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Words by Helen Knott / Pic courtesy of Bella Union PINS bring their woozy, post Punk, Garage Pop to the Hare & Hounds on Tuesday 22nd September. Birmingham Review caught up with lead singer, guitarist and founder member, Faith Vern (née Holgate). PINS formed in Manchester in 2011. Lead singer, Faith Vern, was fed up […]

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INTERVIEW: The Mourning Suns – Rosie Wilkes

Words by Ed King “It’s like an ideal place, that you feel anchored to – not necessarily a place, it can be a state of mind too.” The Mourning Suns have been a prominent place mat at Birmingham’s musical platter for several years. Born from the creative partnership of Rosie Wilkes (vocals) and Anthony Williams […]

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INTERVIEW: Nicky Schrire

Words by Ed King / Pics by Jonx Pillemer Nicky Schrire plays at Cherry Reds, John Bright Street, on Sunday 14th June – as presented by Best Seat Sessions. For direct gig & venue info, visit “It’s all very new for me. It’s a different community, a different group of musicians, and also different audiences. […]

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INTERVIEW: Kirstin Barnes – StereoMe @ TwoReflecT

Above pic by Imogen Frost / Below words & pics by Ed King “Vodka bottles and cupcakes; one symbolises what people think you are, and one symbolises what you really are.” Kirstin Barnes explains the ‘girl next door’, a persona she felt when “I was leaving a school and everyone was expecting this that and […]

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Words & pics by Ed King  “I can’t make the same record twice.” I’m talking to Lucy Rose about her new album, Work it Out, which is set for release in mid July – the lead single, ‘Our Eyes’, scheduled for 3rd May. It’s about four hours before she gets on stage at the Birmingham […]

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