Category Archives: Interview

The Janky Musings of Shaun ‘Gambowl’ Walsh and the Plagiarists

Mindful profanity. Existentialism. Lyrical tom-foolery. These are the less than subtle subversions of local band, Shaun Gambowl Walsh and the Plagiarists, whose often satirical performances have been regularly tickling (if not disturbing) unsuspecting audiences across t’greater West Midlands areas and beyond. From Pop song’s about Ketamine to jazzy tales of woe. Psychedelic space punk to […]

The Luciferous tones of The Bonfire Radicals

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting up with Katie Stevens and Michelle Holloway of the Bonfire Radicals; Sat in Sorrento Lounge, Moseley, surrounded by the joint’s trade mark cluttered and majestic decor. They shared the low-down on their journey from student jammers at the prestigious Conservatoire, to leading the charge in […]

Saffiyah Khan, The Specials and the tale of Mike Horseman’s Organ

In early 2017, outside of Birmingham Central Library, a very frustrated fellah in the midst of a political protest managed to get himself into a stand off with Brum’s very own, Saffiyah Khan. As she displayed a charming and calming example of empathy (with a hint of fearless nonchalance) toward his angst, local press captured […]

Impressions of a Birmingham Poet: Matthew Edwards

An audience of fold-out chairs faced a projector screen and stage area. Musical instruments were poised and ready, as a classy, mature, after hours wine bar crowd rolled into the joint; Centrala, a semi industrial, whitewashed, minimalist unit at the back of Digbeth’s Minerva works estate. It had been a Birmingham minute since I’d seen […]