The Sonic Gun Weekender is Upon Us!

Sonic Gun Weekender

Next Friday (August 17th) will be the start of the Sonic Gun Birmingham Weekender which will take place at The Castle & Falcon!

This will be a celebrtaion of some of Birminghams best up and coming bands at the moment, including The Cosmics, Violet, Ivory Wave, The Assist, RISCAS, The Clause and Sugarthief! With it taking place at The Castle and Falcon, it’s the perfect venue for this event as it’s one of Biriminghams best destinations for new music!

All of this has been brought together by Birminghams best music promoters – Sonic Gun. They’ve done a fantastic job of putting all of these talented people together, which will be one of the best representations of the Midlands music scene there’s been for a long time!

As well as music there will be a cocktail bar along with food stalls, they’ve really thought of everything.

Tickets are running low for the weekend, so if you want to make sure you’re there make sure you get them NOW – Buy Tickets Here.




The Assist

Spilt Milk Society


Echo Beach




Ivory Wave


The Cosmics


Sleepy Heads

Wolfgang Harte

The Novus


Special Guest DJ


Harry Jordan

The Surrenders

The Good Water

Bad Girlfriend

Cave Girl


Wood & Nails

History of Sex


Estrons share NEW video + Tour Dates!

Estrons by Imogen Forte
Photo by Imogen Forte

Estrons share new video for ‘Lilac’ and drop some UK Dates!

Welsh trio Estrons have delivered a short snappy video for their banger of a tune ‘Lilac’ and it complimants the song perfectly! The track received Track of the Week by Huw Stephens, which he loved so much he played it back to back.

Lead singer Tali Källström had this to say about the video:

“The Lilac video is a short and honest representation of how it feels in those dark moments at the end of a stressful night out. The protagonist fleets between anger and laughter whilst spinning in a vortex of her own mad moment. It’s a simple insight into the human psyche when things aren’t going too well.”


As well as this the band have planned themselves a very busy second part of the year with dates running up until December, with them travelling all over the UK playing some great venues. The band will also be supporting Garbage on some of those dates, wcich will make for a strong night for live music. Dates below!

21 Jul: Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Fringe Festival
28 Jul: Derbyshire, UK – Y Not Fesitval Festival
29 Jul: Cornwall, UK – Leopalooza Festival
04 Aug: Kent, UK – Neverworld Festival
09 Sep: Manchester, UK – Academy*
11 Sep: Nottingham, UK – Rock City*
12 Sep: Newcastle, UK – Northumbria SU Institute*
19 Sep: Paris, FR – L’Olympic Café
20 Sep: Rotterdam, NL – V11
21 Sep: Tilburg, NL – Cul De Sac, Psycho in Mind
22 Sep: Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn
23 Sep: Berlin, DE – Maze
01 Nov: Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
02 Nov: Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
03 Nov: Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
07 Nov: Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
08 Nov: Bristol, UK – Louisiana
09 Nov: Nottingham, UK – Bodega
14 Nov: Exeter, UK – Cavern
15 Nov: Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon
16 Nov: Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
17 Nov: Caernarfon, UK – Galeri
23 Nov: Carmarthen, UK – The Parrot
1 Dec: Aberystwyth – Arts Centre
06 Dec: Cardiff, UK – Globe

* Supporting Garbage

Tickets available HERE


Blaenavon announce Intimate Autumn UK Tour!

Blaenavon UK Tour

With the Second Album nearly ready Blaenavon announce UK Tour

With their head firmly stuck in the studio to complete their second album, Blaenavon have decided it would be nice to pop out for a little UK Tour this Autumn. Work with producer Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, St. Vincent) is nearly complete so this tour looks to be a great chance to play some of their new material.

The band have really gone for something different this tour as they’re playing some really intimate venues, which will make for chaotic gigs all round! The tour sees them play Manchester, Hull & Coventry amongst many others.

This will be the bands first tour since Winter 2017 so you can gurantee they’ll be chomping at the bit at these shows!

Tickets priced at £10.00 are on sale Thursday 12th July at 10am, available from


Words by Alex Wise @AJWise

Our Girl Announce UK Tour!

The Brighton trio take their debut Album through the U.K. in October

With their debut album Stranger Today coming out on August 17th, Our Girl have announced their headline U.K. tour which will see them run through plenty of venues in October.

This will see the band play The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, The Garage in London and many more! The tour will culminate in their hometown of Brighton when they play The Haunt on October 26th!

This will be a big tour for the band, especially after the release of the album. You can guarantee it will be hectic!

Get your tickets!

Bad Girlfriend set to play The Sunflower Lounge!

Bad Girlfriend Launch PArt

Birmingham trio Bad Girlfriend all set to play The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham on 4th May as part of the launch for their third EP. The launch will cross over four shows, and The Sunflower Lounge will be graced with the first part along with support from bands Rascalton, Drool and P.E.T.

The band are known for creating a chaotic atmosphere due to their performances having a very authentic punk feel to them. Also their songs exude an energy of their own, which only heightens the performance of the lads.

Highly recommend you getting down to this one, the show is only £6 and you guaranteed a raucous night! Ticket link below!

4th May – Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham – Tickets


Gen-i Festival !!

Gen-i Festival


Staffordshire’s first ever festival for young people Gen-i is coming up next week


The first ever festival for young people in Staffordshire is coming up next week when the Gen-i Festival rolls into town! The Festival is jam-packed to the brim with hot acts which include Birmingham’s own Sugarthief and Ivory Wave! The event also has a clmbing wall, fairground rides and live graffiti art, so there will be something there for everyone.

The ultra-talented Jacky P will be hosting the event so you know it can only be a good one, after the numerous successful shows he’a put on in the past including is infamous house parties.

The best thing about this event is that it’s free. Yes it’s free you won’t have to pay a penny! So make sure you sign up and get your free ticket here.

MILK announce June 2018 UK Tour!

MILK are heading out on tour!

Cardiff 3 Piece MILK  AKA (The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk) will be heading out on tour in June, which will see them trekking all around the UK! Their shows have been known to cause chaos, so make sure you’re well prepared for a night of madness! Also the band have this rather cool tour poster, check out the dates below!