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Gojira @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 29 June 2019

The between-album tour is a funny old thing – standing separate from the usual purposes of touring, i.e. new album promotion, Gojira affixes an excitable grin and proclaims “We’re baaaaack! …for some reason!” Only the deathliest dullards would have an issue with this, obviously, as such tours are never to be expected and are a pleasant […]

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Day to Day Break Down for Barn on the Farm

We are officially one week away from Barn on the Farm! Our excitement is growing, our bags are being packed, and we are starting to get our schedules in order. As we make our schedule we figured we would help you make yours! Of course our top ten acts are already on our list, but who else […]

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Nick Cave @ Symphony Hall, 17th June 2019

As a man of a certain vintage, I still go to gigs feeling like a youngster. Rarely am I out of the top end, age wise, of a reasonably narrow demographic. Tonight however, I am possibly smack in the middle of the bell curve. Neither young nor old. It’s a surprisingly varied crowd and indicative […]

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Foals @ Digbeth Arena, 16 June 2019

For two nights in a row Digbeth Arena was packed with fans ready to witness one of the finest live acts in the country. The large open-air space and railway arches combined with abstract videos in the background creating the perfect atmosphere for the storm that Foals brought to the excited crowd.  Foals were welcomed by fans with […]

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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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ValeFest, 8th June 2019

ValeFest, the largest charity student run festival in Europe, always touts an impressive line-up, but this year went above and beyond. With massive headlining sets from The Hunna and Ivory Wave, read more about them here, the festival crafted a perfect Saturday. Here are a few highlights from bands we caught throughout the day!  Creature Appeal: […]

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Pixies and The Big Moon, o2 Academy 16 September 2019

When Black Francis was Frank Black during the 1990’s he played small venues.  They were always packed, but they were […]

Pixies new album ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

It’s funny that after a band splits up and potentially will not make any more music, they are made into […]

The S.L.P @ o2 Institute, 7th September 2019

With five number one albums and a Glastonbury headline appearance under his belt, it’s been some time since Kasabian man […]

Is Bliss @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th September 2019

After a summer sitting in fields, drinking warm beer and sleeping in tents, it was time to return to the […]

Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]