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Fuelling the Fire Tour @ o2 Academy, Leicester 13th October, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Leicester for Fuelling The Fire Tour; sponsored by Fireball UK. The venue itself, located next to the University;  and the students came in their masses to witness this Ska Punk extravaganza. I found the venue to be a good size and security to be efficient and also friendly. First […]

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DragonForce + Power Quest @ o2 Academy, 11th October, 2017

On the coldest night of autumn so far I enter what must be the hottest space in Birmingham (this heat is later noted by DragonForce singer, Marc Hudson); a packed out, but not entirely sold out, Academy 2. DragonForce’s support tonight comes from mostly Southampton based Power Quest. Containing ex-DragonForce members – from when the […]

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Nick Mulvey @ o2 Institute, 9th October, 2017

A lovely hush falls over the crowd at the O2 Institute. As the cold air blows in from the frigid October night heartbeats sink, all syncopated in one loud whoosh we breathe in and we breathe out. The lights are dark, not exactly fully black but dark enough to lose your bearings. We breathe, in […]

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Papa Roach + Ho99o9 @ O2 Academy, 5 October 2017

Californian band Papa Roach kicked off the UK leg of their Crooked Teeth tour with a bang at Birmingham’s O2 Academy. They showcased their new album along with a worthy selection from their back catalogue including Getting Away With Murder, Between Angels and Insects and Scars. The gig attracted a packed audience who sang along […]

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, 28th September,2017

There isn’t any support on this tour that means an early start time, which isn’t popular with all but, considering Nick Cave has almost Messiah like status for many, he is forgiven. Close to the time advertised, haunting music plays throughout the venue for a few minutes before the lights are dimmed. A roar from […]

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Trash Boat + Broadside + Homebound @ O2 Institute, 27 September 2017

Trash Boat joined us in Birmingham for the last night of their latest headline tour, stretching the country and leaving nothing but praise and amazing words in its wake, therefore building the excitement for their time here in Birmingham. Homebound graced the stage, to what was a full room and ensured the stage was fully […]

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New Found Glory + ROAM @ o2 Academy, 27th September, 2017

Tonight we see legendary pop punk outfit New Found Glory grace the stage in Birmingham, supported by ROAM, an impressive up and comer in the genre. People came out in their masses to see this one; the venue was busy early on, as expected. ROAM arrived on stage as the only support act, suprising for […]

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The Black Angels @ o2 Institute, 26th September, 2017

Arriving into the crowded venue for The Black Angels, the musical onslaught of A Place To Bury Strangers hits you. As a three piece they position themselves in a row at the front of the stage, with drummer, Lia Simone Braswell, in the middle between Oliver Ackerman and Dion Lunadon. The volume of noise that […]

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Sparks @ O2 Institute, 24th September 2017

Sparks are back again. Five years have gone in a flash and the first thing they did was answer the question that was posed in our review from 2012 of the Two Hands, One Mouth Tour: “what more a full band could have added to the performance?”. More of that later. Sparks are one of […]

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Young Guns + Holding Absence + Beyond Recall @ Asylum, 23rd September, 2017

We kicked off the night with Beyond Recall; a rock band from Bristol who first took to the stage in almost complete darkness, sporting white masks. Their style reminded me of All Time Low; pop-like lyrics with edgy riffs; perfect for jumping around to. Their energetic performance went down well with the mixed demographic crowd. […]

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JP Cooper – Raised Under Grey Skies

 2017 was the year of “September Song.” JP Cooper’s hit single was played on every radio station in seemingly every […]

Fuelling the Fire Tour @ o2 Academy, Leicester 13th October, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Leicester for Fuelling The Fire Tour; sponsored by Fireball UK. The venue itself, located […]

Superfood @ Mama Rouxs, 11th October, 2017

A sold out evening of home-grown talents was on the cards for Mama Roux and the anticipation in the room […]

DragonForce + Power Quest @ o2 Academy, 11th October, 2017

On the coldest night of autumn so far I enter what must be the hottest space in Birmingham (this heat […]

Gary Numan @ o2 Institute, 11th October 2017

Promoting his recently released album, Savage (Songs from a broken World), Gary Numan called into the Institute as part of […]

Nick Mulvey @ o2 Institute, 9th October, 2017

A lovely hush falls over the crowd at the O2 Institute. As the cold air blows in from the frigid […]