Little Simz + Alewya @ O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK – 25th November 2021

Review and Photography by Robert Barrett

It’s Little Simz time in the spotlight, and she’s not about to waste it. A show stopping opening night of her brand new tour in Birmingham proved she’s on a one-way track to total domination.


On any other night support act Alewya could have stood in for a headliner at the Institute.  Bringing in a wide range of influences and styles to make genuine club bangers, the crowd were going wild for her. “Birmingham we are going in” she stated as The Drum and Bass beat of lateset single “Spirit X” got a mosh pit going, not half bad for an opening act.   

Coming off the back of the critically adored album “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert” Little Simz was joined by a large and band surrounded by an impressive stage set up. However, as a testament to her talent the production never took away from her impeccable delivery.

When single “I Love You, I Hate You” played everything came together. The rich sound of the band, Simz flow and the stage design. Apart from a few long breaks between tracks, including an outfit change, the show kept the spotlight on her.

A killer encore featuring “might bang, might not”, “Venom” and the incredible “Woman” topped off what might be on of the best live shows I’ve seen this year. This is the time to catch Little Simz on tour in these size of venues, don’t miss out.   

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