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Dumb to replace Babypink as Jaws support

March 21, 2014 in News

It is with heavy hearts we announce that BP favourites Babypink have sadly called it a day. The four-piece announced the news via twitter, much to fan’s dismay, and Birmingham DJ extraordinaire Jacky P swiftly followed the statement with a tribute to the quartet via Amazing Radio (which you can read here).

It’s not all gloom at the Birmingham Promoters HQ however, as fellow Brummie favourites Dumb have been confirmed to replace Babypink in the much-coveted support slot for JAWS at their biggest hometown headline show to date – taking place Saturday 19th April at The Institute.

Dumb are fresh from releasing their impressive double A side ‘Super Sonic Love Toy’ / ‘Two Bottles’, and their own sell-out headline show at the Hare & Hounds, so its with much excitement we welcome them to this hefty line up which already features Brighton’s The Magic Gang.


Watch the video for ‘Super Sonic Love Toy’ below:

Babypink & The Magic Gang to support Jaws

March 4, 2014 in News

We’re very pleased to announce that the supports for JAWS’ biggest hometown headline show to date will be Birmingham’s Babypink and Brighton’s The Magic Gang.

Babypink draw from influences from grunge to britpop; driving drum beats underpin a sleazy bassline and pedal-enhanced guitars which at times even venture into psychedelia. Intricate and intriguing, the vocal of enigmatic frontman Andrew Brooks binds the building blocks and indeed the band together as live, the performance is even more impressive.

With a striking musical repertoire documenting their explosive six month progression, Babypink have already shared a stage with Little Comets, Superfood, Wolf Alice, Spector, Jaws and Circa Waves.

Babypink Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

The Magic Gang was initially a new project featuring members of YRRS, Home School and Bayy, with one bedroom demo surfacing online in the form of the utterly infectious ‘Bruises’. One year on and, having played a mere handful gigs and added a couple more songs to their catalogue, the band are still barely out of the pram – yet they’re already playing packed-out venues alongside Swim Deep and Courtney Barnett, demonstrating decidedly understated and mellow numbers to increasingly adoring audiences.

Lyrically anxious whilst remaining emphatically nonchalant in their sound, the Brighton-based four piece showcase everything that’s got us hooked on the new wave of Captured Tracks-inspired slacker rock.

The Magic Gang Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter


Tickets on sale for JAWS Xmas show

November 14, 2013 in News

Birmingham sundrenched pop four-piece JAWS have announced the details of a one-off Christmas show at the Hare & Hounds on Thursday, 19th December 2013.

Returning to their hometown following acclaimed slots at BestivalBeacons and Reading & Leeds over the summer, plus autumn tours supporting Spector & The Twang, and a renowned sold out headline show at The Institute Birmingham, this special festive event will be a euphoric celebration of all the band has achieved over the past year.

Over summer the four-piece revealed another superb slice of effortlessly infectious garage pop in the form of latest single/EP ‘Gold’. Charged with a new found sense of urgency and laden with hooks, the track is the latest addition to their impressive live set that has also seen them perform alongside fellow B-towners Peace & Swim Deep. ‘Gold’ is available now via iTunes.

Lead singer and guitarist Connor Schofield said of the show,

“We’ve had a great year and we wanted to celebrate it with an intimate headline show! We are really looking forward to playing and can’t wait to play some new songs.”

The outfit bring along their friends Babypink to open up the show. Having had a hectic year themselves which not only saw the formation of the band but subsequently some superb performances with the likes of Wolf Alice and Circa Waves and a Radar feature in the NME, Britpop grunge four-piece Babypink are gathering attention in all the right places at the moment. With just two songs up online, you can take a peek, but you’ll have to see them live to really know what it’s about.

Capacity for this event is very limited, so make sure you grab your tickets asap!


Watch Jaws’ video for ‘Gold’ below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 22nd – 27th October

October 22, 2013 in News

With touring season well under way, take a read of the local and touring acts Birmingham Promoters bring to your city this week.



Take a couple of days off to prepare for Birmingham four-piece Black Dollar Bills who play The Sunflower Lounge on Thursday. Drawing comparisons to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dead Weather and The Vines, Black Dollar Bills promise a night of power and energy. With support from Brighton’s hottest new two-piece Royal Blood, plus locals Bad Moon & Curb, we expect this to be a busy one! Tickets are a bargain at £5 advance and are available over on the event page. And don’t forget to RSVP to the official Facebook Event!

Listen to ‘House of Love’ by Black Dollar Bills below:


Alternatively, fresh from supporting Birmingham babes Swim Deep on their recent UK tour, Liverpool four-piece Circa Waves are live at the Hare & Hounds for your viewing pleasure. With support from britpop / grunge revivalists Babypink and the industrial electronic sounds of The Grafham Water Sailing Club, entry to this one is a bargain at just £5 advance. Check out the Facebook Event and find more information about all acts over on the official event page. Oh and don’t forget to send your names over to raya [at] for special £3 guestlist!

