How did Orlando Seale’s dramatic sound come across at their Wrestling single launch in London?
Categories: Live Review, Review • Tags: Adam Beattie, All Of The Dogs, Brooke Sharkey, I Love You Beast, Indie, Live, Live Review, Orlando Seale, Orlando Seale and The Swell, Oslo Hackney, Richard Strange, Single Launch, Wrestling
Live billings are a very tricky thing. You don’t want to have everybody in a very close-fitting genre, because it runs the risk of feeling like you’re at a Status Quo gig and everything melding into one cohesive sound. At the same time, you don’t want too much variation because it can confuse an audience. It’s tricky business. Dirty Money No. 5’s album launch show at The Sugarmill in Stoke (Saturday September 6 2014) played it risky in this regard. […]
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Currently on tour with US surf-grungers Howler, Broken Hands are a band of big tunes and tight rhythms that any alt-rock fan should check out right away. On a dark and dreary day at Birmingham’s Institute on Friday, I was fortunate enough to get shelter from the rain by watching Howler perform. And to my great fortune, Broken Hands – a band I had heard of but never really listened to – were the second support act. They were on […]
The Bots are a special thing indeed. A pair of brothers in their teens coming over from the USA and taking Europe by storm by being the embodiment of punk? That is definitely something special. Tonight, The Bots have brought together some great new punk-rock bands to support them as they attempt to show Birmingham exactly why they have earned attention from bands such as Blur and Refused. And they do exceedingly well in doing so. First on the bill […]
It’s not very often that an opening act will almost be on par with the headline act in terms of showmanship and musical capability. But this is exactly what happened when Wolverhampton-based Chris Wallbank & The Cowards supported Dog Is Dead at their recent show at Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2. From the moment they walked on stage, everybody in the audience knew they were in for a treat. The confident grin and swagger of Chris Wallbank as he strutted to […]
When Gaz Coombes brought his tour to Birmingham on the 21st October 2012, nobody knew what to expect from him or the support act. Neither the tickets nor tour posters even mentioned a support act. Cave Painting are a five-piece indie band from Brighton, whose sound can only be described as ethereal. It is incredibly difficult to pigeon-hole their sound. They’re indie; they’re pop; they’re shoegaze; they’re slightly electronic. There’s a lot of words you could use to describe them, […]