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REVIEW: Nerina Pallot @ The Glee Club, Feb 17th

Words by Ed King / Pictures by Katja Ogrin It’s the first Sunday after the Big Smooch, and Nerina Pallot is closing her ‘Lonely Valentine Club’ tour at the Birmingham Glee Club. An auspicious day for several reasons, I walk through a deserted City Centre muttering my journalistic mantra – “objectivity, objectivity, objectivity”; reiterating my […]

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REVIEW: Ethan Johns & Marika Hackman @ The Glee Club, Feb 10th

Words by Holly Pyke After many years producing and engineering, Ethan Johns is now performing solo; currently touring to promote his debut album ‘If Not Now Then When?’, supported by Marika Hackman. Promoting her own debut album, ‘That Iron Taste’, Hackman stepped on stage to a polite and enthusiastic Glee Club audience; but by the […]

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PREVIEW: Nerina Pallot @ The Glee Club, Feb 17th

Nerina Pallot is on the road promoting her new ‘Lonely Valentine Club EP’, playing seven UK dates throughout February. Starting off at the Arlington Arts Centre on Feb 8th, Nerina Pallot will be closing her tour at the Birmingham Glee Club on Feb 17th. On Valentine’s Day itself, Pallot will be playing at the Edinburgh […]

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REVIEW: Frightened Rabbit @ Institute, Feb 9th

Words by Damien Russell / Pics by Katja Ogrin It’s Friday night and Scottish Indie/Rock band Frightened Rabbit are on at the HMV Institute. After some delays, due to an ‘extended soundcheck’, we’re allowed in. I settle in the middle of the crowd as the Canadian support act, Wintersleep, are in full swing; playing a […]

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REVIEW: Esben and the Witch @ Hare and Hounds, Feb 7th

Words by Damien Russell / Pics by Lucy Heath On a dark and stormy night… Okay, so it isn’t; but with a band called Esben and the Witch to see, you can’t help but feel it should be. Straight from work I roll into the Hare and Hounds, and settle myself next to a man […]

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