Amber Run @ 02 Institute, 11th February, 2017

It has not been an easy year for Indie Pop Rock band Amber Run. While the specifics of the difficulties have not been shared, the band has repeatedly stated that they didn’t know if they would be around to complete this most recent full length album aptly titled For A Moment, I Was Lost. Overcoming […]

Inheaven @ The Slade Rooms, 9th February, 2017

Following a recent support tour with Sundara Karma, Freak now find themselves opening for indie rockers Inheaven at the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms. Fronted by Connar Ridd, the band do a great job of engaging and involving the young crowd before them. Although that didn’t take much. This crowd were like a school trip after bags […]

Tom Grennan @ The Sunflower Lounge, 8th February, 2017

It seems that pop is slowly turning soulful. A trend has taken over the commercial radio world in the last few years in which we see bluesy soulful singers getting as much air time as pop princesses. Artists like George Ezra, Tom Odell, and James Arthur are all shining examples of how powerful voices can […]

Chelsea Grin + Betraying the Martyrs + Void of Vision @ 02 Institute, 7th February, 2017

Void of Vision were first support for  Chelsea Grin at the 02 Institute this evening. Interviewing band members Jack and James before the show, albiet in a venue quite audibly progessing through soundchecks, I noticed that these are just your everyday early twenties lads. Down to earth and chatty, the guys even offered to assist me […]

Seaway + WSTR + The Gospel Youth @ 02 Academy 3, 2nd February, 2017

Pop punk is going strong in the UK at the moment if you weren’t aware. At least that’s the impression you would get upon entering the O2 Academy this evening which is full to the rafters as The Gospel Youth take to the stage. Recently signing to Rise/Velocity Records ahead of their debut album release, […]

Half Man Half Biscuit @ The Robin 2, Bilston, 2nd February, 2017

Half Man Half Biscuit (The Biscuits) don’t tour, and they rarely play gigs, take a look at their ‘fixture list’ and you’ll see a smattering of gigs often not reaching double figures. Therefore, when they do play it’s a must-see gig, and to be honest they seem to like the Robin, as they tend to […]

Tom Walker @ The Sunflower Lounge, 1st February, 2017

Every music head wants to be at the early discovery of what will become a living legend. I can only imagine those early pub crawlers who crammed into tiny holes to watch the likes of The Beatles and Bowie. The smoky piano bars that brought out the likes of Elton John and Lady Gaga. To […]

The King Blues + Louise Distras + Sickoftheriot @ The Asylum, 27th January, 2017

Opening the show this evening was never going to be easy due to the very early stage time, however hand-chosen Birmingham punk three piece Sickoftheriot rose to the occasion and entertained the ever growing crowd. Next up was main tour support Louise Distras, who was absolutely excellent at getting the crowd ready for the evening […]

A Day to Remember + New Found Glory + Neck Deep + Mooseblood @ Barclaycard Arena, 25th January, 2017

Currently touring the world in support of self released sixth record Bad Vibrations, A Day To Remember bought their Bad Vibes pop punk extravaganza to the Barclaycard Arena. Opening the magnificent bill were emos finest Moose Blood, who stunned the crowd with their alt rock anthems whilst basking them in their signature pink hue. Filling […]

The Dillinger Escape Plan + Ho99o9 @ o2 Institute, Sunday 22nd January 2017

  “Don’t Cry Because It’s over; Smile Because It Happened” Sure, it’s a bit of a cheesy, overused quote, but I feel it’s appropriate when talking about the mighty Dillinger Escape Plan. 2016 was a year that was bittersweet for fans of New Jersey’s math-core pioneers, with the band releasing one of the most accomplished […]

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Otherkin Announce 2017 UK Tour

Grunge-pop band Otherkin are playing The Flapper in Birmingham on 9th March. Dublin-based band members Luke, Conor and David first had the idea for the band in 2013, but Otherkin did not coalesce until they found drummer Rob later that year, drawn together by a shared love of bands like The Clash, QOTSA, Ramones and Blur. […]

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Three Band Line-up for ScaryCanary

23rd of February sees a very special three band line-up at Stourbridge’s art space venue of ScaryCanary. Sharing a label with BEAK>, KVB and 65DaysOfStatic probably gives you some idea of what to expect from Wiltshire three piece Thought Forms but for those unaware then imagine the soundtrack to being lost in an otherworldly desert […]

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Pinegrove Return to the UK

Pinegrove, hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, return to the UK this month to follow up on their successful mini-tour of 2016. Their tour includes an appearance at Ceol Castle on 25th February. they quickly made themselves favourites of Brumlive.com  and our Chris Curtis had this to say about their style in his review of their 2016 gig at […]

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Amber Run @ 02 Institute, 11th February, 2017

