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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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Interview – Dustin Kensrue

Singer/ Songwriter Dustin Kensrue is well known to most people as the lead singer of the beloved Orange County Post-Hardcore stalwarts Thrice. He returned to UK shores earlier this year in support of his third LP, Carry The Fire. Supporting our gig coverage and album review Brumlive’s Francis Sebastjanowicz had a brief chat to him before his gig at […]

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Q&A – American Fangs

American Fangs played the Download Festival on Friday 12th, ahead of the release of their new album Dirty Legs.  Brumlive’s Dave Musson managed a quick Q&A with Gabriel from the band during their hectic schedule. Your set at Download this weekend was incredible – how did you enjoy playing it? It was dope and short lived! We […]

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Interview – Simon Fowler

Merrymouth are currently out on the road touring their albums Simon Fowler’s Merrymouth and Wenlock Hill. We managed to grab a few minutes with front man Simon Fowler to ask about how things are going. BL: Hi, thank you for taking some time out to speak to us. SF: No problem. BL: So, you have […]

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Local Spotlight – Lexis

Local singer/songwriter Lexis came to our attention supporting Lotte Mullan recently at the Hare and Hounds. In advance of her forthcoming gig at the Glee Club on 9th May Brumlive’s Ian Dunn met with Lexis for a chat about her background, her career and what comes next:   Please introduce yourself to our readers I’m Lexis and […]

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Interview – Andy Spillane from Arkks

Local band Arkks play The Flapper on 30th April. Brumlive’s Ian Dunn caught up with Andy Spillane for a quick Q&A. What’s the story of the band? How did you form and what do you count as your biggest achievements so far? Arkks started as a one man project. Just a hand full of guitar […]

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Interview – Pvris

2015 looks set to be a huge year for electro-tinged hard rockers Pvris; with a fantastic debut album in the bag they’re now hitting the road hard to support it and show the world what they have to offer. They recently filled some gaps in their support slot with Lower Than Atlantis to play their […]

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Interview – Hang The Bastard

Just in time for festival season, Hang The Bastard are getting back into the swing of things after taking an unplanned break following the release of their latest record Sex In The Seventh Circle. We caught up with them before their headline show at Birmingham’s Oobleck. Hang The Bastard are:  Tomas Hubbard – Vocals (TH),  Sam Rice – […]

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Lloyd Cole @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 23rd March 2017

Looking out at a sea of Middle aged faces Lloyd Cole is still alive, in spite of what he says […]

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 […]

Emeli Sandé @ 02 Academy, 19th March, 2017

As bodies filed into the O2 Academy on a Sunday night, the temperature rose, and we all waited in anxious […]

Black Star Riders + Backyard Babies + Gun @ 02 Institute, 18th March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to watch as Black Star Riders returned to Birmingham.  The queues are massive outside and partly […]

The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi […]

Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. […]