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Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling nostalgic. They have assembled a crowd-pleasing, mammoth set which sees them playing their iconic debut album Tell All Your Friends in full, followed by an assortment of favourites mainly pulled from the two following albums, 2004’s […]

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10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines massive headlining artists with a handful of up and coming stars to be. Invading the Farm from the 4th-7th July there are an overwhelming number of amazing acts to catch. Here are the top ten […]

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Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them from becoming a force in the music world. With anthemic magnitude and hyper energised records, Wallows captures a certain teenage angst, funnelling all the feelings and emotions into layered tunes that are clearly loved by […]

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Ivory Wave @ ValeFest, 8th June 2019

A festival headlining set is an exciting accomplishment for any artist, but for Birmingham’s own Ivory Wave the ValeFestival headlining slot is just another well-earned step in the band’s evolution. Continuing to grow and evolve, Ivory Wave no doubt have some exciting things coming for them in the future. We caught up with the band […]

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The Hunna @ ValeFest, 8th June 2019

A pulsing energy reverberates from the main stage at ValeFest. Perched atop the shifting stage is rock band The Hunna who have just delivered one of the best festival headlining slots we have ever witnessed. With visceral pure rock brilliance the band owns the night, and we are left in awe. Big things are ahead for The […]

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Billie Marten @Hare and Hounds, 5 June 2019   

Billie Marten, real name Isabella Sophie Tweddle, has released critically acclaimed indie folk songs over the last few years that have wowed fans, a shocking beauty released from a young artist. Billie burst onto the indie scene in 2011, at only 12 years old, when she posted a cover on YouTube. She released her first […]

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Album Review- The Membranes, “What Nature Gives…. Nature Takes Away”

Never having been a band that have gripped me in the live arena, much preferring the Punk gospel of John Robb’s other band, Goldblade, I approached The Membranes newest album What Nature Gives…Nature Takes Away with trepidation. It isn’t anything specific that causes me to be unmoved when watching them live; they have charisma, the tunes, […]

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Barn on the Farm, 4- 7 July 2019

Are you allowed to have a favourite festival? The answer is sadly that you probably shouldn’t, but if we were compiling a list of our favourites Barn on the Farm would certainly be on the list! Nestled amidst ostrich patches and pig houses, the farm atmosphere of Gloucester based Barn on the Farm offers a […]

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Little Cavalier Festival @ The Flapper, 25-26 May 2019

Little Cavalier is a rock festival with smaller bands, but that is nonetheless impressive. I decided to come to the festival the day before and I didn’t know any of the bands, but arriving at The Flapper on a sunny day and seeing so many people outside waiting for the next band to start made the […]

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Manic Street Preachers @ O2 Academy, 23 May 2019

It’s a warm night here in Birmingham and as the sun was setting, this evening was going to deliver a little bit of extra sunshine and a touch of Welshness into the hearts of Midlands based Manic Street Preachers fans. When you arrive at a venue and are completely captivated straight away, you get the feeling that […]

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Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling […]

10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines […]

Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them […]

Villagers & Pat Dam Smyth @ Hare and Hounds, 9 June 2019

Every once in a while you see a performance by a band that makes you re-evaluate their entire back catalogue. […]

Rod Stewart @ Molineux Stadium, 8 June 2019

Having been in the music business for almost sixty years, the big question hanging over a Rod Stewart tour is […]

Ivory Wave @ ValeFest, 8th June 2019

A festival headlining set is an exciting accomplishment for any artist, but for Birmingham’s own Ivory Wave the ValeFestival headlining […]