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Jess Glynne @ Genting Arena, 18th November, 2018

Jess Glynne has only been in the music zeitgeist for five or so years, but her rise to stardom has come quickly. The pop singer intermixes catchy upbeat pop tunes with a more grounded R+B sensibility, giving her music a powerful presence that is at times missed by the candy coated pop of radio. With […]

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Culture Club @ Arena Birmingham, 16 November 2018

New wave pop superstars Culture Club are no strangers to the limelight; the band has created groundbreaking records since the 1980s. Launching into stardom with 1982’s ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ their genre defying mixture of pop, reggae and rock produced a new sound that when mixed with their onstage personalities and shenanigans […]

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Greta Van Fleet @ o2 Academy, 14 November, 2018

It was clear from the second you entered the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night for the local date of Greta Van Fleet’s world tour in support of their debut album ‘Anthem of The Peaceful Army’ that it was a sell out show. And as those who regularly frequent the main room of Birmingham’s blue […]

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Bernhoft @ o2 Academy, 13 November, 2018

Norwegian singer Bernhoft is a well of insane talent, a poetic lyricist. Undefined by genre or sound his music is a multifaceted reflection on life and love, an intoxicating mixture of noise that reverberates deep into your heart. Joined by band Bernhoft and the Fashion Bruises transformed the room at the O2 Academy, delivering a […]

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Kurt Vile and the Violators @ The Crossing, 9th November, 2018

This Is TMRW have taken over The Crossing in Digbeth for a weekend of gigs, with Kurt Vile being Friday’s offering resulting in a sell-out show. Meg Baird and Mary Lattimer are the support act, promoting their new album Ghost Forests, which has been released today on Three Lobed Recordings.  Both Meg and Mary have […]

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First Aid Kit + The Staves @ o2 Academy, 7th November 2018

The massive queue of people from the Pagoda island to the venue should have assured me that much has changed in the world of First Aid Kit from when I last saw them live.    Later on, when I start counting backwards I realise that it is more than eight years ago. Back then they […]

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Lewis Capaldi + Nina Nesbitt @ o2 Institute, 3rd November, 2018

On 31st of March 2017 Lewis Capaldi’s life took a dramatic shift. The self-release of his first single ‘Bruises’ on that date brought him almost instant fame amassing an insane 28 million plays on Spotify worldwide.   He found himself hopping on tour with the likes of Rag N Bone Man and Sam Smith, playing […]

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The Sheepdogs @ Actress and Bishop, 2nd November, 2018

Long grey haired rockers and young slightly scruffy hipsters crowded into the packed room of the Actress and Bishop, the swelling body heat negating the cold chill from outside. Packed together whispers rose, excitement filling the air. The crowd had gathered for Canadian folk rock band The Sheepdogs; no doubt they stumbled across the band […]

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Karine Polwart @ Birmingham Town Hall, 2nd November 2018

Scarcely seen in Birmingham, it’s with great delight that Polwart’s path has finally brought her to these parts in celebration of her latest release, ‘Laws of Motion’. Tonight’s audience is rewarded for their patience with not one, but two, rousing sets from one of Scottish folk music’s most candid, poetic and contemporary voices. A consistently […]

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Freya Ridings @ O2 Institute 3 Birmingham, 29 October 2018

The lights went down and on came 24-year-old Freya Ridings in a white sparkly dress. From the first time she opened her mouth it was clear that the many people who have compared her voice to Hannah Reid from London Grammar are right. Her strong but breathy voice is divine. I can’t think of another […]

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Jess Glynne @ Genting Arena, 18th November, 2018

Jess Glynne has only been in the music zeitgeist for five or so years, but her rise to stardom has […]

Culture Club @ Arena Birmingham, 16 November 2018

New wave pop superstars Culture Club are no strangers to the limelight; the band has created groundbreaking records since the […]

Florence and The Machine @ Genting Arena, 16th November 2018.

Over the past decade, Florence Welch has alongside her ensemble backing band established herself as an internationally renowned artist, hitting […]

Greta Van Fleet @ o2 Academy, 14 November, 2018

It was clear from the second you entered the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night for the local date of […]

Bernhoft @ o2 Academy, 13 November, 2018

Norwegian singer Bernhoft is a well of insane talent, a poetic lyricist. Undefined by genre or sound his music is […]

Tom Misch @ o2 Academy, 12 November, 2018

From bedroom beat maker to melodic master of modern funk – Tom Misch has come a long way since he […]