Tag Archives: birmingham (uk)

The Boy on the Bench –  Shaun Kelly and The Returned Gifts (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have to confess that I had never heard the tag “B-Town scene” until Shaun Kelly’s latest rather excellent record landed on my desk. So a bit of googling later reveals it to be a cover all term for a … Continue reading

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Autonomy  –  Table Scraps (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess when you get your single spun as recommend new music by Idles frontman Joe Talbot, sitting in for Steve Lamacq on 6 music, you know that you have friends in the right places. But after opening shows for … Continue reading

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Stronger in Numbers – Chris Tye (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Playing a note on a guitar or singing a lyrical line is a fairly straightforward job. These days it seems as if you could blindly throw a stone and not fail to hit some over-entitled, gap-year troubadour treating us to … Continue reading

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Freeze The Atantic new album and tour

Alcopop! Records are today pleased to announce details of The People Are Revolting, the third album from UK alt-rock band, Freeze The Atlantic, which is set for release on 14th April 2017. The band will also be hitting the road … Continue reading

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Beth Hart Tour Dates

BETH HART RETURNS TO THE UK IN NOVEMBER 2016 FOR SEVEN CONCERTS INCLUDING LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL Following her critically acclaimed May UK tour in 2015 and the rapturous response to her latest studio album, Better Than Home, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, BETH HART will embark … Continue reading

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Boogie Waltzer – Habitats (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have to confess that the title of the single was enough to put me off reviewing this. Images of old school disco might be fine for some but not for me. So imagine my surprise as the song filled … Continue reading

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Killing Joke on Tour Oct/Nov

With the release of their new album Pylon just over the horizon, Killing Joke have added an extra date to their headline UK tour in Oct/Nov. The tour will now include a show at the O2 Academy Oxford & culminates at London’s renowned Roundhouse. … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – XVII : Surprise – The Garden

  Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, The Garden consistently defy categorisation and continues to break ground in their self-inflicted ‘Vada Vada’ genre. They are the auditory invaders of the new world; borderless, informed and decentralised, slick sound released from … Continue reading

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