Tag Archives: The Twilight Sad

Mogwai + The Twilight Sad @ The Mill Digbeth, 23 November 2018

  It’s always a sign of a kind of maturity when a band like Mogwai get to have their own brand of beer. Like a performance from the band themselves, the drink is understated. Like one of their tunes it’s interesting, full of flavour and has quite a bite. Even the name, Mogwai Beer Satan, […]

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The Twilight Sad + Man Of Moon @ o2 Academy 3, 9th December 2015

Over the years I have seen a distinct pattern forming concerning the bands that I like and the gigs that I really enjoy. Give me a room with a couple of hundred people and the ability to see the whites of the singer’s eyes up close, over your stadium extravaganzas any day.  But as with Dutch […]

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Photo feature – Editors @ O2 Academy, 16th October 2015

Editors are back. Our Ian Dunn captured their recent gig at the o2 Academy for Birmingham Live. When a fan discovered a new track ‘No Harm’ hidden on the current Play It Again Sam compilation and shared it with the world, the first fruit of the band’s recording sessions in the remote Western highlands of […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave

Similar, but definitely not the same. That phrase can be applied to every performance by The Twilight Sad that I have had the pleasure to experience and on hearing this, their fourth album; I can confirm that it continues to apply to their recorded output as well. The “folk with layers of noise” description that […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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SUMMER SUNDAE 2012 – FINAL ACTS ANNOUNCED

Never a festival to be missed, Summer Sundae has announced the final acts to join the likes of The Twilight Sad, Public Image Limited, Billy Bragg, Tune Yards, Her Name is Calla and Death in Vegas at the Annual Weekender on 17th , 18th and 19th August Talented singer songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Ed […]

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The Twilight Sad + Let’s Wrestle + Decades @ Birmingham Hare & Hounds, 12th February 2012

The good news is that James Graham remains an intense man. Rumours of the death of the sound and fury that put The Twilight Sad on the map over the last few years were proved to be wildly exaggerated tonight. The Front-man embodied all of that in a display of sheer raw emotion that threatened […]

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The Twilight Sad + Mutineers + Goodnight Lenin @ The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 26th October 09

Are you sitting comfortably? Right, then I’ll begin… Once upon a time in a magical kingdom far, far away (oh alright then, it was Birmingham) there was a rather fine band called The Allies. They had more than a touch of the Arctic Monkey’s about them (no bad thing), but one or two tracks hinted […]

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Mercury Rev @ Glee Club, 10 December 2018

Never has a venue and band been more perfectly suited than the Glee Club and Mercury Rev, particularly for this […]

Nightwish @ Arena Birmingham, 10th December 2018

Nightwish in Birmingham caused a flurry of excitement through the Birmingham Live team when the tour was announced.  Could they […]

Razorlight @ o2 Institute, 10th December 2018

Opening the latest Razorlight tour at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on Monday evening were Fetiche, a French rock band […]

808 State and Lone @ O2 Institute 8th December, 2018

When I found out that Mancunian acid house pioneers and legends 808 State were touring for their 30th anniversary, I […]

Buffalo Tom @ o2 Institute, 6th December 2018

I first came across Buffalo Tom in something like 1991 when a friend with exceptional knowledge of the music scene […]

The Cardigans @ O2 Academy, 6th December 2018

It’s twenty years since The Cardigans released Gran Turismo, the album that eradicated the kitsch indie pop that the band […]