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Hometown show for reggae collective

Reggae collective Xova will perform a headline show at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham, tonight (FRI 8).

The multi-cultural Birmingham band are made up with musicians behind renowned acts such as Pato Banton, Apache Indian and Musical Youth and last year released album The Pressures of Life, focusing on hard-hitting topics in an uplifting style.

Tickets are £3.

35 Seconds named best Birmingham band of the decade

Epic indie rockers 35 Seconds have been named as Birmingham’s best band of the past decade in an online poll.

After weeks of debating, blogging, tweeting, podcasting and other things ending in ‘ing’ instigated by The Blue Whale Blog, a comprehensive top 100 chart of the best bands to emerge from the Second City during the annoyingly named ‘noughties’ has now been compiled, featuring everyone from the likes of full blown rock superstars Editors to the lesser-known talent underpinning the Midlands music scene.

The now sadly-dormant 35 Seconds earned fans-a-plenty with their heartfelt, ethereal, soaring melodies, recording with the likes of Max Heyes (Doves, Primal Scream) along the way. They were renowned for their stellar live shows and pipped the likes of Sunset Cinema Club and Calories to top spot.

To see the top 10 see pages 6-7 of this month’s Brum Notes Magazine.

To view the countdown of the top 100 down to 11 check out the ever-excellent Blue Whale Blog.

Think there’s still more bands which merit a mention? Have your say here or here.

35 Seconds named best Birmingham band of the decade

Epic indie rockers 35 Seconds have been named as Birmingham’s best band of the past decade in an online poll.

After weeks of debating, blogging, tweeting, podcasting and other things ending in ‘ing’ instigated by The Blue Whale Blog, a comprehensive top 100 chart of the best bands to emerge from the Second City during the annoyingly named ‘noughties’ has now been compiled, featuring everyone from the likes of full blown rock superstars Editors to the lesser-known talent underpinning the Midlands music scene.

The now sadly-dormant 35 Seconds earned fans-a-plenty with their heartfelt, ethereal, soaring melodies, recording with the likes of Max Heyes (Doves, Primal Scream) along the way. They were renowned for their stellar live shows and pipped the likes of Sunset Cinema Club and Calories to top spot.

To see the top 10 see pages 6-7 of this month’s Brum Notes Magazine.

To view the countdown of the top 100 down to 11 check out the ever-excellent Blue Whale Blog.

Think there’s still more bands which merit a mention? Have your say here or here.

35 Seconds named best Birmingham band of the decade

Epic indie rockers 35 Seconds have been named as Birmingham’s best band of the past decade in an online poll.

After weeks of debating, blogging, tweeting, podcasting and other things ending in ‘ing’ instigated by The Blue Whale Blog, a comprehensive top 100 chart of the best bands to emerge from the Second City during the annoyingly named ‘noughties’ has now been compiled, featuring everyone from the likes of full blown rock superstars Editors to the lesser-known talent underpinning the Midlands music scene.

The now sadly-dormant 35 Seconds earned fans-a-plenty with their heartfelt, ethereal, soaring melodies, recording with the likes of Max Heyes (Doves, Primal Scream) along the way. They were renowned for their stellar live shows and pipped the likes of Sunset Cinema Club and Calories to top spot.

To see the top 10 see pages 6-7 of this month’s Brum Notes Magazine.

To view the countdown of the top 100 down to 11 check out the ever-excellent Blue Whale Blog.

Think there’s still more bands which merit a mention? Have your say here or here.

35 Seconds named best Birmingham band of the decade

Epic indie rockers 35 Seconds have been named as Birmingham’s best band of the past decade in an online poll.

After weeks of debating, blogging, tweeting, podcasting and other things ending in ‘ing’ instigated by The Blue Whale Blog, a comprehensive top 100 chart of the best bands to emerge from the Second City during the annoyingly named ‘noughties’ has now been compiled, featuring everyone from the likes of full blown rock superstars Editors to the lesser-known talent underpinning the Midlands music scene.

The now sadly-dormant 35 Seconds earned fans-a-plenty with their heartfelt, ethereal, soaring melodies, recording with the likes of Max Heyes (Doves, Primal Scream) along the way. They were renowned for their stellar live shows and pipped the likes of Sunset Cinema Club and Calories to top spot.

To see the top 10 see pages 6-7 of this month’s Brum Notes Magazine.

To view the countdown of the top 100 down to 11 check out the ever-excellent Blue Whale Blog.

Think there’s still more bands which merit a mention? Have your say here or here.

Midlands film talent on show

Six short films made by some of the most highly rated emerging talent in the West Midlands will be screened free in Wolverhampton next week.

Arts and film centre Light House, based in the city centre Chubb Buildings in Fryer Street, will host its regular Screen Forum next Tuesday (Jan 12) which will premiere Digishorts, an annual production scheme run by regional film agency Screen WM.

The scheme offers filmmakers the chance to develop and produce a short film with support from Screen WM and the UK Film Council and a budget of up to £10,000.

Last year six films were made by some of the most exciting filmmaking and animation talent based in the West Midlands. All six films will be screened next Tuesday between 6.15pm and 8pm, while the filmmakers themselves will also talk about their experiences after the screening.

The films include documentary style comedy The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman, focusing on a weekend in the life of Michael,a 41 year old accountant from Solihull, who is obsessed with surfing. Studs, directed by Simon Bovey, tells the tale of Zack Rocca, the starplayer of a rugby team who is looking to play for the national team, at whatever cost. Stained, directed by LewisArnold, is inspired by

The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman

author Ronnie Thompson’s time served as a prison officer. The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod and Greg McLeod, is a dark animatedfairytale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird. And lastly Ladies Loos, directed by Nerina Villa, is a documentary looking at the funny, touching and startling confessions that women reveal in the security of female public toilets.

