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Mon 8 Feb 2016 | O2 Institute2

Newly expanded to a four-piece, New Jersey quartet bring their folk-inflected pop-punk back to Birmingham to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Back on Top’

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Fri 12 Feb 2016 | The Flapper

Four bodies, fuzz and guts. MUTT are female-fronted, raucous, yet at times, curiously melodic. Think Sonic Youth and L7 meets the pop spunk of Pixies with a twist of The Cure

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Sat 13 Feb 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Devonshire trio who have supported the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Enter Shikari & The 1975, and received extensive support from Kerrang! & Radio 1 Rock Show


Sun 14 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow

Having spent the summer supporting Sam Smith, Ed Sheehan and Taylor Swift, Gavin James embarks on his own hotly-anticipated headline tour


Sun 14 Feb 2016 | The Old Crown

19 year old James Leese melds the acoustic style of Charlie Simpson with the rock sounds of bands such as Modern Baseball and Real Friends.

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Sun 14 Feb 2016 | O2 Institute

Gabrielle Aplin returns with her eagerly anticipated second album ‘Light Up the Dark’, following her hugely successful debut which generated two Top 10 singles


Mon 15 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Fatherson have announced details of their biggest UK tour to date after playing with the likes of Idlewild, Prides and Twin Atlantic


Thu 18 Feb 2016 | O2 Institute3

Acclaimed NYC songwriter, who has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Warne Kramer & Ryan Adams, returns with his latest album Outsiders


Fri 19 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Much-anticipated collaboration between two of contemporary folk’s finest artists – for fans of Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake & John Martyn


Fri 19 Feb 2016 | The Flapper

Described as Ryan Adams meets John Mayer, Guy will be taking his new album on the road, with the support of his full UK band.


Sat 20 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

“A little Jesus And Mary Chain, a lot of Black Tambourine, and one hell of a voice.” – doNYC
“Indie-pop perfection … inventive melodies and intense performance” – London In Stereo


Sat 20 Feb 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Birmingham quartet who have supported The Vryll Society and been described as “one of the next big things on the alternative music scene” by Gig Junkies


Sun 21 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

“Crisp electronic production matched to a real pop nous, London based Victoria have already earned admiring glances.” – Clash


Sun 21 Feb 2016 | The Old Crown

The garage rock four-piece return for another stripped back acoustic set at The Old Crown!

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Mon 22 Feb 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

“The Belfast band meld Sonic Youth’s dissonance with New Order’s dystopian dance. Compelling.” – The Sunday Times


Tue 23 Feb 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

London quintet who’ve already built a reputation for their raucous guitar-driven sound & explosive live performances, as well as support from Zane Lowe & BBC Introducing


Wed 24 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Welsh trio will return to the UK for a run of intimate performances in February 2016 to preview some new material from their new album due Spring 2016


Fri 26 Feb 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

German-born electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss announces a run of UK dates which coincide with the release of his fifth studio album which will come out early next year


Sun 28 Feb 2016 | The Old Crown

The Birmingham shoegaze quartet, who have supported the likes of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and God Damn, play a rare acoustic set at The Old Crown

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Tue 1 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

“Like the lovechild of Two Door Cinema Club & Phoenix (with a dash of early Tokyo Police Club), they come packaged with refreshing & fun guitar licks” – The 405


Thu 3 Mar 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

The critically acclaimed Glasgow based five-piece have announced their biggest tour so far, including a visit to The Rainbow Cellar in March


Fri 4 Mar 2016 | The Flapper

Hull punks LIFE announce new single ‘Popular Music’ which follows 2015’s critically acclaimed EP I Knew I Was a Rat, winning them fans in Steve Lamacq & Zane Lowe


Sat 5 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Singer-songwriter, producer & ex member of The Coral, releases his third solo album this November via Domino, an album influenced by Pavement and The Pixies

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Sun 6 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Birmingham born singer-songwriter and beatboxer Ed Geater releases his EP Barriers in February. To celebrate, he plays an exclusive launch show at The Sunflower Lounge


Tue 8 Mar 2016 | O2 Institute

We team up with Communion Music, to bring Sydney native Matt Corby back to O2 Institute Birmingham after an astonishing headline show last November


Tue 8 Mar 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The Reading indie quartet, who have received comparisons to Arcade Fire and Bruce Springsteen, released their second EP on November 6th via Chess Club Records


Wed 9 Mar 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

After a busy summer of festivals the Brighton synth-pop five-piece return to Birmingham following their sell out show at The Sunflower Lounge in May


Fri 11 Mar 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Sunderland quintet celebrate the release of their third album Decency
“Indie-pop fun… positively bursting with life and character” – Drowned in Sound


Fri 11 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Alex Rainsford is wasting no time carving his path in industry. After supporting Gabrielle Aplin & Dry the River, new release Lighter Mind sets the bar high for what’s to follow


Fri 11 Mar 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Birmingham based four-piece Karl Monroe play their first hometown headline show in anticipation of their debut EP release this spring.


Sat 12 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

After supporting the likes of Hooton Tennis Club & The Parrots, the London quartet are fast becoming one of the most exciting and ferocious rock & roll bands in the UK


Sun 13 Mar 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music, never failing to capture their audience with their infectious songs.


Mon 14 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Already familiar to fans of Bob Harris who describes her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”


Sat 19 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Oxford based Pixel Fix are a three piece who blend atmospheric electronics with driving guitars, which has won them fans in Radio 1, XFM and The Guardian


Sun 20 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Sharp vocals, witty lyrics, mammoth riffs and a wall of sound that significantly proves Tigercub are destined for huge success in 2016.


