Acoustic Rooms Weekly 14/01/19

Abby Clarke/ January 15, 2019

Last night saw The Mic return to Acoustic Rooms at Rescue Rooms and oh wow, it was great one to start our year off with! An abundance of performers turned up to play a variety of styles of music and kept the night going until well past midnight. Starting the night off was Scott Makepeace coming all the way from

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Wolverhampton four-piece “Runaway Hounds” premiere new single: “Nightlight”

Rajan Jandu/ January 4, 2019

“Runaway Hounds”, a four-piece indie-rock band from Wolverhampton, have been steadily building a following in the two years since they debuted. In that time, the two songs they have released (‘Rattlesnake’ and ‘Sophie’) have been met with great enthusiasm. As a result, and due to a coordinated social media campaign, their third single ‘Nightlight’ has dropped surrounded by a lot

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DMA’s @O2 Academy Leicester 12/12/2018

Lucy Gray/ January 3, 2019

Having seen DMA’s this year already, I thought that feeling of seeing them for the first time was lost. However, it seems DMA’s have a special knack for getting a crowd going! A strong opener to the gig with “Play It Out”; a familiar guitar riff to start that had any previous DMA’s listeners shouting the lyrics at the top

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You Me At Six @Rock City 09/12/2018

Alana McKenna/ December 12, 2018

Following an exciting year in which their sixth album, ‘VI’, was released, English rock band You Me at Six’s debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’ also had its 10-year anniversary. Shortly after ‘VI’ was released, YMAS headed out for the ‘Take Off Your Colours’ anniversary tour, which concluded at our very own Rock City with a sold-out show. The hype

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 10/12/18

Abby Clarke/ December 11, 2018

Last night was The Mic’s last acoustic rooms of the year before the Christmas break, and it did not disappoint. Accompanying the usual great standard of live performance was a back drop of Christmas decorations, a tree and on top of the all-night happy hour, Rescue Rooms are also doing a different drinks deal each day in December. Kicking off

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Album Review: Muse-Simulation Theory

Alex Ollier/ December 11, 2018

With the release of ‘Simulation Theory’, Muse brings their highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Muse was formed by Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard in 1994, in Devon. After producing a highly critically-acclaimed discography, they have managed to build themselves a continuously growing fanbase, spanning the world. Over the years they have won many awards, including two Grammy awards for

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Don’t Forget Rupert headline The Bodega for their final show of the year

Abby Clarke/ December 8, 2018

Nottingham based indie-rock band Don’t Forget Rupert headlined the Bodega last night for their last show of the year, managing to sell it out just under a day before. They were supported by Ava Saint and For the Girl, also both from Nottingham, and succeeded in performing an explosion of a homecoming show. Ava Saint kicked things off with an

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Blossoms @Rock City 05/12/2018

Alex Barston/ December 7, 2018

Before the arrival of Blossoms, you would be forgiven for thinking the best thing to come from Stockport was the road to Manchester, however the quintet has put the town firmly on the music map with their synth led indie rock style. Such is the rise of Blossoms that they have Liverpool favourites The Coral supporting them at a homecoming

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Middle Kids @The Bodega 24/11/2018 +Interview

Alex Melnikov/ December 5, 2018

Australian indie trio Middle Kids are currently touring their debut album ‘Lost Friends’, bringing them to The Bodega. Beginning their set with “Bought It” it was instantly clear their set would be just like the album, a performance packed full of beauty, emotion, and energy, and the crowd duly responded, immersing themselves in the performance. With lead singer Hannah Joy

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Katie Melua @Royal Concert Hall 03/12/2018

Olivia Morel/ December 5, 2018

I can only describe my experience as an absolute dream, as I had the opportunity to see Katie Melua grace the stage of the Royal Concert Hall last Monday. With the best seats in the house (a few feet away from the stage right in the centre of the crowd), I was able to feel fully immersed in the warm

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