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Manchester Orchestra + Gang Of Youths @ The Glee Club, Birmingham – 8th April 2014

Opening up for Manchester Orchestra tonight are Sydney five piece Gang Of Youths. Having recently been featured in NME’s ones to watch in 2014 and touring with artists such as Vampire Weekend, they certainly have something to live up to. They deliver a set of well thought out melodies and often soulful moments which are […]

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Halestorm + Dayshell + The Smoking Hearts @ Birmingham O2 Academy – 7th April 2014

First up tonight, The Smoking Hearts hit the stage with an aggressive, hard-edged set perhaps more reminiscent of Black Flag than the more radio-friendly rock of tonight’s headliners. Whilst animated and whole hearted, the power of their set is somewhat lost on an audience who have arrived in droves looking for anthemic sing-a-longs and rock ‘n’ […]

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Five Finger Death Punch + Upon A Burning Body @ Birmingham O2 Academy – 28th March 2014

It’s a filthy Friday night in Birmingham, to mark the opening date on the UK leg of Five Finger Death Punch’s latest tour. The gig has long been sold out and touts are everywhere. Support tonight came from Pop Evil, whom I caught the last song, and Upon A Burning Body, who looked resplendent in […]

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NME Tour featuring Interpol, Temples, Royal Blood + Circa Waves @ Birmingham Institute – 25th March 2014

NME’s annual Awards Tour has introduced the gig-going public to some fairly substantial names over the years. Remember Maximo Park getting some healthy competition from their support band, Arctic Monkeys? Or early exposure for the likes of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and some band called Coldplay. So, every year it’s interesting to see […]

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Metronomy @ The Institute – 21st March 2014

So this is my first gig in a long time, in fact it is probably over a year since I have had the opportunity to go to one. Going to a gig on your own is always a very strange affair. You kind of stand around hoping that you will bump into somebody you actually […]

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Lissie + Norma Jean Martine @ Birmingham Institute – 11th March 2014

When you’re raised in a place named Rock Island, your future career is pretty clear. American singer songwriter Lissie stands on the Institute stage looking like she was always destined to play her no-nonsense, folk-tinged rock music. There are no fancy stage sets, little-to-no make-up, just Lissie and a band of talented musicians and some […]

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The Presidents Of The United States Of America + The Front Bottoms @ Nottingham Rock City – 28th February 2014

Tonight, Nottingham’s Rock City is deservedly packed out for one of the biggest Presidents of the United States of America shows on their current tour. Up first however are The Front Bottoms; one of the most rapidly growing bands around right now. The hype is certainly well deserved as these guys never disappoint live. Starting […]

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Bonobo @ Birmingham Institute – 27th February 2014

on·o·mat·o·poe·ia [on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh, ‐mah-tuh‐] noun 1. The formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by orassociated with its referent. 2. a word so formed. 3. the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical, dramatic, or poetic effect. Bonobo (real name -Simon Green) has one of those […]

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We Came As Romans + Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! + The Color Morale + Palm Reader @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 27th February 2014

As the only UK music magazine to see sales go up in recent times, Rock Sound have started 2014 off in fine style. Tonight’s gig goes under the header of the Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour 2014 so I was looking forward to witnessing 4 bands tipped for great things in the years ahead. Speaking […]

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Foals + Cage the Elephant @ Birmingham Academy – 11th February 2014

I’ve never seen Cage The Elephant play before. My expectation was that they will be barmy and raucous and messy. They are most definitely that on-stage. Lead singer, Matt Shultz has an endearing but graceless charisma and launches himself at the crowd. His voice is guttural as he shakes his bleach blonde mop but their […]

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Justin Timberlake @ Birmingham LG Arena – 11th April 2014

It’s safe to say that Justin Timberlake has now risen to the heights of genuine superstar thanks to over a […]

Whitechapel – Exclusive Interview

Whitechapel are currently preparing to head out on the road for a co-headline American tour with DevilDriver, promoting their new […]

Mo Kenney to release debut album in May

Mo Kenney’s debut release established her as one of Canada’s most exciting up and coming artists. She has toured extensively […]

Manchester Orchestra + Gang Of Youths @ The Glee Club, Birmingham – 8th April 2014

Opening up for Manchester Orchestra tonight are Sydney five piece Gang Of Youths. Having recently been featured in NME’s ones […]

Halestorm + Dayshell + The Smoking Hearts @ Birmingham O2 Academy – 7th April 2014

First up tonight, The Smoking Hearts hit the stage with an aggressive, hard-edged set perhaps more reminiscent of Black Flag than […]

Sylosis Interview

With recent tours under their belts with the likes of Lamb Of God, Trivium, Killswitch Engage and DevilDriver, along with […]