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Interview – Devin Townsend

Part mad scientist part creative genius, Devin Townsend has firmly established himself as a heavy metal god.  With a career that spans twenty-three studio albums and three live albums and countless miles on tour, Birmingham Live sat down with Devin to chat about Devin Townsend Project’s (DTP) newest album Transcendence and the tour that follows. […]

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Huw Bunford of Super Furry Animals

Before the Super Furry Animals visit the O2 Institute in Birmingham on the 10th December I was gifted 15 minutes with Huw Bunford the legendary Welsh band’s guitarist and vocalist. The band who have just reissued their 20th Anniversary edition of debut album Fuzzy Logic are clearly very upbeat about the forthcoming tour. Huw was […]

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Frank Carter Interview November 2016

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes are certainly not hanging about. Their current tour is the fourth UK outing for début album Blossom and they’re already on the cusp of releasing their second album, Modern Ruin. All that and the band isn’t two years old yet! Birmingham Live! got the chance to catch up with Frank […]

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John Lydon (Part 2)

Brumlive’s Mark Veitch was offered a golden chance to talk to one of his heroes, when the opportunity arose to interview the legendary John Lydon: pioneer, innovator, iconoclast, hero and anti-hero, PiL front-man and of course Sex Pistol. Unsurprisingly Mr Lydon had a lot to say and the wide ranging interview was so vibrant and […]

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John Lydon (Part1)

Brumlive’s Mark Veitch was offered a golden chance to talk to one of his heroes, when the opportunity arose to interview the legendary John Lydon: pioneer, innovator, iconoclast, hero and anti-hero, PiL front-man, and of course Sex Pistol. Unsurprisingly Mr Lydon had a lot to say and the wide ranging interview was so vibrant and […]

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Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Support Competition Winners Revealed

Academy Events in association with Fireball are extremely pleased to reveal the final eight local bands who have been chosen to play their respective home town dates on the first ever Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour. The winners are: Birmingham pop punks AMFX who will appear at the o2 Academy on 5th October, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne trio […]

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Graham Nash – Interview – This Path Tonight Album and Tour

Before Graham Nash visits Birmingham on 22 May for his 2016 ‘This Path Tonight’ album tour, I am granted a fifteen minute interview to talk about the path that led him back to the Midlands.  As another ambassador for Salford eloquently put it: “Fifteen minutes with you. Well, I wouldn’t say no.” Brumlive: You’re only […]

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Eliza Shaddad – Interview – 22nd March 2016

Having only just finished a UK tour playing for Tom Speight supporting Turin Brakes, and jumping straight into a tour of her own work, Eliza Shaddad is simultaneously rehearsing with David Austin Grey’s forthcoming performance of ‘Wolves Are People Too’ at the Hippodrome and releasing her second ep ‘Run’.  Alongside this she is preparing new […]

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Interview – Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic are certainly a band on the rise, they completed their first ever headline arena tour in May off the back of their latest release the Great Divide and it seems the only way is up for those wonderful Scottish gentlemen. They were in Birmingham recently courtesy of the Budweiser Live Project which aims […]

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Interview – Brian Travers

In August we previewed the latest in a line of excellent exhibitions at Havill and Travis in Harborne: #POP!; an exhibition of work by the artist and prolific songwriter, composer & lyricist Brian Travers – founder member, brass & string arranger and saxophonist with UB40. John Kennedy describes the opening and his interview with Brian: In […]

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Kings of Leon + Wild Nothing @ Genting Arena, 20th February 2017

Weekday shows are always an interesting moment of music madness. What exactly brings people out on a weekday? What draw […]

Blue October – UK Dates and Single for March 2017

The Texas based alt-rock band, Blue October have announced a short UK tour and a new single  Coal Makes Diamonds for March, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Little Comets + Eliza and the Bear @ o2 Institute, 15th February 2017

Little Comets and Eliza and the Bear played the Institute recently. Brumlive’s Alan Neilson, always a man to tell it […]

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. […]

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