Archive | January, 2011

REVIEW: Band of Horses, O2 Academy (B’ham) – 28.1.11

Review by Ceri Black Band of Horses, from Seattle but now based in South Carolina, describe themselves as ‘Indie Country Rock’. This is apt. With a casual stroll onto the Birmingham O2 Academy stage, checked shirts and trucker hats, BoH looked and sounded like they’d just rolled in from the trailer park. But their music […]

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INTERVIEW: Diagram of the Heart

Sailing the good ship Deconstruction, Diagram of the Heart are Sony BMG’s new electro pop protégé. Signed by Mike Pickering, ex-hacienda resident, Deconstruction founder and all round Dance music stalwart, the London based duo are being pegged as a 2011 ‘one to watch’ by much of the mainstream music media. With their debut singles ‘Dead […]

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NEWS: Birmingham cuts arts funding by 17%

2011 will see significant change for Birmingham based music organisations previously supported by the government. In a recent arts funding review, 50% of Birmingham City Council’s top ten to cut hold a specific focus on music, with a further three high bracket organisations spanning both music and dance. High profile institutions such as SAMPAD, The […]

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