Category Archives: Music

A local lot at a local spot: Hott Date’s Easter all dayer

Sunday. My one day off. I took a much needed trip to check out the all-day Easter edition of Hott Date at The Castle and Falcon in Balsall Heath; the initial glow was a reminiscent meeting of old friends with good vibes. Basking in the spring-shine most hung out the back of the joint and […]

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 […]

A Hoot at the Night Owl – Down in Digbeth for some Brain Food

I stuck to the multi-levelled chests of draws sandwiched together to make a bar at the back of the room. I was curious for a moment; what interactions lay past the solitary sofa and bongos, up the stairs, to an upper deck of the Night Owl? I guess there are inevitably scenes within scenes one […]

The Brum Radio A-List: Track of the Week ‘Further Away’ by Hannah Brown

‘Further Away’ Hannah Brown is our Track of the Week Originally hailing from Nottingham, Hannah Brown is now very much ingrained in to the Birmingham music scene. Ever since her debut single ‘I Don’t Want To Be You’, Hannah has been released a steady stream of breathtaking singles with an atmosphere so delicate it could […]

Tick – 100th Show

To celebrate Tick broadcasting it’s 100th show on Saturday 9th February, DJ Wilson spoke about reaching this musical milestone and more besides… How does it feel to get to 100 shows? I feel that this is a great personal achievement and feel that the show has evolved for the better. I am also enjoying a […]

The Brum Radio A-List: Track of the Week ‘Do You Remember’ by Jaws

‘Do You Remember’ by Jaws is our Track of the Week Back in November 2018, Birmingham three-piece Jaws made three exciting announcements. The first of which was the news of their next studio album. Entitled ‘The Ceiling’, their 3rd album is due for release on the 5th April 2019.  The band have already released one song […]

The Brum Radio A-List: Track of the Week – ‘Orange’ by Spilt Milk Society

‘Orange’ by Spilt Milk Society is our Track of the Week. It’s been about 3 years since this outfit formed and in the last 18 months they appear to be going from strength to strength. By the end of 2017, Spilt Milk hit a million streams on Spotify – a number that has now grown to […]

FABRIK – PREMIER NEW VIDEO ‘MURMURATION’ (FLAMINGO FLAME REMIX)

Birmingham bands FABRIK and FLAMINGO FLAME come together on FABRIK’s upcoming release ‘Murmuration’. Taken from FABRIK’s debut album, ‘City Islands‘, the track will be released on 14th January 2019 as a three-track single featuring the band’s original album version, a live acoustic version and the stunning 80’s infused remix by Flamingo Flame. The remix is […]