Listings

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


Wed 4 May 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Wolverhampton duo, who have supported Slaves, The Wytches & Turbowolf, return with their sonic blasts of glorious noise for a limited capacity headline show


Thu 5 May 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Due out on August 19th, news of the release of Leftwich’s eagerly anticipated new album After The Rain coincides with the announcement of an intimate run of live dates this spring.


Thu 5 May 2016 | Hare & Hounds

London Indie band The Boxer Rebellion have had a prolific career, spanning four studio albums. Don’t miss them live on 5th May in support of their new record Ocean By Ocean.


Thu 5 May 2016 | The Glee Club (studio)

Fresh from releasing her new EP & with support from Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, hotly tipped Midlands teen Mahalia is one of 2016’s most exciting new propositions


Fri 6 May 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Klasside are a dynamic alternative edged band, combining elements of Rock, Funk and Rap into a contemporary, melodic sound.


Fri 6 May 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Evangelical peddlers of DNA-rearranging post-punk exotica, Melt Yourself Down return with their second studio album, Last Evenings On Earth


Sat 7 May 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Chaotic Canadian trio that are one part Fugazi, one part MC5 with a hint of early 90’s Seattle and a little bit of Rival Schools


Sat 7 May 2016 | Ort Cafe

Sound of the Sirens are a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion and chemistry.


Mon 9 May 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Skaters are gearing up for their sophomore release, Rock and Roll Bye Bye inspired by the Brit-pop and post-punk records of the 80′s and 90′s.


Fri 13 May 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

The Harts are an alternative rock band from Worcester who have recently reformed with a new line up. They can are best described as “a mix between Muse and The Police.”


Sat 14 May 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Manchester based five piece Cabbage, serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk.


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 17 May 2016 | The Asylum 2

Fort Hope announce a huge UK headline tour, following supports for Frank Iero, Mallory Knox, Jimmy Eat World & Moose Blood


Wed 18 May 2016 | Ort Cafe

Queen of gloom-pop She Makes War is back with her much-anticipated third album Direction Of Travel, out on April 8th 2016 via The state51 Conspiracy.


Fri 20 May 2016 | The Flapper

“The Hosts’ output is redolent of Roy Orbison crooning mournfully yet manfully over mountain-high rhapsodies worthy of Spector.” – The Guardian


Fri 20 May 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

In the short time local quartet Ideal Club have been together they have managed to turn heads, merging punk, rock and blues – this is a band you just have to see live!


Sun 22 May 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Two of Scotland’s hottest bands have joined forces for a co-headline tour – party band WHITE team up with the unhinged punk of Baby Strange


Wed 25 May 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Night Beats play pure psychedelic R&B music that spikes the punch and drowns your third eye in sonic waves of colour.


Fri 27 May 2016 | The Flapper

After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy, White Lung return with their fourth studio album Paradise, announcing a show at The Flapper this May


Fri 27 May 2016 | Ort Cafe

Having supported the likes of Hozier, Kodaline & James Bay, acclaimed folk-pop duo Seafret embark on a UK headline tour this spring

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Sun 29 May 2016 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

How To Die In The North is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip from dramatic, layered pop to blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtunes


Tue 31 May 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

North London quintet whose fusion of rock, hip-hop and electronic influences has gained support from Radio X & BBC Introducing


Wed 1 Jun 2016 | Ort Cafe

“A musician of startling originality… Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush & Joanna Newsom” – The Sunday Times


Thu 2 Jun 2016 | The Glee Club (studio)

Following her sold out 3 date residency at The Glee Club last year, Clare Maguire returns to Birmingham, poised to release her brand new album Stranger Things Have Happened

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Thu 2 Jun 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

“A lot like a sweeter voiced Sharon Van Etten with very smart witty lyrics, very literate, and wonderfully strong melodies that can then erupt into these jams”


Fri 3 Jun 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Reading four piece who have previously claimed their indie-infused sound is “more refreshing than sunshine.”


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


Thu 9 Jun 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans


Thu 9 Jun 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Northampton-born Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling’s breathless insight with Daughter’s ambient indie.


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


Sat 11 Jun 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Following tours with Depeche Mode, Drenge & Peace, Big Deal return with their much-anticipated third album ‘Say Yes’


Sat 18 Jun 2016 | The Flapper

Manchester trio who combine the emotional eloquence of Oasis; the street poetry of John Cooper Clarke; the psychedelic ambition of The Stone Roses and the spirit New Order


Sun 19 Jun 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Already making serious waves in their native Australia, electronic pop three-piece SAFIA have announced their summer Embracing Me EP UK tour


Wed 29 Jun 2016 | Ort Cafe

Alibis recently released their second EP Therapy via Blue Flowers. Having opened for The Strokes, played Club NME at Koko, performed at the legendary Blue Flowers night (alongside Frances) and picked Read the full article…


Wed 29 Jun 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Critical acclaim from NPR, Mojo & Paste sees Alynda Segarra continue to solidify her place at the forefront of a generation of young musicians reimagining American roots music


Sat 23 Jul 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Black Country trio are thundering out riffs brought to life by their infectious energy and undeniable chemistry, inspired by those that have graced the stage before them.

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Wed 17 Aug 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Sally Pepper is a singer-songwriter from Stoke-on-Trent, based in Liverpool, with a unique brand of acoustic pop-rock.


Sat 24 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Inimitable singer-songwriter brings her deliciously dark, gloomy indie-pop to Birmingham, having won acclaim from tastemakers including Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit & The 405


Tue 27 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Following support slots with Gabrielle Aplin & Hozier, Welsh singer-songwriter Hannah Grace will be heading out on the road with her live band taking in 6 cities in the UK.


Sat 1 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

After a string of rambunctious, critically acclaimed singles, Oscar is delighted to announce that his hotly anticipated debut LP, Cut and Paste, will be released 13th May on Wichita Recordings. Read the full article…


Sun 9 Oct 2016 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Conneticut quartet who’ve supported the likes of Modern Baseball & The Hotelier, celebrate the release of their It Kindly Stopped For Me EP


Thu 20 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Augustines return for their biggest Birmingham headline show to date, to celebrate the release of their forthcoming third LP ‘This Is Your Life’


Sun 23 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

Kiko Bun’s first single ‘Where I’m From’ mixes this deep love of Jamaican roots music with crisp young London bass culture.


Fri 28 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Sat 3 Dec 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Two years after the final Carter shows, and a few more since his last solo tour, Jim Bob is back to perform a cavalcade of USM hits and some solo favourites.

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