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Andy Black – Birmingham, 11th July 2019

“Singing all my songs to bedroom mirrors, deep inside my heart I am still here” Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Black returned to the UK to celebrate his most recent release “The Ghost of Ohio”, bringing drag artist Adore Delano to create one big party. The queue outside Birmingham’s o2 Institute was pretty hefty by the time we arrived, with fans happily waiting in the rain in order to gain… Keep Reading

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Celebrating 20 Years of Taking Back Sunday – Birmingham, 13th June

20 years is a large milestone for a band, so Taking Back Sunday made the effort to celebrate their anniversary in style. Treating fans to a throwback set of their debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ in full, this was going to be an evening to remember. Geoff Rickly from the band Thursday was the first to entertain the crowd. Gracing the stage with just an acoustic guitar, Rickly captivated… Keep Reading

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Hellogoodbye, Birmingham o2 Academy – 21.05.19

Hellogoodbye hit the UK for the first time in nine years, bringing the most recent release ‘S’only Natural’ to life. Birmingham’s o2 Academy3 deemed the perfect setting to be adorned with a sparkly, multi-coloured backdrop; a symbol of the more indie-pop route that the music had now taken. Itoldyouiwouldeatyou proved themselves to be the fitting support for this tour, bringing with them a range of twinkly emo-esque tunes. Including a… Keep Reading

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HalfNoise – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 12.5.19

“What’s up Birmingham? We’re HalfNoise.” Paramore drummer Zac Farro traded in the power of alternative beats for a more laid-back evening of groovy tunes with his own side project, HalfNoise. Consisting of a wide variety of instruments including synths and bongos, HalfNoise bought a new feeling to the word ‘funk’. Opening the night was Hannah Brown, accompanied by her band. Local to the Midlands’, Brown’s soulful voice was enough to… Keep Reading

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An Interview with Can’t Swim – 08.05.19

Can’t Swim hit the UK for a run of shows celebrating their most recent release ‘This Too Won’t Pass’. We were lucky enough to catch up with vocalist Chris LoPorto and bassist Greg McDevitt before their show in Birmingham.   FOTF: How’s Tour Going? Greg: Tour is super, super fun so far, the show in London last night was probably a highlight for us, probably almost ever. It was one… Keep Reading

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Can’t Swim, Birmingham – 08.05.19

 “England have always been super nice to us.” It has been six months since the release of Can’t Swim’s second album “This Too Won’t Pass”, and the first time that they’re bringing this new material to the UK. With the Birmingham crowd already hyped up, all that was left to do was to put a large amount of chaotic energy in to their live show. Supports for the night came… Keep Reading

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Set It Off – Birmingham 02 Institute, 17.04.19

What better way to spend a mid-week evening than at a solid pop-rock show? With Set It Off turning out a whirlwind of a show to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – it almost felt like there was no other place to be. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Midnight’, Set It Off really came to party. Bringing along Bearings and Vukovi, the night flew by in a blur of madness – and… Keep Reading

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Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years, Birmingham o2 Academy – 18.02.19

“Take me back to Sunnyland.” Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years teamed up for an unforgettable tour, bringing along Movements and Pronoun for an emotional ride.  With early doors beginning at 6, indie-pop artist Pronoun had plenty of time to warm up the crowd. As audience members drifted in, Pronoun powered through their performance – creating the perfect set up for the evening. Next up were emo band Movements, taking… Keep Reading

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The Faim – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 06.02.19

“We’re saints of the sinners, and we’re coming for you” With their bop-filled tunes and memorable lyrics, Australian band The Faim brought a new lease of life to Birmingham’s o2 Academy3, with Halflives and Chapel as their touring support. The 250-cap room had pretty much filled out by the time Halflives had entered the stage, and just as well as this was not a set to be missed. As each… Keep Reading

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LIVE: TesseracT, O2 Institute Birmingham

“Whether this is your first show, or your tenth show, tonight under this roof you are all TesseracT family”. Eager fans gathered together at Birmingham’s o2 Institute to catch TesseracT perform an outstanding show, with an impressive lightshow as an added bonus. Bringing Plini and Beyond the Buried and Me as supports, TesseracT bought a new lease of life to the venue. Upon entering the venue, Plini with their live… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Basement, Birmingham

Punchy riffs and lyrics you can shout your heart out to, Basement took over Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 by storm. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Beside Myself’, Basement bought along indie-rockers Joyce Manor and the chaotic Ecca Vandal along for the journey. Putting a spring in to the evening, Ecca Vandal bought a whirlwind of a set as she danced around the stage to synth-flled tunes. Keeping the audience on their… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Tonight Alive, Birmingham o2 Institute

“Is anyone else feeling happy tonight? Because I am.” There’s no better feeling than nostalgia when seeing a band, and whilst Australian alt rockers Tonight Alive aren’t an old band, they bought the same energy and passion to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 as they did when they first broke through. With Wolf Culture and Jamie Lenman supporting, the night flew by on an adrenaline induced high. Punk quartet Wolf Culture kicked… Keep Reading

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The Story So Far and Citizen, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Sunday’s are usually a quiet night for some. But not for fans of The Story So Far, who took to Birmingham’s o2 Institute for an evening of fully fledged pop-punk. The highly anticipated line-up consisted of All Get Out and (much to the delight of fans) Citizen, creating an evening that flowed seamlessly with plenty of energy. Citizen After All Get Out opening the show and setting a high bar,… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: With Confidence, Mama Roux’s

Proving to their fans that they are a force to be reckoned with, With Confidence hit Birmingham’s very own Mama Roux’s for a fun-filled night straight from the get-go. Coming back to the UK with a set list full of new songs from their most recent album ‘Love and Loathing’, the Australian pop-punk band really put their all in to this tour, bringing along London band Anavae and Canadian quintet… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Boston Manor, Mama Roux

Boston Manor have always been one to wile up a crowd, and their sold-out Birmingham show was no exception. Just two weeks after their second studio album ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ dropped, Boston Manor turned a quiet, Sunday night in to a busy evening with a stacked line-up and a ton of crowd surfers. Alt-Rockers Wallflower kicked off the night perfectly, pulling in the eager crowd with their laid-back personas.… Keep Reading

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Panic! at the Disco Announce UK and Europe Tour Dates!

After the release of their sixth studio album ‘Pray For the Wicked’, Panic! at the Disco have released dates for a UK and Europe tour early next year. In a post beginning “Oh hello, UK and Europe, today’s your lucky day…”, Panic! at the Disco reveal their upcoming dates for their ‘Pray for the Wicked’ Tour, spanning across 11 cities. Panic! at the Disco will be heading out to some… Keep Reading

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Twenty One Pilots Begin a New Era!

After a year of silence from Twenty One Pilots, it seems the guys have come back with a vengeance. With fans receiving an email from the mailing list last week containing what seemed to be an eye, people have been waiting with baited breath for what the duo might have been up to. Their wait was most definitely not in vein. Twenty One Pilots have announced the name of their… Keep Reading

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He Is We, Birmingham – 26/06/18

With the release of their ‘Hold My Heart’ EP being released in April this year; He Is We hit the UK for the first time to showcase almost ten years’ worth of work with their Let’s Talk About Us tour. Originally starting off on MySpace, He Is We, more specifically Rachel Taylor, came to show their growth not only within the music, but also in personality. Bringing singer-songwriter Lizzy Farrall… Keep Reading

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