Archive | December, 2012

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REVIEW: Jake Bugg @ HMV Institute, Dec 18th

Words by Ed King / Pics by Katie Foulkes I want another drink; sitting warm and loquacious, in the Irish boozer next to the HMV Institute. We’re early, Jake Bugg has two support acts, and like standing up as soon as the airplane lands – I see no point queuing. Besides, I’m absurdly eager to […]

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REVIEW: The Musgraves @ Actress & Bishop, Dec 14th

Words & pics by Charlotte Rose The Musgraves are a band that I have heard of, but never actually heard. But recent airtime on Radio 2, and the ardent backing of the TV presenter Graham Norton, has given the band a massive boost of late. The Actress & Bishop is an intimate venue, and as […]

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PREVIEW: Peace @ The Rainbow Warehouse, Dec 22nd

Birmingham’s psychedelic indie rock starlets, Peace, are playing a Christmas homecoming on Dec 22nd at The Rainbow Warehouse. Clue’s in the title. With their new single, ‘Wraith’, scheduled for a mid January release – the brothers Koisser & Co are sandwiching a big Birmingham bash, between gigs at The Glasslands Gallery in New York and […]

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ALBUM: ‘The Huntress’ – Mediæval Bæbes

Words by Ann Sulaiman Six albums have passed since the Gregorian a cappella group, Mediæval Bæbes, came into being with their charming take on European folk music. Now album number seven, ‘The Huntress’, sees ‘the Bæbes’ revisit similar ground in time for the yuletide holidays. Described as a celebration of “feminine energy”, ‘The Huntress’ contains […]

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REVIEW: Natalie Duncan @ The Glee Club, Dec 4th

Words by Richard Wright / Pictures by Lucy Heath Fresh off of her first appearance on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’, Natalie Duncan arrived on stage at The Glee Club to a warm applause of appreciation from the crowd. Slipping straight into ‘Devil In Me’, the title track of her debut album, Duncan grabbed the audience’s attention […]

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