It has not been an easy year for Indie Pop Rock band Amber Run. While the specifics of the difficulties have not been shared, the band has repeatedly stated that they didn’t know if they would be around to complete this most recent full length album aptly titled For A Moment, I Was Lost. Overcoming […]

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Anthrax + The Raven Age @ 02 Institute, 9th February, 2017

Starting off tonight are The Raven Age who deliver a good solid, powerful vocal performance from frontman Michael Burrough. The band come out with high energy and kick into Uprising, followed by Promised Land, which has a familiar maiden sound to it. There are plenty of crowd interactions and some fun where I manage to […]

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Inheaven @ The Slade Rooms, 9th February, 2017

Following a recent support tour with Sundara Karma, Freak now find themselves opening for indie rockers Inheaven at the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms. Fronted by Connar Ridd, the band do a great job of engaging and involving the young crowd before them. Although that didn’t take much. This crowd were like a school trip after bags […]

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Tom Grennan @ The Sunflower Lounge, 8th February, 2017

It seems that pop is slowly turning soulful. A trend has taken over the commercial radio world in the last few years in which we see bluesy soulful singers getting as much air time as pop princesses. Artists like George Ezra, Tom Odell, and James Arthur are all shining examples of how powerful voices can […]

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Chelsea Grin + Betraying the Martyrs + Void of Vision @ 02 Institute, 7th February, 2017

Void of Vision were first support for  Chelsea Grin at the 02 Institute this evening. Interviewing band members Jack and James before the show, albiet in a venue quite audibly progessing through soundchecks, I noticed that these are just your everyday early twenties lads. Down to earth and chatty, the guys even offered to assist me […]

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Inheaven play The Slade Rooms – this week 9th February, 2017

Inheaven are a South London four-piece who’re being tipped as ones to watch for 2017 following an excellent 2016. Fusing elements of 90′s US indie to an innate British sensibility has seen them build a rapidly growing fan base. Coming to the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on the 9th February, we got the chance to have a […]

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Seaway + WSTR + The Gospel Youth @ 02 Academy 3, 2nd February, 2017

Pop punk is going strong in the UK at the moment if you weren’t aware. At least that’s the impression you would get upon entering the O2 Academy this evening which is full to the rafters as The Gospel Youth take to the stage. Recently signing to Rise/Velocity Records ahead of their debut album release, […]

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Half Man Half Biscuit @ The Robin 2, Bilston, 2nd February, 2017

Half Man Half Biscuit (The Biscuits) don’t tour, and they rarely play gigs, take a look at their ‘fixture list’ and you’ll see a smattering of gigs often not reaching double figures. Therefore, when they do play it’s a must-see gig, and to be honest they seem to like the Robin, as they tend to […]

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Glass Mountain – Glacial CDEP

2016 has been an exciting year for the band Glass Mountain. In February they were asked to do their first gig supporting MARSICANS in Leeds. Accepting that they would need a second guitarist they quickly found a fourth member in Lewis, who, turning up for an initial jam session, caused them to realise that they […]

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Tom Walker @ The Sunflower Lounge, 1st February, 2017

Every music head wants to be at the early discovery of what will become a living legend. I can only imagine those early pub crawlers who crammed into tiny holes to watch the likes of The Beatles and Bowie. The smoky piano bars that brought out the likes of Elton John and Lady Gaga. To […]

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The Head and the Heart @ 02 Institute, 30th January, 2017

Nothing soothes the soul like an incredible show. All the music heads out there know this truth all too well. The dark lights, the thudding rhythm, the people around you emotionally pouring out their souls in fervent yelps. Nothing beats a well-timed show. It was a cold and dreary night, and The Head and the […]

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Martha Wainwright @ Town Hall, 30th January, 2017

Birmingham is a hive of activity, from the building site that almost engulfs the Town Hall to the large protest […]

Girl Band + Goat Girl @ Hare and Hounds, 22nd January, 2017

Tonight is a sold out gig with many people waiting a year to watch Girl Band after last January’s concert […]

The Pretty Reckless @ 02 Institute, 20th January, 2017

  The rock of this generation follows three basic principles for success. Rock pairs 1) brilliant and talented musicianship with […]

Amber Run – Announce Tour and New Album – For A Moment, I Was Lost

This month marks the return of Amber Run, who come back flexing their muscles with brand new song “Fickle Game”. […]

Meshuggah + The Haunted @ 02 Institute, 13th January, 2017

Meshuggah have been on the bleeding edge of extreme metal for thirty years. I’ll let that sink in and then […]

Interview – Devin Townsend

Part mad scientist part creative genius, Devin Townsend has firmly established himself as a heavy metal god.  With a career […]

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