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PREVIEW: Ladyhawke @ The Glee Club, May 6th

Ladyhawke, aka Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown, made her first big noise on these shores in 2008; with the release of her eponymous debut album. Named after the Princess Di lookalike shapeshifter, in Richard Donner’s 1985 film of the same name, Ladyhawke combines an 80’s sounding poptronica with guitar riffs and Indie Rock. Influenced by ELO and […]

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Ed’s… Highlights, May ’12

Before it becomes mandatory to wear a neon wristband and argue with Group 4 to see your favourite bands, the merry, merry month of May has some tasty festival hors d’oeuvres. Can’t believe I’m making festival references already, wasn’t it snowing last month? Meanwhile, somewhere indoors… Newton Faulkner and Emily and the Woods share the […]

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

The Staves are a vocal harmony Folk trio from Watford; or Emily, Jessica and Camila Staveley-Taylor if you’re friends, family or calling the register. Embarking on their first headline tour, having previously supported Willy Mason and Josh Ritter, The Staves are playing 15 dates across the UK – coming to The Glee Club in Birmingham […]

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PREVIEW: Karima Francis @ The Glee Club, April 26th

Karima Francis released her debut album, ‘The Author’, in 2009. Signed to Kitchenware Records, the Newcastle upon Tyne based label – home of The Editors and Prefab Sprout, the Blackpool born signer songwriter was pegged as the ‘No 1 one to watch’ by The Observer Music Monthly in the same year. Compared to Joan Armatrading, […]

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REVIEW: Charlene Soraia @ The Glee Club, April 15th

Words by Ed King The first time I saw Charlene Soraia she made me cry. Admittedly I’d just drunk two large glasses of wine and buried my Grandmother, but I was still apprehensive. A man weeping, alone, in a city centre venue; this is not how I want to be known. She’d been supporting Fink, […]

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