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Florence and The Machine @ Genting Arena, 16th November 2018.

Over the past decade, Florence Welch has alongside her ensemble backing band established herself as an internationally renowned artist, hitting her peak in the UK with a highly acclaimed headline set at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival in 2015. Since then, things have been a little more low-key until this year, which saw the release of […]

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Greta Van Fleet @ o2 Academy, 14 November, 2018

It was clear from the second you entered the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night for the local date of Greta Van Fleet’s world tour in support of their debut album ‘Anthem of The Peaceful Army’ that it was a sell out show. And as those who regularly frequent the main room of Birmingham’s blue […]

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First Aid Kit + The Staves @ o2 Academy, 7th November 2018

The massive queue of people from the Pagoda island to the venue should have assured me that much has changed in the world of First Aid Kit from when I last saw them live.    Later on, when I start counting backwards I realise that it is more than eight years ago. Back then they […]

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Impericon Never Say Die Tour @ The Asylum, 7th November, 2018

Bringing about the best of metalcore Impericon’s Never Say Die! Tour is not for the faint of heart but if metal or hardcore is your scene, it is a night that cannot be missed. With a set list of insane bands the night is poised for greatness. This, however, paired with the tour’s focus on […]

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Sigrid @ O2 Academy, 4th November 2018

Oli Fox starts tonight’s proceedings, dressed in a silver jacket which is, apparently, to make him look more interesting than he really is and seemingly not fully confident on stage in front of a near sell-out crowd. His brand of pop comes from the land of Sam Smith with a smooth nasal sound, wide vocal […]

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Will Haven + Palm Reader @ The Asylum, 2nd November, 2018

The Asylum 2 in Birmingham was a special place to be tonight. It’s a very rare occurrence for Will Haven to head over to the UK, let alone to play in Birmingham. There was no way I was going to miss this chance to see what by their own admission ‘could be the last tour […]

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Skindred Night Of The Living Dred @ Empire Coventry, 31st October 2018

Opening up tonight are local lads Last Hounds, a 5 piece hardcore punk band.  These guys are growing from strength to strength, and provide an engaging performance with emotive screams.  They close all on the ground, while the crowds horns are raised high.  Ballsdeep are next, if you can get over the name which is […]

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Anti Flag + Cancer Bats @The Asylum, 30th November 2018

Tonight we are treated to two punk rock legends. Cancer Bats taking the hardcore route and Anti Flag taking the more political stance. Cancer Bats entered the stage in traditional manner; lead singer Liam running around the stage in dim lighting and getting the crowd going by beckoning them wherever possible. Their opener in ‘Gatekeeper’ […]

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Kacey Musgraves + Soccer Mommy @ O2 Academy, 28th October 2018

Some six years since her first appearance at the O2 Academy, Musgraves is “back in Beorminghum”, she earnestly declares during her first interaction with the audience. The pronunciation is spot-on and the vast room acknowledges Musgraves’ efforts with a flurry of chuckling. This time around, rather than filling the support slot, she is headlining as […]

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Idles + Heavy Lungs @ O2 Institute, 26th October 2018

Given the justified praise and acclaim heaped on Idles so far during this tour it is not an easy job to construct a review without it becoming an exercise in repetition. So lets make this about me! For several years I was convinced that around the corner there will be a band that hits all […]

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Jess Glynne @ Genting Arena, 18th November, 2018

Jess Glynne has only been in the music zeitgeist for five or so years, but her rise to stardom has […]

Culture Club @ Arena Birmingham, 16 November 2018

New wave pop superstars Culture Club are no strangers to the limelight; the band has created groundbreaking records since the […]

Florence and The Machine @ Genting Arena, 16th November 2018.

Over the past decade, Florence Welch has alongside her ensemble backing band established herself as an internationally renowned artist, hitting […]

Greta Van Fleet @ o2 Academy, 14 November, 2018

It was clear from the second you entered the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night for the local date of […]

Bernhoft @ o2 Academy, 13 November, 2018

Norwegian singer Bernhoft is a well of insane talent, a poetic lyricist. Undefined by genre or sound his music is […]

Tom Misch @ o2 Academy, 12 November, 2018

From bedroom beat maker to melodic master of modern funk – Tom Misch has come a long way since he […]