Tag Archives: Birmingham

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 […]