Jess Glynne @ Genting Arena, 18th November, 2018

Jess Glynne has only been in the music zeitgeist for five or so years, but her rise to stardom has come quickly. The pop singer intermixes catchy upbeat pop tunes with a more grounded R+B sensibility, giving her music a powerful presence that is at times missed by the candy coated pop of radio. With […]

Florence and The Machine @ Genting Arena, 16th November 2018.

Over the past decade, Florence Welch has alongside her ensemble backing band established herself as an internationally renowned artist, hitting her peak in the UK with a highly acclaimed headline set at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival in 2015. Since then, things have been a little more low-key until this year, which saw the release of […]

Greta Van Fleet @ o2 Academy, 14 November, 2018

It was clear from the second you entered the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night for the local date of Greta Van Fleet’s world tour in support of their debut album ‘Anthem of The Peaceful Army’ that it was a sell out show. And as those who regularly frequent the main room of Birmingham’s blue […]

First Aid Kit + The Staves @ o2 Academy, 7th November 2018

The massive queue of people from the Pagoda island to the venue should have assured me that much has changed in the world of First Aid Kit from when I last saw them live.    Later on, when I start counting backwards I realise that it is more than eight years ago. Back then they […]

Impericon Never Say Die Tour @ The Asylum, 7th November, 2018

Bringing about the best of metalcore Impericon’s Never Say Die! Tour is not for the faint of heart but if metal or hardcore is your scene, it is a night that cannot be missed. With a set list of insane bands the night is poised for greatness. This, however, paired with the tour’s focus on […]

Sigrid @ O2 Academy, 4th November 2018

Oli Fox starts tonight’s proceedings, dressed in a silver jacket which is, apparently, to make him look more interesting than he really is and seemingly not fully confident on stage in front of a near sell-out crowd. His brand of pop comes from the land of Sam Smith with a smooth nasal sound, wide vocal […]

Will Haven + Palm Reader @ The Asylum, 2nd November, 2018

The Asylum 2 in Birmingham was a special place to be tonight. It’s a very rare occurrence for Will Haven to head over to the UK, let alone to play in Birmingham. There was no way I was going to miss this chance to see what by their own admission ‘could be the last tour […]

Skindred Night Of The Living Dred @ Empire Coventry, 31st October 2018

Opening up tonight are local lads Last Hounds, a 5 piece hardcore punk band.  These guys are growing from strength to strength, and provide an engaging performance with emotive screams.  They close all on the ground, while the crowds horns are raised high.  Ballsdeep are next, if you can get over the name which is […]

Caro Emerald @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 30 October 2018

During the week where Winter 2018 officially decided to show up, the first words from Caro Emerald were a welcome reminder of the summer: ‘Tonight we will be taking you on a trip’. Imagine orange and yellow spotlights, a big screen showing your view out of an aeroplane and Caro in a Spanish-inspired outfit consisting […]

Anti Flag + Cancer Bats @The Asylum, 30th November 2018

Tonight we are treated to two punk rock legends. Cancer Bats taking the hardcore route and Anti Flag taking the more political stance. Cancer Bats entered the stage in traditional manner; lead singer Liam running around the stage in dim lighting and getting the crowd going by beckoning them wherever possible. Their opener in ‘Gatekeeper’ […]

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Jess Glynne @ Genting Arena, 18th November, 2018

Jess Glynne has only been in the music zeitgeist for five or so years, but her rise to stardom has come quickly. The pop singer intermixes catchy upbeat pop tunes with a more grounded R+B sensibility, giving her music a powerful presence that is at times missed by the candy coated pop of radio. With […]

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Culture Club @ Arena Birmingham, 16 November 2018

New wave pop superstars Culture Club are no strangers to the limelight; the band has created groundbreaking records since the 1980s. Launching into stardom with 1982’s ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ their genre defying mixture of pop, reggae and rock produced a new sound that when mixed with their onstage personalities and shenanigans […]

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Florence and The Machine @ Genting Arena, 16th November 2018.

