The Pogues Your Shot: Birmingham Heats

Posted: Wednesday 1 February 2017

Following the first round of The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery, the regional winners have been announced. Birmingham, get to know your finalists...

Speaking In Shadows

Midlands five-piece, Speaking In Shadows, proudly opted for “music and a haggard old van over mundanity and a Lamborghini.” It’s that amount of commitment to what they do, that have seen them touring the UK and mainland Europe. The alt-rock band also released a brand new EP without any fuss or frills. It’s taken the band back to their roots, which is really just music that excites them.

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Formed in 2012, The Borgias are a fusion of indie, alternative and dance, which creates a sound that’s really unique to the Birmingham trio. The band describes what they’ve created as a fresh sound that’s somewhere between Kasabian, Massive Attack and Happy Mondays. If that isn’t enough, they do come with a warning: contains head nodding.

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