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INTERVIEW: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

*Benjamin Francis Leftwich plays at The Rainbow Courtyard on Thursday 5th May – as presented by Birmingham Promoters & Kilimanjaro Live. For direct info & tickets, click here. Words by Ed King I over play things. It’s a habit. And for one glorious summer Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s debut album – Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, was the […]

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The Destroyers

INTERVIEW: The Destroyers – Leighton Hargreaves

Words by Ed King It’s Friday afternoon and I’m in the pub. Swingamajig comes back to Birmingham in a few weeks time, taking over The Rainbow Venues on 1st May, and I am interviewing The Destroyers – one of the festival’s headline acts this year. Our chosen middle ground is The Prince of Wales in […]

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Mike Carey Photographed by Charlie Hopkinson © 2005

INTERVIEW: Mike Carey / M R Carey

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pic of Mike Carey @ Charlie Hopkinson Warning: This interview contains some spoilers for M R Carey’s book The Girl With All The Gifts. With an impressive writing career in comics, as well as a growing sideline as a novelist and screenwriter, Birmingham Review caught up with Mike Carey at […]

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Scroobius Pip

INTERVIEW: Scroobius Pip

Words by Olly MacNamee Bringing that beat back once again to Birmingham, Scroobius Pip’s We Are Lizards returns the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) this Saturday 30th January – for direct gig info & online tickets, click here Olly MacNamee caught up with the club night’s well versed founder for a quick Birmingham Review Q&A – […]

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INTERVIEW: Tom Dunstan

Words & pics by Ed King N.B. Plaid come to The Dark Horse on 30th Jan, with Scratch Club further presenting Jehst (27th Feb) and Akala (9th Apr) at the Moseley venue. For direct updates & event info, visit http://www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk/whats-on/ I’m sitting upstairs at The Dark Horse in Moseley talking to Tom Dunstan, aka DJ Automaton, about […]

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