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(Delilah @ HMV Institute - 18.4.12)

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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Ladyhawke - press shot from site

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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The Staves (l-r; Camilla, Emily & Jessica Staveley-Taylor)

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

The Staves are a vocal harmony Folk trio from Watford; or Emily, Jessica and Camila Staveley-Taylor if you’re friends, family or calling the register. Embarking on their first headline tour, having previously supported Willy Mason and Josh Ritter, The Staves are playing 15 dates across the UK – coming to The Glee Club in Birmingham […]

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Karima Francis - cards

PREVIEW: Karima Francis @ The Glee Club, April 26th

Karima Francis released her debut album, ‘The Author’, in 2009. Signed to Kitchenware Records, the Newcastle upon Tyne based label – home of The Editors and Prefab Sprout, the Blackpool born signer songwriter was pegged as the ‘No 1 one to watch’ by The Observer Music Monthly in the same year. Compared to Joan Armatrading, […]

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