Icy Demons' Griffin Rodriguez in hospital
Published 6 August 2013 by TM

I've just heard the awful news that Griffin Rodriguez, leader of Icy Demons and worker of magic for A Hawk And A Hacksaw over the years, has been involved in a serious bike accident, resulting in brain and neck injuries that kept him in intensive care for four days. I don't know much more than that at present, other than what I've read here:

I understand that he needs a considerable amount of money to cover his medical bills, and you can help by donating at the link above.

I've been through a serious road accident myself (thankfully with all my treatment covered by the NHS), and I know it can be a long, slow journey to recovery. We wish Griffin all the best as he begins that journey.

Tony Morley

We're hiring!
Published 30 August 2013 by TM

The Leaf Label seeks Label Assistant with responsibility for online promotion

The Leaf Label is a Leeds-based music company, comprising record label, artist management and a new music publishing arm. As we approach our 20th year in business, Leaf is looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and versatile individual, able to handle everything we can throw at you. Common sense, attention to detail and a voracious appetite for music of all colours are essential.

You should have basic office and computer skills (we use Macs), experience with a wide range of social media, and ideally a working knowledge of web and design tools such as Wordpress, Tumblr, Photoshop, Indesign, etc.

Strong communication skills are vital - we need someone who is confident and comfortable dealing with people by phone, email and in person. You should be organised and self-disciplined, and be ready and willing to use your initiative and creativity.

This is a full-time position and we are hiring immediately. Salary TBC dependant on experience.
The Leaf Label is committed to diversity and equality.

Please send a CV and covering letter to or call 0113 216 1021 for more information. Closing date for applications is September 13th 2013.