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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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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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V Festival @ Weston Park 19th and 20th August, 2017

  In 1996 Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker had a wild idea, he desired to play two different outdoor stages […]

Gary Numan plays The Assembly in Leamington 29th July

With a new album “Savage” due on the 15th September and first single “My Name is Ruin” out now Gary […]

2000 Trees Festival – Day Three, 8th July, 2017

2000 Trees is proving to be a great festival – again (see our previous years coverage here) and Day Three […]

Blink 182 + Frank Turner + The Front Bottoms @ Barclaycard Arena, 7th July, 2017

There is a buzz of excited chatter at the Barclaycard Arena as New Jersey indie rock band, The Front Bottoms […]

2000 Trees Festival – Day Two, 7th July, 2017

After a great start to 2000 Trees Festival we were ready for day two. Our highlights were     Decade […]

Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time […]