Listings

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 | The Old Crown

Our weekly free entry acoustic sessions continue, featuring a special unplugged set from sprawling noise-rock band Mutes.

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

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 | O2 Institute Birmingham

“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 Courtyard

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

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Fri 3 Jun 2016 | The Flapper

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 3 Jun 2016 | O2 Institute Blue Room

After writing and performing as an acoustic singer-songwriter, Robert Craig Oulton roped in local friends and musicians to form his four-piece accompanying live band in the summer of 2015. Fusing Read the full article…


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


Fri 10 Jun 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Indie/alternative Birmingham based four piece Ocean State first gained attention with their single ‘Green’ and are steadily earning a reputation for their energetic live shows.


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’


Thu 16 Jun 2016 | O2 Institute2

Metanoia, Chris Corner’s sixth studio album as IAMX, is a milestone for the multifarious English composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and video artist.


Fri 17 Jun 2016 | O2 Institute Blue Room

Worcester quartet, whose sound has been described as “Manics merged with Foo Fighters”, known for creating a huge impact & atmosphere with their driving wall of sound


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


Sat 18 Jun 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Alt-electro rockers This Burning Age play The Sunflower Lounge after releasing their third EP Desolation to rave reviews


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


Fri 24 Jun 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

West Midlands quintet originally influenced by the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, bring their own unique fusion of iconic indie beats, synth sounds & authentic lyrics.


Sun 26 Jun 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Hotly tipped quartet Cold Ocean Lies, who cite Smashing Pumpkins, Ride and Oasis as influences, play a very special stripped back set at The Sunflower this June.


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


Thu 14 Jul 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

After a few short but successful years, local punk rock four-piece Frank have decided to go their separate ways – this date will mark their last ever show as Frank.

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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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Sun 24 Jul 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Formed in 2010, Scotland’s The LaFontaines take guitar infused hip hop and pop to create a stylised sound which is refreshingly unique.


Fri 29 Jul 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


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.


Fri 9 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

New Jersey quartet celebrate the release of their newest LP ‘Cardinal’ – the band’s captivating blend of indie rock, pop & country elements is more addictive than ever before


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.


Wed 28 Sep 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

One of this year’s brightest prospects, the incomparable Meilyr Jones, released his much-anticipated solo debut album 2013 on 18th March 2016 via Moshi Moshi


Sat 1 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Politically charged welsh alternative foursome ESTRONS and garage rock outfit The Bay Rays come together for a joint headline show in Birmingham


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


Wed 12 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Drawing comparisons to the emotionally-engaging dream-pop of bands like Wolf Alice and Warpaint, new album Kin could not have come at a better time.


Sat 15 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Danish singer MØ has released new track ‘Final Song’, her first release since last year’s Diplo collaboration ‘Kamikaze’ following attention gained from the Major Lazer collab ‘Lean On’


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

Formed in 2012 Tail Feather have carved out their own distinct niche with their blues-driven anthems and glorious four part harmonies, reminiscent of The Allman Brothers and CSN&Y


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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