Author Archive | birminghamreview


RELEASE: ‘Moonchild’ / Charlene Soraia

Words by Ed King The phrase ‘graduated from the BRIT school’ usually sends me running for darkness; hiding from an army of egos ‘including classmates Adele, Jessie J, Katy B…’ Charlene Soraia graduated from the BRIT School, and despite lacking; GCSE Music, a Grime remix, dyed hair or an acronym, she released her debut album […]

Continue Reading
Delilah 04 - doc

PREVIEW: Delilah @ HMV Institute, April 18th

Delilah Delilah, aka Paloma Stoecker, comes to the HMV Institute on April 18th. Having previously supported Chase & Status and Maverick Sabre across the UK, this is her first headline tour. “There’s a lot if preparation that goes into organising a tour,” says Delilah, ‘I’d never really appreciated how much goes into it when it’s […]

Continue Reading
Charlene Soraia

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

Charlene Soraia ‘Alternative folk’ singer, guitarist and doodle queen – Charlene Soraia, returns to The Glee Club on April 15th. Playing her second headline gig in the city, the 23 year old singer songwriter from London is back touring her debut album – ‘Moonchild’. Charlene Soraia made her first mainstream splash in 2011, after her […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading