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Live review: Mabel 

18 Apr 18

Ben Johns reviews Mabel’s support act performance for Harry Styles at the Genting Arena The post Live review: Mabel appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: DAME – Habit 

15 Apr 18

DAME make good on all their potential, creating a barnstorming pop single that might just be the best Selly Oak’s music scene has produced in a long time The post Single Review: DAME – Habit appeared first on Redbrick .


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Preview: Elrow Town London 

14 Apr 18

Music Editor Issy Campbell previews the return of elrow Town to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, promising it is not one to be missed.


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Album Review: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else 

13 Apr 18

Sorcha Hornett enjoys a debut from Brighton pop gems Fickle Friends, a record sure to worm its way into your summer playlists The post Album Review: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s 

6 Apr 18

George Ezra delivers summery serenades and smokey-voiced balladry on his sophomore effort, earning a glowing review from Music’s Elizabeth Bushell The post Album Review: George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: The Fratellis 

5 Apr 18

Twelve years on from their barnstorming debut, The Fratellis’ live show is as rowdy and energetic as it ever was The post Live Review: The Fratellis appeared first on Redbrick .


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My White Skin and Feminism: A Balancing Act 

4 Apr 18

Comment Editor Alex Goodwin discusses how we must strive to meet the demands of intersectional feminism, even if they are higher than they seem The post My White Skin and Feminism: A Balancing Act appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: Cascades – Another Life EP 

3 Apr 18

Cascades’ debut EP is a confident and curious release; the promising sound of a young band flexing their muscles The post Album Review: Cascades – Another Life EP appeared first on Redbrick .


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We Cannot Allow Anti-Semitism To Take Root 

3 Apr 18

Comment Editor Alex Cirant-Taljaard criticises the lack of condemnation from Corbyn concerning anti-semitic behaviour in the Labour Party The post We Cannot Allow Anti-Semitism To Take Root appeared first on Redbrick .


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#IBelieveHer 

3 Apr 18

The careers of rugby players cannot be prioritised over rape victims, argues Comment Editor Alex Goodwin The post #IBelieveHer appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Jessie Ware 

31 Mar 18

Deputy Editor Kirstie Sutherland reviews a truly magical evening with Jessie Ware at Birmingham’s O2 Academy.


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Greatest Hits: Kat Smith 

31 Mar 18

Get to know incoming deputy editor Kat Smith a little better by taking a look at the songs that have got her this far The post Greatest Hits: Kat Smith appeared first on Redbrick .


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The Best of Triple J’s ‘Like a Version’ 

31 Mar 18

Lydia Waller provides a rundown of the most unique and memorable covers aired on Triple J’s ‘Like a Version’ feature The post The Best of Triple J’s ‘Like a Version’ appeared first on Redbrick .


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Essential Albums: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik 

29 Mar 18

Gaming Editor Nicholas Burton rediscovers the funk-rock gem that is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ magnum opus The post Essential Albums: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik appeared first on Redbrick .


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Does Education Need an Education? 

28 Mar 18

Comment Writer Lily Haugh criticises the British education system The post Does Education Need an Education? appeared first on Redbrick .


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Redbrick Meets: Rae Morris 

28 Mar 18

Redbrick’s Deputy Editor, Kirstie Sutherland, talks through Rae Morris’s progression and transformation with the singer-songwriter The post Redbrick Meets: Rae Morris appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Tom Grennan 

28 Mar 18

Despite an ongoing, tantalising wait for his new album, Redbrick’s Sorcha Hornett shows her dedication at Tom Grennan’s most recent Birmingham gig The post Live Review: Tom Grennan appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Tom Misch 

27 Mar 18

Music critic Ellie Koepke gives Tom Misch’s latest tour 5 Misch-elin stars all round The post Live Review: Tom Misch appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Sigrid 

25 Mar 18

Music Editor Issy Campbell describes how Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid left her hairs on end after a powerful and captivating live performance.


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London Calling: Wembley Beckons Four FA Cup Semi-Finalists 

24 Mar 18

Sport Writer Jake Bradshaw reviews the FA Cup Quarter-Finals and looks forward to the Semis coming up at Wembley The post London Calling: Wembley Beckons Four FA Cup Semi-Finalists appeared first on Redbrick .


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Preview: Isaac Gracie 

24 Mar 18

Kylie McCormick looks forward to a short UK run by up-and-coming indie kid Isaac Gracie The post Preview: Isaac Gracie appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Mall Grab 

24 Mar 18

Music critic Luke Bohanan enjoys a night of old-skool house and disco tunes courtesy of Australian import Mall Grab The post Live Review: Mall Grab appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Astroid Boys 

24 Mar 18

Naomi Penn catches an eclectic set from alternative grime up-and-comers Astroid Boys at their Asylum headline show The post Live Review: Astroid Boys appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar 

23 Mar 18

The new Young Fathers album is their most intriguing and absorbing yet, building effortlessly on the plaudits received by their previous work The post Album Review: Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar appeared first on Redbrick .


