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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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INTERVIEW: Soweto Kinch

The New Emancipation is the latest body of work from Jazz/Hip Hop saxophonist and lyricist, Soweto Kinch. Released on September 27th The New Emancipation explores just what its moniker describes, with Kinch focused on what he sees as the shackles of modernity. “It (The New Emancipation) takes its inspiration from the history of emancipation and […]

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INTERVIEW: Lissie

Many things happen at the back of a bus. Today it’s where the Birmingham Observer caught up with Lissie, Sony’s new US import, bang in the middle of promoting her debut album, Catching A Tiger. “I usually know what’s going on a bit more,” jokes Lissie, “but we just flew into England from America.” Lissie […]

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INTERVIEW: Fyfe Dangerfield

Synonymous with ‘avant guarde’ Indie Rock ensemble Guillemots, lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield “had a bit of free time” after the band’s second album, Red. Two years later and his debut solo album Fly Yellow River got released into the musical wild alongside a smattering of ‘intimate’ UK gigs. Subsequent interest spawned more dates this September, […]

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