LIVE: Mayday Parade at the 02 Institute, Birmingham

As the name of the tour suggests, it’s been 10 years since Mayday Parade’s hit debut album A Lesson in Romantics, which has since sold over 200,000 copies and been listed as one of Rock Sound‘s “The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time”. If you listened to pop punk as a teenager, you’ve almost definitely heard this album.…
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Live: THE WONDER YEARS at O2 Institute, Birmingham

A cold rainy night in Birmingham and The Wonder Years have assembled a jam-packed four-band bill. Sadly missing screamo/math rock unit Tiny Moving Parts, it’s up to St Albans’ TRASH BOAT to get things started. A shout of “when the chorus hits, I want everyone on their feet” seems to imply that they regularly play to crowds whose disinterest leads them to remain sitting throughout.…
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Feeder at O2 Institute, Birmingham

This is Feeder’s first tour in about 4 whole years. Did you miss them? With a touring band now consisting of five members (resulting in a Feeder that is three fifths not-Feeder) they are back in Birmingham on the eve of their ninth album, All Bright Electric. While new material has yet to be heard by the masses assembled, there is still a buzz in anticipation present in the mile-long long waiting outside O2 Institute – excitedly awaiting a night of quality pop rock.…
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