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    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

    Written by Daisy Kirkaldy, Seb Rolley, Christian Nasillo, Marianne Holt, Harry Hetherington, Alexander Brooks, Thom Dent, Issy Campbell, Greg Woodin, Kat Smith, Francesca Benson, Kieran Read, James Rodker, txw761, Nach Suphakawanich, Andrew Pollard, FreddieClark, Noah Tombs, Gemma Elgar, Hannah O'Reilly & Theodore Wrigley on 5th January 2019

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    Blackbox Closure & the Agent of Change Principal

    In light of recent events, Nathan Davies walks us through the troubled history of The Rainbow Pub and Blackbox and explains the recent closure's impacts on Birmingham

    Written by Nathan Davies on 17th December 2018

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    Every Classic Christmas Hit: Ranked

    Music Writer Andrew Pollard completes the painstaking task of ranking every notable Christmas hit you're bound to hear in the next few weeks

    Written by Andrew Pollard on 17th December 2018

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    Alternative Ulster: An Introduction to The Punk Movement in 70s Belfast

    Redbrick's Ollie Davis delves into the fascinating effects the punk rock movement had on Belfast in the 70s

    Written by Ollie Davis on 10th December 2018

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    Spotlight On: Billie Eilish

    Deputy Editor Kat Smith tells us why we should keep an eye on Billie Eilish, a young songwriter and visual artist with undeniable talent

    Written by Kat Smith on 7th December 2018

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    Greatest Hits: Gemma Elgar

    Music’s Gemma Elgar takes us through her life in five songs

    Written by Gemma Elgar on 7th December 2018

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    Redbrick Meets: The Aces

    Emily Modaresi caught up with The Aces at Birmingham's Hare & Hounds, as well as witnessing their excellently groove-heavy set afterwards

    Written by Emily Modaresi on 5th December 2018

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    Spotlight On: Princess Nokia

    Princess Nokia melds emo with Puerto Rican tradition with a New York underground punk spirit, and makes relevant lo-fi hip hop, Hannah O’Reilly writes

    Written by Hannah O'Reilly on 2nd December 2018

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    A Beginner’s Guide To: Jamaican Music in the UK

    Redbrick Music Writer Ollie Davis talks us through the history of Jamaican music's profound cultural impact upon the UK, a uniting force in times of political darkness

    Written by Ollie Davis on 17th November 2018

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    New Venue: The Mill

    Music Editor Letty Gardner discusses the opening of The Mill, and its importance for Birmingham's nightlife culture

    Written by Letty Gardner on 31st October 2018

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    Redbrick Meets: Black Honey

    Redbrick's Laura Mosley scores an extensive, in-depth interview with Black Honey lead singer, Izzy B. Phillips, discussing everything from Tarantino to female empowerment

    Written by Laura Mosley on 29th October 2018

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    Spotlight On: Kojey Radical

    Kieren Williams introduces artistic all-rounder Kojey Radical explaining his unique style and extensive appeal

    Written by Kieren Williams on 26th October 2018
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