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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Sunday- Kawala

Sunday is always the day of struggle at music festivals. Not only are you tired and smelly, but you have to battle the immense crowds and queues. Luckily exuberant indie pop band Kawala was playing, a bright spot on our Barn on the Farm Sunday setlist. Kawala lit up the afternoon, infusing the warm Sunday […]

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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Saturday- Indoor Pets

Saturday at Barn on the Farm was a nice, cool afternoon full of music. About midway through the day band Indoor Pets took to the Outdoor Stage and delivered a staggeringly brilliant set, a clear favourite of ours for the Barn on the Farm weekend. It was so good that we couldn’t help but make […]

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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Friday- Plested

An overflowing well of creativity, Plested is an artist with something to say, no matter what or who is saying it. You have no doubt heard of Plested’s work; writing for artists like Little Mox and Kygo his lyrical brilliance is loved by many. But Plested isn’t all man behind the curtain, he is also […]

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Barn on the Farm, Band of the Festival- OUTLYA

Our love for OUTLYA has become clear over the years. We first saw the band a few years ago and have been hooked ever sense. As an unapologetic member of their fan club we are always excited to see them pop up on festival line-ups and couldn’t wait to catch up with the band when their […]

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Barn on the Farm, Ones to Watch- Mosa Wild

Nestled in the swampy heat of Friday afternoon the wooden Outdoor Stage is lit in bright purples and blues, a vortex of colours welcoming the next act. As fans huddle around pockets of shade the four members of Mosa Wild take to the stage. With a sort of transcendental pop flair the sound pumps through […]

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The Blinders interview April 2019

It’s been just over a year since I last interviewed The Blinders, but it feels like longer because so much has happened to the band since their show at the Sunflower Lounge just over twelve months ago… the debut album album “Columbia” was released to rave reviews (including our own) and a top 40 chart […]

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Interview – Bernhoft

What does it mean to create organically and authentically in a world of autotune and prefixed sound? The question may be a monstrous task for most artists looking to appease fans while at the same time create records that feel human. In Humanoid Bernhoft does just that, revolting from the contrived sound found in the […]

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Interview – We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists return! The infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass) are back on the road with Megaplex, their hot off the press sixth album of colourful and utterly addictive fun-bomb pop. Set to dazzle the world with ten melodious molten nuggets – a welcome distraction to these bleak times in which we […]

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Interview – Cellar Darling

We arrive at Rebellion, Manchester and listen to Diamond Black soundchecking. When we are taken to the backstage area to chat to Cellar Darling, we are greeted with warm smiles and offers of whiskey and sweets. What more could you want? Thank you for giving me your time for this interview.  How is your first […]

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OUTLYA @ The Sunflower Lounge, 19 March 2018

Every few years a band comes around that defines a generation. Their sound is unique yet familiar, their persona is memorable but approachable. For the past few years bands like Coldplay and Mumford and Sons have popped up in such a category and while these bands are still very much forces in the music world […]

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New Model Army @ o2 Institute, 10th January 2020

A somewhat delayed gig, due to illness, New Model Army finally played the second city to promote last years ‘From […]

Saving Grace + The Rails @ Town Hall, 22nd December 2019

And so, to the final gig of the year (for me) and come to that matter the final gig of […]

UB40 @ Arena Birmingham, 21st December 2019

All-time favourites and loved worldwide UB40 returned to Birmingham for their Christmas Hometown Show, bringing together people of all ages […]

Sea Girls @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, 12 December 2019

Call it luck, call it kismet, the moment when you and a favourite band just happen to be in the […]

Hiss Golden Messenger + Olivia Chaney @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, 11th December 2019

Having dedicated a sizeable chunk of 2019 to touring North America, Hiss Golden Messenger finally land upon our shores in […]

Melanie Martinez @ o2 Academy, 8 December 2019

Melanie Martinez is an American singer-songwriter, actress and director rising to fame in 2012 after appearing on the American television […]