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Bands You Didn’t Know Were From Birmingham

Black Sabbath: This legendary rock group are cited as the leading pioneers of heavy metal, and formed in Birmingham in 1968. The original line-up featured lead guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and of course singer Ozzy Osbourne. They have since sold over 70 million records worldwide and won …Read More

ValeFest 2017 Review

ValeFest 2017’s record number of performers entertained several thousand punters on Saturday in what will have been a hugely satisfying day for the student organisers. The festival boasted five venues: the main stage, second stage, dance tent, acoustic tent and arts tents, as well as multiple food, merchandise and charity stalls, and over the course …Read More

Premier League Darts Visits Birmingham

Premier League Darts: Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright Secure Playoff Places in Birmingham Birmingham’s Barclaycard arena week hosted week 13 of the premier league darts calendar on Thursday, where both Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright secured playoff places with two rounds left to go. The Dutchman got off to a difficult start, having …Read More

Lady Gaga – Joanne

Rating: As a massive fan of Lady Gaga, this review is bound to be biased. However, no one can deny that this refreshing change to authentic country music hasn’t come as a pleasant surprise. This move to a country sound in her brand new album Joanne was supposedly inspired by her imagining of a regular …Read More

Review: The Exorcist at Birmingham REP

The Exorcist This week saw The Exorcist open at the REP, a stage play adapted from the novel and Oscar-winning film. All adaptations follow Regan, a young girl who becomes possessed by a demon, and her mother’s fight to find out what is wrong, and to convince a priest to help exorcise her. The show …Read More

Review: El Borracho de Oro

‘I feel part Spanish’ laughs Emma Yufera. ‘It’s what I know’. She isn’t wrong. Though the British owner of El Borracho De Oro isn’t, technically speaking, Spanish at all, she harbours an infectious zeal for the country. Her knowledge of the culture is extensive and there’s a visible, wide-eyed excitement to her delivery when she’s …Read More

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

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

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