Author Archives: Brum Radio Writers

Gig review: Peace at B:Music Birmingham Town Hall

Brum Radio arranged for tickets to review this gig. Indie sensation, Peace, return in lavish style with their hometown show in Birmingham. By Peter Donnelly Peace bring an emphatic night filled with nostalgic indie rock, stunning visuals and beautiful auras to B:Music Birmingham Town Hall. Peace are an indie rock band from Worcester. Originally a four-piece, […]

Andy McCluskey speaks to Adrian Goldberg about OMD’s latest album Bauhaus Staircase

Andy McCluskey is a British musician and songwriter best known as one of the founding members of the electronic music band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). On 21st October, he made a special appearance on Brum Radio, sharing his musical journey alongside Adrian Goldberg. McCluskey delves into OMD’s latest album, Bauhaus Staircase, released on […]

Soon: The Night Owl presents Boblogathon all dayer with Bob Log III

Maverick artist Bob Log III is coming to renowned Digbeth venue The Night Owl for an all day Rock and Roll Party on the 11th March 2023. Bob Log III is the Crown Prince of punk blues, and puts on absolutely unforgettable live shows, in a fair world he’d be filling stadiums. Bob claims his left […]

Gig Review: Mom Jeans. at O2 Institute, Birmingham

By Max Dobney Long time no see Mom Jeans. Almost 5 years since their last sighting in Birmingham, Mom Jeans. were back for a night of guitar-heavy grooves at the o2 Institute in Digbeth, Birmingham. Opening was IDestroy to provide a ripping riotous perspective on the female experience of punk. Oso Oso travelled across the […]

Gig review: The Jetty’s Ft. Façade and The LivinTones at the Victoria.

A chaotic night in the best way possible. See all of these acts if you can. Gig review by Henry Fox With a last minute drop-out, the show was already off to a chaotic start. As people filed into the iconic Victoria in Birmingham, a mysterious opener armed with only an acoustic guitar and harmonica […]

Gig Review: Respire plus Callous Hands and Johanna Rey at Dead Wax

By Henry Fox What’s Going on Around Here? Last night was a blood-pumping rollercoaster at Dead Wax Digbeth, the small black box of their gig space being filled with the sound of screams and drumming – The culprits? Hardcore and metal bands Johanna Rey, Callous Hands and Respire. Promoting the event was Surprise You’re Dead Music, a […]

Karkosa wave goodbye with their final single and a headline show

Words by Ross Carley After an incredible run from local band Karkosa including big headline shows, a UK tour, reputable support slots and even sold-out shows in South Korea, it’s sadly time to say goodbye to the indie-rock group we’ve all come to know and love since 2013 when they first emerged. This month, the band […]

A quick guide to supporting venues through the next few weeks and beyond

Words by Ellie-Mae Fenn.   With the government’s latest announcement delaying the ease of restrictions, venues up and down the country have been forced to reschedule and postpone events once again, much to their horror, but how can you help? With the industry starting to come back to life, Birmingham was preparing to welcome our […]

Ed Geater w Faye Smith review – Hare & Hounds (21/05/2021)

On the 17th May 2021, live music returned to the UK. Taking stock of this, Brum Radio’s Danny de Reybekill attended his first gig in over a year, courtesy of the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath.  For the most part, live music really has been on hold. Save for a short period where outdoor […]