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REVIEW: Low @ The Glee Club, April 2nd

Words by Ed King The term ‘Sold Out’ has more than one meaning. But on a bill poster for a Mormon rock band, playing on a Monday night in Birmingham, it’s nothing short of miraculous. Low – the Minnesota three piece and founders of ‘slowcore’, had packed out The Glee Club with very little shouting. […]

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Ed’s… Highlights, Apr ’12

In the most chocolaty of months, research has been made, the sweetest place to be is The Glee. Club. Honestly, save yourself some time. Just reserve a chair and stay put. Kicking off are Minnesota ‘slowcore’ trio Low (2nd Apr), a term both hated and aptly descriptive, followed a week later by one of the […]

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PREVIEW: Low @ The Glee Club, April 2nd

Low (l-r, Alan Sparhawk, Steve Garrington, Mimi Parker) Indie three piece, Low, are the forerunners of post punk down tempo rock; or ‘slowcore’ for short. Formed in Duluth, Minnesota in 1993, founding member’s Alan Sparhawk and John Nicholls joked about playing toned down rock to the Grunge hungry crowds. The joke became a reality, and […]

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RELEASE: ‘Gown – Special Edition’ / Jo Hamilton

Words by Ceri Black Despite over 50,000 Facebook fans, and supporting the likes of Damien Rice and Michelle Shocked, Jo Hamilton is still relatively unknown. Born in Scotland, now based in Moseley, her first official album – Gown, was originally released in 2009 to pundit acclaim. Now, in the absence of any further album releases, […]

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