Maxïmo Park

Maxïmo Park celebrate their 10-year existence with a sold-out performance within the faux Grecian décor of Birmingham’s O2 Institute. Support comes from Stealing Sheep, who appear on stage through smoke and UFO-like lighting, clad in black & neon capes and matching sunglasses, to sounds reminiscent of the X-Files theme tune.



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Yellowcard Since their beginnings in 1997, Yellowcard have considered Less Than Jake to be one of their main inspirations. The two bands were formed within 100 miles of each other and regularly toured the same venues while climbing from nobodies to the stars they are today.


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Bloc Party The band walk on stage: Matt wearing nothing but denim shorts, Russell in a bright yellow t-shirt, Gordon in his trademark black, whilst Kele looks as though he has just arrived from lounging around on a sofa all day, dressed in a Public Enemy t-shirt and Adidas shorts. They burst into a fast-paced and somewhat monotonous version of recent single Octopus; the result being much dancing, but little singing along from the crowd. Indeed, throughout the evening, the more technically challenging songs from Four are played at increased speed, ending up with breathless and curt vocals from Kele.


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Less Than Jake When Less Than Jake announced their latest tour, the list of venues came as a bit of a surprise. Rather than their usual collection of medium-sized venues in major towns and cities, this time they were visiting just a handful of places off the beaten track. It made some fans wonder whether they were just trying to mix things up, or whether they felt they couldn't fill the bigger venues any more.


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Noah and the Whale First shooting to fame in 2007 with the ubiquitous classic, 'Five Years Time', it seemed Noah and the Whale might be doomed to be one hit wonders. But with a string of critically acclaimed tracks, and the release of their latest album, 'Last Night On Earth', they're proving the critics wrong and showing they're here to stay.


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