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Leeds’ ugliest have found themselves cursed as a byword for lumpen ladrock. OK, so they look like The Bash Street Kids in leather jackets, but they have displayed something of…

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Ah… remember 2007? The dying days of Blairism, that soggy summer, yet more footballing disaster for the home nations? The year The Pigeon Detectives played every festival known to man,…

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Has anyone been to a Pigeon Detectives gig before?” asks Matt Bowman during a break in proceedings while an errant guitar lead is replaced. The vociferous reply is in the…

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Putting their casual sexism and shit hair to one side for a moment, you’ve got to admire The Pigeon Detectives’ work ethic. Not a five-year coke haze between albums for…

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Combining Kaisers’ knack for a chorus with Towers’ wardrobe was always going to be risky, but these Leeds urch-rockers have pulled it off. They mix the opening riff of ‘Anarchy…

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Very much a song with no time for extended pleasantries, this one. No “how’s your father. Shocking weather we’re having, and yeah, isn’t that Johnny Borrell a bit of knob?”.…

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All around the land, love cheats, heart thieves and philanderers have just been presented with the anthem they can holler in the face of those that they have wronged. ‘I’m…

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Some may think Leeds’ Pigeon Detectives are a poor man’s Cribs. Maybe so, but only in the same way that Arcade Fire are a poor man’s Radiohead – either way,…

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This bristles with a fiery energy that defies the song’s sad sap lyrics. Imagine a mini-Kaisers without the annoying scarves and draining careerism and you have The PDs pretty much…