2013 marks a momentous year for renowned clubbing giant Gatecrasher. The world-famous club brand is to celebrate twenty years at the forefront of dance music culture with an awe-inspiring series of global events and releases. A true celebration of Gatecrasher past, present, and future! CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
Since forming ‘out of boredom’ back in 2010, Peace have had people talking. The Birmingham quartet have generated no small amount of hype, being hailed as ‘the future of indie music’ by the Guardian and named NME’s ‘One’s To Watch’. Their ‘dark melodic indie techno’ bagged them a Sound of 2013 nomination and their forward thinking musical mentality has seen them tipped from all sides. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
There’s a new movement stirring within the music scene in Birmingham and at the forefront is Swim Deep: a band formed through chance encounters and youthful pipe dreams who are blazing a trail for the city’s scene. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
For a musician who has previously traded on his overt flamboyance, it may seem a bit risky for Patrick Wolf to strip it back for a wholly acoustic set. However, anyone who has followed the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter since his debut album ‘Lycanthropy’ in 2003 will know that Wolf doesn’t need the electronic elements that have helped shaped his discography; in a live setting, the talented troubadour proves he’s the real deal by stripping it back and showcasing his voice, his poetry and his musical talent completely free of beats.
On one of the coldest nights of winter so far, it was up to The XX to turn up the heat for Wolves Civic patrons despite the band’s reputation for being one of the coolest UK acts of recent years. Since that career-altering night in 2010 when they picked up the coveted Mercury Music Prize, the trio have been on an upward trajectory home and away; their music, a hypnotic synthesis of dreamy indie, skittering beats and effortless soul, has soundtracked all your favourite TV shows, been sampled by Rihanna, headed up festival stages and, in keeping with the band members’ avoidance of the limelight, unassumedly made its mark without ever resorting to cheap gimmickry.