Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 years (in which case I’d recommend watching the 2011 carling cup final, it’s a cracker) you’ll have heard of the B-town indie scene that put Birmingham on the national music map.
What started as a bunch of kids in baggy clothes going to warehouse raves in Digbeth and putting on gigs in bedrooms evolved into the 2010s pivotal youth culture. It was apathy towards conventions and boundaries and sparked the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe to name drop the scene.
The boys leading the way were bands like Peace, Jaws & Swim Deep who in my latest vlog I have the total pleasure of interviewing. They’re slightly older and clearly a bit jaded by the burst bubble of post major label life but still full of the same tongue in cheek optimism that Blues fans will know all too well
So check out the antics that unfolded at their big sunflower lounge return shows & meanwhile I’m off to start a Fran Villalba fan account!