Dwell Chronicle: Long Division 2022

Wakefield’s DIY competition returns…

Wakefield is a gem within the nook of West Yorkshire. Renowned for its historical landmarks, loyal sense of crew and earnest adoration for culture, art work and music. This past weekend saw the metropolis come collectively to dangle a supreme time music both from local acts and these that travelled afar for the return of annual DIY competition, Long Division.

Arriving of the educate at Wakefield discipline, slews of folks obtain their formula up the curving streets of the charming metropolis, all equipped with programmes displaying the days line-up.

Nine venues hosted a huge quantity of performers, with are living music hub Venue 23 being the environment for headliners Sea Energy and Discipline Music. Clash caught inexperienced persons and Alan McGee signed The Clockworks on the local hotspot.

Following the Clockworks excessive energy spot, we obtain a short uphill stroll through Wakefield’s excessive toll road to the Vortex. The venue is a dream for anyone wishing to are living out a punk rock fantasy. Situated above a metal dive bar, the Vortex used to be sponsored by BBC introducing. Clash caught the end of Leeds essentially based singer Mollie Coddled who, clad in a brightly coloured boiler suit, radiated the venue with indie sleaze through tracks corresponding to honest currently launched ‘Burden’.

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Rapidly after, Wakefield natives Mi Mye diagram. The little stage used to be a squeeze as it hosted the 5-share and their mountainous array of instruments. Enjoying a short but shiny spot that showcased their folks, indie music.  

We birth as much as obtain our formula to the Westgate Chapel to do away with an angelic spot by Scottish folks musician Rachel Sermanni. Rachel’s performance is a spotlight of the day no longer most attention-grabbing as a end result of her graceful vocal, however the environment of the performance. Rachel, adopted by Chloe Foy, performs afore an target audience sat within the pews of the chapel, surrounded by striking stained glass dwelling windows.

We obtain our formula lend a hand to Venue 23 to do away with Yorkshire put up-punk offering The Howl and the Hum who develop a more than ravishing job of warming the stage for the day’s headliners Discipline Music and Sea Energy. The venue looks to absorb to ability as time goes on, roaring with cheer when Discipline Music arrives for their hour-long spot. Top of the invoice, Sea Energy are additionally given a mighty cheer. The alive to energy lasts all the diagram through their graceful spot, with their matchless instrumentation radiating the venue, a splendid end to the day.

Long Division encapsulates all that is unbelievable about DIY fairs, with every nook of this quaint but shiny metropolis, oozing with culture and aptitude, unifying within the title of music.

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Words: Isabella Miller

Pictures: Andrew Benge

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