Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Declining Winter – Haunt The Upper Hallways

The Declining Winter played Colour back in September last year, a gig that will always¬† be significant for us because of the way Richard Adams and his cohorts transformed the space, haunting it with the atmospheric, restrained but insistent melancholy … Continue reading

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Hey For Lubberland!

Two things we love are coming together this weekend in Digbeth: experimental music from Capsule and colourful, obscure design explorations courtesy of the new project by Simon and Tom Bloor, Hey For Lubberland. For their new project for Ikon they’ve … Continue reading

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Stillness is the Move

Dirty Projectors first caught my attention with ‘Knotty Pine’, their collaboration with David Byrne recorded for the Dark Was the Night compilation. Late to the party I know. I’m still processing their recently-released second record Bitte Orca, with its astounding … Continue reading

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Gleeful Happenings

I think Birmingham’s Glee Club deserves serious props for the wonderful niche they’ve carved out for themselves in the city. There’s a consistent quality and appeal of the artists booked. The schedule tends to be dominated by folk, country and … Continue reading

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Ten Years of ATP

I thought All Tomorrow’s Parties VS The Fans a couple of years ago was a pretty unbeatable lineup but their tenth anniversary festival is looking to knock it out the box come December. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Modest Mouse, … Continue reading

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