Genre-bending punk duo Bob Vylan come to Birmingham’s O2 Institute ahead of new album 18.11.23

Words by Sophie Hack

London’s genre-bending punk duo Bob Vylan play the O2 Institute Birmingham on Saturday 18 November with support from Panic Shack and Kid Bookie.

Doors open at 7pm, with tickets priced at £21.85 (stalls standing), promoted by AEG Events. The event is 14+, under 16s will need to be accompanied by an adult over 18.

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Award-winning two-piece Bob Vylan (featuring vocalist Bobby and drummer Bobbie) head on tour ahead of their new album Humble as the Sun being released on 5 April 2024, the fourth in the duo’s catalogue of venomous punk with purposeful lyrics.

Bob Vylan catapulted onto the punk scene in 2017 with their first release ‘Vylan’ and since have become a vital voice in music. Bridging subcultures and genres together, the duo never shy away from important conversations of racism, toxic masculinity, and political unrest in the UK.

Bob Vylan are electrifying alternative music, winning ‘Best Alternative Music Act’ at the MOBO awards and ‘Best Album’ at the Kerrang! Awards, both in 2022. Their DIY, self-released titles embrace rock, grime, punk, reggae, and dance, and new single ‘He’s a Man’ follows with a perfect blend of rap over pulsing drum beat before kicking into full-throttle punk riffs.

“Accidentally amazing” support Panic Shack got their own taste of TikTok well-deserved virality with 2022’s track ‘The Ick’. The Cardiff four piece are brash, brazen, and a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stale punk scene.

Second support Kid Bookie brings sinister rap and trap that changes shape with every turn. They effortlessly play between rap and metal, creating dark and twisted tracks with fast-paced hooks.

‘He’s a Man’ – Boy Vylan

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