Introducing Marianas Trench…

We Brumoters love a good sassy, group of musicians and our recent obsession Marianas Trench are no different!

Not only are these lads able to pen incredible songs (most with a hint of sass – including their newest tune Pop 101, which references Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jason Derulo and more!), but they’re also pretty sassy on Twitter!

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The Canadian pop rock band is made up of (from Left to Right) – Mike Ayley (Bassist & vocalist), Josh Ramsay (Lead Singer & rhythm guitarist – who also helped pen Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit ‘Call Me Maybe), Ian Casselman (Drummer & backing vocalist) & Matt Webb (Lead guitarist & vocalist), who we believe are going to take over the UK with their incredible tracks (though this is as soon as they decide to come to the UK… that’s right lads, we’re waiting!).

Although a few of our Brumoters had found this group nearly 7 years ago, when the band released their debut studio album – they only recently re-discovered the band after the release of their latest tune

And they lads are yet to officially release their albums and tour over here in the UK.

Though if the group are to announce a UK/European tour, we will announce the details for you all!

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With three albums and two EP’s under their belt, the band have a large arsenal of amazing tracks for you all to check out – like Shake Tramp (the video is just as hilarious as the track title) and Desperate Measures, both of which you’ll be able to listen to via the video below!

The group’s most recent track ‘Pop 101’ is currently available to purchase on iTunes & Amazon, so why not listen to it below before purchasing it!

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Sing with Mike Dignam!

Mike Dignam impressed at his gig at the Institute in Birmingham last night, which was packed with a number of the young musician’s highly dedicated fans.

The Preston-born singer/songwriter came to the UK’s second city as part of his tour across the UK on his ‘Sing With Me’ tour.

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Dignam entertained the enthusiastic crowd with a range of songs that feature on the various EP’s, he has released throughout his career this far, including ‘Keep Up Lady’ and ‘Young’.

Though the setlist was expected to be an acoustic performance, fans were thrilled to find Dignam performing with a band. This fact didn’t change much though as fans continued to sing and clap along with the fantastic tracks (as they did with the support acts), while all standing in a very relaxed environment with a shared enjoyment of the performance.

After holding a competition to allow various fans or undiscovered musicians to support him at different shows during the tour. Birmingham voted and received two great musicians in the form of John Adam and Natasha North, who both completed amazing acoustic sets, which the fans happily listened to.

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Dignam, who has recently finished a tour with Tich and another support slot during 5 Seconds of Summer’s UK AND Australian tour, made sure to entertain the fans by playing a number of his older and more well-known tracks, including ‘Great Escape’.

We would definitely recommend seeing the talented young man live as his tracks are incredibly catchy and will have everyone singing along.

Brumotions gives his performance 4/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of Mike’s performance of ‘Great Escape’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

Mike Dignam – ‘Hurt’

After completing an array of successful headline tours and a support slot with the incredible 5 Seconds of Summer (in both the UK and their home country Australia… If you couldn’t tell from those amazing accents).

Mike Dignam is back with his debut video and the lead single from his new EP ‘It was Written’ in the form of the incredible track: ‘Hurt’.

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On his travels around the country, Mike has amassed an army of dedicated supporters, who have joined Mike during his musical journey from gigs in the park to large headline tours!

The song showcases Mike’s strong and hauntingly beautiful vocals and leaves you wanting to keep listening to find out more – meaning you want to listen to the track from start to finish.

The song is filled with emotion, especially with the repetition of ‘hurt’ during the chorus, which leaves you completely immersed within the lyrics.

The Video is a great addition to the track and works well with the song, showcasing Mike’s natural talent.

However, although we love the song, we can’t help but think that this tune is slightly too dark to join our current ‘summer anthem’ obsession.

Check out the video and Let us know what you think!

Mike is also embarking on a UK tour see the dates below and Pre-Order his EP – ‘It was Written’.

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