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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, plays the Town Hall in Birmingham. The venue is oddly less than half full when she takes to the stage, but I wonder of this is a Birmingham thing, as most other dates have long […]

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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 performance I felt like I was on holiday in Europe. Perhaps Spain or the South of France. Israeli singer Irit took to the stage in a red, bardot-cut jumpsuit with side-frills and bare feet, together […]

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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 Logic’ (2017), the band start with a loud crushing static sound which builds up hype in the rowdy main room. The showy hardcore riffs kick in, before the fast and ferocious vocals from Riley; instant […]

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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 a massive stir on the indie alternative scene back in the late 80s and early 90s. Having not seen either of them play since then, standing in the queue it felt like a trip down […]

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Everything Everything @ O2 Academy, 12 April 2018

We may not have had the wintry landscapes of their postponed date in March but tonight showed just how powerful music is at painting vivid images, bringing people together and creating beautiful memories. After a random conversation with someone about why I wear ear protection at gigs (primarily because I will go deaf if I […]

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Misterwives @ Hare and Hounds, 10 April 2018

It is hard to fully contain Misterwives’ energy; in a cartoon like fashion each member seems to bounce off the walls, electrifying energy spurting from their ears and out of their mouths. Like a contained bomb there is an inhuman force, yet a force that delivers an exhilaratingly spontaneous and rowdy show. The NYC based […]

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The Dead Daisies @ Robin 2 Wolverhampton, 9 April 2018

The queue tonight is phenomenal as is the weather, the rain is coming down heavy enough to make everyone wet even before the show. To start us off we have the Scottish trio The Amorettes. This band already has some great support slots under their belts including slots with the legendary Black Star Riders, Europe, […]

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Walk the Moon @ o2 Institute 7th April, 2018

America based electronic dance pop creators Walk the Moon are known for creating bombastic, energetic music with live shows to match. With a hint of 80s flair, their music is best described as a nonstop party, something noted over their three albums. The liveliness in their sonic power set up big expectations for their live […]

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Embrace + Eevah @ o2 Institute 5 April, 2018

Having reviewed the latest album by Embrace at the start of March, it was with great anticipation that I went to see them in the beautiful former Congregational church in Digbeth. Readers of that review will have understood the inkling that I liked the seventh studio album by Yorkshire band Embrace and tonight I was […]

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Gregory Porter @ Symphony Hall, 5th April 2018

To promote his recent “Nat King Cole & Me” album, and continue his world domination, Gregory Porter is touring again, and as usual he plays the majestic Symphony Hall, this time for two sold-out nights. The Nat album was on my list for the top albums of 2017, and his voice suits the songs so […]

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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 […]