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ALBUM: Semper Femina – Laura Marling

ALBUM: Semper Femina – Laura Marling

    Words by Damien Russell Laura Marling performs at the O2 Institute on Tuesday 14th March, as presented by SJM Concerts/Gigs and Tours. For direct gig info, including venue details and online ticket sales, click here. Laura Marling, having lived in both the UK and the US, has a breadth of experience to draw […]

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BPREVIEW: The Pigeon Detectives @ O2 Institute 08.03.17

ALBUM: Broken Glances – The Pigeon Detectives

    The Pigeon Detectives will be playing at the O2 Institute on 8th March, as presented by Birmingham Promoters. For direct gig info and online ticket sales, click here. Words by Michelle Martin In all seriousness… where have ten years gone? It’s been a surprising decade since Wait for Me, The Pigeon Detectives’ platinum-selling debut […]

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BPREVIEW: Worry Dolls @ Kitchen Garden Café 22.02.17

ALBUM: Go Get Gone – Worry Dolls

    Words by Ed King Certain genres are harder to give a fresh slant. Rock has been fist pumping since the 80’s, the blues can’t be too cruel or uplifting, and no self respecting gabba techno enthusiast is going to plumb for the ‘Vocal Mix’. But nesting in the even more unreachable branches of […]

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ALBUM: Live at Union Chapel - Lissie

ALBUM: Live at Union Chapel – Lissie

*On Saturday 3rd December, Lissie Maurus (aka Lissie) performs at the O2 Institute – with support from Teddy Thompson. To read our BPREVIEW, with links to online ticket sales, click here.* Words by Ed King It’s impossible to review Live at Union Chapel without cherry picking the ebbs and flows of Lissie Maurus’ musical career. […]

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Bastille

ALBUM: Wild World – Bastille

Words by Ed King I once (half) joked that Bastille wouldn’t be able to release a follow up album until Dan Smith had another relationship break up. After all, the phenomenally successful (and catchy) Bad Blood was a litany of growing pains and heart ache – what could he (now they) pen 10+ more tracks about […]

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