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Casey – Interview

Alternative rock band Casey is both parts mystery and ferocity. When you look up their information, you will quickly find that there is not much to be found. Whereas many bands have dissertation length bios detailing each detail of their lives, Casey has nothing. There is no depiction of home upbringings, no glossy picture of […]

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Download Festival Press Day, 7th April 2017

Download Festival is now one of the biggest rock events in Europe, if not the whole world. Chris Bowley from Brumlive.com went to the press day to see how the organisers are looking to improve  the festival experience, engage with their fans, and deal with the growing need to diversify the music and acts on […]

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Brooke Bentham Interview and Review

Brooke Bentham is a 21 year old singer/songwriter, originally from South Shields, but now living, studying and plying her own brand of alt-rock in London. She offers heartbreaking vocals and stories of love and relationships way beyond her years. She reminds me a little of Lana Del Rey as she sings songs that sound like […]

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Interview with The Loved and Lost

At Birmingham Live! we love to chat with local bands.  This time The Loved and Lost have taken up the challenge of answering our questions. The Loved and Lost were formed in 2012 and are based in Worcestershire.  They combine Hard Rock with Melodic Metal and have caught the attention of our reviewing team a […]

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Barry Adamson – Interview

Over the last decade or so music has become simultaneously more superficial yet at the same time, if you want to look for it, more sophisticated.  Artists like Barry Adamson have tuned in to the 360 degree audio visual world and produced works that can be poppy and accessible whilst being at the same time […]

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LANY + Off Bloom @ o2 Institute, 6th March, 2017

If there was an award for the Nicest Guys in Music, LANY would be the winner with ease. The incredibly lovely and gracious guys also make incredible music; in fact LANY is a band you’ve certainly heard, even if you do not recognise it. As the most streamed artists on Spotify’s Discovery Weekly playlist, their […]

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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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Echobelly play o2 Institute and release new album

Echobelly play the 02 Institute in May ahead of the release of their new album Anarchy and Alchemy (26th May). […]

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Dan Caplen @ O2 Academy, 24th April 2017

It’s been quite a year for Rory Graham from Brighton who, as  Rag ‘n Bone Man, is one of the […]

Marianas Trench for the o2 Institute in May

Canadian Pop-Punk band Marianas Trench are returning to the UK and back to Birmingham in May, stopping of at Birmingham’s O2 on May 2nd.   […]

Julie Byrne at the Hare and Hounds

The enchanting Julie Byrne pays a visit to Birmingham in late May as part of her UK tour. Her second […]

The Kooks + Clean Cut Kid @ o2 Academy, 22nd April, 2017

Formed in Brighton in 2004, The Kooks rose to fame with the release of their debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ […]

Richard Ashcroft + Black Grape @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th April, 2017

Promoting the 2016 ‘These People’ album Richard Ashcroft called into Birmingham and the cavernous Barclaycard Arena (NIA to the locals). […]