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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 deluge of storms we’ve faced over the last few weeks. It was a bloody cold night, but Editors are the perfect band to get the crowd moving enough to forget about the weather.   […]

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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 the stars have aligned and that the gods of music have stricken down on you with the full weight of their hammer with some righteous intent.  Sometimes, you awake to reality the next morning and […]

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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 cancelled just hours before the show, but not to disappoint the fans they played a acoustic set outside the venue for free.  The the next 2 shows in Manchester and London went ahead as scheduled […]

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Cage the Elephant @ o2 Academy, 20th February 2020

The two-time Grammy award winning Cage The Elephant found themselves headlining the O2 Academy in Birmingham on Thursday evening, with the show being opened by Post Animal (b/w) and SWMRS (colour). Currently touring in support of their fifth studio album Social Cues, the band have developed a reputation for being a fantastic live band over […]

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James Blunt + Ward Thomas, 14 February 2020 @ Arena Birmingham

Birmingham offered 5000 people the chance for a special date this Valentine’s Day: James Blunt. The 45 year old singer-songwriter would probably be one of the first artists that comes to mind when you think of the perfect concert on the day of love. He brought his self-deprecating charm to kick off the Once Upon […]

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Bowling for Soup @ o2 Academy 12 February 2020

The Together Again Tour sees the return of Bowling For Soup to the UK with Simple Plan and Not Ur Girlfrenz accompanying them. Not Ur Girlfrenz are a trio of young ladies aged only around 14 and 15 who on this tour have the task of opening the night and in all honesty I can’t […]

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Steel Panther & Wayward Sons @o2 Academy 8th February 2020

Opening up this evening Wayward Sons a band who isn’t shy of touring with many major rock bands. We last covered them supporting Black Star Riders only a few months ago and now here they are supporting Steel Panther. On paper it’s a bit of an odd mix, Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons) and his politically […]

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Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has frequented the stage at The Sunflower Lounge many a time in various bands and solo arrangements, however, tonight it is just him and drummer, Paul May, bringing his shadowy interpretation of the blues to the […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club @ o2 Academy 31st January, 2020

Formed in the mid 2000’s, Bombay Bicycle Club released four full length albums before taking a hiatus in 2016, reforming to release their latest record ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ earlier this year. Opening the show at a sold out O2 Academy Birmingham was Liz Lawrence, before main support The Big Moon took to the […]

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Jonas Brothers @ Arena Birmingham, 29th January 2020

The Jonas Brothers have come a long way from being a Disney boy band many years ago. After 10 years the trio finally came to Europe and kicked off their “Happiness Begins” tour right here in Birmingham. The over-excited kids and teenagers who grew up listening to them and watching them on TV every day […]

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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 […]