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Sarah Maiden

Sarah Maiden has 77 articles published.

Short person who hails from the South but living in the North. I drink too much caffeine, spend too much money on gigs and I enjoy taking photos!
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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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Five in Five With: He Is We

He Is We is currently touring the UK for the first time. We caught up with Rachel Taylor, creator of He Is We, for a quick Flick of the Finger Five in Five.   Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage?   A: Biggest fuck up? I must have been in Oklahoma…oh it was Alabama! One of those southern states, and I forgot the words to ‘All About Us’… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Reveal Final 4 Bands

Slam Dunk Festival have revealed the final 4 bands that will be playing this years festival. Lower Than Atlantis, Homesafe, Say Anything and an exclusive Slam Dunk reunion of Me vs Hero are set to join the impressive line-up, joining headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World alongside a load of other bands for a party that is not to be missed. Mike Duce from Lower Than Atlantis says: “Slam Dunk… Keep Reading

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Movements – The Asylum2, Birmingham

A warm, Sunday evening only called for one thing – US band Movements playing their first sold-out UK show at Birmingham’s Asylum. With the success of their debut album ‘Feel Something’, Movements were ready to smash their first UK tour, with support coming from Brighton band Muskets, and French band Paerish. Despite the heat of the room, Musket’s opened the night with punchy riffs and vibrant energy. It wasn’t long… Keep Reading

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The Wonder Years, Manchester Academy -13/04/18

It certainly wasn’t an unlucky Friday 13th for fans of The Wonder Years, as the band hit the Manchester Academy for an enticing and emotion-filled night. A week after the release of their sixth studio album ‘Sister Cities’, the pop-punk giants treated fans to two sets – one acoustic, one electric – to display their wide discography and proving to their fans that they will never let them down. Entering… Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival Announce Acoustic Stage Acts!

Slam Dunk really don’t stop treating us. This time, it’s the full announcement of the acoustic stage! Speak Low If You Speak Love, Four Year Strong, Rob Lynch, Luke Rainsford, PVMNTS, Selfish Things and Cavetown will all be making unplugged appearances at Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Ryan Graham from State Champs will be headlining the stage as Speak Low if You Speak Love, following State… Keep Reading

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2000 Trees Festival’s Fourth Announcement has arrived!

The notorious 2000 Trees Festival has announced it’s fourth wave of bands. Joining the already packed out line-up this year is: Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Black Honey, And So I Watch You From Afar, Queen Kwong, Blood Command, Brutus, as well as some new and exciting UK bands in the form of Dead!, Funeral Shakes, Gloo, Nova Twins, Souer and more! Frightened Rabbit commented “We’re so pleased to be… Keep Reading

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Dodie, O2 Academy, Birmingham

“I write a lot of songs that are sad, I’m not sure why, it just happens sometimes.” Singer-songwriter and YouTuber Dodie bought her mesmerising performance to the o2 Academy in Birmingham, complete with a band to emphasise her stunning talent. The walk to the o2 Academy soon became a maze of finding the way to the box office, as loyal fans who had queued early snaked around the block. It… Keep Reading

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Milk Teeth, Mama Roux, Birmingham.

The last time we caught the punks in Milk Teeth on a UK tour was after the release of debut album ‘Vile Child’ in 2016. Now, with their two EP’s ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Go Away’ having been released in the July and November of 2017, to touring the US with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth are back – bigger and stronger than ever. Kicking the night off were Nervus, who with… Keep Reading

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As It Is, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Brighton pop-punkers As It Is hit the o2 Institute, Birmingham as part of their EU ‘Okay.’ Tour. With Grayscale, Like Pacific, and WSTR opening up as supports, the night was truly destined to be full of crowd-surfers and push pits galore. Grayscale, hailing from Philadelphia, took to the stage first. Taking absolutely no time at all to get the audience off their feet, Grayscale proved to the room that they… Keep Reading

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