Fuelling the Fire Tour @ o2 Academy, Leicester 13th October, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Leicester for Fuelling The Fire Tour; sponsored by Fireball UK. The venue itself, located next to the University;  and the students came in their masses to witness this Ska Punk extravaganza. I found the venue to be a good size and security to be efficient and also friendly. First […]

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Superfood @ Mama Rouxs, 11th October, 2017

A sold out evening of home-grown talents was on the cards for Mama Roux and the anticipation in the room was exhilarating. Feel-good and release were the motifs for the night and the bands really went to town in giving the fans what they wanted. Spilt Milk Society kicked us off with a bouncing surfer […]

DragonForce + Power Quest @ o2 Academy, 11th October, 2017

On the coldest night of autumn so far I enter what must be the hottest space in Birmingham (this heat is later noted by DragonForce singer, Marc Hudson); a packed out, but not entirely sold out, Academy 2. DragonForce’s support tonight comes from mostly Southampton based Power Quest. Containing ex-DragonForce members – from when the […]

Nick Mulvey @ o2 Institute, 9th October, 2017

A lovely hush falls over the crowd at the O2 Institute. As the cold air blows in from the frigid October night heartbeats sink, all syncopated in one loud whoosh we breathe in and we breathe out. The lights are dark, not exactly fully black but dark enough to lose your bearings. We breathe, in […]

Papa Roach + Ho99o9 @ O2 Academy, 5 October 2017

Californian band Papa Roach kicked off the UK leg of their Crooked Teeth tour with a bang at Birmingham’s O2 Academy. They showcased their new album along with a worthy selection from their back catalogue including Getting Away With Murder, Between Angels and Insects and Scars. The gig attracted a packed audience who sang along […]

In Hearts Wake + Gideon @ The Asylum, 4th October, 2017

In the intimate upstairs room at The Asylum, we see Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake, proving after the release of their last album ‘Ark’ (2017) that they’re not far behind Byron Bay riffers Parkway Drive; with a fully sold out show tonight. With themes of environmentalism and other issues such as equality; their message […]

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, 28th September,2017

There isn’t any support on this tour that means an early start time, which isn’t popular with all but, considering Nick Cave has almost Messiah like status for many, he is forgiven. Close to the time advertised, haunting music plays throughout the venue for a few minutes before the lights are dimmed. A roar from […]

Trash Boat + Broadside + Homebound @ O2 Institute, 27 September 2017

Trash Boat joined us in Birmingham for the last night of their latest headline tour, stretching the country and leaving nothing but praise and amazing words in its wake, therefore building the excitement for their time here in Birmingham. Homebound graced the stage, to what was a full room and ensured the stage was fully […]

New Found Glory + ROAM @ o2 Academy, 27th September, 2017

Tonight we see legendary pop punk outfit New Found Glory grace the stage in Birmingham, supported by ROAM, an impressive up and comer in the genre. People came out in their masses to see this one; the venue was busy early on, as expected. ROAM arrived on stage as the only support act, suprising for […]

The Black Angels @ o2 Institute, 26th September, 2017

Arriving into the crowded venue for The Black Angels, the musical onslaught of A Place To Bury Strangers hits you. As a three piece they position themselves in a row at the front of the stage, with drummer, Lia Simone Braswell, in the middle between Oliver Ackerman and Dion Lunadon. The volume of noise that […]

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JP Cooper – Raised Under Grey Skies

 2017 was the year of “September Song.” JP Cooper’s hit single was played on every radio station in seemingly every minute of the day, and very rightfully so. The up-tempo island pop is the perfect balance of carefree ease and good vibes that typify a summer tune. After a summer filled with festivals and shows, […]

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Fuelling the Fire Tour @ o2 Academy, Leicester 13th October, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Leicester for Fuelling The Fire Tour; sponsored by Fireball UK. The venue itself, located next to the University;  and the students came in their masses to witness this Ska Punk extravaganza. I found the venue to be a good size and security to be efficient and also friendly. First […]

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Superfood @ Mama Rouxs, 11th October, 2017

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A sold out evening of home-grown talents was on the cards for Mama Roux and the anticipation in the room was exhilarating. Feel-good and release were the motifs for the night and the bands really went to town in giving the fans what they wanted. Spilt Milk Society kicked us off with a bouncing surfer […]

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DragonForce + Power Quest @ o2 Academy, 11th October, 2017