Over the past decade, Florence Welch has alongside her ensemble backing band established herself as an internationally renowned artist, hitting her peak in the UK with a highly acclaimed headline set at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival in 2015. Since then, things have been a little more low-key until this year, which saw the release of […]

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Greta Van Fleet @ o2 Academy, 14 November, 2018

It was clear from the second you entered the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night for the local date of Greta Van Fleet’s world tour in support of their debut album ‘Anthem of The Peaceful Army’ that it was a sell out show. And as those who regularly frequent the main room of Birmingham’s blue […]

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Bernhoft @ o2 Academy, 13 November, 2018

Norwegian singer Bernhoft is a well of insane talent, a poetic lyricist. Undefined by genre or sound his music is a multifaceted reflection on life and love, an intoxicating mixture of noise that reverberates deep into your heart. Joined by band Bernhoft and the Fashion Bruises transformed the room at the O2 Academy, delivering a […]

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Tom Misch @ o2 Academy, 12 November, 2018

From bedroom beat maker to melodic master of modern funk – Tom Misch has come a long way since he first started recording music as a fresh-faced teenager. Now with several records under his belt, the South London-based artist-producer has been selling out venues across Europe – and he’s only recently turned 23. On the back […]

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Leon Bridges @ o2 Institute, 11 November 2018

Leon Bridges is a performer whose artistry and popularity owes much to the stylistic and musical constraints he imposes on himself. Despite that, it’s when his voice cuts free and stands for itself – often supported by minimalist background arrangements – that he reaches heights that have seen him compared with key influences like Sam […]

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Kurt Vile and the Violators @ The Crossing, 9th November, 2018

This Is TMRW have taken over The Crossing in Digbeth for a weekend of gigs, with Kurt Vile being Friday’s offering resulting in a sell-out show. Meg Baird and Mary Lattimer are the support act, promoting their new album Ghost Forests, which has been released today on Three Lobed Recordings.  Both Meg and Mary have […]

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Hard Rock Hell XII Red Carpet Awards

Last year’s HRH Awards proved to be such a success, that they return for their 2nd year.   In attendance are the rich and famous, the bands that are performing, bands up for awards and all related associates such as PR, Agents and of course the Fans (which without them there would be none of […]

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First Aid Kit + The Staves @ o2 Academy, 7th November 2018

The massive queue of people from the Pagoda island to the venue should have assured me that much has changed in the world of First Aid Kit from when I last saw them live.    Later on, when I start counting backwards I realise that it is more than eight years ago. Back then they […]

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Impericon Never Say Die Tour @ The Asylum, 7th November, 2018

Bringing about the best of metalcore Impericon’s Never Say Die! Tour is not for the faint of heart but if metal or hardcore is your scene, it is a night that cannot be missed. With a set list of insane bands the night is poised for greatness. This, however, paired with the tour’s focus on […]

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Sigrid @ O2 Academy, 4th November 2018

Oli Fox starts tonight’s proceedings, dressed in a silver jacket which is, apparently, to make him look more interesting than he really is and seemingly not fully confident on stage in front of a near sell-out crowd. His brand of pop comes from the land of Sam Smith with a smooth nasal sound, wide vocal […]

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Lewis Capaldi + Nina Nesbitt @ o2 Institute, 3rd November, 2018

On 31st of March 2017 Lewis Capaldi’s life took a dramatic shift. The self-release of his first single ‘Bruises’ on that date brought him almost instant fame amassing an insane 28 million plays on Spotify worldwide.   He found himself hopping on tour with the likes of Rag N Bone Man and Sam Smith, playing […]

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The Sheepdogs @ Actress and Bishop, 2nd November, 2018

Long grey haired rockers and young slightly scruffy hipsters crowded into the packed room of the Actress and Bishop, the swelling body heat negating the cold chill from outside. Packed together whispers rose, excitement filling the air. The crowd had gathered for Canadian folk rock band The Sheepdogs; no doubt they stumbled across the band […]

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Karine Polwart @ Birmingham Town Hall, 2nd November 2018

Scarcely seen in Birmingham, it’s with great delight that Polwart’s path has finally brought her to these parts in celebration […]

State Champs @ O2 Institute, 31st October 2018

I’m all for early start times and being in bed for 10, however having doors at 5:30 for a midweek […]

Freya Ridings @ O2 Institute 3 Birmingham, 29 October 2018

The lights went down and on came 24-year-old Freya Ridings in a white sparkly dress. From the first time she […]

Black Eyed Peas @ o2 Academy, 29 October, 2018

The Blacked Eyed Peas formed over twenty years ago and have been bumping out high-octane alternative pop dance hip hop […]

Kacey Musgraves + Soccer Mommy @ O2 Academy, 28th October 2018

Some six years since her first appearance at the O2 Academy, Musgraves is “back in Beorminghum”, she earnestly declares during […]

Idles + Heavy Lungs @ O2 Institute, 26th October 2018

Given the justified praise and acclaim heaped on Idles so far during this tour it is not an easy job […]