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BREVIEW: C Duncan @ The Sunflower Lounge 05.11.15

Words by Helen Knott / Pics courtesy of Fat Cat Records The Mercury Music Award has a reputation for being a bit of a career killer. Past winners, including Talvin Singh, Badly Drawn Boy, Ms Dynamite and Gomez haven’t exactly gone on to set the world alight. Damon Albarn was so concerned about the award’s […]

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BREVIEW: Girlpool @ Hare & Hounds, 11.09.15

Words by Helen Knott, pic courtesy of Wichita Recordings Have you ever had a best friend? You spend all day together at school, but still need to chat on the phone all evening. You like the same music and films, you discuss boys or girls you fancy and your hopes for the future. You share […]

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Glee Club, 10th June '15 / By Ella Carman - Birmingham Review

REVIEW: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Glee Club, 10th June ‘15

Words by Helen Knott / Pics by Ella Carman From the days of the Salvation Army street bands, to David Byrne, St Vincent and Taylor Swift, brass has become a lot cooler in recent years. Raised in Chicago, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) was taught music from a young age by their father, Phil Cohran, himself […]

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REVIEW: Föllakzoid + The Hungry Ghosts, Sky Children @ The Sunflower Lounge, Sun 7th June

Words by James Gardener Chilean psych band Föllakzoid weren’t content with playing one gig of blissed out cosmic music in the Midlands, so they decided to make a surprise lunch time appearance at Lunar Festival – before heading to The Sunflower Lounge for their eagerly awaited Birmingham Promoters show. Opening for them were Birmingham new […]

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REVIEW: Boat to Row @ The Rainbow, 22nd May ‘15

Words by Ceri Black / Images courtesy of Boat to Row & Birmingham Promoters Initially founded in 2009 as a solo project, Boat to Row have evolved into a band with an impressive live reputation – bringing this evening’s harmonious tones to the The Rainbow in Digbeth. Tonight’s venue, one of the few to be found under The Rainbow, is fairly low […]

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