Archive by Author

Hozier + Alana Henderson @ The Institute, 23rd January 2015

  Friday night at The Institute was packed to the rafters for a sold out show from Andrew Hozier Byrne, better known simply as Hozier. Looking at the tour page on his official website earlier that day the remaining UK dates and almost all of his dates in America are SOLD OUT! If you’re thinking […]

Read More 0 Comments

Gerard Way + No Devotion @ O2 Academy, 20th January 2015

As an ex-member of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way can pull a crowd. Tonight saw the Birmingham date of Way’s tour to promote his latest album, Hesitant Alien. With a room full of fringes, the mood was set for No Devotion, compiled of former members of Lostprophets and Thursday. The transatlantic sextet were new to […]

Read More 0 Comments

Local Band Spotlight – Broken Witt Rebels – Interview

With an impressive online following already in place and some big gigs already nailed, the future looks more than a bit exciting for bluesy Brummies Broken Witt Rebels. We wanted to know more, so got the guys to take part in our local bands feature. Band name: Broken Witt Rebels Genre: Blues/Rock When did you […]

Read More 1 Comment

Die Antwoord + Tom Shorterz @ The Institute, 15th January 2015

Crazy, awesome, weird, amazing, insane….. Choose any of these words and put them in any order and you might come close to describing Die Antwoord‘s live show tonight. Talking to others in The Institute, it was clear that people had travelled far and wide to see the show.  The chap next to me had made a six […]

Read More 0 Comments

Parkway Drive + Heaven Shall Burn + Northlane + Carnifex @ Nottingham Rock City, 15th December 2014

Tonight Parkway Drive treated a sold out Rock City crowd to a show that surely demonstrates to all of the haters and critics that metalcore is far from dead. Their choice of guests for the evening was… interesting. Starting out as all good evenings should, with a healthy dose of Death Metal courtesy of Carnifex, […]

Read More 1 Comment

Interview – Northlane

Northlane had a pretty roller coaster 2014, with the shock departure of vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes and the arrival of his replacement Marcus Bridge. We caught up with guitarist Josh Smith before their supporting set for Parkway Drive at Nottingham’s Rock City. In one of the most unusual starts to an interview ever we sat down […]

Read More 0 Comments

Taking Back Sunday + Blitz Kids + Marmozets @ The Institute, 11th December 2014

Taking Back Sunday hit The Institute tonight in support of their most recent, 6th LP, Happiness Is. Despite their first two albums, Tell All Your Friends and Where You Want To Be, still being their two biggest and best known albums, their music work since then has been consistently strong. They have almost a cult […]

Read More 1 Comment

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers for Coventry’s The Tin Music and Arts Centre

With their debut album “Broken Heart Surgery” now released on Broadcast Recordings having been a funding success though Kickstarter. Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (House of Love) now hit the road with a series of dates in support. Sold out shows in Worthing and Brighton lead them to Coventry later this month. 16th July, […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]