The Xcerts + Paris Youth Foundation + Novacub @ Castle and Falcon, 11th April 2019

On arriving it was nice to see from the beginning there was a large audience already at the venue to welcome indie rock band Novacub who were first on stage.  Fronted by Bloc Party drummer Louise Bartle and completed by fellow Bloc Party member and guitarist Russell Lissack, Iona Thomas (Bass) and Tony Alda (drums). […]

Sundara Karma @ O2 Institute, 10th April 2019

The sun was shining on Wednesday evening as opening the show at O2 Institute in Birmingham were Alfie Templeman and Whenyoung, both of which provided catchy and entertaining music to welcome the growing crowd ahead of Sundara Karma taking to the stage. Touring in support of their recently released second album ‘Ulfias Alphabet’, Sundara Karma […]

Henge + Shunya @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7 April 2019

Attention Earth! Strong signals of ‘cosmic dross’ were perceived on Sunday at the coordinates 52.4762° N, -1.8974° W. Henge landed at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham during their Demilitarise tour. They came from space ‘in the name of rave, bringing love and harmony’ through their music. They believe that we, human beings, have great potential […]

Busted @ Resorts World Arena, 29th March 2019

Following their best efforts of trying to forget their neon pop come back, Busted have returned to their pop punk roots and this was reflected in the support acts for last night’s show at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. The show was opened by Holygood (formerly Light You Up), Brigade and The Xcerts of which […]

Panic At The Disco @ Arena Birmingham, 26th March 2019

It’s become increasingly common over the past couple of years to turn up to various arena concerts and be greeted by the fact that it’s not actually an arena show at all. From black drapes hiding various barren seating blocks or the stage being moved halfway across the arena to make you forget there’s the […]

Sharon Van Etten @ The Mill, 22nd March 2019

An evening of firsts: my first chance to witness Sharon Van Etten in a live setting, and my first visit to The Mill venue. A relatively new addition to the city’s growing list of venues, nestled in the heart of Digbeth’s post-industrial landscape. Both introductory encounters manage to yield one hell of a blissful union […]

The World of Hans Zimmer @ Birmingham Arena, 21 March 2019

It’s not often you get the opportunity to experience an evening packed with live film scores from an award-winning composer who can boast their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but if the chance should ever come along, do not miss it. Birmingham Arena laid host to The World of Hans Zimmer and […]

KT Tunstall @ Town Hall Birmingham, 20 March 2019

Let’s make no mistake, the majority of this evening was a rock concert and not a solo performance by another artist from an endless string of singer/songwriters. Supported by an all-female backing band consisting of drums, guitar, bass and keys, KT ploughed through heavy songs like ‘In This Body’ and ‘Push This Knot Away’, as […]

George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. Little did they realize they were in for a transformative night filled with elated pop hits and gleeful ballads. On the docket is rising pop sensation Sigrid. With an alluring mixture of 80s tinged pop […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from Atlanta. Rebecca and Megan Lovell who make up Larkin Poe stunned audiences with their energy packed performance consisting of such an array of songs and styles fit for all. It’s difficult to sum up the […]

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The Blinders interview April 2019

It’s been just over a year since I last interviewed The Blinders, but it feels like longer because so much has happened to the band since their show at the Sunflower Lounge just over twelve months ago… the debut album album “Columbia” was released to rave reviews (including our own) and a top 40 chart […]

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Only Sun + The Mustoes + Crymson @ The Sunflower Lounge, 17 April 2019

Getting to the venue on a really sunny day and finding a full room before the show even started really makes it a very promising evening! Only Sun is a thrilling indie rock band from High Wycombe formed of five exciting personalities: Aabid, Daz, Ed, Euan and Taylor. Last year they released one single every […]

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Indoor Pets @ The Flapper, 15th April 2019

Let me pitch you a paragraph. Formerly Get Inuit, the recently re-named Indoor Pets are currently touring the UK in support of their debut album ‘Be Content’ and on Monday evening found themselves at the soon to be demolished The Flapper in Birmingham. Opening the show were Brighton three-piece Gender Roles, who’s brand of fuzzy […]

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Billy Lockett + Ferris & Sylvester @ O2 Institute, 12th April 2019

I have been listening to Ferris & Sylvester for a while now so I was excited to see them live. Ferris is a multi-instrumentalist with a very powerful voice and Sylvester played the guitar, while also playing a subtle drum bass with his foot throughout the set. The duo is winning hearts all over the […]

