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Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has frequented the stage at The Sunflower Lounge many a time in various bands and solo arrangements, however, tonight it is just him and drummer, Paul May, bringing his shadowy interpretation of the blues to the […]

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Public Service Broadcasting + Smoke Fairies @ The Library, 6th May 2015

On the eve of a general election, and in the current atmosphere of uncertainty and instability it seemed quite apt to be standing waiting to see a band whose stock in trade is the harking back to what, in nostalgic terms, was a more certain time; one full of big events and Boy’s Own adventures. […]

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Smoke Fairies @ The Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath – 1st June 2014

The crowd’s hushed whispers are silenced as the Smoke Fairies take to the dimly lit stage all dressed in white and begin with Shadow Inversions, from their new album. The duo’s ethereal harmonies and subtle guitar lines flow throughout the venue supported by bass guitar, drums and keyboards which add a heaviness that isn’t necessarily […]

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Smoke Fairies @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – Wednesday 26th September 2012

As you enter the venue at the Hare and Hounds, it is clear that this is going to be a different gig to the ones that I usually go to. Dry ice is being pumped out, the room is dimly lit and the gathering audience are conversing in hushed whispers. The opening band are Bear’s […]

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Smoke Fairies + Sea of Bees @ The Glee Club, 19th January 2011

Sea of Bees, aka Julie Ann Bee ‘Jules’, opened with a gentle, heart and soul on sleeve confessional set of acoustic songs. At times the autobiographical delved towards intense, vulnerable catharsis. Which was exactly her intention. Unsettling for some, embraced by others, as post-gig salutations made evident. Low voltage vignettes for crystal healers maybe, but […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]