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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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Album Review – Nathaniel Rateliff ‘And It’s Still Alright’

‘And It’s Still Alright’ presents Nathaniel Rateliff’s return to his solo career following the release of two LPs as Nathaniel […]

Inhaler @ O2 Academy 2, 13th February 2020.

It’s difficult at this stage in their career for Dublin newcomers Inhaler to be judged away from the umbrella of […]

Steel Panther & Wayward Sons @o2 Academy 8th February 2020

Opening up this evening Wayward Sons a band who isn’t shy of touring with many major rock bands. We last […]

Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has […]

Bombay Bicycle Club @ o2 Academy 31st January, 2020

Formed in the mid 2000’s, Bombay Bicycle Club released four full length albums before taking a hiatus in 2016, reforming […]

Jonas Brothers @ Arena Birmingham, 29th January 2020

The Jonas Brothers have come a long way from being a Disney boy band many years ago. After 10 years […]