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George Ezra + Lily Moore @ o2 Academy, 4 April 2018

George Ezra first blasted onto our airwaves with hit ‘Budapest.’ To say the song was everywhere would be an understatement; seemingly penetrating each radio station for months upon months, the tune was a massive hit. Since then George Ezra has become a household name. With new album Staying at Tamara’s Ezra continued being the master […]

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CELLAR DARLING @ REBELLION MANCHESTER, 3 April 2018

Upon the time of discovering that this show was happening, we here at Brum Live knew that this night was not to be missed. We knew that we would have to journey up to Manchester to make sure we were present for Cellar Darling’s first headline show in England. And what a show it was! […]

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Evanescence @ Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, 3rd April 2018

Arriving at the Motorpoint Arena tonight I felt a large sense of intrigue from the masses who arrived early to check out the half an hour support slot from the Orchestra playing later on with Amy and Co. The buzz around the large room was intense from the get go; something a little different to […]

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Warrior Soul @ The Asylum, 30th March 2018

As you walk into the small venue it is the merchandise stands that catch your eye. Warrior Soul are selling backdrops and artwork whereas Ryder’s Creed have a larger amount of merchandise to sell tonight in comparison with the headliners. And, as the support act take to the stage, you realise how they are treating […]

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Fall Out Boy @ Arena Birmingham, 27th March 2018

Due to the early start time of 7 pm, we unfortunately missed the first support act of the evening Max. After appearing in movies such as The Last Keepers and Love & Mercy, Max is currently signed to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s record label DCD2. We were however in our seats by the […]

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Sunflower Bean @ Hare and Hounds, 27th March 2018

Described in various outlets, both of quality writing and of lazy journalistic tendencies, Brooklyn, Noo Yawwwk band Sunflower Bean are constantly compared to Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac. They are described as a band that have a CV of a rock band that do not actually rock. As a band that play a mix of grunge and […]

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Tom Walker @ o2 Institute 23 March, 2018

It’s been thirteen and a-bit months since I last watched Tom Walker live, then he was playing at the lovely but very intimate Sunflower Lounge. A lot can happen in thirteen months and this is definitely the case for Tom, the most noteworthy of things being his latest single Leave a Light on, racking up […]

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The Wombats @ o2 Institute, 23 March 2018

The Wombats have come a long way since their 2003 inception. Birthed in Liverpool, the boys joined forces releasing a handful of EPs until the 2006 debut album, which was only released in Japan. Their beginning may have been slow, but the last ten years have proven to be fruitful. Becoming a household name, The […]

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OUTLYA @ The Sunflower Lounge, 19 March 2018

Every few years a band comes around that defines a generation. Their sound is unique yet familiar, their persona is memorable but approachable. For the past few years bands like Coldplay and Mumford and Sons have popped up in such a category and while these bands are still very much forces in the music world […]

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Anne-Marie @ o2 Institute, 19 March 2018

With “Rockabye” reaching 1.7 billion views on YouTube, a special bond of creation was needed to challenge it. With 2018 on the horizon, Anne-Marie is on tour in Birmingham promoting her new track “FRIENDS” and solo debut album “Speak Your Mind.” A helpful tweet from Anne-Marie notified us that she would be on stage 3 […]

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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 […]