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THE GALLERY: Maxïmo Park @ O2 Institute 05.05.17

      Words & pics by Michelle Martin I do love a good cup of tea. Fruity, spicy or a simple Earl Grey. I enjoy tea like I enjoy music, always open to trying new things. Admittedly, I know little about Maximo Park. From releasing the debut LP twelve years ago on Warp Records, […]

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Counteract’s 7th Birthday 22.04.17 / Rob Hadley - Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: Counteract’s 7th Birthday @ The Sunflower Lounge 22.04.17

      Words by Ed King / Pics by Rob Hadley ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat…’ You got that right. On Saturday 22nd, Counteract celebrated its seven years around the sun with a smorgasbord of bands at The Sunflower Lounge, playing to a packed out room with no extra wiggle in sight. […]

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THE GALLERY: You Me At Six @ O2 Academy (B’ham) 10.04.17 / Eleanor Sutcliffe - Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: You Me At Six @ O2 Academy (B’ham) 10.04.17

      Words & pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe  From the queues of fans snaking around the O2 Academy in all directions, it’s clear to see that You Me At Six still have a dedicated fan base. Groups of youngsters, decked in band hoodies and Vans trainers, sit on the ground eating takeaway pizzas that […]

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THE GALLERY: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation @ Hare & Hounds 07.03.17 / Rob Hadley - Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation @ Hare & Hounds 07.03.17

          Words by Ed King / Pics by Rob Hadley On Tuesday 7th March, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation came to the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) – as presented by This Is Tmrw. On the road med album nummer två, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation were leaving phosphorescent trails though Birmingham as […]

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THE GALLERY: The Pigeon Detectives @ O2 Institute 08.03.17 / Michelle Martin – Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: The Pigeon Detectives @ O2 Institute 08.03.17

          Words & pics by Michelle Martin It’s cold. It must be dropping near to 6 degrees and there’s a group sitting outside the O2 Institute at 5.30pm, wearing The Pigeon Detectives t-shirts and playing The Name Game on their mobiles. Too cold for my liking, I dive into The Kerryman […]

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