Tag Archives: The Flapper

Little Cavalier Festival @ The Flapper, 25-26 May 2019

Little Cavalier is a rock festival with smaller bands, but that is nonetheless impressive. I decided to come to the festival the day before and I didn’t know any of the bands, but arriving at The Flapper on a sunny day and seeing so many people outside waiting for the next band to start made the […]

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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is great and the members look like they’re having a great time. This was certainly the case for Brighton’s Sick Joy last night, who opened up for Pagan at The Flapper in Birmingham. Certainly, drawing similarities […]

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Indoor Pets @ The Flapper, 15th April 2019

Let me pitch you a paragraph. Formerly Get Inuit, the recently re-named Indoor Pets are currently touring the UK in support of their debut album ‘Be Content’ and on Monday evening found themselves at the soon to be demolished The Flapper in Birmingham. Opening the show were Brighton three-piece Gender Roles, who’s brand of fuzzy […]

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Indoor Pets play The Flapper on 15th April

Birmingham Promoters bring Indoor Pets to play The Flapper on the 15th April and it promises to be a good night. The band from Sittingbourne were attracting attention quickly, with one of their songs making Record Of The Week on BBC Introducing and within two weeks Huw Stephens had picked up on the track. For the […]

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SHVPES @ The Flapper, 22nd October 2018

Tonight is cold. Big thick coat time, but it’s worth venturing out to see these guys.   Ok, their last album dropped 2 years ago, they have had a lot of play time lately.  Gig time has included a late slot  at Download Festival as well as this tour with Hawthorne Heights. The previous album […]

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Meat Wave + Cassels @ The Flapper, 25th April, 2017

Another Tuesday night at the Flapper to see another couple of noisy bands and yet another surprise for me. In an era of done to death duo guitar and drum bands it takes something special to grab my attention but tonight Chipping Norton brothers, Jim and Loz Beck; the duo, Cassels, grab it from the […]

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Otherkin + The Regulars + Fox Chapel @ The Flapper, 9th March, 2017

Arriving to review Otherkin, I’m embarrassed to admit that I miss a substantial portion of the set by openers Fox Chapel due to forgetting where the venue is and having Google maps confuse the heck out of me. Hey, it happens you might say, but the embarrassing thing is that maybe sixteen or seventeen years […]

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Otherkin Announce 2017 UK Tour

Grunge-pop band Otherkin are playing The Flapper in Birmingham on 9th March. Dublin-based band members Luke, Conor and David first had the idea for the band in 2013, but Otherkin did not coalesce until they found drummer Rob later that year, drawn together by a shared love of bands like The Clash, QOTSA, Ramones and Blur. […]

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Chuck Mosley returns to the UK this autumn

Chuck Mosley returns to the UK this autumn with his new band Indoria and the new album You’ll Never Make The Six, released via Infinite Hive. The ex Faith No More original front man re-united with the band for two US shows this year and hits the UK for a 14 date tour in September and October, including an […]

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Interview – Andy Spillane from Arkks

Local band Arkks play The Flapper on 30th April. Brumlive’s Ian Dunn caught up with Andy Spillane for a quick Q&A. What’s the story of the band? How did you form and what do you count as your biggest achievements so far? Arkks started as a one man project. Just a hand full of guitar […]

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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 […]

Pixies new album ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

It’s funny that after a band splits up and potentially will not make any more music, they are made into […]

The S.L.P @ o2 Institute, 7th September 2019

With five number one albums and a Glastonbury headline appearance under his belt, it’s been some time since Kasabian man […]

Is Bliss @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th September 2019

After a summer sitting in fields, drinking warm beer and sleeping in tents, it was time to return to the […]

Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]