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OPINION: To B or not to B?

By ViX (Victoria Perks) Ed’s Note – A few months ago, Victoria Perks wrote the following opinion piece; after seeing some of the bands mentioned at One Beat Sunday. I held the article, wanting to find another hook to hang it on. On Sat Oct 13th, The Independent ran a story, by Alison King, on […]

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THEATRE / REVIEW: Not Known At This Address @ MAC, Oct 3rd

By Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista I arrive at the Midlands Arts Centre  to find the place busier than I had had seen it in some time; the bar and surrounding areas were full of loud, overzealous drama students that seemed to be fighting to be heard over each other. This continued as we entered into the […]

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Ed’s… Highlights, Oct ’12

  Blah, blah, blah, October. Loose segue, leaves falling. Harvest reference. Bountiful, thankful, yada yada yada; a cornucopia of concerts. Starting with you-can-take-the-girl-out-of-Wolves, Carina Round (H&H, 3rd); touring her new album ‘Tigermending’. Then the slightly sharper tongued Azealia Banks (HMV Institute, 5th) raps one end of the rainbow, whilst Vatican wet dream – The Vienna […]

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REVIEW: Rachel Sermanni @ The Glee Club, Sept 27th

Words by Holly Pyke / Pics by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Similar to previous reviews I have seen, Rachel Sermanni opened her gig at The Glee Club rather awkwardly. She appeared uncomfortable and nervous, which immediately put my back up as I always assume this to be audience manipulation. My plummeting expectations for the night were […]

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Under Mountains

ALBUM: Under Mountains – Rachel Sermanni

I found Rachel Sermanni during Fin Greenall’s recent Perfect Darkness tour; the Scottish singer songwriter had been supporting Fink across Europe. I didn’t see her perform, it was another dark haired songstress at the Birmingham gig, but after Google searching my curiosity I found a bevy of online broadcasts. Hhmmm, ‘Breathe Easy’… alright, let’s give […]

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