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INTERVIEW: Camilla Staveley-Taylor, from The Staves

Birmingham Review first saw The Staves in April this year, playing at The Glee Club, and have kept them hovering on radar ever since. With pitch perfect harmonies, the Staveley-Taylor sisters ‘have been singing for as long as any of us can remember’; and now have a firm footing in the UK’s folk revival. Playing […]

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INTERVIEW: Ben Lewis, ‘Who Do You Love – The King Adora Story’

Interview by Ed King Cast your mind back to the heyday of Brum’s Indie scene; The Hummingbird, Plastic Factory, Doc Martins from the Rag. And of course, The Jug of Ale. But floating out of the flotsam and jetsam rose King Adora; you remember, pouty-face-big-hair? No? Well you should if you were old or sober […]

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INTERVIEW: Toyah Wilcox @ Cherry Reds Café, Kings Heath, July 16th

Interview by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista / Pictures by Paul Punk pop teen terror, Toyah Willcox, exploded into the limelight as ‘Mad’ – the anarchic redhead in Derek Jaman’s 1978 “film about Punk”, ‘Jubilee’. She went on to release over 20 studio albums, 13 Top 40 singles, appear in over 40 stage plays and 10 […]

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INTERVIEW: Alex Milas (Editor, Metal Hammer)

By K. Ann Sulaiman More than 40 years have passed since Birmingham’s Black Sabbath entered the world of music with their eponymous first album, but the legacy of Heavy Metal they helped pioneer is still strong today. Birmingham’s Home of Metal project has been celebrating the city’s history with the genre for years. Birmingham Review […]

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INTERVIEW: Diagram of the Heart

Sailing the good ship Deconstruction, Diagram of the Heart are Sony BMG’s new electro pop protégé. Signed by Mike Pickering, ex-hacienda resident, Deconstruction founder and all round Dance music stalwart, the London based duo are being pegged as a 2011 ‘one to watch’ by much of the mainstream music media. With their debut singles ‘Dead […]

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