Kieran Read, Author at Redbrick | University of Birmingham
Kieran Read

Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2019

Summer is on its way and so are some stellar festivals. Here is a month-by-month guide to Redbrick's top festival picks of the year

Posted on 12th April 2019

Redbrick’s Albums of 2018

As 2018 finally draws to a close, Redbrick Music reflects on the best music releases in our annual Albums of the Year feature

Posted on 5th January 2019

Live Review: Billy Ocean

With untouchable stage presence and undeniable hits, Billy Ocean is only growing stronger with age, Music Editor Kieran Read reviews

Posted on 15th December 2018

Live Review: Four Tops & The Temptations

Four Tops, The Temptations and Tavares displayed why they were so legendary at Arena Birmingham, Music Editor Kieran Read reviews

Posted on 22nd November 2018

Live Review: Iceage

Music editor Kieran Read reviews Iceage's murky, raucous and inconsistent recent performance at Birmingham's Hare & Hounds

Posted on 16th September 2018

Live Review: (Sandy) Alex G

(Sandy) Alex G proved why he's one of the greatest modern songwriters on stage at the Hare & Hounds, Music Editor Kieran Read writes

Posted on 15th September 2018

Album Review: Kanye West & Kid Cudi – KIDS SEE GHOSTS

KIDS SEE GHOSTS , the joint project from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, is the psychedelic tour de force that both artists desperately needed, Music Editor Kieran Read argues

Posted on 16th June 2018

Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2018

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

Posted on 19th March 2018

Single Review: Frank Ocean – Moon River

Frank Ocean delivers on his promise of 'a good year' with his cover of the Hepburn classic, Kieran Read reviews

Posted on 25th February 2018

Single Review: Drake – Diplomatic Immunity

Drake's latest single is another step in the mediocre, chart-driven direction he has been heading in since Views, says Kieran Read

Posted on 15th February 2018

Redbrick’s Albums of 2017

Redbrick Music takes a look back at the best albums of 2017.

Posted on 12th January 2018

Album Review: Billy Ray Cyrus – Set the Record Straight

Music Critic Kieran Read is simultaneously baffled and horrified by Billy Ray Cyrus's less-than-conventional new album

Posted on 22nd November 2017