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Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we reviewed on 23rd Feb 2017 when they supported noiseniks THOUGHT FORMS. A successful UK tour saw them well received and making good friends along the way. Support for this gig comes from local band THE […]

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The Sheepdogs @ Actress and Bishop, 2nd November, 2018

Long grey haired rockers and young slightly scruffy hipsters crowded into the packed room of the Actress and Bishop, the swelling body heat negating the cold chill from outside. Packed together whispers rose, excitement filling the air. The crowd had gathered for Canadian folk rock band The Sheepdogs; no doubt they stumbled across the band […]

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Culture Abuse @ Actress & Bishop, 18th October, 2018

On paper Gouge Away could seem like a bizarre choice of support for Culture Abuse, playing a packed Actress & Bishop on a Thursday evening, however in practice it makes perfect sense. Releasing their second record ‘Burnt Sugar’ through Deathwish earlier this year, in the live environment the band prove to be direct and absorbing […]

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Brother Firetribe @ Actress and Bishop 12 June, 2018

My first time in the Actress & Bishop to find there is a downstairs small stage and upstairs room. The pub itself looks great downstairs and as the weather is nice we have a crowd seated outside. The room upstairs is fairly dark, the stage setting is in a corner placement with limited lighting facing […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]