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Tom Walker announces Birmingham show

July 25, 2017 in News

Currently taking 2017 by storm, British newcomer Tom Walker builds on the release of his debut EP on Relentless Records with the release of huge new track ‘Heartland’ co-written and produced by Naughty Boy.

The release of ‘Heartland’ follows critical acclaim from tastemakers The Sunday TimesPigeons&PlanesWonderlandShortlist and MTV, for his debut Blessings EP which was co-produced with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys) and featured ‘Just You & I’ a track which has already had an astonishing 17M streams. Tom also marked his breakout year with his first major US TV performance on the Today Show – also playing three sold out shows in LA and New York before returning to London for a sold show at Omeara.

Now the Glasgow born, Manchester-bred artist follows tracks with Kojey Radical and Avelino with this Naughty Boy collaboration; delicate violin plucks create a deceptively classy backdrop to Tom’s rousing, gravel-flecked vocals and frank, vivid and relatable lyrics.

‘Heartland” says Tom, “is about temptation getting the better of you. It’s about life’s hangover, where you wake up the next morning and realise things haven’t turned out as expected and the price you pay. Happens to the best of us.”

Tom Walker Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Tom Walker plays The Castle And Falcon Birmingham on Sat 25th November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Blessings’ below:

The Urban Voodoo Machine to play new Bham venue

March 30, 2017 in News

The Urban Voodoo Machine’s music would sound like a great night out in a dangerous part of town. From the get-go, The UVM fused junkyard blues and stinging rockabilly with mariachi horns, fiddles, sinister cabaret and punk rock tangos. “I wanted to play rock’n’roll music with a different instrumentation,” says Angel, “taking inspiration from everything from delta blues, latin and gypsy music without losing the spirit and attitude of punk.” His lyrics – part Lemmy, part Bob Dylan – made other (more acclaimed) songwriters sound totally. Fucking. Boring.

“We’re not Americana and were definitely not ‘retro’,” says Angel. “I write songs about living in London right now. Although having a shit time, no money, heartbreak, mental illness, addiction and suppression from the big guy is kinda universal and timeless, I guess…”

The Urban Voodoo Machine Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

The Urban Voodoo Machine play new Birmingham venue The Castle and Falcon (formerly Ceol Castle) on Sat 1st April 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Rather You Shot Me Down’ below:

New Birmingham Venue: The Castle and Falcon

March 22, 2017 in News

The Castle And Falcon in Birmingham re-launches and reopens its doors on the 31st March as a live music venue and late night bar on Moseley Road. Performing on the opening night are old school rhythm, blues and soul nine piece, The Atlantic Players, raucous rockabilly and country from Harry & The Howlers alongside local legend and 6 music favourite DJ Sam Redmore.

Five years ago the venue was a staple amongst the live music scene in Birmingham with queues around the corner with bands from far and wide having played at the popular Brum night spot.

Owner Dominic Molloy said: “This pub has been in my family for many years and we are all really excited to show you the big changes we have made.”

The venue relaunches on the 31st March this spring with regular gigs and weekly club nights featuring some of Birmingham’s most popular DJ’s. The bar will be able to accommodate up to 250 people serving craft beers, pints from £2.50, cocktails and the venue has more plans for the future.

The new venue will include a new sound system, updated interior and boasts one of the biggest stages inside any Birmingham pub. At last this Birmingham boozer will bring its iconic history of live music back to life once again.

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The Atlantic Players play The Castle And Falcon Birmingham on Friday 31st March 2017, with support from Harry & The Howlers and DJ Sam Redmore. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Drowning On Dry Land’ below: