The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives. “This album came from spending two years touring and being in a relationship, and feeling like I never had any space of…Find out more »
As anyone who’s experienced a Yak performance can tell you, things rarely go to plan. Or to put it more accurately, there isn’t a plan to start off with. Dispensing with setlists entirely, the trio rely on a unique alchemy of feral energy and weird telepathy to conjure up a force-twelve storm where anything from deranged live-wire blues, dreamlike psychedelia and sprawling prog wig-outs can get dashed against the rocks. Coming just over a year since their debut single ‘Hungry…Find out more »
Etta Bond is known and loved for her soulful British vocal and straight-talking attitude. Inspired by the likes of Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, and Etta James, her songwriting finesse, coupled with her powerful delivery is teeming with a vulnerability and honesty that will warm even the coldest heart. Championed by The Guardian as a ‘skinhead soul princess’, she has been named one of their Future 50 rising stars to watch, as well as being tipped by The Fader in their list of 10 UK…Find out more »
Bloxx are back at The Castle and Falcon after a more than successful 2018. DIY praised female fronted, 4 piece, alt rock / indie pop band, BLOXX are known to fuse grungy undertones with classic indie-influenced melodies to create their unique, yet comfortably familiar sound which is most evident within their live shows. "After meeting whilst working in Wetherspoons, Bloxx have managed to make their drawling, deadbeat tones reflect the band’s inception. Ophelia’s writing style is also completely confessional, detailing…Find out more »
North London upstart GIRLI concocted a chaotic mix of pop, electronic and punk spirit when she began her solo career in 2014. The rebellions singer/rapper/producer was part of indie rock band Ask Martin while in high school, but when her bandmates went on to college, she decided she didn’t want to go down a traditional path. She chose a stage name inspired by Blondie, with an attention-catching aesthetic that was part of cyberpunk and part J-Pop. Today sees London’s very own brazen popstar GIRLI…Find out more »
“‘Hold On To Your Heart’ is about finding a pinhole of light in the dark and turning it into the sun. We really did shoot for the stars with this one.” When Murray Macleod, the frontman of The XCERTS, surmises the band’s new album, it’s with the same wild-eyed enthusiasm and passion with which he pens sing-along modern pop anthems infused with a thick layer of 80s heartland rock. Hold On To Your Heart is a bold, pure love letter to a…Find out more »
Punks Alive Presents: DISCHARGE, We make noise not music.
Two nights of Birthday Chaos whith more than 10 bands playng live at The Castle and falcon.
It's back. Line up is looking fresh! Don't muck about! Easter Sunday 21st April Easter Hott Date 2pm-2am 3 rooms: Main room live bands & DJs (with bar) Front bar has the music flowing through Outside terrance with DJs The Castle & Falcon, 402 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AT Tickets now on sale! £5 super early bird £6 early bird £8 standard advanceFind out more »
Celebrating the release of his debut album, T8PES invites you to a very special evening of live performance. With tracks from the album being heard and performed in full for the very first time, this is destined to be one of those 'I was there' moments that goes down in Birmingham music folklore. "wicked vibes, great words, Brum's finest" (Ed Sheeran) “ T8PES … who as you can hear is very, VERY good” (Tom Robinson - BBC 6 Music) “a…Find out more »
Christopher Duncan, who performs as C Duncan, is a Scottish composer and a multi-instrumentalist whose classical music upbringing seeps into his sophisticated, billowy indie pop creations. Raised in Glasgow by two classical musicians, Duncan studied piano and viola before taking up guitar, bass and drums in his teens, eventually studying music composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Set for release via FatCat Records on March 29th, C Duncan’s highly anticipated third album sees the Scottish multi-instrumentalist ditch his bedroom studio and…Find out more »