Nottingham-born singer-songwriter Saint Raymond is set to make waves when his debut album is released in June this year. I spoke to him ahead of his upcoming UK tour next month, discussing the perks of performing live and his friendship with Ed Sheeran.
There’s nothing better than a band playing their hometown, especially a small and intimate venue such as the Institute’s Library. This was the second of two dates in Birmingham for Peace, preceding the release of their second studio album Happy People. Another local band, Juice, certainly warmed the crowd up with several mosh pit-inducing songs before Harry Koisser and co. burst onto stage.
From middle-aged men taking selfies at the bar to several groups of teenage girls congregating in matching leather jackets at the back of the room, Royal Blood certainly attracted an eclectic crowd to Birmingham’s Institute. Off the back of their eponymous number one album earlier this year, the duo’s sold out show began with both a raucously wild set by support Turbowolf and Jay Z’s ‘99 Problems’, the latter especially pumping up the crowd and encouraging a room-wide sing-along.