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BREVIEW: Blossoms (NME Awards Tour) @ O2 Academy 24.03.17 / Rob Hadley - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Blossoms + Cabbage, Rory Wynne (NME Awards Tour) @ O2 Academy 24.03.17

      Words by Lucy Mounfield / Pics by Rob Hadley The show started with Rory ‘this song’s all about how good I am’ Wynne’s brand of indie rock. Wynne’s persona is charming, in an arrogant sort of way, like a budget Mick Jagger. The only issue being I don’t think he’s got sufficient calibre […]

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BPREVIEW: Warpaint @ O2 Institute 22.03.17 / Rob Hadley – Birmingham Review

BPREVIEW: Warpaint @ O2 Institute 22.03.17

Words by Helen Knott / Pics by Rob Hadley Warpaint almost split up before recording last year’s album, Heads Up. After 18 months on the road the LA group’s four members took some time to pursue solo endeavors, with bassist Jenny Lee Linberg releasing a solo album and Stella Mozgawa drumming for a number of […]

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BREVIEW: MK ULTRA @ REP 17.03.17 / Brian Slater

BREVIEW: MK ULTRA @ REP 17.03.17

Words by Charlotte Heap / Production pics by Brian Slater  THIS IS FAKE THEATRE. The commencing proclamation of Rosie Kay Dance Company’s MK ULTRA raised a snigger from the REP audience, steeped as we are in “alternative facts”. Named after Rosie Kay’s favourite conspiracy theory, MK ULTRA explores the occult in pop culture: shining a […]

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BREVIEW: Laura Marling @ O2 Institute 14.03.17 / Rachel Mason - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Laura Marling @ O2 Institute 14.03.17

       Words by Damien Russell  Pics by Rachel Mason Hot on the heels of her album release, Laura Marling embarked on a 32 date international tour  – playing to a sold out show at the O2 Institute on 14th of March. It’s a gig I’ve been looking forward to. I like the album, Semper Femina […]

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BREVIEW: One Love: The Bob Marley Musical @ REP / Helen Maybanks

BREVIEW: One Love: The Bob Marley Musical @ REP until 15.04.17

    Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Helen Maybanks ‘One Love’ is a misnomer. The title alludes to Bob Marley’s song about getting together to fight those who seek to break and tear the world apart, more specifically about the tumultuous civil war in Jamaica during the 1970’s. ‘One love, one heart’ is […]

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