Tag Archives: Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers @ O2 Academy, 23 May 2019

It’s a warm night here in Birmingham and as the sun was setting, this evening was going to deliver a little bit of extra sunshine and a touch of Welshness into the hearts of Midlands based Manic Street Preachers fans. When you arrive at a venue and are completely captivated straight away, you get the feeling that […]

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Manic Street Preachers @ Arena Birmingham, 27 April 2018

Heading into Birmingham tonight for Manic Street Preachers couldn’t have been any smoother.  I’ve never driven down that awful stretch of M6 and got to the venue without any signs of intense traffic or delays so that’s a first. On walking to the Arena I was a little disheartened to find just a couple of […]

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Manic Street Preachers + Editors @ Genting Arena, 14th May 2016

For Manic Street Preachers tonight was the 20th anniversary of the commercially successful Everything Must Go album. The Genting Arena was not quite full at the start for Editors and their dark, moody and hypnotic performance. Singer Tom Smith makes a quite eerie character and plays the role with ease.  The crowd thoroughly loved it […]

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Manic Street Preachers @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 1st June 2015

When the Manic Street Preachers announced dates last year to mark the 20th anniversary of their iconic album, The Holy Bible, which would see them play the album in its entirety, those dates, as expected sold out very quickly. So much so that further dates were added for 2015. Tonight is one of those additional […]

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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 […]