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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Sunday- Kawala

Sunday is always the day of struggle at music festivals. Not only are you tired and smelly, but you have to battle the immense crowds and queues. Luckily exuberant indie pop band Kawala was playing, a bright spot on our Barn on the Farm Sunday setlist. Kawala lit up the afternoon, infusing the warm Sunday […]

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Brooke Bentham Interview and Review

Brooke Bentham is a 21 year old singer/songwriter, originally from South Shields, but now living, studying and plying her own brand of alt-rock in London. She offers heartbreaking vocals and stories of love and relationships way beyond her years. She reminds me a little of Lana Del Rey as she sings songs that sound like […]

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Interview with The Loved and Lost

At Birmingham Live! we love to chat with local bands.  This time The Loved and Lost have taken up the challenge of answering our questions. The Loved and Lost were formed in 2012 and are based in Worcestershire.  They combine Hard Rock with Melodic Metal and have caught the attention of our reviewing team a […]

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Frank Carter Interview November 2016

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes are certainly not hanging about. Their current tour is the fourth UK outing for début album Blossom and they’re already on the cusp of releasing their second album, Modern Ruin. All that and the band isn’t two years old yet! Birmingham Live! got the chance to catch up with Frank […]

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Graham Nash – Interview – This Path Tonight Album and Tour

Before Graham Nash visits Birmingham on 22 May for his 2016 ‘This Path Tonight’ album tour, I am granted a fifteen minute interview to talk about the path that led him back to the Midlands.  As another ambassador for Salford eloquently put it: “Fifteen minutes with you. Well, I wouldn’t say no.” Brumlive: You’re only […]

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Eliza Shaddad – Interview – 22nd March 2016

Having only just finished a UK tour playing for Tom Speight supporting Turin Brakes, and jumping straight into a tour of her own work, Eliza Shaddad is simultaneously rehearsing with David Austin Grey’s forthcoming performance of ‘Wolves Are People Too’ at the Hippodrome and releasing her second ep ‘Run’.  Alongside this she is preparing new […]

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Q&A – American Fangs

American Fangs played the Download Festival on Friday 12th, ahead of the release of their new album Dirty Legs.  Brumlive’s Dave Musson managed a quick Q&A with Gabriel from the band during their hectic schedule. Your set at Download this weekend was incredible – how did you enjoy playing it? It was dope and short lived! We […]

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Interview – Heart Of A Coward

Heart Of A Coward are having a short break from writing their third album as they are currently on tour with SikTh. We were lucky enough to have twenty minutes out of their day to catch up with bassist, Vishal “V” Khetia and drummer, Chris “Noddy” Mansbridge. BL: Thanks for taking the time out to […]

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Interview – The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers are a folk quartet with a distinctive sound, they hail from Montreal, Canada and having received huge praise for last years performance at the Mosely Folk Festival they are back in Birmingham with a tour off the back of the second album ‘Sleeping Operator’. Birmingham Live got the chance to catch up […]

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Local Band Spotlight – The Crimson Star – Interview

It’s been a busy 18 months for rock fourpiece The Crimson Star since they finalised their lineup in early 2013; two EPs, a tonne of great shows including a slot on a biker festival, a Planet Rock DJ who always has one of their plectrums in his pocket and music video involving a metre-long hotdog […]

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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 […]

Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

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. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]