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Sex Education Is Unsatisfactory 

23 Mar 18

Comment Writer Natalia Carter conducts a survey to determine whether sex education in the UK is satisfactory The post Sex Education Is Unsatisfactory appeared first on Redbrick .


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Wolf Among The Sheep: Mendes’ Influence At Molineux 

21 Mar 18

Sport Writer Haydn Dupree looks at the influence of super-agent Jorge Mendes at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the club pushing for promotion The post Wolf Among The Sheep: Mendes’ Influence At Molineux appeared first on Redbrick .


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Changing The Shape Of Things To Come 

21 Mar 18

Comment Editor Kat Smith discusses the pressure to obtain the ‘perfect’ body image, and how we should focus on more important personal qualities The post Changing The Shape Of Things To Come appeared first on Redbrick .


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Roger Federer: Greatest Of All Time 

21 Mar 18

Sport Writer Evan Yabsley explains why, in his opinion, Roger Federer is undoubtably the greatest sportsman of all time The post Roger Federer: Greatest Of All Time appeared first on Redbrick .


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Florida: Stop Explaining Away Shootings 

21 Mar 18

Comment Writer Natalia Carter implores us to focus on the Florida attack itself and how it can be stopped from happening again, rather than the context of the killer The post Florida: Stop Explaining Away Shootings appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: Annihilation 

20 Mar 18

Film Critic Matt Taylor is enamoured with Annihilation, the second directorial effort from Alex Garland, and Netflix’s latest exclusive The post Review: Annihilation appeared first on Redbrick .


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Preview: Rae Morris 

19 Mar 18

Kirstie Sutherland previews Rae Morris’ new tour, telling Redbrick it is not one to be missed The post Preview: Rae Morris appeared first on Redbrick .


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Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2018 

19 Mar 18

Redbrick Music is back with its comprehensive, month-by-month walk-through of all the biggest festivals coming this summer across the UK and the continent The post Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2018 appeared first on Redbrick .


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What is the Guild? 

19 Mar 18

Comment Writer Jadzia Samuel argues that the Guild of Students goes unrecognised by many students, and suggests how this can change The post What is the Guild? appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: You Were Never Really Here 

19 Mar 18

Film Critic Luis Freijo is quick to sing the praises of You Were Never Really Here, potentially this generation’s Taxi Driver The post Review: You Were Never Really Here appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: Gringo 

18 Mar 18

Film Critic Madeline McInnis believes dark-comedy Gringo fails on all fronts The post Review: Gringo appeared first on Redbrick .


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Getting Hammered: Trouble Brewing at West Ham United 

18 Mar 18

Sport Editor Alex Alton examines the recent trials and tribulations of West Ham United both on and off the field The post Getting Hammered: Trouble Brewing at West Ham United appeared first on Redbrick .


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How The Cold Could Kill You 

18 Mar 18

Comment Writer Holly Pittaway discusses how recent cold weather has made some people vulnerable, and what the government can do to prevent this The post How The Cold Could Kill You appeared first on Redbrick .


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KFC Crisis: A Wake-Up Call 

18 Mar 18

Comment Editor Kat Smith argues that KFC’s ‘chicken crisis’ should be a wake-up call that our consumerist greed has gone too far The post KFC Crisis: A Wake-Up Call appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: Game Night 

18 Mar 18

Film Critic Todd Waugh Ambridge is pleasantly surprised by new comedy Game Night The post Review: Game Night appeared first on Redbrick .


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St Mungos: A Lesson That Charity Doesn’t Solve Everything 

17 Mar 18

Comment Writer Rhi Storer criticises charitable organisations in light of the latest scandal surrounding St Mungos The post St Mungos: A Lesson That Charity Doesn’t Solve Everything appeared first on Redbrick .


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Syria: Keeping Up With The Conflict 

16 Mar 18

Comment Writer Helena Shaw argues we should try to broaden our knowledge of international affairs and get to grips with the Syrian conflict The post Syria: Keeping Up With The Conflict appeared first on Redbrick .


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Spotlight On: Superorganism 

16 Mar 18

Months of obsessive stalking pay off for Music Editor Emily Barker, as she finally gets to interview Superorganism and compile all her research into a spotlight feature The post Spotlight On: Superorganism appeared first on Redbrick .


