Tag Archives: Punk

Bangers from Down Under #6 – Ruby Fields: One of Australia’s Most Kick-Ass Chicks

Patrick Donnelly/ May 10, 2019

Ruby Fields is a 21 year-old singer-songwriter from New South Wales and quickly became one of my favourite artists as I stumbled upon her music on Spotify. Despite describing herself as an ‘average chick’ on various social media bios, I’d argue there’s nothing average about her and her music. Her lyrics are meaningful without being pretentious and her songs are

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Stiff Little Fingers @Rock City 13/03/2019

Lucy Gray/ March 16, 2019

Punk is a style I find has become all too underrated, but on this particular Wednesday at Rock City, some us were lucky enough to see four members of punk’s political origins in Stiff Little Fingers. Having only previously listened to a few songs, it doesn’t take much for the band’s message of political anger to come through, and one

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Shadows Like Strangers sell out The Angel in Nottingham for album launch

Abby Clarke/ February 9, 2019

Last night saw the album launch show for Shadows Like Strangers’ debut album Cali. They managed to sell out The Angel in Nottingham with support from Cut the Heroics and Jetlines, whilst also raising money for GRL PWR- a charity in aid of ovarian cancer. I had never attended a gig in The Angel before and the venue itself was

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Busted perform an intimate show at Nottingham’s Rough Trade

Abby Clarke/ February 7, 2019

This afternoon, Busted went down to Rough Trade in Nottingham to perform an intimate set ahead of the album charts tomorrow in which they are in close competition with The Special’s greatest hits for the number one position. Having only announced the show on Monday, and then announcing a second Rough Trade show yesterday, as well as a third in

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Beat The Streets 2019

Abby Clarke/ January 29, 2019

Beat the Streets is a fantastic one-day music festival spread out around some of Nottingham’s historic music venues, with great acts on the line up and extra bits and pieces going on throughout the day all to help raise money to fight homelessness. This year was set to be another fun-filled day with some talented musicians playing from one in

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CALI Review- Debut album from Shadows Like Strangers released February 1st

Abby Clarke/ January 25, 2019

The Mic got an exclusive listen to Shadows Like Stranger’s debut album ‘CALI’ which is due to be released on February 1st, after nearly four years in the making. Shadows Like Strangers themselves are still less than a year old but the four-piece pop-punk group from Nottingham have had a successful time, ending last year supporting Lacey at Nottingham’s Rock

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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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Live Review: Black Honey at Rescue Rooms

Ben Standring/ October 25, 2018

Brighton-based indie rockers dazzle a sold-out crowd in Nottingham with a career spanning set and a bill that showcases women in rock music. It has been four years since glamorous indie-rock band Black Honey first entered the music world, with a dazzling display of confidence amongst a huge catalogue of hits which were instantly picked up by representatives for BBC, NME

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The Blinders headline The Bodega with support from Those Howlin’ Sounds and Calva Louise

Abby Clarke/ October 25, 2018

After the successful release of their debut album ‘Columbia’, The Blinders have embarked on a UK tour, bringing their political punk rock music to The Bodega last night with support from Nottingham’s Those Howlin’ Sounds, and Calva Louise from London. First up were four-piece Those Howlin’ Sounds, who also released an album earlier this year. They opened with an instrumental

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Pre-show interview with The Blinders

Abby Clarke/ October 25, 2018

A couple of hours before their headline show at Bodega, I sat down with Matty, Charlie and Thomas, better known as the alternative political-punk band The Blinders. Nottingham marked a quarter of the way through their UK tour and the three were finding it great so far, having played in Birmingham the night before at The Castle and Falcon which

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