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New beginnings for The Day Ends…live this Saturday! 

19 Apr 18

With a set that promises 19…


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Pete Williams @ The Rep Studio, Saturday April 14th 2018 

18 Apr 18

Me? At a real live gig? Yep, that actually happened.


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Pete Williams! Live! This Saturday! 

11 Apr 18

Attention Midlands based friends, the wonderful Mr Pete Williams is playing at The Rep Studio this Saturday evening April 14th and unveiling new songs – like this little beauty – from his forthcoming album.


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Sparks – Wonder Girl 

9 Apr 18

Currently reading a fine biog of Sparks, Talent Is An Asset, which prompted me to go snuffling about the darkest corners of the internet…


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Love Gotten – Bokito 

5 Apr 18

Wild Beasts may be dead and buried but if you like a little nuts in a nutcracker high voiced tropically tinged loveliness cop a listen to Love Gotten by BOKITO.


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Snooky Fest 2018! 

3 Apr 18

Chuffed to see that Snooky Fest is back on Saturday July 14th for a second year after a hugely impressive debut and early bird tickets are on sale right now for a frankly bargaintastic £15.


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Vitamin C – Can 

29 Mar 18

Well, it is from the album EGE Bamyasi…


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Cosmo Sheldrake – Come Along 

26 Mar 18

Heard this chap on Cerys’ show on 6Music a couple of weeks ago and meant to post it last week but, ya know, time and stuff.


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Easy Rippin – The Day Ends 

22 Mar 18

“EASY RIPPIN” by THE DAY ENDS from The Day Ends on Vimeo .


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The Fearless Flyers – Ace Of Aces 

20 Mar 18

How funking funky is this? Funking funky that’s how funky it is.


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Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro – Look Around The Corner 

15 Mar 18

Heard this again for the first time in ages on the ever reliable 6 Music yesterday and thought it deserved a quick post, especially as we could all do with its distinctly summertime vibe over the weekend when we’re apparently going to be blasted by …


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AKA George – Manic Machine 

14 Mar 18

AKA George (aka the artist formerly known as George Barnett) is back, back, back with a brand new single and, well, it’s a bit of an (Ed) banger (see what I did there…


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Can’t stop the weekend… 

9 Mar 18

After last week’s apocalyptic weather I’m looking forward to getting out and about this weekend so here’s a little blast of Red Hot Chili Peppers to kick things off.


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NME RIP 

7 Mar 18

It’s been a long time coming sadly but today whichever global mega corporation owns the tattered remains of the NME has announced that it’s to stop printing any more copies after this week’s issue, effectively ending 66 years of music history.


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Rumba De Bodas – Freaky Funky 

2 Mar 18

It’s Freaky Funky Friday people! And thank Freaky Funky for that eh? If you’re UK based the chances are you’ve just endured some of the shittiest March weather since…


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Table Scraps – I’m A Failure 

1 Mar 18

A nice slice of slacker garage grunge to warm the cockles of whichever part of your anatomy might be frozen from Brum’s very own Table Scraps! Right now I’m a failure at keeping frickin’ warm…


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Bleeder – Balaban and the Bald Illeagles 

26 Feb 18

On the off chance that you’ve not frozen completely solid here’s a spanking new track from Balaban and the Bald Illeagles.


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Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest 

23 Feb 18

Watched a few minutes of The Brits this week.


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Psychic TV – I.C Water 

22 Feb 18

How this passed me by I don’t know but I’ve just discovered that one of my personal heroes/heroines Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, lead singer and one of the creative forces behind Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, is suffering from chronic leukaemia.


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Kate Bush – Moments of Pleasure 

20 Feb 18

This might not be one of Bush’s best known tracks but it’s arguably one of her best.


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Another one bites the dust…just 4 more months of The Flapper 

14 Feb 18

Well, the writing’s been on the wall for a while now (and I don’t just mean in the men’s loos) but very sadly The Flapper’s confirmed that it’s closing in June to make way for yet more oh so vital apartments that some investor on the other side of …


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The Day Ends need you! 

13 Feb 18

As part of their ongoing mission to bring their particular brand of musical magic / madness / mayhem / mayonnaise to the wider world The Day Ends are planning to remove the safety nets altogether and start live streaming all kinds of freaky shit via …


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Youth Man – I Don’t Know 

9 Feb 18

Now signed to Alcopop! Records and with a tour in the offing Youth Man are back with a brand new track that’s quite possibly the best thing they’ve ever done.


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Go-Kart Mozart – When You’re Depressed 

8 Feb 18

I’ve been trying to find a version of Go-Kart Mozart’s latest track Relative Poverty that I can stick up here but without success so let’s plump for last year’s When You’re Depressed instead.


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Somewhere it’s over for The Rainbow… 

5 Feb 18

This has been rumbling on for a while now but if The Rainbow Venues in Digbeth do remain closed after the revocation of its licence/s it will be one of the most short sighted decisions Birmingham City Council will have ever made…