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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 vocal talent show The Voice. Tonight sees the K-12 tour hit Birmingham which causes queues to spiral around the entire block near the venue. This is probably one of the largest queues I’ve ever seen […]

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The Darkness @ o2 Academy, 1st December 2019

It’s icy and the roads are full of traffic; Christmas is coming and just to add more sparkle The Darkness are in town, with their air of flamboyance, glitter and catsuits. This tour is to promote the ‘Easter is Cancelled’ album which came out in October, and so there has been a bit of a […]

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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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Tom Walker @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 14th November 2019

Taking to a packed out O2 Academy on Thursday evening, Tom Walker is currently riding high on the success of his debut album ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ from which most of the evening’s material is drawn. Recently the album has been re-released, Walker took the time to tell the stories behind many of […]

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Festival of The Dead @ o2 Academy Birmingham, 1 November 2019

Fortunately for many it is much warmer tonight that on previous nights this week. Which is good thing given it is costume time for Festival of The Dead. It initially appears that I am one of the few that is out of place and not dressed for the occasion. Surrounding me there is an array […]

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MoStack @ o2 Academy 31st October 2019

MoStack was in Birmingham tonight at the o2 academy delivering his debut Stacko tour, replacing woman with teddy bears in one of his songs so you didn’t know what to expect. Tonight showcased an interpersonal rapper with a new style of rap that talks to you rather than at you. He does what he wanna as the […]

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Violet @ O2 Academy, 30 October 2019

It’s always great to get out and see local bands but tonight was a big one – in fact Violet’s biggest show to date. They sold out O2 Academy 3 off the back of a run of local shows and the release of their new single ‘Pure Blue’. Violet are a five-piece, all male local […]

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Of Monsters And Men @ o2 Academy 28 October, 2019

When I think of Iceland and the bands that come from there I realise I don’t know of many  that get as far as Of Monsters And Men. In 2010 it was their release of Little Talks single which saw them rise to fame, sign to a label and subsequently go onto release My Head […]

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Of Monsters and Men play 02 Academy on 28th!

The superb Of Monsters and Men play the o2 Academy on Monday 28th October. The Icelandic band released their third album Fever Dream at the end of July.  The album was created in the bands own studio, which allowed them the time to explore and enhance their sound and be open to new influences.   […]

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Pixies and The Big Moon, o2 Academy 16 September 2019

When Black Francis was Frank Black during the 1990’s he played small venues.  They were always packed, but they were small.  At the time I remember thinking how can this be; he was still the same man he was when he was the main songwriter in the Pixies, and was still writing the same beautifully […]

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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 […]