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The Pigeon Detectives Interview

The raucous messy haired frontman who burst onto the stage, whipping up a frenzy in the crowd was a far cry from the casual, modest band member we met backstage. As we were led into a backstage dressing room, we got to meet the lead singer, Matt, and ask him what life is really like …Read More


JAWS interview

Between support sets from The Lizards and Cosmo Pyke Reef Pearson had the pleasure of catching up with JAWS’ Connor Schofield (vocals and guitar) and Alex Hudson (guitar) before the final set of their whirlwind Simplicity album tour at Birmingham’s Rainbow Warehouse. So last day of the tour, how has it been? Connor: It’s been …Read More


Fratellis Interview

Jon Fratelli found success with his band ‘The Fratellis’ after the release of Costello Music in 2006. After an impressive solo career among other projects he has reformed the band that made him a well-known figure in indie rock music and Ollie Cook caught up with him for five minutes just before they performed at …Read More


Night Owl First Anniversary Weekender

  “Hailed as the only Northern Soul and Motown Bar in the Midlands, the Night Owl club in Digbeth celebrates its first year anniversary after establishing itself as an entertaining and unique attraction amidst Birmingham’s already vibrant cultural venues. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted by the vintage furnishings, the professional turntable decks, …Read More

Photography by Mazzy Snape

Mystery Jets Interview

We were joined by the very chatty guitarist (William Rees) and drummer (Kapil Trivedi) at the Institute. Hey guys, how was your London gig yesterday? Amazing. It was out first London show we’ve done for about 3 years now. So it was great to go back and play the home town. Was that the first …Read More

Mystery Jets

Bloc Party Interview

You’ve been touring for a while and you went to Australia recently? Yeah we went to Australia around Christmas and New Year’s. It was really cool, one of our favourite places to tour. Best date with the NME tour? Manchester. It was the favourite show that we’ve done with the new line up in the …Read More

Bloc Party

Sunflower Bean – 3/2/16

Rating: All the way from Brooklyn, New York, Sunflower Bean have been on the rise out of the underground music scene for quite some time. From the same spot as DIIV, they have since supported the likes of Wolf Alice on their US tour and The Vaccines here in the UK. With their debut album ‘Human …Read More


Spring King Interview

Spring King are a four-piece garage-infused, indie-rock band from Manchester, who are on their way to the top at record pace. On Thursday evening, the band took to the stage at the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham to a cool crowd of bearded blokes and doughy-eyed girls. The band excitedly performed tracks including ‘Better Man’, …Read More


Daughter – 20/1/16

Rating: In the wake of their second album, ‘Not To Disappear’, Daughter’s live show at Birmingham’s O2 Institute was an anticipated one, but unsurprisingly , they delivered nothing but a pure, dreamy delight.  Walking timidly on stage, there were no frills and there was no build up, just nervous smiles and waving hands. Then the band …Read More


Periphery Interview

How’s it going? I’m very good! I actually went to the University of Birmingham so it’s somewhat of a homecoming to come back. A couple of things have changed but the German market’s there, town’s looking pretty, it’s cool. How’s the tour been so far? It’s actually been really exceptional! Tours in the UK are …Read More