Feeder Carving our way through the largely male orientated numbers, we entered the poky venue of Birmingham’s Institute. Scouring the crowd’s features I supposed their fans originated from Feeder's 90’s days, a fairly youthful yet adult crowd awaiting their entrance - the ‘growing up with’ era.


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Electric Six

Michigan six-piece Electric Six are currently on a world tour in support of their 11th studio album ‘Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!’ The last time Gig Junkies witnessed Dick Valentine and co belt out the famous line ‘I wanna take you to a Gay Bar!’ was 364 days ago (to be exact).



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Charlotte Carpenter

Moody moog sounds of Break begin the headline set from Charlotte Carpenter and band. The three-piece, two guitars, drums and a mass of effects draw the nicely filled venue into respectful silence immediately. The questioning emotive track builds with brewing, swirling soundscapes before it dissolves into a deserved round of applause. Meantime, also from the new E.P. The Fault Line follows and with heads beginning to nod approval amongst the crowd - it’s quickly apparent the new songs are as good, if not better, than music from the four previous E.P.’s.



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Albert Hammond Jr t’s becoming a regular treat to see musical heroes and icons playing at my local pub the Hare & Hounds. The venue has gone from strength to strength over the past ten years producing a wide and varied music programme to suit all adult tastes. It makes sense then that Albert Hammond Jr, guitarist of THE coolest band of the past 20 years, The Strokes, would make a stop here on his solo headline tour.


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The Vryll Society Liverpool's band of the moment, The Vryll Society, performed at the Sunflower Lounge on Wednesday, accompanied by local bands Semantics and Institutes for an energetic and intimate gig, with a variety of genres and great sound. It was a high quality performance at a venue well suited for these three up and coming bands.


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Electric Six It would be awesome if we could dance! With Dick Valentine and Electric Six this is a nailed on dead cert if ever I’ve seen one. For me one of the most fun and underrated bands of the last ten years strutted into the Academy 2 stage in Birmingham. Some improper dancing is about to occur.


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Charlotte Carpenter The two support slots set up the headliner nicely and Charlotte Carpenter takes to stage initially in a trio backed by guitar and drums. "Woes" from the October 2014 released EP "Take It All" kicks of the headliner's set in soft yet enchanting style.


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Courteeners 2014 has been quite a year for Manchester’s indie rock band Courteeners, The band headlined the second stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August following the release of their forth album ‘Concrete Love’ which reached No 3 in the UK Album Chart. The year concluded with a huge 19 date UK tour in October and November.


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Dead Sea Skulls Once seen never forgotten, maybe an overused phrase these days, but when Dead Sea Skulls are in town you know that they are going to bring a van load of entertainment, tonight was no exception when they played to a sell out crowd at the intimate upstairs room of The Victoria, in Birmingham's city centre on Friday evening.


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