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PREVIEW: Jimmy Cliff @ Birmingham Ballroom, May 20th

Jimmy Cliff, born James Chambers, is one of the most internationally recognised faces of Reggae. Growing up in St James, Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff moved to Kingston in 1962; to attend the city’s technical college and attempt a career in music. Whilst still studying, Cliff touted his songs to the various producers and labels in […]

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REVIEW: Ladyhawke @ The Glee Club, May 6th

(taken from Words & pics by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista It’s Bank Holiday Sunday and I’m venturing out to watch Ladyhawke at The Glee Club; one of my most favoured bands and Birmingham gig venues. Having just found £20 in my pocket, that I didn’t know I had, I splash out on a taxi – […]

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REVIEW: Delilah @ HMV Institute, April 18th

Words & pictures by Ed King I’ve referred to Delilah as ‘my most pleasant surprise’, having only recently discovered the 21 year old artist. I now know; she’s been signed for three years, supported Chase & Status on tour, released two EPs and has an album out this year – but it’s safe to say […]

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The Staves, Glee Club 29.4.12 - Bianca Barrett

REVIEW: The Staves @ The Glee Club, April 29th

Words by Ed King Photos by Bianca Barrett / “This is the band I’m going to review,” the title track from The Staves’ penultimate EP plays softly through the tannoy; barely audible over the revelation rain outside. “They’re a three piece vocal harmony group; very Folky, all sisters” My friend looks up and uninterested. […]

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PREVIEW: Ladyhawke @ The Glee Club, May 6th

Ladyhawke, aka Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown, made her first big noise on these shores in 2008; with the release of her eponymous debut album. Named after the Princess Di lookalike shapeshifter, in Richard Donner’s 1985 film of the same name, Ladyhawke combines an 80’s sounding poptronica with guitar riffs and Indie Rock. Influenced by ELO and […]

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