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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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The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi would survive, and on tonight’s evidence, so too would The Stranglers. They are on a current UK tour and played the 02 Academy in Birmingham tonight. The venue is near to full, of mainly males […]

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Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. The Picturebooks were already onstage when I gained access into the packed 02 Institute on Friday night. Instant comparisons could be made with Royal Blood and Slaves; their two man guitar and drum style gives […]

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Laura Marling @ 02 Institute, 14th March, 2017

Laura Marling played an intoxicatingly whimsical performance at the O2 Institute, enwrapping the packed room with melodic harmonies and folk sensibility. The O2 Institute was transformed into a magical forest on a Tuesday night. Dripping in flowers and backlit in shades of blue and green, the space transported the mixed age audience in a supernatural […]

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The Amazons @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, 12th March, 2017

A few weeks ago I had one of those moments, when you hear a song and think, blimey this is good. The song was ‘Little Something’ by The Amazons, a band I’d not heard of, but I’m thankful to Huey and 6music for exposing me to them. I did a quick search and discovered this […]

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Lower Than Atlantis + Young Guns + Hands Like Houses + Roam @ 02 Academy, 10th March, 2017

Supporting Lower Than Atlantis, Eastbourne pop punk band ROAM opened tonights showcase of music with a bang. Though they had an early start while the crowd were still filling the room and bustling about getting their drinks and what-not, ROAM powered through, delivering a short but sweet set sending out a great vibe for what was to […]

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Otherkin + The Regulars + Fox Chapel @ The Flapper, 9th March, 2017

Arriving to review Otherkin, I’m embarrassed to admit that I miss a substantial portion of the set by openers Fox Chapel due to forgetting where the venue is and having Google maps confuse the heck out of me. Hey, it happens you might say, but the embarrassing thing is that maybe sixteen or seventeen years […]

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LANY + Off Bloom @ o2 Institute, 6th March, 2017

If there was an award for the Nicest Guys in Music, LANY would be the winner with ease. The incredibly lovely and gracious guys also make incredible music; in fact LANY is a band you’ve certainly heard, even if you do not recognise it. As the most streamed artists on Spotify’s Discovery Weekly playlist, their […]

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Pet Shop Boys @ Barclaycard Arena, 24th February, 2017

Coming towards the end of their current Super Tour, the Pet Shop Boys stop off in Birmingham. The arena is reduced in capacity, with the upper tiers screened off, and there are still a few isolated empty seats, but face value of premium tickets was in excess of £80, and with ridiculous parking fees and […]

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Tom Grennan @ The Sunflower Lounge, 8th February, 2017

It seems that pop is slowly turning soulful. A trend has taken over the commercial radio world in the last few years in which we see bluesy soulful singers getting as much air time as pop princesses. Artists like George Ezra, Tom Odell, and James Arthur are all shining examples of how powerful voices can […]

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Lloyd Cole @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 23rd March 2017

Looking out at a sea of Middle aged faces Lloyd Cole is still alive, in spite of what he says […]

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 […]

Emeli Sandé @ 02 Academy, 19th March, 2017

As bodies filed into the O2 Academy on a Sunday night, the temperature rose, and we all waited in anxious […]

Black Star Riders + Backyard Babies + Gun @ 02 Institute, 18th March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to watch as Black Star Riders returned to Birmingham.  The queues are massive outside and partly […]

The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi […]

Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. […]