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Larkins @ The Sunflower Lounge 6th November 2019

A sold out show at The Sunflower Lounge is always the sign of an artiste clearly on an upward trajectory, conversely to the many shows that attract just four or five people. And that’s a fact that the openers of Wednesday evening’s show Shai Brides were clearly thankful for, an actual crowd to play for […]

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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 comfortable venues that we know and love. On Wednesday evening it was to the Sunflower Lounge for a headline show from Is Bliss with support coming from Outlander, Exhailers and Spit. Following a very short […]

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Scott Lavene + The VCR + The NU + The RA Project @ Sunflower Lounge, 13 June 2019

Who is Scott Lavene you might wonder? He’s a storyteller and a songwriter from Essex who writes about his own life about what he has seen and done. His maverick mind creates punk ballads and gutter-pop with witty lyrics and incisive wordplay about everyday life. After watching a few videos of his songs, like ‘My […]

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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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Only Sun + The Mustoes + Crymson @ The Sunflower Lounge, 17 April 2019

Getting to the venue on a really sunny day and finding a full room before the show even started really makes it a very promising evening! Only Sun is a thrilling indie rock band from High Wycombe formed of five exciting personalities: Aabid, Daz, Ed, Euan and Taylor. Last year they released one single every […]

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OUTLYA @ The Sunflower Lounge, 19 March 2018

Every few years a band comes around that defines a generation. Their sound is unique yet familiar, their persona is memorable but approachable. For the past few years bands like Coldplay and Mumford and Sons have popped up in such a category and while these bands are still very much forces in the music world […]

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The Blinders @ The Sunflower Lounge,16 February 2018

When you are a lion on stage and things go wrong, it is impossible to turn into a mouse.  By that I mean, if your onstage persona is a straightforward, nice mousy guy and your guitar stops working, you can have a casual chat with the audience, laugh about it, pick up a working guitar […]

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Gang of Youths + Demob Happy @ The Sunflower Lounge, 28 May, 2017

Gang of Youths are an alternative rock band from Sydney and have been producing music since 2012.  Their debut album ‘The Positions’ was a hit in their home country when it was released in 2015, as was their follow up EP ‘Let Me Be Clear’.  They are now working hard to build up a following […]

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Shawn Smith @ The Sunflower Lounge, 16th May 2017

Not appreciating how early the stage times would be for this Shawn Smith gig, I missed both support acts, BlackCar and Jellicoe Wins.  However, upon my arrival at the venue there was a substantial amount of positive talk regarding BlackCar, the moniker for Dan Glendining formerly the lead singer of Headswim, so I will be […]

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Qujaku @ The Sunflower Lounge, 13th May, 2017

Qujaku appearing at The Sunflower Lounge brings me to what is possibly the smallest venue in Birmingham that I’ve ever been in. (or maybe upstairs at The Foundry to go back a few years). I like it immediately. It is maybe my new favourite local venue. I speak briefly to the very amiable Tom from […]

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MUNA @ O2 Institute 3,4th December 2019

Having found and fallen in love with the band through social media, I have never met anyone in my life […]

Emeli Sandé + Ben Monteith @ Symphony Hall, 2 December 2019

British singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé took over the Symphony Hall on Monday as part of her “Real Life” UK […]

Billy Bragg @ O2 Institute 2, 1 December 2019

There are not many artists I have seen more than four times, Frank Black is one and Billy Bragg is […]

The Darkness @ o2 Academy, 1st December 2019

It’s icy and the roads are full of traffic; Christmas is coming and just to add more sparkle The Darkness […]

Glenn Hughes @ O2 Institute, 29th November 2019

It’s no coincidence that after two and a half years on the road playing the classic-era tracks from his former […]

Fat White Family @ O2 Institute 2, 28 November 2019

I wanted to simply write “Wow!” for this review and end it there because this was a fitting way to […]