Live Review / Adele @ Genting Arena (30.03.16)

One only has to utter a single name and everyone is aflutter: Adele. The last few years have been wonderful for Miss Adkins, having received critical acclaim from every outlet possible the minute debut album, 19, was released in 2008. It is not that often you get to witness true talent on a firsthand basis, so… Continue reading Live Review / Adele @ Genting Arena (30.03.16)

Live Review / James Morrison @ Symphony Hall (14.03.16)

On his latest tour, James Morrison descended on a slightly more unusual venue: Birmingham’s gorgeous Symphony Hall. Considering how on previous occasions, the singer-songwriter has sold out academies and arenas across the country, it was a surprise decision, but one that worked surprisingly well. Support came in the form of up-and-coming acoustic singer Kelvin Jones,… Continue reading Live Review / James Morrison @ Symphony Hall (14.03.16)

Festival Preview / Bilbao BBK, Spain

Taking place upon the glorious Kobetamendi Hill, Bilbao BBK is back for another year of stellar acts and killer views. Organised by Basque music promoters Last Tour back in 2006, it has previously been nominated for Best Foreign Festival in 2010 and 2011, and that is no surprise looking at this year's line up. Headlining the… Continue reading Festival Preview / Bilbao BBK, Spain

Live Review / The 1975 @ Barclaycard Arena (22.03.16)

It seems these days that it is the ‘in thing’ to hate The 1975. Before NME were splashing their photos on their front cover, they named them the Worst Band of 2014, with indie Twitter seemingly awash with berating of the band and their material. Be that due to their outspoken frontman Matt Healy, their ever-so-slightly irritating… Continue reading Live Review / The 1975 @ Barclaycard Arena (22.03.16)

Live Review / Foals @ Barclaycard Arena (19.02.16)

Back in February 2014, Yannis Philippakis attempted his usual jump from the balcony at Birmingham's O2 Academy during Foals' headline tour, only to be restrained by security. Flash forward two years later, and he finally achieved his stage-jumping dream in Birmingham, only this time in a much large setting: the Barclaycard Arena. When news broke… Continue reading Live Review / Foals @ Barclaycard Arena (19.02.16)

Live Review / Frank Turner @ O2 Academy Birmingham (18.11.15)

Rounding off his tenth year as a solo artist with a sold-out UK tour, Frank Turner shows no signs of slowing down. Playing to a packed out crowd at Birmingham's O2 Academy, the excitement buzzing around the room was impossible to ignore (as were the masses of previous tour tees). The most noticeable aspect of… Continue reading Live Review / Frank Turner @ O2 Academy Birmingham (18.11.15)

Live Review / JAWS @ The Rainbow (17.05.15)

Currently in the running for most humble band of the year award is most definitely JAWS. The Brummie band took over The Rainbow on Sunday night, giving 200 lucky fans a free ticket to see them in action, frontman Connor Schofield thanking the crowd profusely throughout the show for turning up. Speaking to the band… Continue reading Live Review / JAWS @ The Rainbow (17.05.15)

Live Review / Superfood @ The Rainbow Warehouse (8.04.15)

It is only fitting that local band Superfood played a homecoming show at Birmingham’s Rainbow Warehouse. The place is a small but homely and beloved venue to many underground and unsigned bands, B-Town pals Peace and Swim Deep having previously played there. The four-piece were playing their first of only two headline shows (the other… Continue reading Live Review / Superfood @ The Rainbow Warehouse (8.04.15)