy post-hardcore trio InMe in the mid 00’s and he continues to tour with the group to...

Enter Shikari Announce Leicester Show

Off the back of winning best album at the Kerrang! Awards for The Spark, Enter Shikari have announced their longest tour to date, including...

Review: Nothing Clean – Cheat

Leicester's Hardcore scene has been a reassuring constant through the last decades of Leicester's music scene. It exists as it's own micro-community outside of...

Preview: Resin Album Launch

Resin are a lynchpin of Leicestershire’s heavy music scene. With Resin Events they’re routinely bringing big names to the city, but it’s in their...

Preview: A Sudden Burst of Colour

Powerful, uplifting and incredibly atmospheric music from this Scottish four-piece. A Sudden Burst of Colour blend electronic, ambient and rock music in to thick...

Preview: Parkin & Deans Presents- The Mike Sole Takeover Special

Parkin & Deans nights at Attenborough Arts Centre are an intimate candlelit evening filled with good humour, drinks and incredible talent. Mike Sole is...

ArtReach Announces Refugee Week Activities

Leicester has long been known as a cultural melting pot, so it’s no surprise that several of the cities influential cultural organisations and charities...

Review: Stylite – Red Sun

Stylite describe their new EP, Red Sun, as 'High Brow Pop', and while I'm not sure I agree with that assessment (or indeed understand...

Review: Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Denizen

Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a 'one man electro blues band', which while accurate actually sells this sonically unusual project short. FATTTB...