V Festival Fans flew in, helicopters had landed and us knowing Brits had our wellies at the ready to witness Jay Z’s only European set of 2017, P!NK’s prowess and the assorted line up of Weston Parks V Festival in the heart of Staffordshire.


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Boardmasters 2017 A daunting multi-coloured ocean of tents packed a claustrophobic multitude of fields. The scenic hillside of Watergate Bay welcomed over 50,000 festival goers to its glorious grass banks, as the Cornish coastline hosted Britain’s beloved surf and music festival, Boardmasters with a full lineup including Jamiroquai , Alt J, Stormzy, Frank Turner, Two Door Cinema Club and many more....


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Glass Animals A dense colony inhabited Birmingham’s O2 Institute on Friday night, long-anticipating the indie-tronic hums of Oxford’s alt-rock band, Glass Animals. Headlining their very first Birmingham gig, their colossal fan base (unbeknown to me) penetrated my ear-drums upon the lad’s entrance to the stage.


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The 1975 Returning to their home-town just off the back of their U.S tour, Manchester manufactured The 1975 gathered a worthy crowd in all its immensity at the Arena on Tuesday night.


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Lissie After a foot-tappingly elongated wait at the bar for a pint of cider, U.S born Lissie entered the stage with guitarist Nick Tesoriero and forecast an alleviating cloud across the audience, kindling their gig spirits with track ‘Hero’ introducing her set.


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Album Review: Live At Union Chapel - Lissie Little do artists manage to pull off live albums when removing the protection of the production that goes into making a record. There’s no edits, no time for adjustments, no fancy auto-tune. It’s just you, the pressure of an audience, a few instruments and a microphone. You’re in the spotlight, simple. Stripped back, an unpretentious Lissie bares little thought to an uninspiring album title ‘Lissie – Live At Union Chapel’, her raw and minimalist ways show she needs no introduction, no falsity, no fresh record label bullsh*t. The London gig was sold out.


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Boardmasters Surf + Music Festival 2016 Infected with festival fever, thousands sat above the sun-kissed sands of Cornwall’s Watergate Bay this weekend, on a picturesque hillside home to Boardmasters, one of the only British festivals that welcomes flip-flops over wellies.


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Kaiser Chiefs Suave in his entrance and charming in ego, front-man Ricky Wilson immediately presents the naughties established indie pop rock band, Kaiser Chiefs, by stirring up an animated Everyday I Love You Less and Less from fame-making album Employment. Instantly igniting the energy of the band and fans, the addictive lyrics had Ricky destroying music equipment and climbing on drums within minutes of entering the stage.


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We Are Scientists Dynamic, New York based rock indie duo, We Are Scientists, enveloped Birmingham’s O2 Institute in an enigmatic sound unlike that of their former albums. New album release, Helter Seltzer, explores a fusion of electronic, punk and hard instrumental rock that has propelled them into a distinguished artist worthy of a venue much larger than the Institute's 2nd room.


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Mumford & Sons

Out with the gentlemanly waistcoats and in with the grungy denim shirt-jean combo, the freshly transformed British quartet have re-categorised themselves within the rock music genre. The convincingly celtic rooted folk band Mumford & Sons have stripped back the banjo and string ensemble and opted for electric rock with their 2015 album Wilder Mind. Their new material has been saturated in the clashing of symbols, hard hitting drums, and twangs of electric guitars.



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Ella Eyre The appropriately entitled album tour, Feline, fittingly suits the youthful Ella Eyre’s feisty stage presence and roaring vocals as she illuminates Birmingham’s O2 Academy alongside a duo of fierce female vocalists backing her on the concluding night of her tour.


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The Staves Impeccable English sister trio The Staves activated a tightly packed venue of the Institute, Birmingham, with their appealing harmonies and outstanding choral vocals, they’ve fascinated their fans who’ve inflated in numbers since their latest sell out tour and release of album ‘If I Was.’


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Foxes Since the last time I witnessed English, singer-songwriter Foxes on her first album tour ‘Glorious’ her style seems to have expanded to resonate with a huge demographic, as the fans of Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2 comprised of all ages.


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James Bay

Sold out; James Bay has gained his fans in their thousands with a record year introducing his album Chaos and the Calm as well as winning this year’s Critics Choice Award at the Brits. Hitchin’s very own has hit us by storm, with a multitude of tracks and representing the era of acoustic rock, competing (never mind befriending) the likes of Sheeran and Ezra.



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