Tag Archives: Birmingham O2 Academy

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. Currently enjoying their first UK and Europe tour Lime Cordiale is treating fans to an experience with their blend of 70’s style soul, funk, rock and indie. The band comprised of Aussie brothers, Oli and Louis, took over […]

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Shiiine On Birmingham @ O2 Academy 8th September 2018

shiiine on embrace

Shiiine On has come to Birmingham. Normally a three-day extraganza of indie music that takes place annually at Butlins in Minehead, Shiiine On is a gilt edged 90s nostalgia success story of alternative, indie and dance music. The question has always been whether it would be sustainable, given that there is not an endless conveyor […]

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The Growlers – Tour and Album

The Growlers City Club

The Growlers will play the  02 Academy on 24th May in support of their new record City Club. Each new record from The Growlers has something gripping enough that makes it as exciting as a debut. The Growlers swooned us back in 2013 with “One Million Lovers” and Gilded Pleasures, those “Humdrum Blues” with Hung At […]

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Elbow @ o2 Academy, 1st March 2017

Ahh Elbow. It’s like meeting old friends, or maybe like coming home to a large family; one with a big lovely Dad. It’s a weird phenomenon, this power of Guy Garvey. A good percentage of the crowd tonight were older than the core band members, and that’s saying something, but Guy is the leader, the Dad, […]

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The Levellers @ 02 Academy, 10th December, 2016

Attempting to get to the o2 Academy for this evenings appointment with The Levellers was harder than expected, a combination of events going on in Birmingham city centre meant that we arrived over an hour after doors opening to find people still queueing to get in. Once we had made it inside we found pure chaos as […]

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Pixies @ o2 Academy, 8th December 2016

For a band that, like the Velvet Underground before them, influenced and inspired a generation, the Pixies should be bigger and more famous than any other touring band today.  The fact they are not, and are perhaps still very much an underground band says more about the world we live in than it is a […]

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Marianas Trench Announce Their First Ever Headlining UK Tour

Marianas Trench have announced their first ever headlining tour in the UK and Europe, “Marianas Trench’s European Vacation”. The tour kicks off on September 30th in Glasgow, and stops off at the O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham on October 3rd. The Vancouver, BC-based four piece have impressive social media numbers and have secured fans from […]

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Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Support Competition Winners Revealed

Academy Events in association with Fireball are extremely pleased to reveal the final eight local bands who have been chosen to play their respective home town dates on the first ever Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour. The winners are: Birmingham pop punks AMFX who will appear at the o2 Academy on 5th October, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne trio […]

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Halsey @ o2 Academy, 20th February 2016

A few months ago Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, AKA Halsey, wasn’t known by anybody, now she is selling out gigs all across the UK and is one of the biggest breakout artists. Halsey has only been on the scene for a short amount of time, but with the help of YouTube and Tumblr she has drawn fans […]

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Hozier + Wyvern Lingo @ o2 Academy, February 2nd 2016.

The Irish theme opens tonight with a brief set from three-piece, female band Wyvern Lingo. With keyboards, drums and guitars, their breezy light but syncopated tight Funky groove and dooby-do, scat harmony vocals were well received. Hozier has had quite a remarkable past two years with gaining, not least, a Grammy gong 2015 for Best […]

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Pixies and The Big Moon, o2 Academy 16 September 2019

When Black Francis was Frank Black during the 1990’s he played small venues.  They were always packed, but they were […]

Pixies new album ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

It’s funny that after a band splits up and potentially will not make any more music, they are made into […]

The S.L.P @ o2 Institute, 7th September 2019

With five number one albums and a Glastonbury headline appearance under his belt, it’s been some time since Kasabian man […]

Is Bliss @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th September 2019

After a summer sitting in fields, drinking warm beer and sleeping in tents, it was time to return to the […]

Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]