Tag Archives: Birmingham

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 […]

Britain’s Got Nice – Vote Barbara on BGT!

Here at Brum Radio, we wish our friend and colleague Mrs Barbara Nice every success on Britain’s Got Talent on Friday Barbara is through to the semi-final of the competition and at this stage, it is the viewers that decide, so we heartily encourage you to VOTE BARBARA so she can make it through to […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Brum Radio A-List: Track Of The Week ‘Just A Thing’ by Ekkah

‘Just A Thing’ by Ekkah is our Track Of The Week It’s been nearly a decade since Birmingham Indie prodigies, Arcadian Kicks, decided to go their separate ways. Fortunately for us a brand new sumptuous duo was born. Ekkah. Rebekah and Rebecca ditched the indie guitars and instead plumped for warm bass-lines, rounding synths and […]

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 […]

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 […]