Tag: Bands


Coming Up in Norwich

After a quiet August, hundreds of excellent bands are set to flock back to the bright lights of Norwich. In a monthly series for Concrete, we bring you the latest and most interesting gigs across Norwich.   The Night Café – The Waterfront The Night Café, with all of their indie credentials, are coming to…


Emmi review

Lovers is a concept album by Emmi, the story of a relationship across six songs. It’s exciting for two reasons; first, more Emmi and second, this kind of storytelling is new for the artist. Do the songs stand on their own? And do they make for a compelling narrative? Individually, we have a diverse set…


Norwich Bands to Watch

The Yacht Club Norwich by-way-of London twinkle-emos The Yacht Club prepare to drop their debut album, The Last Words You Said to Me Have Kept Me Here and Safe, later this month. I’ve heard it and have the 5-star review saved on my computer ready to go. Intricate instrumentation and soulful vocals lie at the…


Poorboys Promotions: living a loud life

We talk a lot about Norwich’s music scene here at Venue. From big to small, LCR to Gringos, it’s safe to say we’re a lucky lot. Yet there’s a small, but very important, group of people who constantly work away behind the scenes to make these venues fill with sound. Often getting overlooked, promotion companies…


I just had a change of sound

Music is forever evolving. Therefore, it would be foolish to expect artists and bands to stick to one specific style throughout a career that has the capability to last for years. However, it is important to try and understand the motive behind a bands’ shift in sound. Is it because they are truly interested in…

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Band Camp: The Freshest New Bands

It seems in recent years fledgling young bands have found two clear, almost completely opposite paths to success. The likes of funk-pop experimenters Jungle broke into the mainstream by shrouding themselves in mystery and capitalising on industry hype with every trendy music blog raving about them. On the other end of the spectrum you have…

October 2021
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