Like all the greatest music Scott Lavene is all at once familiar and yet hard to place. A storyteller, delivering real life vignettes over wonk beats and scuzz riffs, he is a 21st century take on those maverick genius outsiders that Stiff Records used to release back in the punk wars.

Lavene has the lyrical smarts and the fairground bark of an Ian Dury, the incisive wordplay of a Costello and the deadpan pop of Madness in his creative DNA, along with the street poetry of an Essex boy version of Lou Reed, the dislocated funk of Talking Heads, the jellied eel lyrical bounce of Chas and Dave, and the inventive surreal see-saw of a Tom Waits, and many other nonconformists.

Scott Lavene Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘My Kinda Girl’ below:

Welcome to The NU. The futuristic music project has ambitions to reach NU heights, creating pumping soundscapes for the 21st century; The NU combines the electric atmosphere of the dance world and the raw energy of rock n roll to pioneer a NU approach to music. Drawing inspiration from acts such as INXS, Crystal Castles and Janes Addiction, expect future releases to dive into countless spectrums of euphoria that has every intention of sparking that increasingly precious goose bump feeling.

Receiving radio plays from BBC Introducing In the West Midlands and smashing shows around the UK including a Headline set at BIMM Birmingham’s end of term showcase at The Castle and Falcon, The NU is definitely one to watch in 2019.

The NU Links: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

A while after the release of their debut EP, Forever, The VCR are making their return to the Birmingham music scene. With their refreshingly intricate guitar-driven sound, The VCR’s give a nod to early Kings of Leon and Room on Fire.

The VCR Links: Spotify | Instagram | Twitter






The RA Project is a recently formed Birmingham group. With influence stemming from the spoken word of Jim Morrison to the relaxed feeling of The Velvet Underground, it always makes for an interesting viewing experience.

The RA Project Links: Facebook | Instagram