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The Xcerts + Paris Youth Foundation + Novacub @ Castle and Falcon, 11th April 2019

On arriving it was nice to see from the beginning there was a large audience already at the venue to welcome indie rock band Novacub who were first on stage.  Fronted by Bloc Party drummer Louise Bartle and completed by fellow Bloc Party member and guitarist Russell Lissack, Iona Thomas (Bass) and Tony Alda (drums). […]

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Indoor Pets play The Flapper on 15th April

Birmingham Promoters bring Indoor Pets to play The Flapper on the 15th April and it promises to be a good night. The band from Sittingbourne were attracting attention quickly, with one of their songs making Record Of The Week on BBC Introducing and within two weeks Huw Stephens had picked up on the track. For the […]

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Sundara Karma @ O2 Institute, 10th April 2019

The sun was shining on Wednesday evening as opening the show at O2 Institute in Birmingham were Alfie Templeman and Whenyoung, both of which provided catchy and entertaining music to welcome the growing crowd ahead of Sundara Karma taking to the stage. Touring in support of their recently released second album ‘Ulfias Alphabet’, Sundara Karma […]

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Henge + Shunya @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7 April 2019

Attention Earth! Strong signals of ‘cosmic dross’ were perceived on Sunday at the coordinates 52.4762° N, -1.8974° W. Henge landed at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham during their Demilitarise tour. They came from space ‘in the name of rave, bringing love and harmony’ through their music. They believe that we, human beings, have great potential […]

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DMA’s @ o2 Academy, 4th April 2019

They’ve been dubbed by some as Australia’s answer to Oasis but fobbing DMA’s off as Gallagher copycats would be far from fair. Britpop throwbacks they may be, but these boys have certainly been offering something unique since capturing the hearts of young indie fans several years back. Last night they were back in Birmingham at the […]

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Easy Life @ O2 Institute , 4th April 2019

As part of their sold-out UK tour, Easy Life found themselves playing a packed O2 Institute 2 on Thursday evening.  Opening the show was ex BBC Introducing host Jacky P who DJ’d, both as the crowd filed in as well as acting as DJ for support act Che Lingo.  Hailing from South West London, rapper/MC […]

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Marsicans @ Mama Roux’s, 4 April 2019

In 2017 we caught indie pop rock band Marsicans open for JAWS, and have formed a small obsession ever since. The electric band has this unparalleled energy on stage; paired with their euphorically gleeful sound Marsicans is a force in the indie pop rock scene. Slowly amassing a fan base on their rise to fame, […]

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ Leamington Assembly, 4 April 2019

The background music stopped and a version of ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie started to come through the PA. Benjamin Francis Leftwich walked on in darkness. He was followed by a solitary musician and it was clear we were in for some pure and unadulterated versions of songs from his back catalogue. Benjamin started with ‘Sometimes’ […]

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Giorgio Moroder @ Symphony Hall, 1st April 2019

The word legend is often banded around, but for Giorgio Moroder it is fitting and justified. Just take a look at his back catalogue of songs, his influences and his impact on music and to be fair Legend doesn’t seem enough. Now well into his seventh decade, Giorgio has never toured, he has recently done […]

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Black Grape @ The Mill, 29 March 2019

It would seem my first impressions of my first visit to The Mill had not been a fluke, because once again, tonight, door staff, bar staff, and security were particularly friendly and helpful. It’s a cracking medium sized venue that we have here and whilst I’m led to believe it’s a sell-out, it is comfortably […]

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Julia Jacklin @ Castle and Falcon, 28 March 2019

The support act for tonight’s sold out gig is Olympia otherwise known as Olivia Jane Bartley, an Australian singer song […]

Stewart Copeland @ Symphony Hall, 26 March 2019

There is no question that even though tonight’s show is the London Concert Orchestra conducted by Troy Miller, the focus […]

Drake @ Resorts World Arena, 26 March 2019

A Ferrari flying high above the crowd. Fireworks displays befitting a bonfire night. A basketball shootout competition offering the chance […]

Kristin Hersh @ Hare and Hounds, 23 March 2019

Early 90s alt-indie queen playing Kings Heath was always going to be a popular choice and certainly Kristin Hersh of […]

Corduroy @ Hare and Hounds, 21st March 2019

Back in 1995 when most people still looked at you with a blank expression on their face when you mentioned […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]