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This Week: Gig Roundup 15th – 21st December

December 15, 2014 in News

Christmas is a time for giving and we’ve certainly not failed in lining up some fantastic musical treats for you this week! We’ve got a sold out farewell gig from Suffolk rockers Canterbury, a headline show from local noisemakers Hyena and a musical showcase from the superbly talented Mahalia! Check out the listings below for all the info:


Canterbury + The Young @ The Flapper *SOLD OUT*

After 7 successful years, Suffolk rock quartet Canterbury have decided to call it a day, embarking on a farewell UK tour which calls at The Flapper this Wednesday. Fantastic album reviews from the likes of Kerrang (KKKK) and Rocksound (9/10)  helped build the band’s popularity through 2012/13, plus their own sold out UK tours and support slots with You Me At SixThe Blackout and Deaf Havana. This very special night will be a celebration of the band’s achievements to date and should not be missed! Support comes from local four-piece The Young. 

Watch the video for ‘Think It Over’ below:


Hyena + The Mighty Young + Electric @ The Sunflower Lounge

Telford based Hyena, formerly known as Weatherbird, released their impressive debut single ‘Mental Home’ under their new guise in November. The single, issued by Red Venom was produced by Royal Blood producer Tom Dalgety who focused on the band’s Nirvana-esque surging dynamic and hoarse power to mesmeric effect. The band, who have recently toured with Aussie thrashpop group DZ Deathrays, have been compared to the likes of Darlia and Drenge and are sure to follow in their footsteps. Support comes from garage rock duo The Mighty Young  and local racketmakers Electric. More info available here.

Listen to ‘Mental Home’ below:

3 Daft Monkeys @ The Oobleck

Following their rip-roaring set at the Hare & Hounds last year, the Cornish gypsy-folk band return to Birmingham to play The Oobleck. 2013 saw the release of their sixth studio album Of Stones and Bones, their most story-led and theatrical to date, sheer joy of life mixed with their infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘World on its Head’ below:


Mahalia + Joel Baker + Interior Castle @ The Sunflower Lounge

Mahalia and Birmingham Promoters team up to bring you the first in a very special series of events we’re calling ‘Mahalia Presents’ in which the Leicester songstress invites her dearest and favourite artists to the stage for a most excellent night of music! After two years spent supporting the likes of Ed SheeranEmeli SandeNick MulveyLaura Mvula and Kate Tempest,  Mahalia has grown into an exciting, soulful and vibrant performer. For this night, she brings with her Nottingham born songsmith Joel Baker and Australian/English female duo Interior Castle. Tickets available here.

Watch Mahalia and Ed Sheeran performing ‘Goldrush’ below:

Mahalia Presents… at The Sunflower Lounge

December 11, 2014 in News

Mahalia and Birmingham Promoters team up to bring you the first in a very special series of events we’re calling ‘Mahalia Presents’ in which the Leicester songstress invites her dearest and favourite artists to the stage for a most excellent night of music!

Two years spent supporting the likes of Ed SheeranEmeli SandeNick Mulvey, Laura Mvula, Kate Tempest and Tom Odell and playing at festivals across the country including Latitude, Wilderness, Camp Bestival has seen the young artist Mahalia develop into an exciting, soulful and vibrant performer with a deeply affecting vocal and lyrical style.

Having survived GCSE’s, Mahalia is focusing on recording tracks for her new album working with producers from the UK and abroad with releases planned throughout 2015 to follow on from her acclaimed acoustic EP Headspace released in 2013

With a successful year long Leicester residency, Mahalia Presents, under her belt which featured an eclectic list of guests including Fiona BevanSaint RaymondJP CooperAlessi’s ArkJoel Baker and loads more, Mahalia has made the move to Birmingham and will open her own account in the town at the The Sunflower Lounge.

Mahalia Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


Watch Mahalia and Ed Sheeran performing ‘Goldrush’ below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 23rd-30th September

September 23, 2013 in News

Weekly Gig Roundup 23rd – 29th September

Waving a fond farewell to festival season can mean only one thing – touring season is now in full swing, yippee!

We have some absolute gems lined up for the coming winter, all of which you can peruse at your leisure over on our Event Listings page. For now, check out the wide array of touring and local talent we bring to the stages across the city this week.