Screen Forum: Digishorts will take place at Light House on Tuesday, January 12, 6.15 – 8pm. Admission to this event is free. To reserve a place email [email protected].

The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod & Greg McLeod

Midlands film talent on show

Six short films made by some of the most highly rated emerging talent in the West Midlands will be screened free in Wolverhampton next week.

Arts and film centre Light House, based in the city centre Chubb Buildings in Fryer Street, will host its regular Screen Forum next Tuesday (Jan 12) which will premiere Digishorts, an annual production scheme run by regional film agency Screen WM.

The scheme offers filmmakers the chance to develop and produce a short film with support from Screen WM and the UK Film Council and a budget of up to £10,000.

Last year six films were made by some of the most exciting filmmaking and animation talent based in the West Midlands. All six films will be screened next Tuesday between 6.15pm and 8pm, while the filmmakers themselves will also talk about their experiences after the screening.

The films include documentary style comedy The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman, focusing on a weekend in the life of Michael,a 41 year old accountant from Solihull, who is obsessed with surfing. Studs, directed by Simon Bovey, tells the tale of Zack Rocca, the starplayer of a rugby team who is looking to play for the national team, at whatever cost. Stained, directed by LewisArnold, is inspired by

The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman

author Ronnie Thompson’s time served as a prison officer. The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod and Greg McLeod, is a dark animatedfairytale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird. And lastly Ladies Loos, directed by Nerina Villa, is a documentary looking at the funny, touching and startling confessions that women reveal in the security of female public toilets.

Screen Forum: Digishorts will take place at Light House on Tuesday, January 12, 6.15 – 8pm. Admission to this event is free. To reserve a place email [email protected].

The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod & Greg McLeod

Midlands film talent on show

Six short films made by some of the most highly rated emerging talent in the West Midlands will be screened free in Wolverhampton next week.

Arts and film centre Light House, based in the city centre Chubb Buildings in Fryer Street, will host its regular Screen Forum next Tuesday (Jan 12) which will premiere Digishorts, an annual production scheme run by regional film agency Screen WM.

The scheme offers filmmakers the chance to develop and produce a short film with support from Screen WM and the UK Film Council and a budget of up to £10,000.

Last year six films were made by some of the most exciting filmmaking and animation talent based in the West Midlands. All six films will be screened next Tuesday between 6.15pm and 8pm, while the filmmakers themselves will also talk about their experiences after the screening.

 

The films include documentary style comedy The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman, focusing on a weekend in the life of Michael,a 41 year old accountant from Solihull, who is obsessed with surfing. Studs, directed by Simon Bovey, tells the tale of Zack Rocca, the starplayer of a rugby team who is looking to play for the national team, at whatever cost. Stained, directed by LewisArnold, is inspired by

author Ronnie Thompson’s time served as a prison officer. The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod and Greg McLeod, is a dark animatedfairytale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird. And lastly Ladies Loos, directed by Nerina Villa, is a documentary looking at the funny, touching and startling confessions that women reveal in the security of female public toilets.

Screen Forum: Digishorts will take place at Light House on Tuesday, January 12, 6.15 – 8pm. Admission to this event is free. To reserve a place email [email protected].

 

 

New Delphic Single Out Today

Manchester electro-indie trio Delphic release their third single Doubt today (Jan 4), a week ahead of the arrival of their hotly-anticipated debut album Acolyte.

Doubt is one of the many stand-out tracks on the album and showcases their unique combination of twinkling synths and brain-crawling melodies.

And to add to the fun, fans can even have a go at remixing the track themselves, with the parts available to download at their official website with hundreds of pounds worth of prizes and exclusive memorabilia up for grabs for the best efforts submitted by January 31.

Delphic have been widely tipped as one of the hottest acts to watch out for in 2010 and this single and their stunning forthcoming album prove why.

Find out more about the making of their epic debut Acolyte, read a review of the album and see our exclusive photoshoot with the band in the latest issue of Brum Notes Magazine, available to read online or in print at your favourite pub, club, bar, shop, venue, workplace or general hang-out.

Delphic play the Little Civic in Wolverhampton on January 20 as part of a UK tour. Buy tickets here.

Chew Lips to headline Brum Notes Xmas Party

Hipster disco trio CHEW LIPS will headline a night of festive fun and frolics at the first ever Brum Notes Magazine Christmas Party.

It will be a unique chance to catch them in all their electro-pop glory in the intimate surrounds of The Victoria in John Bright St, Birmingham, on December 16, ahead of the release of their hotly-anticipated debut album next month. The east London three-piece are ending 2009 on a wave of critical acclaim following a string of triumphant live shows and the release of singles Solo and Salt Air on uber-cool label Kitsuné.

Support comes in the shape of bass-loving, punk-stepping Brummie heroes SCARLET HARLOTS, as well as geek-prog rockers IS I CINEMA and the haunting vocals of boho teen queen LITTLE PALM.

As a special festive treat, punk-poet PAUL MURPHY, nigh-on legendary frontman from THE DESTROYERS, will be regaling you with Christmas tales throughout the night, while the tunes will keep on rolling with sets on the decks from THIS IS TOMORROW DJs and can’t-be-bothered-to-bring-their-guitars-but-want-to-turn-up-anyway indie post-punks THE TRAPS and MISSING SID.

Add to that lashings of mulled wine, festive food, a well-stocked bar and plenty of seasonal sparkle and it makes for quite the festive treat. With advance tickets just £5 and free Christmas Dinner pies from Urban Pie with all tickets bought by December 1 you’ll want to get in fast to secure your spot at the hottest party this yuletide.

Tickets from The Victoria or online at www.theticketsellers.co.uk.