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On it’s best day, nobody does heart-stoppingly loud, bullish music like the Midlands and that was evident once again on Wednesday night, where The Flapper was host for the hometown leg of Bovine’s joint UK tour with eclectic Londoners Antlered Man, and some other bloody good bands turned up as well.
A Birmingham band have secured one of the last remaining slots at this years Download Festival.
It will not be long before Bovine are huge.
In the final part of our four-part feature we’ll be discussing some of the heavier sounds to come from the city that have impressed us in the last 12 months
A darkly ambient explosion of noise with the kick of a steel-toed mule; Birmingham’s latest metal offspring, Bovine, are not for the faint-hearted.
In the deepest, darkest recesses of Digbeth, through backstreets and past industrial estates, far from the glare of the Custard Factory and The HMV Institute lies Muthers Studio, a modestly sized, unassuming place from the outside, but if you were to have ventured in this Saturday, modest and unassuming was the last thing you’d find, as a cavalcade of some of the finest heavier acts from Birmingham and beyond stampeded into town.
Over the past couple of years, The Off The Cuff Festival has proven itself to be one of the best showcases of new British music, bringing the some of the brightest and most promising acts from around the Isles to Birmingham’s very own Flapper, and this year has been no exception.
With the announcement of the new acoustic stage, the line-up for this years Off The Cuff Festival is finally complete.