Sun 20 Mar 2016 | Cafe Ort

Influenced by Rockabilly, Skiffle and the Blues, Birmingham songstress Harry Jordan releases her new EP Blowin’ Up Your Juke Box at the end of March 2016


Tue 22 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Skinny Living’s Ryan, Danny, Rhys and Will have been telling stories via their upbeat, blues-tinged rock since 2013. They embark on their first headline tour in March


Fri 25 Mar 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Shopping are propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass.


Sat 26 Mar 2016 | The Flapper

The Carnabys are going to become one of the new generation of UK bands recognised for delivering powerful, explosive and energetic live shows.


Tue 29 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Hunna’s journey is only just beginning, but the band will have outgrown their ‘ones to watch’ status in just a few months, and are destined to explode in 2016.


Thu 31 Mar 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

London indie quartet return to Birmingham to celebrate the release of their album, Hope Fading Nightly, via Alcopop Records


Fri 1 Apr 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Back with their 5th album on Jagjaguwar, imagine dreamy Beach House riding Led Zeppelin dynamics, the rapture of My Bloody Valentine entwined with the romance of Fleetwood Mac


Sat 2 Apr 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

New York’s Big Ups return with ‘Capitalized’, a thunderous new track buoyed by gnarling basslines… “a thrilling history lesson in American punk” – Loud & Quiet


Sat 2 Apr 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

On the back of their tour with The Temperance Movement, The Sheepdogs return with new album Future Nostalgia, a pure, passionate rock n’ roll record


Sun 3 Apr 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

After a previous EP that hit critical acclaim, receiving support from BBC Radio 1, 2, & 6Music, Eliza Shaddad returns with her follow up EP Run released early 2016,


Tue 5 Apr 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind return to Birmingham following their storming show at The Rainbow last October, announcing a date at the Hare & Hounds.


Fri 8 Apr 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

After releasing debut album Breakfast, Teleman have supported the likes of Blur & Suede. They return to Birmingham to showcase tracks from their forthcoming release


Fri 8 Apr 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

His eclectic tastes and a talent for the guitar and piano that accompany very distinctive vocals, make Sebastian Tree an incredible musician to look out for!


Sat 9 Apr 2016 | Cafe Ort

Self-taught guitarist, Jamie Croft has been writing his own material since the age of 15, producing lyrics and melodies that result in beautifully crafted songs.


Tue 12 Apr 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Shrewsbury singer-songwriter brings his wonderfully powerful vocals and unique blend of blues-infused acoustic sounds to The Sunflower Lounge in April


Wed 13 Apr 2016 | O2 Institute

Funeral For A Friend have announced their final ever tour, including a 2 date residency at The Institute where they will play seminal albums Hours & Casually Dressed… in full

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Thu 14 Apr 2016 | O2 Institute

Funeral For A Friend have announced their final ever tour, including a 2 date residency at The Institute where they will play seminal albums Hours & Casually Dressed… in full

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Sat 16 Apr 2016 | O2 Institute3

Following the release of his astonishing debut, and support tours with Gabrielle Aplin & JP Cooper, Northwest singer-songwriter returns to Birmingham


Sat 16 Apr 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

“Glasgow’s most exciting and inventive new band” NME, compared to the likes of The National, The Walkmen, Interpol & Titus Andronicus


Thu 21 Apr 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Having been nominated for 5 New Zealand Music Awards & an ARIA Award this New Zealand star’s eagerly awaited international release should see him soar


Fri 22 Apr 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Award-winning British singer-songwriter, described by Q Magazine as “an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go”, previews tracks from his forthcoming album


Fri 22 Apr 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The London based quartet have enjoyed an incredible start to 2016 supporting the likes of Royal Blood, The Bohicas & Hinds plus receiving airplay from Radio 1 & XFM


Sat 23 Apr 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Founded in 1978 The Beat bring their infectious mix of Two Tone Ska to Birmingham’s The Rainbow Warehouse for a very special hometown show


Sat 23 Apr 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Three Trapped Tigers move from screeching guitars, glistening synths, pummelling sub-bass, colossal riffs and audacious drum patterns that define their unique sound.


Tue 26 Apr 2016 | O2 Institute3

Shakey Graves’ new record, And the War Came, extends the ground—emotionally and sonically— broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones.


Wed 27 Apr 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

With his much-anticipated debut album 2013 due for release in February, one of this year’s brightest prospects, Meilyr Jones plays The Sunflower Lounge in April


Mon 2 May 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The first signing to The Libertines’ Gary Powell’s record label, Whitecliff have received critical acclaim & support from The Guardian, XFM, BBC 6Music & Amazing Radio


Wed 4 May 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Mkaing their name by taking traditional Welsh folk songs & recasting them onto a haunting sound canvas, winning Best Album at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards along the way


Sun 15 May 2016 | The Glee Club

Following in the footsteps of such iconic female singers as Carole King and Laura Marling, Frances is one to keep an eye on for 2015.


Tue 24 May 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

“I’ve never, ever in all the years I’ve done this show, heard a guy with the talent you’ve got, seriously.” – Simon Cowell Calum Scott piled up the votes as one Read the full article…


Fri 3 Jun 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Compared to Tom Waits and Nick Cave; others point out the last gang in town swagger of The Clash and the hellbound blues that John Lee Hooker first dragged out of the swamp


Fri 10 Jun 2016 | Hare & Hounds

After 16 years as half of Everything But The Girl, an award winning electronic label & a DJ residency on BBC 6Music, Ben Watt returns with his 3rd solo album