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ALBUM: Binary – Ani DiFranco

Words by Ed King / Pics by Katja Ogrin – taken at The Glee Club for Birmingham Review On Friday 9th June, Ani DiFranco releases her latest studio album, Binary – out on Righteous Babe Records and Aveline Records. Touring the UK, Ani DiFranco will be performing at the Birmingham Town Hall on 30th June. […]

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ALBUM: Party – Aldous Harding

Words by Ed King / Pic by Hannah & Liv I could spend half this review trying to come up with a suitable genre, but I won’t. Nouns come and nouns go, whilst adjectives jump around and in front of a puzzling need to define. Goth Folk has been used by Aldous Harding herself, apparently, and […]

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EP: ½ – Miccoli

Words by Ed King / Pics from AFA Records Pronounced ‘half’, on Friday 12th May Miccoli release their ½ EP through AFA Records – five tracks of solid and somewhat indefinable alternative-pop-indie-soul-generally good music. There isn’t an HMV shelf long enough. Coming from Halesowen (a quick civic cheer) Miccoli are three siblings: twin brothers Adriano and […]

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BPREVIEW: Maxïmo Park @ O2 Institute 05.05.17

ALBUM: Risk to Exist – Maxïmo Park

Words by Damien Russell / Pic by Ed Taylor Those of you who know Maxïmo Park’s back catalogue will know they are a band who’ve had a little bit of everything over the years: diversity and cohesion, political and emotional, good reception and bad. It would be fair to say that their latest album, Risk to […]

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EP: Feel OK – GIRLI

Words by Ed King The first time I saw GIRLI I thought she was a joke – a clever pastiche of ‘yoof culture darn sarf’ by a fresh faced character actor in their twenties. Then I saw Milly Toomey stand up in parliament and deliver a cohesive rib dig at the spectre of nepotism and […]

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