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Papa Roach @ O2 Academy, 29th April 2019

The unpredictable, yet always charming Papa Roach take over O2 Academy Birmingham again, touring in support of their 10th studio album released earlier this year. Title track ‘Who Do You Trust,’ together with ‘Renegade Music’ and ‘Not The Only One’ teased what turned out to be an unexpected album, presenting a fresh mix of weirdly enthusiastic […]

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Northlane + ERRA @ O2 Academy, 28 November, 2017

Starting off tonight were Australian homeboys Ocean Grove. Having supported the likes of Architects and Amity Affliction, these boys have garnered quite a reputation already, and it’s easy to see why. Hitting us with their unique blend of metal, synth, hip hop and industrial sounds, only falling short by the amount of backing track used […]

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Clean Bandit @ o2 Academy, 3 November, 2017

Electronic pop group Clean Bandit has made waves over the past few summers; their engaging up-tempo party songs have filled radio stations and playlists, allowing the dance tunes to become household favourites. Their presence on the festival circuit was well noted, appearing at festivals all over the UK. The question heading in to their Academy […]

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Steve N Seagulls + Double Crush Syndrome @ 02 Academy 2, 31st March, 2017

The German Rock’n’Roll outfit Double Crush Syndrome got us underway, supporting Steve N Seagulls, at the 02 Academy 2 tonight. With the room slowly filling up and people buying beer like it was going out of fashion; the band found themselves with a good opportunity to widen their fanbase. Frontman Andy Brings didn’t fall short […]

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Touche Amore + Angel Du$t @ 02 Academy 3, 22nd February, 2017

There are good shows, and there are shows like this one that you know have all the potential in the world to be brilliant and then the band goes absolutely above and beyond what you were expecting. I could wax lyrical about head-liners Touche Amore  for hours on end, emerging in 2007 they were part […]

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Seaway + WSTR + The Gospel Youth @ 02 Academy 3, 2nd February, 2017

Pop punk is going strong in the UK at the moment if you weren’t aware. At least that’s the impression you would get upon entering the O2 Academy this evening which is full to the rafters as The Gospel Youth take to the stage. Recently signing to Rise/Velocity Records ahead of their debut album release, […]

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Passenger @ 02 Academy, 29th November, 2016

Mike Rosenberg, stage name Passenger, is part poet, part social activist, and part comedian. It may seem like an odd mixture, especially when all of that is encompassed in the single musician, and yet this masterful talent is able to sing beautifully deep and enriching tunes while preaching a word of love and care all […]

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Slaves + Life + Shame @ o2 Academy, 19th November, 2016

It’s without a doubt the coldest day of the year so far, at least that was the case outside of the O2 Academy. Inside was an entirely different kind of heat. You can tell it has been a while since I’ve ventured out to a gig as security has definitely increased, probably since the scandalous […]

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Jack Garratt @ 02 Academy, 15th November, 2016

The super moon was not the only bright celestial being this week. On Tuesday night Jack Garratt played to a sold out O2 Academy in what can only be described as a meteoric explosion. To say that Jack has had astronomic success the past few years would be a gross understatement; leaving studies to become […]

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3 Doors Down + Pop Evil + The Fallen State @ o2 Academy, 3rd November, 2016

American rock band 3 Doors Down are in the UK for their second date of their 4 day tour which tonight is in Birmingham.  There is a sell out crowd ready and raring to go. These guys formed in 1996, then rose to stardom with their massive hit Kryptonite. Their first album The Better Life […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]