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Weekly Gig Roundup 25th November – 1st December

November 25, 2013 in News

MONDAY 25TH

Start off your week at the Hare & Hounds on Monday when The Monster NME Radar Tour calls into town. Showcasing the best in up and coming national talent including New York punk quintet, Cerebral Ballzy; Glasgow’s rock and soul, The Amazing Snakeheads; South London 60s psych six-piece, Fat White Family; and the Black Country’s own, Victor, this promises to be a completely frenetic evening. Tickets are priced at £8 advance and are available over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’ by Cerebral Ballzy below:

 

THURSDAY 28TH

Jump forward to Thursday and classic folk trio, 3 Daft Monkeys, who weave world music into the sounds they create, play the Hare & Hounds for the price of £10 advance. With support from Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos  you can find out everything you need to know over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Paranoid Big Brother’ by 3 Daft Monkeys below:

 

FRIDAY 29TH

On Friday, we welcome local guitar pop quintet, Drakelow, to the stage at The Victoria on John Bright Street. Celebrating the release of their new single, Amber, expect melodies and hooks which will stay with you for days. Support comes courtesy of Only Shadows and Mutes – find out further information on all the acts and pick up your tickets for £5 advance from the event page.

Listen to ‘Be Still’ by Only Shadows below:

 

SATURDAY 30TH

On Saturday, we present local outfit Cold Ocean Lies’ first ever show at The Sunflower Lounge. Drawing inspiration from the wealth of talent that the city has spawned over the past year, the band promise en exciting selection of songs including the demos they have just finished recording. Support comes from energetic midlands five-piece, Mr George’s Famous Last Words. Tickets for the event are priced at £6 on the door – find out more, here.

Listen to ‘The Game’ by Cold Ocean Lies below:

 

Alternatively, exciting live act Crystal Fighters play live at The Institute in Digbeth for the price of £10 advance. They’re joined by Roosevelt and The Grafham Water Sailing Club – find out more here and don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook Event!

Listen to ‘LA Calling’ by Crystal Fighters below:

 

SUNDAY 1ST

Round off your week at the Sunday Social which this week features performances from blues pop fusion artist, Nina Baker; soulful songwriter, Guy Jones; Birmingham singer songwriter, Demi Marriner and young piano-based artist, Emily Ewing. This event at The Yardbird is, as ever, completely free – warm your cockles and join us for what promises to be a beautifully intimate affair. Find out more about all of the artists, here.

New Crystal Fighters track ‘LA Calling’

May 14, 2013 in News

Crystal Fighters have revealed a brand new track, the remarkably infectious ‘LA Calling’. It’s europhoric melodies and bright indie-pop sounds makes us feel like summer is just around the corner – roll on the BBQs and beer gardens. The song is taken from their highly-anticipated second album Cave Rave, due for release on 27th May 2013 via Zirkulo/PIAS.

The stunning album artwork is by the visionary artist Paul Laffoley. Comissioned by the band, the dense piece encompasses history, architecture, science, philosophy, religion, and transcendent spirituality, all themes explored by Crystal Fighters on this new album.

Cave Rave was written in the Basque hills, a region that has been integral to Crystal Fighters’ sound and that inspired their first album ‘Star Of Love’. Crystal Fighters then decamped to Los Angeles and recorded the album with Grammy nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck/Air/M83/Paramore).

Crystal Fighters have established themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts and they’ll be embarking on a world tour in 2013, including Birmingham’s The Institute on Sat 30th November 2013. Most of their shows in May have already sold out with their London show at Koko selling out a full six months in advance, so we recommend getting your tickets early!

To get a taste of Cave Rave ahead of its release, check out the album sampler on YouTube here.

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS PLAY THE INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 30TH NOVEMBER 2013, PRESENTED BY BIRMINGHAM PROMOTERS & COUNTERACT MAGAZINE. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Stream new track ‘LA Calling’ below:

New Crystal Fighters video ‘You & I’

April 24, 2013 in News

Crystal Fighters have revealed brand new track ‘You & I’ and accompanying video, directed by Elliott Sellers. The track is taken from their highly-anticipated second album Cave Rave, due for release on 27th May 2013 via Zirkulo/PIAS.

The stunning album artwork is by the visionary artist Paul Laffoley. Comissioned by the band, the dense piece encompasses history, architecture, science, philosophy, religion, and transcendent spirituality, all themes explored by Crystal Fighters on this new album.

Cave Rave was written in the Basque hills, a region that has been integral to Crystal Fighters’ sound and that inspired their first album ‘Star Of Love’. Crystal Fighters then decamped to Los Angeles and recorded the album with Grammy nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck/Air/M83/Paramore).

Crystal Fighters have established themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts and they’ll be embarking on a world tour in 2013, including Birmingham’s The Institute on Sat 30th November 2013. Most of their shows in May have already sold out with their London show at Koko selling out a full six months in advance, so we recommend getting your tickets early!

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CRYSTAL FIGHTERS PLAY THE INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 30TH NOVEMBER 2013, PRESENTED BY COUNTERACT MAGAZINE & BIRMINGHAM PROMOTERS. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Check out the video for ‘You & I’ below:

Crystal Fighters to play The Institute Birmingham

February 20, 2013 in News

We are very excited to announce we’re teaming up with Counteract Magazine to bring the amazing Crystal Fighters to The Institute Birmingham!

Crystal Fighters have announced details of their highly anticipated second album. It’s entitled ‘Cave Rave’ and will be released on Zirkulo/PIAS on 27th May 2013.

The stunning album artwork is by the visionary artist Paul Laffoley. Comissioned by the band, the dense piece encompasses history, architecture, science, philosophy, religion, and transcendent spirituality, all themes explored by Crystal Fighters on this new album.

‘Cave Rave’ was written in the Basque hills, a region that has been integral to Crystal Fighters’ sound and that inspired their first album ‘Star Of Love’. Crystal Fighters then decamped to Los Angeles and recorded the album with Grammy nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck/Air/M83/Paramore).

Crystal Fighters have established themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts and they’ll be embarking on a world tour in 2013, including Birmingham’s The Institute on Sat 30th November 2013. Most of their shows in May have already sold out with their London show at Koko selling out a full six months in advance, so we recommend getting your tickets early!

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS PLAY THE INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 30TH NOVEMBER 2013. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Check out the video for ‘Follow’ below: