Any avid members of the punk music community will be aware of the sensational energy of American band, SWMRS. Following their recently released album, Berkley’s On Fire, the band have exploded back onto the live music scene with their second world tour - hitting the Birmingham O2 Institute on Monday night. SWMRS were accompanied by Liverpool’s own Zuzu and brought Destroy Boys with them from across the pond.
Any avid music fan will know that 2018 was a busy year for the medium and for a band sitting in the reasonably niche genre of synth-pop, it was great to see CHVRCHES’ album “Love Is Dead” stand out. The album leaned more towards pop than their past releases and, despite mixed reviews because of this, it’s done the band
Lucy Burger, a photography from Stoke now based in London, who is capturing the beauty of opposite worlds. Lucy's work is a celebration of both nature and urban landscapes, capturing stunning images that are rich in colour and emotion, reflecting two worlds that use raw materials differently but remain familiar in structure.
We were super chuffed to hear about the launch of a new record store in the heart of Birmingham's creative zone, Digbeth. This independent mecca for music lovers and vinyl admirers, so we jumped on the train and headed down to shoot the night. Enjoy!
Birmingham's progressive concept store, Bene Culture, has dropped their new CCTV inspired line. Bringing together art, music, fashion and underground culture, these guys, who are based in Birmingham's creative district, are flying the flag for those that adhered to an independent lifestyle. Not only do they stock brands including Gold Sport and Ramps but they also release seasonal lines of
Mike Skinner ripped up the rule book when The Streets first hit the music scene delivering tracks that were loaded with social commentary. They now return with a tour supported by The Manor at the 02 in Birmingham.
Now, more than ever, Birmingham’s artistic community is thriving. Forward: New Art from Birmingham is a group exhibition, including work by artists living and working in this city, to highlight the depth and vitality of a wide range of practices. Taking place in Medicine, the old gallery space of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, from which sprang the young
Rachel Maclean to curate Too Cute! Sweet is about to get Sinister at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Artist and filmmaker Rachel Maclean will curate a major exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Too Cute! Sweet is about to get Sinister, opening on 26th January 2019. The artist known for her distinctive satirical films will examine the world of cuteness by curating works from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham’s collection to reveal how objects and images
There isn't anywhere we won't look for awesome new creatives. When we aren't scoping out cities, studios and exhibitions we are flicking through Instagram appreciating the abundance of god dam beautiful work. However, as our bio says, we are always looking for contributors to hit us up and this week we were super chuffed when BCU photographer, Rhys Grail did
Birmingham is a city that's currently brimming with immense creativity and culturally significant movements. From the vibrant, independent scene in Digbeth to the gorgeously, modern district surrounding Brindley Place. Commercial practises sit side-by-side with those who are traditionally deemed as 'underground', however, in Birmingham these terms and categories don't seem to matter. The UK's second largest city is simply a