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Review: Global Gathering 2012 @ Long Marston Airfield, Stratford – July 27th & 28th

Words by Chris Webb ED’S NOTE: Seven days ago, our intrepid reporter returned from Global Gathering 2012. After enduring the Long Marston tailbacks, extreme festival fatigue, fallen camera laden comrades, and a fool hardy approach to on site catering – Chris Webb is safely back in Birmingham. This is his story (queue the bugles)… On […]

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ALBUM: Delilah – ‘From the Roots Up’

By Ed King The danger of waiting for something is unmet expectation. And the longer you wait, the bigger the let down. Delilah’s debut album had been scheduled for release twice (by my counting), before its final issue date of July 30th, and felt frustratingly late. Thankfully it’s brilliant; with the realistic ups and downs […]

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Ed’s… (end of festivals) Highlights, Aug ’12

August, the most musically moribund month of the year. The last ‘summer’ month of festival bills, every artist worth a cover charge is holed up in a camper van green room or VIP marquee (a beer tent with chairs, to the lay person). Seriously, check the listings. Who? Huh? Why? I thought they were dead..? […]

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Global Gathering… first time?

At the end of this week, the ‘mighty’ Global Gathering is upon us once more. A big noise in the Midlands, quite literally, most Birmingham DJs are clamouring for a set there. We caught up Godskitchen worldwide resident – Paul Thomas, and Gatecrasher resident – Kris Shaw, to ask what it was like popping their […]

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REVIEW: Toyah Willcox @ Hare & Hounds, July 16th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista / Pictures by Jermaine Lloyd  After a day of all things Toyah Willcox (star receiving Toyah, interview giving Toyah, buffet lunch eating Toyah), I was finally going to see her in, arguably, her most natural habitat – on stage. The Hare and Hounds provided the venue for Toyah Wilcox’s one off homecoming gig. And, although […]

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