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PREVIEW: Keane @ O2 Academy, May 25th

Just shy of four years since their last studio album, Keane are back on tour; coming to the O2 Academy on May 25th. Promoting their latest release – ‘Strangeland’, a 12 track album and “3D return” to the piano led rock of their earlier material, Keane play 10 dates across the UK; before embarking on […]

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PREVIEW: Jimmy Cliff @ Birmingham Ballroom, May 20th

Jimmy Cliff, born James Chambers, is one of the most internationally recognised faces of Reggae. Growing up in St James, Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff moved to Kingston in 1962; to attend the city’s technical college and attempt a career in music. Whilst still studying, Cliff touted his songs to the various producers and labels in […]

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REVIEW: Ladyhawke @ The Glee Club, May 6th

(taken from Words & pics by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista It’s Bank Holiday Sunday and I’m venturing out to watch Ladyhawke at The Glee Club; one of my most favoured bands and Birmingham gig venues. Having just found £20 in my pocket, that I didn’t know I had, I splash out on a taxi – […]

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REVIEW: Delilah @ HMV Institute, April 18th

Words & pictures by Ed King I’ve referred to Delilah as ‘my most pleasant surprise’, having only recently discovered the 21 year old artist. I now know; she’s been signed for three years, supported Chase & Status on tour, released two EPs and has an album out this year – but it’s safe to say […]

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REVIEW: The Staves @ The Glee Club, April 29th

Words by Ed King Photos by Bianca Barrett / “This is the band I’m going to review,” the title track from The Staves’ penultimate EP plays softly through the tannoy; barely audible over the revelation rain outside. “They’re a three piece vocal harmony group; very Folky, all sisters” My friend looks up and uninterested. […]

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