Tags : birmingham

Song of the Week: Before // Graywave

Richard Morgan should start betting on the gee gees. As the head honcho behind management company Indie Midlands, every artist he has signed has turned out to be unique, engaging and electifying. Graywave is one of Morgan’s most recent signings, and upon the evidence of new song ‘Before’, he’s backed another winner. We’re backing this […]Read More

10 Midlands Music Talents to Watch in 2021

Grassroots music has never sounded good. With a host of creatives – from radio DJs and vloggers to photographers and, yep, musicians – 2021 looks set to be another eclectic, exciting year for underground sounds. We’ve compiled ten amazing people that are currently pushing the envelope of music, as well as a whole host of […]Read More

Birmingham Hippodrome raises over £26,000

Over £26,000 has been raised for the Birmingham Hippodrome to expand its support for over 5,000 young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. A £20,000 target was set after the theatre joined The Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign, which is the UK’s largest online match funding campaign. In the time the campaign was active, […]Read More

Birmingham Hippodrome’s Post-COVID Redundancies: A Reflection Of Things To Come

Yesterday, the government announced new lockdown measures for from the 4th July, however theatres like the Birmingham Hippodrome will remain closed. The Birmingham Hippodrome made a statement earlier this month, announcing that many of its full-time employees may lose their jobs as the 120-year-old national treasure fights to survive while social distancing measures are still […]Read More

Track Review: Winona // Fallen Leaves

Birmingham rock band Winona have just released their debut track ‘Fallen Leaves’. A song full of emotion, power and intensity, ‘Fallen Leaves’ is the perfect introduction to this band, showcasing their sheer level of talent and passion for releasing meaningful, new cuts.  A song of ambition, redemption and transiency, ‘Fallen Leaves’ opens with nothing but […]Read More

Once upon a time in the Madlands

Remember Birmingham? For a few years, it had a Katrina-style slump into indie indifference, but after lying fallow for so long the Second City is pissing directly into the faces of every London-loving poseur and every Mancker. Birmingham is back. However, it’s repackaged into the Madlands, a name we can all depend upon.Read More

Interview: Jacky P on being the voice of a generation

Birmingham has long been a thriving metropolis for myriad styles of music, and one of its most fervent champions has been Jack Parker. For nearly ten years, Parker – otherwise known as Jacky P – has been at the forefront of underground music, whether he be spinning local bands on his radio shows, supporting them […]Read More

Live Review // British Sea Power – O2 Academy 2

Mid noughties indie bands don’t tend to have the best track records in consistency, most of them have produced a couple of decent records then faded into obscurity however British Sea Power aren’t your average indie fodder. What the band have been able to do since the release of their incredible debut album The Decline […]Read More

Things To Do In Digbeth When You’re Dead: Rebeautifying B-Town

When Birmingham last enjoyed a cultural cacophony, thanks to the rhythmic renaissance of Peace, Swim Deep and Superfood, it wasn’t entirely to the enhancement of the city – for as good as those bands’ Britpop-enthused haze was, they mainly dealt with escapism, the dream to disappear from the drudgery of Digbeth and bound down to […]Read More

EP Review: Adrift // Terraform

Terraform are a progressive metal band with members from both Birmingham and London. They mix crushing djent grooves with ambient guitars, similar to Periphery. They made their way on the metal scene through selling out their first show supporting Heart of a Coward and Malevolence. They release their debut EP Adrift on July 15th. The […]Read More

Track Review: Cyan // Pleasure House

Rising like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of that evanescent ‘B-Town’ scene, Birmingham’s latest musical export has arrived in the shape of Pleasure House, a tight-knit quartet who have lunged their way onto the nation’s indie music radar in the last year or so. To say what’s on offer in ‘Cyan’, the lead song […]Read More

TV Review: Return of the Peaky Blinders

The notorious Brummie gang are back on our screens for Series Three following a year of stateside success for the BBC2 show, which has A-List fan status from the likes of Steven Spielberg to Snoop Dogg. Last season’s finale found us on tenterhooks as we left head of the Peaky Blinders, Tommy Shelby, after he […]Read More