Listen to ‘Get Away’ by Circa Waves below:



On Friday, Bristol trop-pop five-piece Coasts call into The Victoria as part of their UK tour. With support from off-kilter funk six-piece Venkman and dark pop West Midlands outfit Forest Life, tickets are priced at £5 advance and are available here.

Listen to Coasts’ brand new track ‘Stay’ below:



If you fancy a little jaunt out to Wolverhampton, then West Yorkshire’s finest The Pigeon Detectives play live at The Slade Rooms. Showcasing the best of four albums-worth of material, this promises to be a lively ruckus of a show. Support on the evening comes courtesy of The Mexanines and The Dead Blues – tickets are priced at £12.50 and are available over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Animal’ by The Pigeon Detectives below:


Alternatively, London folk-rock-pop five-piece Goldheart Assembly call in to The Sunflower Lounge to play a show with Cattle & Caine and Circles – find out further information including ticket prices and timings over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Stands to Reason’ by Goldheart Assembly below:


Mississippi alt. five-piece The Weeks are also live at The Institute, calling into Birmingham as part of their current UK tour. Playing highlights from their recent debut album, Dear Bo Jackson, make sure to pick up your tickets for this one from £8 advance via the official event page. Support comes courtesy of rock ‘n’ roll Hull four-piece Audio Subscene and the ever-popular Babypink.

Listen to ‘Brother in the Night’ by The Weeks below:



Round off your week in one of two ways when Birmingham old-school punk outfit The Nightingales (formerly The Perfects) and the shambolically entertaining The Courtesy Group play the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath. Tickets are £7.50 advance, moren information over on the event page.

Alternatively, don’t forget Sunday Social at The Yardbird! This week we have performances from Less for Murder, Sally Haines and Niel Irson. Entry for this show is, as always, free – find out everything you need to know over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Mutton to Lamb’ by The Nightingales below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 14th – 20th October

October 14, 2013 in News

If you’ve managed to recover from the musical jamboree that was last week’s offering of live music events, then here’s another set of killer performances brought to you by Birmingham Promoters straight into the heart of your city.



Start your week off with a bang and a dousing of rock when Midlands four-piece Max Raptor play The Flapper with support from Haze and The Broken Oak Duet. With infectious riffs and hooks aplenty, expect a night of raw energy at this one which is priced at £7 advance. Find out more information and pick up tickets for the show over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Breakers’ below:



On Tuesday, London band of the moment Spector call into the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath as part of their UK tour. In the last run of shows before the recording and release of their second record, catch them now while you can. Support comes courtesy of their tour support (and Birmingham’s very own) sun-kissed beach pop-ers JAWS, plus some good old-fashioned pedal-powered grunge / britpop from young upstarts, Babypink. Tickets for this are £10 advance and are available over on the event page. Don’t forget to RSVP to the official Facebook Event!

Listen to ‘Never Fade Away’ below



Wednesday welcomes Newcastle cinematic indie-folk quintet Lanterns on the Lake to the Hare & Hounds. Celebrating the release of their second full length album with a full UK tour, expect something very special indeed from this performance, with support from Birmingham’s own Oh Stockholm! Tickets for this are priced at £8 advance and are available over on the event page.

Check out Lanterns on the Lake’s BBC Radio 6 Music session where they played live in the studio for Lauren Laverne earlier this week.

Listen to ‘Another Tale From Another English Town’ below:


Alternatively, Leeds piano-driven folk five-piece Dancing Years play a special free entry show at The Yardbird with special guests to be announced. With complex instrumentation and delicate vocals, expect a beautiful performance of juxtapositions – find out more, here.

Listen to ‘Here’s to my Old Friends’ by Dancing Years, below:



On Friday, the platinum-selling Liverpool quintet, Space, call in to The Institute in Digbeth. Made famous by hit singles ‘Female of the Species’, ‘Neighbourhood’ and ‘The Ballad of Tom Jones’ in the mid-90s, the band released four studio albums before calling it a day in 2005. Back this year with a full tour to mark their 20th anniversary, make sure to catch them for a very special performance indeed. Support comes courtesy of alt-electro-rock trio Rebellious Jukebox and tickets are priced at £11 advance – find out more about both artists and pick up those tickets over on the event page.

Watch the video for ‘Avenging Angels’ below:



Then, round off your week with the Sunday Social at The Yardbird which this week features a selection of acoustic performances from Rose Redd, St Malo and Che. For the perfect way to relax amongst some beautiful sounds for free, make sure you’re there to take your seats from 7pm – find out more, here.

Listen to a teaser from Rose Redd’s ‘Perfectly Useless’, below: