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SINGLE: Black Lake – FABRIK

Words by Ed King / Live pics by Callum Lees On Friday 2nd November, FABRIK release their latest single ‘Black Lake’ – taken from their 2017 debut album, City Islands. Who said trip-hop was dead… Well, no one really. Tricky might be bitching about never grabbing Gold again, James Lavelle’s probably scaled down the Mo’ […]

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BPREVIEW: The Full Monty @ Hippodrome 05-10.11.18

Words by Ed King / Promo pic by Matt Crokett, production pics courtesy of the Hippodrome Running from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th November, The Full Monty comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome. Simon Beaufoy’s screen to stage adaptation is out on tour for the final time, playing at theatres across the UK until May 2019. Tickets […]

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INTERVIEW: Alex Claridge – Nocturnal Animals

Words by Ed King “I thought we should try and have some fun between now and the robot-based apocalypse.” Alex Claridge is opening a new restaurant. The team behind The Wilderness are moving into the city centre, delivering a two tier establishment on Bennets Hill – with 42 fine dining covers downstairs, and a 60 […]

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THE GALLERY: Tom Odell @ O2 Academy 21.10.18

      Words by Ed King / Pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe This is a big gig. It’s a big room too, as I watch the audience trickle in – from a line that stretches back to the Pagoda island roundabout, the 3009 capacity O2 Academy confidently fills up on a Sunday. No, mean, feat either. […]

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BPREVIEW: Rews + MeMe Detroit, Thousand Thoughts @ The Flapper 17.11.18

Words by Ed King On Saturday 17th November, the mighty REWS return to Birmingham – rounding off a five date UK tour at The Flapper in Birmingham. Support at The Flapper comes from MeMe Detroit – Birmingham’s ‘sleazy rock’ grunge tinged indie punkster, who is out on the road promoting her new Life in the […]

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