AS SIRENS Fall will help two stalwarts of the West Yorkshire music scene start a new venture in Leeds. The Keighley band is teaming up with Kill The Silence, Deadlock Saints and Stand Alone to launch #360RAW with a gig on February 23.

The venture has been created by Richard Watson, promoter of the 360 Club at Leeds Library, and Alan Raw, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside.

The pair will curate a new monthly night with hand-picked bands from West Yorkshire. Each of the nights will also see Alan Raw DJ before and between the live sets, playing new music of all styles from local artists. Anyone will be able to turn up and meet the face behind BBC Introducing and hand over demos which he may well play on the night, or pass onto the producers for consideration on his shows.

A spokesman said: “The ethos of #360RAW is purely about supporting emerging acts, a passion they share, and one that sees both of them willingly offer musicians their time and help and advice, as well as attending free industry events, often arranged by the 360 Club themselves.”