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Interview – The Bronx

Before things got a little crazy in the Slade Rooms for the spetacle that is The Bronx live we were invited on to their tour bus to have a chat with Matt about the new record, birthday celebrations, the garage punk revival going on back in LA and their intense touring schedule. So The Bronx […]

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Interview – Motionless In White

Motionless In White are currently on tour with Asking Alexandria and I caught up with Chris and Ricky from the band prior to their show at the O2 Academy Birmingham later that evening. We talked about playing the UK, their fear of being kidnapped and their sometimes crazy fan base. So you’re touring with Asking […]

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Interview – Frightened Rabbit

Stumbling around Oxford with a friend at Christmas-time is a fun thing to do, especially when you have three glasses of high quality wine in you. It was in this cheerful and moderately gobby state that I was introduced to an Oxford journalist who, it seemed, had only one mission in mind that evening. At […]

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Rita Ora Interview

Rita Ora has been compared to the likes of Rihanna & Gwen Stefani, but has a style all her own. After being signed up by Jay-Z’s team and having her first number one single, we caught up with her to see how things were going…. Hello Rita. Thank you for taking the time out of […]

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Interview – We Are Augustines

As an interview location there could be no better place than the Victorian charms of Kings Heath’s Hare and Hounds to inspire and provide We Are Augustines with a true sense of English hospitality. Nevertheless, this is England and the sun’s trying to shine; I go to the public benches outside where I’m introduced to […]

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Interview – Gemma Hayes

After a decade of releasing music, Ireland’s Gemma Hayes is all set to release her fourth album, Let It Break. The album was recorded in Dublin before being finished off in Gemma’s second home, Los Angeles. She plays Birmingham’s Glee Club on May 27th. BL: Gemma, how are you? GH: I’m really good. I’ve just […]

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Interview – Josh Osho

The MOBO tour visits Birmingham this week, showcasing some of the hottest new talent on the scene. Birmingham Live had the chance to speak to 20 year old Josh Osho – an inspirational musician and songwriter from South London – about his music, working with the Wu Tang Clan and redemption. BL: Hello how are […]

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Interview – The Black Dahlia Murder

I got the chance to catch up with Brian, guitarist for Death Metal types The Black Dahlia Murder prior to their headline show at the Birmingham Academy to chat about the new album, touring and how you shouldn’t mess with Kid Rock! For the record could you state your name and role in The Black […]

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Interview – Four Year Strong

I got the chance to chat with Alan Day from Four Year Strong before their sell-out show at the HMV Institute, we talked about the new album, touring and the fact that he’s not ashamed for people to know he loves Coldplay! How’s it going? It’s going good. You had time to explore much of […]

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Interview – Kathleen Edwards

In the 12 years since her debut release, Canadian singer/songwriter, Kathleen Edwards, has been riding a wave of critical acclaim whilst never quite finding the mainstream success many feel she’s worthy of. With three fine albums under her belt and a fourth due in January 2012, Kathleen is currently back on the road opening for […]

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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. […]