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Catfish & the Bottlemen @ Birmingham Arena 4 November 2019

I have to admit that having seen Catfish play twice before (at the Institute and then the Academy in 2015 in between the first and second albums), I kind of stopped taking notice; not deliberately just by accident.  I didn’t quite realise that after the second and third albums, their small and passionate audience had […]

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Catfish and the Bottlemen + The London Souls @ o2 Academy Birmingham, 8th November 2015

As predicted when I reviewed Catfish in the spring, the band’s autumn tour venue has moved to the larger o2 Academy with a capacity of just over 3000, from the 1500 capacity of the Institute in March.  File under: stating the bleeding obvious. Support tonight is The London Souls (from New York), whose album I […]

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Catfish and the Bottlemen @ The Institute, 28th March 2015

I have not looked forward to a gig as much as this for twenty years (since Radiohead in 1994 at the Wulfrun Hall).  Catfish lead singer Van McCann was still in nappies then, as is most of the audience at The Institute tonight or not even born in a lot of cases.  It makes me […]

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Liam Gallagher @ Arena Birmingham, 12 November 2019

Bucket hats, Beer and Blokes. If there’s ever an artist that has an immediately recognisable and stereotypical fan-base it’s Liam […]

Lighthouse Family @ Symphony Hall, 11 November 2019

After an 18-year album hiatus, 90’s band Lighthouse Family are back on tour showcasing their new album Blue Sky in […]

Loyle Carner @ o2 Institute 9 November 2019

  Loyle Carner’s latest album goes by the name of ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ – but right now he is […]

Larkins @ The Sunflower Lounge 6th November 2019

A sold out show at The Sunflower Lounge is always the sign of an artiste clearly on an upward trajectory, […]

Bears Den @ o2 Institute 4 November 2019

Is it irony or just filthy karma when your support band is called Flyte and they miss their flight..? Whatever fates purpose, Christoph […]

Catfish & the Bottlemen @ Birmingham Arena 4 November 2019

I have to admit that having seen Catfish play twice before (at the Institute and then the Academy in 2015 […]