Tag Archives: november

Shed Seven + The Twang @ O2 Academy 22nd November 2019

Today has been “wear your old band T-shirt to work day” on BBC 6 Music, and you know which t-shirt I have been wearing all day? Yes, that’s right, my old Cooper Temple Clause t-shirt, but of course, I was wearing both of tonight’s band’s t-shirts in spirit. I worked out that it has been […]

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Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up a mass of recordings either officially released or self-released (and not including hours of unreleased material), when he is one of many artists (me included) for whom this is true.  When you look at the […]

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Interview – Bernhoft

What does it mean to create organically and authentically in a world of autotune and prefixed sound? The question may be a monstrous task for most artists looking to appease fans while at the same time create records that feel human. In Humanoid Bernhoft does just that, revolting from the contrived sound found in the […]

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Inglorious @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 30th November, 2016

It has been quite a year for Inglorious, who released their eponymous debut album in February through Frontiers Music. Having received critical acclaim, the Planet Rock favourites have also toured throughout the year as Nathan James confirms “we’ve played here three times this year”, four in the area if you count the Robin gig. They’ve also […]

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Pierce the Veil, letlive & Creeper @ O2 Academy Birmingham, Saturday 26 November, 2016

From the moment this tour was announced there was something that didn’t seem quite right about the bill. Pierce The Veil, shrill darlings of the very youngest end of the scene, went big and bold and fearless with their selection of touring buddies, and fair play to them for that. Creeper are the band in the UK right now, […]

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Muncie Girls + Woahnows + Happy Accidents + Junior Weeb @ Rainbow Cellar, 25th November, 2016

First up this evening are local Droitwich band Junior Weeb who it would seem have bought a small fan club with them this evening, and it’s a good thing they do as this helps the atmosphere no end. Unfortunately they prove a poor choice in comparison to the other bands on show this evening, and […]

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Terrorvision + Tax the Heat @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 23rd November, 2016

I’m going to admit something now that may come as a shock to some people. I actually like a bit of classic rock. It’s a kind of guilty pleasure for me. I try to keep it a secret but when you’re in the car and listening to Radio 2 (okay, so that’s two guilty pleasures) […]

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The Vapors @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 19th November, 2016

The Vapors, some would have you believe were/are Punk. Some would describe them as New Wave. Some Mod-esque, Jam-esque or any other number of similar-esques. Me however, I’ll just say that they were/are a power-pop band in the same mould as those fantastic bands The Chords, Rudi and my personal faves, The Moondogs. Want to […]

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Saxon + Fastway + Girlschool @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 6th November, 2016

  The show started earlier than advertised and I was delighted by how full it was for the supports.  This shows what a great line up we have tonight and confirmed everyone was here to see Girlschool as much as Saxon. After forming 38 years ago (older than I am) it’s a pleasure to see […]

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New Model Army @ o2 Institute, 10th January 2020

A somewhat delayed gig, due to illness, New Model Army finally played the second city to promote last years ‘From […]

Saving Grace + The Rails @ Town Hall, 22nd December 2019

And so, to the final gig of the year (for me) and come to that matter the final gig of […]

UB40 @ Arena Birmingham, 21st December 2019

All-time favourites and loved worldwide UB40 returned to Birmingham for their Christmas Hometown Show, bringing together people of all ages […]

Sea Girls @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, 12 December 2019

Call it luck, call it kismet, the moment when you and a favourite band just happen to be in the […]

Hiss Golden Messenger + Olivia Chaney @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, 11th December 2019

Having dedicated a sizeable chunk of 2019 to touring North America, Hiss Golden Messenger finally land upon our shores in […]

Melanie Martinez @ o2 Academy, 8 December 2019

Melanie Martinez is an American singer-songwriter, actress and director rising to fame in 2012 after appearing on the American television […]