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Slaves @ O2 Academy (B’ham) 19.11.16 / By Michelle Martin © Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Slaves @ O2 Academy (B’ham) 19.11.16

    Words by Billy Beale / Pics by Michelle Martin Slaves have had such a fast and dramatic rise to stardom that it’s almost baffling. It feels like just yesterday they were a plucky duo of dapper punks with a monochrome Bandcamp page. Now they’re selling out most dates of their UK tour, they’re […]

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The Hungry Ghosts @ The Victoria 25.10.16 / By Claire Leach © Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: The Hungry Ghosts + Goat Girl @ The Victoria 25.10.16

Words by Jay Dyer / Pics by Claire Leach I have long been an admirer of The Victoria. It’s a quaint, traditional pub, at the heart of this vastly changing city – one which has not been hit quite as hard by the wide gentrification across the road, in the new (sterile) Grand Central/New Street […]

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Explosions in the Sky @ O2 Institute 10.10.16 / Reuben Penny ©Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Explosions in the Sky @ O2 Institute 10.10.16

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Reuben Penny  I’d almost forgotten about Explosions in the Sky. Back at the turn of the century, post-rock was a formidable genre with bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai and Sigur Rós making music that seemed to wordlessly say something significant about the human condition through cinematic […]

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Black Honey / Taken from www.londoninstereo.com

BREVIEW: Black Honey + Pleasure House, Dream Wife @ Mama Roux’s 10.10.16

Words by Billy Beale Imagine going back in time and telling somebody that one day a band will win the title of ‘BBC Radio 6 Music Most Blogged About Band’. Even now, it sounds a bit nonsense – like ‘most relatable Tweet’ or whatever Vine is for. Black Honey won that title from 6 Music […]

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Post Paradise – feat. Zach Dawson, Paul Zaba, Louis D’Heudieres @ Centrala (Minerva Works) 23.09.16 / Pics by Michelle Martin © Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Post Paradise – feat. Zach Dawson, Paul Zaba, Louis D’Heudieres @ Centrala (Minerva Works) 23.09.16

**This event was given a Birmingham Review by Sam James and Ed King, both are presented below. The pictures featured are from Reuben Penny and Michelle Martin.** Words by Sam James / Pics by Reuben Penny As much as I hate to say it in such a public forum, but the part of the old library […]

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