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THE GALLERY: Tom Odell @ O2 Academy 21.10.18

      Words by Ed King / Pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe This is a big gig. It’s a big room too, as I watch the audience trickle in – from a line that stretches back to the Pagoda island roundabout, the 3009 capacity O2 Academy confidently fills up on a Sunday. No, mean, feat either. […]

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BPREVIEW: Editors @ O2 Academy 19.10.18

Words by Ed King On Friday 19th October, Editors play the O2 Academy Birmingham – on the road promoting their sixth studio album, Violence. Doors open at the O2 Academy Birmingham from 7pm, with tickets priced at £25.00 (plus booking fees) – as presented by SJM Concerts/Gigs and Tours and Goldenvoice. For direct gig information, […]

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ALBUM: Jubilee Road – Tom Odell 12.10.18

Words by Ed King / Pics courtesy of Columbia Records This is a big record. Although despite the grandeur that unfurls, Jubilee Road shuffles into the first and title track with gentle keys – setting the scene of Tom Odell’s own ‘Eleanor Rigby’ ode to London, albeit one with a sprinkle of Martin Amis.  It’s […]

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BREVIEW: Doug Stanhope @ O2 Academy 12.06.18

Words & illustrations by Emily Doyle Andrew O’Neill seems like a strange choice to warm up for Doug Stanhope. The self-described occult comedian and heterosexual transvestite has eschewed the skirt tonight. He wears an oversized vest and skinny jeans, tinny in hand. O’Neill delivers rapid fire one liners (“a bad workman doesn’t blame his tools, […]

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THE GALLERY: Rita Ora @ O2 Academy Birmingham 16.05.18

      Words & pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe You can tell a lot about a show by the queue outside the venue. Tonight, it is an endless horde of teenage girls and their parents. Not my usual rock show, granted. However, I was their age when Rita Ora dropped her single ‘RIP’ back in […]

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