The full calendar of live music begins with Hooded Fang at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath on Monday. A Canadian four-piece producing psychedelic-hued garage, Hooded Fang will play the best of their brand new album, Gravez, as well as old favourites from debut LP, Tosta Mista. With special guests to be announced, tickets for this show are priced at just £7.50 advance – you can find out further information over on the event page.

Listen to Hooded Fang below:



On Tuesday, Birmingham buzz band JAWS play a sold out show at The Institute in Digbeth. Championed by Huw Stephens, The Guardian and NME, JAWS’ performance of their beach-hued pop sound promises to be incendiary. With support from Wolverhampton pedal-pushers Laced and grunge / britpop revivalists, Babypink, you can find out more about all of the acts by visiting the event page and don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook Event, here.

Listen to JAWS below:



On Wednesday, there are two live music events to choose from. At the Hare and Hounds, 18 year old Nottingham-born singer songwriter Callum Burrows, AKA Saint Raymond performs with support from Joel Baker and Birmingham Promoters-favourite, Charlotte Carpenter. Tickets are priced at £6 advance – find them along with further event information, here.

Alternatively, Cheltenham folk rock quartet Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun are live at The Rainbow. Having been Zane Lowe’s Next Hype band and appearing with Frank Turner at the Olympics Opening Ceremony where they played to an estimated audience of 25 million, the group come to this intimate setting in Birmingham for one night only. Supported by the beautiful Boat to Row – an instrument-swapping collective of Midlands talent, tickets for this event are priced at £7 advance and are available, along with further information over on the event page.

Listen to Saint Raymond below:



On Thursday, we welcome West Coast-influenced four-piece Cloud Control to the Hare and Hounds. Originally from Australia’s Blue Mountains but now residing in London, Cloud Control’s debut album, Bliss Release, won Australia’s version of the Mercury prize in 2011. Having previously supported Vampire Weekend, Weezer and Arcade Fire amongst others, Cloud Control embark on a headline tour of their very own to celebrate the release of second album, Dream Cave. Tickets for this event are priced at £8 advance – find out more info over on the event page.

Listen to Cloud Control below:



Friday sees 90s grunge-influenced trio Since Monroe play at The Victoria on John Bright Street. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Nirvana, Weezer and Foo Fighters, Since Monroe bring their music into the modern day by applying a layer of pop. Support comes courtesy of Telford four-piece Weatherbird and Fans of Faye. Tickets for this show are priced at £5 on the door – find out more info over on the event page.

Listen to Since Monroe below:



On Saturday, Mountain of Love, the new band formed by two former members of Alabama 3 play   at The Sunflower Lounge. Constructing a mix of electro and house with dub and funk influences, Mountain of Love promise a rich and complex performance. Support for this show is to be announced – keep up to date via the event page where you can also purchase tickets priced at £8 advance.

Listen to Mountain of Love below:



Bring your week to a relaxing and atmospheric close at the Sunday Social which this week features performances from Bedfordshire singer songwriter, Terry Emm, Wolverhampton storyteller Daniel Beckett and the blues and pop-influenced Portia Reed. Check out the event page, here. Entry to the show at The Yardbird is, as always, completely free. We’ll see you there then!

Listen to Terry Emm below:

Saint Raymond to play Hare & Hounds Birmingham

September 4, 2013 in News

Saint Raymond is 18 year old Callum Burrows. His self-penned debut EP will be released on Gabrielle Aplin’s Never Fade Records label on 28th May. The video for his lead track ‘Fall At Your Feet’ is directed by Joshua Sanger and Rob Jelley, the team behind Gabrielle Aplin’s, ‘Home’ and ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ videos.

Having already completed support slots for Jake BuggLewis Watson, and Lauren Aquilina, Saint Raymond has also recently travelled out to Europe as support for Gabrielle Aplin. This September sees Saint Raymond embark on his first solo headline tour, stopping at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds on 25th September.

Saint Raymond Links: SoundcloudFacebook | Twitter

Support comes from Nottingham born songsmith Joel Baker who has already seen comparisons to the likes of Ben Howard and Jake Bugg plus slots at Reading & Leeds Festivals.

Joel Baker Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


Watch the video for Saint Raymond’s ‘Fall At Your Feet’ below: