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Whitechapel – Our Endless War – Album Review

Deathcore was never a genre meant for the mainstream but if one band can take this extreme music to the masses in 2014 it’s Knoxville, Tennessee sextet, Whitechapel. Their fifth full length album, Our Endless War, sees the band taking their sound in more varied directions without losing any of the brutal energy of its […]

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Chuck Ragan – Till Midnight – Album Review

Chuck Ragan’s fans have had to wait three years for Till Midnight, which is Chuck’s fourth solo release on SideOneDummy. 2011’s Covering Ground was highly acclaimed and to date is my personal favourite Ragan offering. Till Midnight therefore has a lot to live up to. Chuck’s glorious gravelly tone is superlative and always compelling to […]

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Album Review – Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me!

Since Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel stepped out on stage as Laura Jane Grace their new album has been something of a revelation for rock fans and a turning point for the band for a number of reasons. First of all, let’s get the elephant in the room out in the open. This album eloquently […]

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Electric Swing Circus – Electric Swing Circus, released on Ragtime Records 22nd July 2013

After building an enthusiastic Birmingham based fan base via their regular club night ‘Hot Club De Swing’, this summer the Electric Swing Circus have been let loose on the road, hitting festival after festival to wild acclaim, with the likes of Fieldview and Shambala to come. Now – finally – we are treated to a […]

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Album Review – High In The Lasers by Nightmare Air

It can be a tricky job to review the familiar, and anyone who has come into contact with Nightmare Air, guitarist Dave Dupuis, or his previous band Film School, over the past few years will know that a couple of the tunes on High In The Lasers have been around for a while. However, the […]

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Album Review – Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones by Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides are back with their third studio album: Wretched and Divine:The Story of The Wild Ones. With glam rock overtones, and makeup to make KISS jealous, Black Veil Brides split opinions. They are indeed loved and loathed in equal measure. Their previous releases gave us radio savvy pop-rock tracks. Maybe for the older […]

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Album Review – Believe Acoustic by Justin Bieber

Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber is a megastar, it has to be said! With 15 million album sales behind him, 33 million followers on Twitter and Forbes’ third most powerful celebrity in the world he’s on the rise to stardom on a continual basis. The release of his third studio album Believe in 2012 cemented […]

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Album Review – Psychedelic Pill by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

  Before I start this review, let me establish that I have been a big-time Neil Young fan since 1970, when I bought the classic ‘After the Gold Rush’ album by mail order from Richard Branson’s then fledgling Virgin Records. Since then I’ve bought a shedload of Young’s albums. Like many great artists and bands […]

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Album Review – Toy Self Titled

The eponymous first album by Toy has been around for a few months now and has appeared in most of the ‘top albums’ of the year lists, in music magazines and newspapers. Being a sucker for good guitar bands, for me, this really was one of the top five albums of 2012. Over the years, […]

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Album Review – Django Unchained OST

Quentin Tarantino has just released one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year Django Unchained with a star studded cast. A very controversial film about slavery set in the American deep south in 1859, which has sparked a lot of debate in the United States. This has even lead to him being called […]

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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is […]

Matthew and The Atlas for the Castle and Falcon on Saturday

The Birmingham Live team are all geared up for this one as Birmingham Promoters bring Matthew and the Atlas to […]

Download Festival, 14-16 June 2019

A countdown clock graces the upper right hand corner of Download’s main page signalling the double digit days till the […]

Micah Erenberg plays Coventry 23rd May

The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry, welcomes Micah Erenberg next Thursday (23rd May) and he’s one to see. Canadian […]

Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after […]

Papa Roach @ O2 Academy, 29th April 2019

The unpredictable, yet always charming Papa Roach take over O2 Academy Birmingham again, touring in support of their 10th studio […]