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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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Harry Jordan: Birmingham’s Queen of Rockabilly Announces New Single ‘Devils Been Keeping my Seat Warm’

Forget a boy named Sue, it’s all about a girl called Harry Jordan. Following on from previous releases, ‘Devil in a Push Up Bra’ and ‘Hell in High Heels’, this latest offering is not for the faint-hearted. It’s sassy. It’s fierce. The guitar riffs are sleazy, the drums tribal and the bass line stomping. Jordan’s vocals are soulful, ethereal, powerful and raw;  like the voice of a leather-clad angel –… 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 Festival 2018

Another year, another sun-soaked, all-day party decorated with some of the best live alternative acts around. Welcome to Slam Dunk Festival 2018! For many, Slam Dunk represents the purest form of music based excitement; the anticipation of line up announcements, the experience of so many staple bands under one roof and even the surreal moments of having your favourite band members roaming the venue like its some kind of pop-punk… 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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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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All Time Low, Genting Arena, Birmingham

What’s the best way to celebrate 10 years of one of the most adored pop-punk records of recent memory? Do you schedule a full UK tour playing the beloved release in full; preform a jam packed, two sets worth of fan favourites, or do you bring the hottest UK band on the scene to support? In the case of All Time Low’s ‘So Wrong It’s Right’, the answer is all… 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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Arcane Roots, O2 Institute2, Birmingham

As their UK tour begins to wind down, Arcane Roots hit Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – bringing their mixed range of melodic harmonies and alternative riffs with them. Supports from the evening came from The Hyena Kill and Grumble Bee (full band), an almost perfect mix of what was to be expected from the evening. The Hyena Kill opened the night, and the two piece instantly blew the audience away with… Keep Reading

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The World is a Beautiful Place…, Asylum, Birmingham

“If your arms become smoke. Then I’ll have nothing left to hold” From the ambient space of rung out chords, to the interwoven melodies and heart pounding rhythmic sections. The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m no Longer Afraid to Die spare no exception in ensuring their live performances are as emotionally gripping and intense as the records themselves. Starting their insane twenty-two date tour off in Birmingham’s own… Keep Reading

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The Front Bottoms The O2 Institute, Birmingham.

“There’s comfort in the bottom of a swimming pool, I’m holding my breath for you”  From densely packed basements to the grand walls of Birmingham’s o2 Institute, The Front Bottoms’ have shown no signs of slowing down over the last few years. Now cruising to success on the backs of their smooth melodies, catchy hooks and innately charming lyricism; the acoustic duo gone pop outfit are living proof that no… Keep Reading

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Free Throw, The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

“Two beers in, already feels like its one of those nights…” Finally, back in the UK supporting of their sophomore release ‘Bear Your Mind’, Nashville quintet Free Throw found themselves in the tightly packed walls of Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge. Armed with energetic riffs, harsh vocals and contagious sing-alongs, Free Throw brought emo back to Birmingham in style. Opening the night were locals Rubio, who effortlessly wowed audiences with their… Keep Reading

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King 810, The Asylum, Birmingham.

 “Where I’m from? You know I’m from Murdertown.” Back in the UK for the first time in what feels like forever, King 810 brought their special brand of bone crunching riffs, bleak wordplay and chilling imagery to Birmingham’s The Asylum. As the sun went down in Birmingham, it became clear that something very special was about to take place within the walls of The Asylum. A line of anxiously waiting… Keep Reading

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Don Broco, Birmingham O2 Academy

After receiving rave reviews from their newest album Technology, Don Broco hit Birmingham’s o2 Academy to show fans that they can put as much power in to these songs live as they could on the record. With support coming from Yonaka and Man with a Mission, it was clear that we were in for a fun-filled, exhilarating evening. Yonaka, hailing from Brighton, were the first band of the evening. Taking… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Paranoid’

This month, we are looking at the era that spawned Glam Rock and Heavy Metal, and everything in-between This week we are looking at the band that brought Metal to the masses, Black Sabbath, and their second album, ‘Paranoid’  Amongst the many things that the 70’s spawned, Black Sabbath are probably one of the biggest successes of this wonderful era. From the massive riffs that came from Tony Iommi, to the… Keep Reading

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