On the coldest night of autumn so far I enter what must be the hottest space in Birmingham (this heat is later noted by DragonForce singer, Marc Hudson); a packed out, but not entirely sold out, Academy 2. DragonForce’s support tonight comes from mostly Southampton based Power Quest. Containing ex-DragonForce members – from when the […]

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Gary Numan @ o2 Institute, 11th October 2017

Promoting his recently released album, Savage (Songs from a broken World), Gary Numan called into the Institute as part of his UK Tour. There is some delay actually getting into the venue and the huge queue were getting slightly impatient as nothing was happening way beyond the clock striking seven o’clock, but slowly security staff […]

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Nick Mulvey @ o2 Institute, 9th October, 2017

A lovely hush falls over the crowd at the O2 Institute. As the cold air blows in from the frigid October night heartbeats sink, all syncopated in one loud whoosh we breathe in and we breathe out. The lights are dark, not exactly fully black but dark enough to lose your bearings. We breathe, in […]

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Papa Roach + Ho99o9 @ O2 Academy, 5 October 2017

Californian band Papa Roach kicked off the UK leg of their Crooked Teeth tour with a bang at Birmingham’s O2 Academy. They showcased their new album along with a worthy selection from their back catalogue including Getting Away With Murder, Between Angels and Insects and Scars. The gig attracted a packed audience who sang along […]

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In Hearts Wake + Gideon @ The Asylum, 4th October, 2017

In the intimate upstairs room at The Asylum, we see Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake, proving after the release of their last album ‘Ark’ (2017) that they’re not far behind Byron Bay riffers Parkway Drive; with a fully sold out show tonight. With themes of environmentalism and other issues such as equality; their message […]

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Loyle Carner @ o2 Institute, 3rd October, 2017

If you were to ask me to name my top 5 artists of 2017 Loyle Carner would certainly be one of them; he may even be number one. He crafted one of the greatest debut albums of 2017 with Mercury nominated “Yesterday’s Gone” and tonight he delivers it live to a sold-out O2 Institute. I’m […]

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Wolf Alice – Signing at HMV Birmingham

At Birmingham Live we love music, we love bands and we love that other people feel the same way! We were at the Wolf Alice signing earlier this evening at HMV for the launch of their new album Visions of a Life which we reviewed earlier this week ahead of the launch event.  Review here….. […]

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, 28th September,2017

There isn’t any support on this tour that means an early start time, which isn’t popular with all but, considering Nick Cave has almost Messiah like status for many, he is forgiven. Close to the time advertised, haunting music plays throughout the venue for a few minutes before the lights are dimmed. A roar from […]

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Trash Boat + Broadside + Homebound @ O2 Institute, 27 September 2017

Trash Boat joined us in Birmingham for the last night of their latest headline tour, stretching the country and leaving nothing but praise and amazing words in its wake, therefore building the excitement for their time here in Birmingham. Homebound graced the stage, to what was a full room and ensured the stage was fully […]

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New Found Glory + ROAM @ o2 Academy, 27th September, 2017

Tonight we see legendary pop punk outfit New Found Glory grace the stage in Birmingham, supported by ROAM, an impressive up and comer in the genre. People came out in their masses to see this one; the venue was busy early on, as expected. ROAM arrived on stage as the only support act, suprising for […]

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The Black Angels @ o2 Institute, 26th September, 2017

Arriving into the crowded venue for The Black Angels, the musical onslaught of A Place To Bury Strangers hits you. As a three piece they position themselves in a row at the front of the stage, with drummer, Lia Simone Braswell, in the middle between Oliver Ackerman and Dion Lunadon. The volume of noise that […]

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Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

It has been a little over two years since Wolf Alice‘s debut album My Love is Cool was released, and […]

Sparks @ O2 Institute, 24th September 2017

Sparks are back again. Five years have gone in a flash and the first thing they did was answer the […]

Young Guns + Holding Absence + Beyond Recall @ Asylum, 23rd September, 2017

We kicked off the night with Beyond Recall; a rock band from Bristol who first took to the stage in […]

Machine Gun Kelly @ o2 Academy, 22nd September, 2017

Richard Colson Baker, better known perhaps by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, is an American (Cleveland, Ohio) rapper and […]

The Black Angels play 02 Institute 26th September, 2017

The Black Angels have been hailed as one of the leaders in the recent resurgent of psychedelia and with the […]

John Legend @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th September, 2017

What is the purpose of music? It is a question that we probably do not ask ourselves often, yet as […]