Baddie’s Banquet is a new Friday night event at The Rainbow. One set entry price allows access to three rooms of music, including a host of the best local live bands
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Birmingham cosmic pop troubadours, who have previously supported Neon Waltz & Follakzoid, combine warped tunes out of comforting head trips and helter skelter choruses
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After a brief taste of success The Rubikons have been rejuvenated with their new 3 piece line-up. They released their debut EP Love, Faith & Fear on the 18th May.
Since the release of their EP turning heads at Kerrang! & Rock Sound, Romans have cemented themselves on the live circuit supporting Mallory Knox & Nothing But Thieves
Levellers embark on a European wide tour to celebrate the release of their Greatest Hits album out 29th September
Celebrating their 20th year with the release of their 13th LP La Isla Bonita, avant-garde rockers Deerhoof bring their thrill-ride of a live show to The Rainbow
“A brackish and magical seven-inch that sits somewhere between Tim Buckley’s soaring reveries and Bert Jansch circa ‘LA Turnaround”
Cold Fields celebrate their return to the Midlands music scene with the release of new single ‘The Best’, three and a half minutes of Brummie indie rock at its best
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Birmingham based singleMum hit a sultry and evocative tone. A juxtapositional reverie; they are somehow chic and rag tag, soul and folk at the same time. Writer & singer Julianne Read the full article…
The Birmingham alt-rock band headline their first not-to-be-missed show! They will be joined by Birmingham indie band Breeze and Worcestershire alt trio The Harts.
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Fresh from their tour with Young Kato, the boys from Nuneaton have announced their first ever headline show which coincides with the release of their new EP The Start.
Following two sold out 12″s, Leeds quintet Autobahn celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Dissemble’ via Tough Love this summer
Acoustic-led, alternative rock quintet whose sound tips its hat to the likes of Pearl Jam and John Martyn… “Devastatingly powerful” – The Independent
The Alternative/Emo quartet influenced by bands such as Brand New, Citizen and Seahaven, recently released their debut EP Waves to widespread acclaim
Baltimore noise-rock band Dope Body released their latest album ‘Lifer’ on October 2014, an album that continues their feral energy and crazed reputation
Rhode Island emcee returns to celebrate the release of his 2nd studio album ‘Kill the Wolf’ (Strange Famous/Speech Development) feat. the likes of Aesop Rock & Buck 65
Former Catfish & The Bottlemen guitarist Billy Bibby steps out on his own playing acoustically up and down the country with a point to prove and a bright future ahead of him
“A phenomenal live experience… bulldozes any presumption of a new White Stripes or Black Keys thanks to their Bonham-esque thunder drumming & cocooning vocals.”
Beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption from Gomez frontman, known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos
The Harry Hilsson of Snowdonia returns, armed with his fifth album ‘The Boombox Ballads’ – celebratory, a little melancholic and free of cynicism
Girl Friend’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, Amazing Radio, and touring to a rapturous response with the Kooks.
Welsh songwriters team up for a joint UK tour to celebrate 25 years of legendary label Heavenly Recordings
Following a remarkable headline show at the Hare & Hounds back in 2012, Stealing Sheep return to Birmingham to mark the release of their much-anticipated second album Not Real.
One of Canada’s most beloved songwriters, regularly charming audiences with varying styles that have jumped effortlessly between irresistible pop & intimate folk ballads
Dropped like a pipe-bomb into the British rock scene, Wolverhampton noise makers God Damn released their debut album Vultures earlier this year via One Little Indian
Very much part of the community of visible and brilliant women making music, Stryke’s latest album, Kiddo, was hailed as “A Feminist Pop Triumph” by Time Magazine
Irish rhythm and blues four-piece return to Birmingham for a headline show at The Rainbow Warehouse. New album Little Victories is available to preorder now
This October sees the launch of the first DIY Presents the Neu Tour, where 3 of the UK’s most exciting new bands will take to the stage in major cities across the UK.