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On Campus: Jacob Rees- Mogg 

16 Mar 18

Comment Writer Tom Rose gives his opinion on Jacob Rees- Mogg’s talk on campus The post On Campus: Jacob Rees- Mogg appeared first on Redbrick .


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Greatest Hits: Thom Dent 

16 Mar 18

Music Editor Thom Dent casts a wistful eye back onto his past, as he compiles a five-song soundtrack to his life The post Greatest Hits: Thom Dent appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Nicola Benedetti 

16 Mar 18

In a break from the contemporary music scene, Music Critic Lucy Painter heads to Birmingham’s Town Hall to review violinist Nicola Benedetti’s solo performance The post Live Review: Nicola Benedetti appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: The Fratellis – In Your Own Sweet Time 

15 Mar 18

The Fratellis latest record is a much-needed slice of pop-rock goodness, says Sorcha Hornett The post Album Review: The Fratellis – In Your Own Sweet Time appeared first on Redbrick .


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Sensitive Society: The Reality of ‘Fat-Shaming’ 

15 Mar 18

Comment Writer Alice Macfarlane argues the sensitivity of fat shaming should not belittle the affects it has on our health The post Sensitive Society: The Reality of ‘Fat-Shaming’ appeared first on Redbrick .


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Fiddling With Fees Will Fix Nothing 

15 Mar 18

Comment Writer Emelia Lavender analyses recent discussion regarding tuition fees, arguing that current government suggestions will not fix anything The post Fiddling With Fees Will Fix Nothing appeared first on Redbrick .


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Redbrick Meets: Ady Suleiman 

14 Mar 18

Deputy Editor Kirstie Sutherland chats to the Nottingham-born singer-songwriter about his long-awaited debut album.


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NME: An Obituary 

14 Mar 18

As we await the final ever print edition of the NME, music writer Ben Johns has a few words he’d like to share The post NME: An Obituary appeared first on Redbrick .


Sport
KSI Wins Youtube Boxing Showdown 

14 Mar 18

Sport Editor Alex Alton looks at the Weller vs KSI boxing match and the relationship that Youtube has with sport The post KSI Wins Youtube Boxing Showdown appeared first on Redbrick .


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Solidarity Forever 

13 Mar 18

With many students lamenting the UCU strike, Comment Editor Alex Cirant-Taljaard argues why we should stand alongside striking academic staff The post Solidarity Forever appeared first on Redbrick .


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University 1st XV Win Varsity 2018 

13 Mar 18

Sport Editor Olli Meek reports on UBRFC’s win against the Medics in Varsity 2018 The post University 1st XV Win Varsity 2018 appeared first on Redbrick .


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Essential Albums: System Of A Down – Toxicity 

13 Mar 18

Seventeen years after its release, Gaming editor Nicholas Burton argues that System Of A Down’s second album has yet to be matched The post Essential Albums: System Of A Down – Toxicity appeared first on Redbrick .


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Should Alcohol Be Less Accessible? 

13 Mar 18

Comment Writer Madeline McInnis discusses the rise in alcohol prices in Scotland, and how this can have a positive impact on society The post Should Alcohol Be Less Accessible? appeared first on Redbrick .


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EP Review: Revolver – Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You 

13 Mar 18

Music critic Kate Lowther is ahead of the curve with her review for brand new indie band, Revolver’s, debut EP The post EP Review: Revolver – Your Indie Heroes Will Betray You appeared first on Redbrick .


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HRH The Princess Royal Formally Opens University of Birmingham’s Sport and Fitness Club 

13 Mar 18

Redbrick Sport reports on HRH The Princess Royal’s visit to Formally open the University of Birmingham’s Sport and Fitness Club The post HRH The Princess Royal Formally Opens University of Birmingham’s Sport and Fitness Club appeared…


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Essential Albums: Mariah Carey – #1 To Infinity 

9 Mar 18

Music critic Suraj Hallan talks us through the ups and downs of Mariah Carey’s 25-year career, culminating in her Greatest Hits album, #1 To Infinity The post Essential Albums: Mariah Carey – #1 To Infinity appeared first on Redbrick .


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Spotlight On: Greta Van Fleet 

9 Mar 18

Music critic Elizabeth Bushell warns of the pitfalls of over-comparison for emerging bands, and says that Greta Van Fleet’s rock credentials cement them as rockstars in their own right The post Spotlight On: Greta Van Fleet appeared first on Redbrick…


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Review: Red Sparrow 

9 Mar 18

Film Critic Madeline McInnes is highly impressed by Red Sparrow, a darkly contemporary thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence The post Review: Red Sparrow appeared first on Redbrick .