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Slam Dunk Festival 2013 - Wolverhampton

REVIEW: Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ The Institute, May 22nd

Words by Ed King / Pic by Katja Ogrin I look down at the awkward teenage mess, two bodies embarrassed and intertwined at the top of the stairs. The boy looks up, the girl away. I turn to face the stage; the red, blue and purple lights creating a sea of satanic ready brek hair […]

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Slam Dunk Festival 2013 - Wolverhampton

REVIEW: The Specials @ O2 Academy (B’ham), May 21st

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Katja Ogrin Finding ourselves unexpectedly at the after show party and standing out like sore thumbs, my associate (who shall remain nameless for security reasons) and I had a chance to reflect upon the evening’s concert, as we waited for The Specials to arrive from their backstage hide-out. The […]

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PREVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Institute, May 27th

Pic by Mahtab Hussain Needing considerably less introduction than the last time she played in the city, Lucy Rose comes to The Institute on May 27th. Her ‘heart stoppingly poignant songs and cracked porcelain voice’ have won the young singer/songwriter an exponential army of fans, and seen her support Bombay Bicycle Club, Noah & the Whale […]

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REVIEW: Laura Mvula @ The Glee Club, May 8th

Words by Holly Pyke Laura Mvula’s homecoming gig at The Glee Club on Wednesday 8th May was one that left many other homecomings standing in a dark corner, drooling with envy. Even the support act, Ady Suleiman, was more impressive than many headlining acts I have seen; giving a confident, soulful and relaxed performance full […]

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PREVIEW: Now We Are – Weekender @ The Public (West Brom), May 25th & 26th

Over the last May bank holiday weekend, Now We Are returns to The Public in West Bromwich. A two day mini fest, celebrating ‘all that is brilliant in indie-pop n’ roll thrills, spills and bellyaches’, NW… perhaps I’ll leave the acronym, Now We Are 2013 runs from 3:30pm to 2am on May 25th & 26th; […]

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