The Essex rockers release ‘Swarm’, their razor-sharp new single, on Friday the 21st of August, alongside the release of their highly-anticipated debut album
Gabrielle Aplin returns with her eagerly anticipated second album ‘Light Up the Dark’, following her hugely successful debut which generated two Top 10 singles
The Scottish trio return with latest single ‘California Sun’, which NME have described as harnessing “the Jesus And Mary Chain model of 60s drumbeats and reverb-tinged guitars”
Brit reggae six-piece who have supported the likes of Madness and The Wailers, as well as being championed by David Rodigan on BBC 1Xtra
Jim Jones (formerly of The Jim Jones Revue) embarks on a new musical venture. Debut Boil Yer Blood out 25th September via Raygun Records
Breathing new life into Liverpool’s Deltasonic Records, debut single ‘Deep Blue Skies’ has received widespread attention, following support slots with Peace, Ariel Pink & Blossoms.
The London quintet’s quintessential West Coast sound nods to to everyone from The Band & Neil Young, to the more contemporary likes of The Coral & Jonathan Wilson
After a sellout UK tour in January, the Birmingham quartet hit the road this autumn following the success of their album Happy People
Following tours with Sam Smith, Ben Howard, George Ezra & Nick Mulvey, Rhodes celebrates the release of his debut album ‘Wishes’ with his own headline tour
Spector return with their highly-anticipated second album, with a little help from friend and inspiration Dev Hynes, described as ‘emotional modern pop noir’
Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n’ roll attitude. Read the full article…
“One of our favourite new bands” – Huw Stephens
“The award for the fastest rise of 2014 goes to Palace” – NME
Stockport’s newest musical export – psych-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors
There was a buzz about Mutoid Man before they ever even took the stage. Like many ‘members-of’ projects, there was an automatic interest in what heavy metal luminaries Steve Brodsky Read the full article…
London/Hampshire quartet who create sunshine melodies thriving on various experimentalisms, arranging traditional vocal harmonies over danceable and catchy beats
Indie-pop renaissance man Darwin Deez is back with a new album Double Down, Annie Mac approved single ‘Kill Your Attitude’ and a UK tour this autumn
“Consisting of 4 siblings & a family friend, its little wonder that the Teeside folksters’ debut album is a release characterized by soaring choruses and delicate melodies”
The Computers return to play shows across the UK and Europe, armed with new material from their forthcoming album
Bristol quartet bring their anthemic collection of towering hooks, huge summer grooves & visceral energy, inspired by their shared love of dance music, back to Birmingham
Having recently released his debut album, SLUG, aka Sunderland’s Ian Black, ably supported by a revolving cast of Sunderland’s finest will be touring the UK this October
Nothing But Thieves have announced a headline tour of the UK in October and November, which will follow the release of their self-titled debut album on October 16th via RCA Read the full article…
Nottingham quintet Amber Run are determined to take this year by storm following the release of their critically acclaimed Top 40 debut album 5AM earlier this year
Combing the crunchy riffage of Black Sabbath, the cosmic hedonism of Primal Scream and an unbridled energy which is completely their own.
Leicester brothers evoking both the classic woozy chorus’ and reverb laden guitars of Echo and the Bunnymen and the new wave pop sensibilities of Beach Fossils
Following a previous sell-out show & the release of their Top 20 second album ‘If I Was’, The Staves return to The Institute with their beautiful signature harmonies
Back with their third album heralding darker, more intense vibes, invoking comparisons to Deftones & Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Pile-Up are about to go harder, faster & heavier than before.
This October marks the release of Protomartyr’s third and finest work to date, The Agent Intellect, which will be supported by an extensive world tour.
Following the announcement of their biggest headline show to date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Coronas are thrilled to confirm an 11-date UK tour this November, calling at The Rainbow Read the full article…
Finnish quartet who have a reputation for creating powerful indie pop. Latest album Vagabonds was released in March 2015 to widespread acclaim
Julia Holter releases her fourth album Have You in My Wilderness on Sep 25th, an intimate exploration of love, trust, and power in human relationships.
Birmingham grunge-rock quartet who have supported the likes of Jaws and Drowners, as well as selling out a string of hometown headline shows
Peckham trio channeling The Beach Boys, Olivia Tremor Control & Lee Scratch Perry. Beaty Heart’s debut album Mixed Blessings is out now.
Best known as one fifth of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr released his third solo album Momentary Masters on 31st July via Vagrant Records
Everyone’s favourite irreverent drunk-folk singer returns to celebrate the release of his seventh studio album, due out on 1st December via Xtra Mile Recordings
Chicago based post-punk trio, inspired by Hot Snakes, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard, return with their latest album Delusion Moon released September 18th
“He’s our Randy Newman and Cole Porter rolled into one, with one eye on the coming apocalypse and another on the neck of his ukulele.”
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’