Interview with Alive Like Me – 10/02/2015

Jason Powell/ February 17, 2015

The Mic member, Jason Powell, caught up with Alive Like Me, who supported Crown The Empire on their tour of the UK.  You can read below what music means to David and Jairus and how having different musical backgrounds combine to make one killer sound! Q: What are your names, and what instruments do you play? David: I’m David, I play

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Interview with Crown The Empire – 10/02/2015

Jason Powell/ February 17, 2015

The Mic member, Jason Powell, managed to catch up with Crown The Empire ahead of their gig at Rescue Rooms last week.  You can hear from lead guitarist, Benn, who gives us the lowdown on what the last few years have been like for the band and how grateful they are of you, the fans. Q: What’s your name, and

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Chasing Yesterday’ album review

Kelly Beestone/ February 16, 2015

Is this the sound of Noel Gallagher finally emerging from beneath those Oasis-shaped clouds? Whenever Noel Gallagher releases a High Flying Birds album, he must sit back and wait for the inevitable tide of muttering about that band, and how his new music sounds just like them. The first stab at a solo career, a self-titled debut, did nothing to

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Jettblack @ Rescue Rooms, 12/02/2015

Liam Fleming/ February 16, 2015

There’s a tendency to arrive fashionably late to gigs. Understandable. Local gigs in Nottingham seem to start and finish early and it’s not always particularly convenient to try to get to town for 6:45. Frankly basing it on a history of going to gigs, it isn’t always worth it. Tonight was a gentle reminder of how rewarding it can be

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King Charles @ Rescue Rooms, 08/02/15

Grace Monaghan/ February 16, 2015

Energetic Newcastle twin duo Gallery Circus kicked off the gig, setting the mood for the velvet clad cavalier King Charles to take to the stage. Charles played almost exclusively from the 2012 ‘LoveBlood’ album to a horde of dedicated fans, but thankfully some new material made an appearance in anticipation for the forthcoming second album. The new stuff still contains

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Detonate Festival announces first headliner!

Irini Kounoupias/ February 16, 2015

Detonate Festival has announced its first headliner and it’s none other than the rising star of drum’n’bass, Wilkinson. Having kicked up a frenzy during his spectacular set in Rescue Rooms in October, which saw him introduce his Lasers Not Included tour, it is no doubt that Wilkinson will be received back by Nottingham with the most open of arms. Taking

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#WhatsInNotts: (2) 16th-22nd Feb

The Mic/ February 16, 2015

Welcome to the second installment of #WhatsInNotts where you can get up-to-date info on the hottest gigs of the week in all of Nottingham’s premier venues! Rock City // Rescue Rooms // The Bodega // Stealth // Rough Trade// The Maze // Brickworks // Spanky Van Dykes Rock City Fearless Vampire Killers may have postponed their gig this Tuesday but that’s not to say that there still won’t be an amazing line-up at

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The Cribs @ Rescue Rooms, 11/02/15

Gabriella Ahmed/ February 14, 2015

For indie rock warriors, The Cribs, the time after the long anticipated wait for new material to emerge was finally here. Touring round the quirkiest venues around the country, started off in Nottingham’s very own Rescue Rooms. Despite limited material being put online, after my interview later in the afternoon with Gary here, I had much more of an idea

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Interview with The Cribs’ Gary Jarman

Gabriella Ahmed/ February 12, 2015

The Cribs are releasing their 6th studio album on the 23rd of March, “For All My Sisters”. After coming on the scene back in 2002, they’ve just strived for greatness in the music they produce. The Mic caught up with Yorkshire lad, Gary Jarman, bassist and singer for The Cribs the afternoon before the start of their UK tour in our very

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