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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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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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Download 2018 Press Day

Our avid Download supporter and photographer/reviewer Chris attended the Download press day ahead of this years festival here are his […]

Joan As Police Woman @ Town Hall, 19th April 2018

As part of her current Damned Devotional tour, Joan Wasser, or as she is better known Joan As Police Woman, […]

Lisa Stansfield + Irit @ Symphony Hall , 17 April 2018

Our first heatwave of 2018 may not have started until the next morning, but from the beginning of this evening’s […]

Trivium + Code Orange + Power Trip @ 02 Academy, 17 April 2018

First up tonight, Dallas Thrashers Power Trip. Jumping straight into their latest album material ‘Soul Sacrifice’, from the outstanding ‘Nightmare […]

Love from Stourbridge @ O2 Academy, 14th April 2018

Tonight’s sold out show is a dual headliner featuring The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin both of which made […]

Album Review – DMA’s – For Now

If you haven’t heard of DMA’s, then it won’t be long before you have. Their sophomore album “For Now” is […]