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It’s the confidence that strikes you at first. Rather than shove a heavily salted indie treat into the Midlands’ already bloated soundhole, Mr George has decided his famous last words will read – ‘real rock and roll lived here.’
Despite still being young, Best’s world-weary howl suits him, especially on the folky ‘Emerald City’, where he conjures up the sulky strums and Americana grains Lightspeed Champion used to muster so well.
Albeit short and sweet, the EP shows Charlotte Carpenter at her best, an extremely talented singer/songwriter who defies her young years.
Superfood have broken out of the so called B-Town scene and made it their own; the release of their debut EP will without a doubt make everyone go crazy for everything Birmingham again.
We’d compare this release to a wild animal – it’s savage, and what’s more, it’s free.
After touring solidly and refining their sound for the last 18 months, rockers Brother & Bones are releasing their new EP To Be Alive next month.
Andy Goddard isn’t just another bloke with an acoustic guitar.
With the low-fi aura of The Vaccines enveloping Alex Turner-like bouts of lyrical self-deprecation, Don’t Play With Fire more than solidifies China Rats standing as the next big, stand-out indie darlings.
The first noticeable trait is the absence of bassist Kim Deal, who’s sugary backing vocals used to chime so brilliantly with the tortured howl of Black.
Birmingham’s Dead Sea Skulls feature a member of now defunct rock band Raven Vandelle and a lead singer who drums standing up whilst belting out their tunes.