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Chapter and Verse @The Sunflower Lounge, 22 May 2019

When you enter The Sunflower Lounge and it’s full to the brim it’s such a relief. All too often smaller shows in the second city attract only a small bundle of people and you find yourself going to shows hoping that you’re not the only one there. But credit to Surprise You’re Dead for curating […]

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Henge + Shunya @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7 April 2019

Attention Earth! Strong signals of ‘cosmic dross’ were perceived on Sunday at the coordinates 52.4762° N, -1.8974° W. Henge landed at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham during their Demilitarise tour. They came from space ‘in the name of rave, bringing love and harmony’ through their music. They believe that we, human beings, have great potential […]

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The Murder Capital + The Cosmics + Bad Girlfriend @ Sunflower Lounge, 5th February 2019

The late pick-up on this gig combined with a very busy weekend meant that I was unprepared and unresearched for the bill this evening.  All I knew was that the one track on a streaming service that I found from The Murder Capital would be all I had to base my anticipation on.  However, thanks […]

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West Thebarton @ Sunflower Lounge, 14th August 2018

By the time we arrived at the Sunflower Lounge on Tuesday evening local emo trio Chewie were taking to the stage, a new addition to the Birmingham live scene and a very welcome one at that. Releasing their debut single ‘Warm Hands, Cold Heart’ last month on Tree Of Life Records, the band had clearly […]

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Marsicans @ Sunflower Lounge, 1 March 2018

A warm glow streams through the half opened door of The Sunflower Lounge. Like moths to a flame we scurry out of the snow into the warm basement room. On tonight’s lineup is current standout Marsicans. We first met Marsicans a few months ago when they opened for Birmingham’s JAWS. The bands rambunctious youthful energy […]

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Fizzy Blood @ Sunflower Lounge 27 February, 2018

Free posters for the first fifty people at the show was a generous gift from Fizzy Blood, however it’s their music and incredible live show that’s the true gift that Fizzy Blood provide the world with. Opening the show were Birmingham four piece Sonder, who had clearly brought some of their own fans along to […]

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Marsicans play The Sunflower Lounge 1st March, 2018

Indie pop band Marsicans create vividly coloured tunes that are mirrored by their electricly charged gigs. Typifying their sound with strong pop structures intermingled with rock and indie influences, Marsicans music is full of glee and spontaneity, musicianship that is poignantly perfected in its simplicity. While their songs are usually balls of energy new single […]

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Gang of Youths play The Sunflower Lounge this Sunday

Birmingham Promoters continue to bring exciting and interesting bands to the city.  This weekend on 28th May, Gang of Youths with support from Demob Happy and Birmingham Live will be there to cover it. The five piece Sydney band, Gang of Youths, is considered as one of Australia’s most impressive live acts. Comprising members David Le’Aupepe, […]

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Empire + Chapter and Verse + Ember Weir + Monkey Bone + November Plot @ Sunflower Lounge, 15th March, 2017

Opening the show for Empire this evening were local bands Monkey Bone and November Plot who had both clearly bought a lot of their own fans to the Sunflower Lounge, made more obvious by the vacant space created by the time that Ember Weir took to the stage. Having recently supported Fatherson, its Ember Weir’s […]

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Tom Grennan @ The Sunflower Lounge, 8th February, 2017

It seems that pop is slowly turning soulful. A trend has taken over the commercial radio world in the last few years in which we see bluesy soulful singers getting as much air time as pop princesses. Artists like George Ezra, Tom Odell, and James Arthur are all shining examples of how powerful voices can […]

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Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]

Inner City Live with DOVES and Johnny Marr 28th July 2019

DOVES are playing at Perry Park this Sunday (28th July) with Johnny Marr, The Coral  and The Twang in support for Innercity Live! One […]

LiveLoudCov Summer Showcase @ Square One, Coventry 20 July, 2019

On Friday July 20th, Square One opened its doors to six up-and-coming Midlands-based bands as LiveLoudCov put on their second […]