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 […]

Katherine Priddy – ‘The Eternal Rocks Beneath’ Album Launch (25/06/2021)

Katherine Priddy’s star is rising fast; whilst we at Brum Radio have known for ages how good she is, now the national stations are waking up to this fact. After a string of singles her debut album is entering the world, and she chose her hometown of Birmingham to launch it. St Paul’s Church was […]

DIE DAS DER Club brings IDLES’ Frontman Joe Talbot to The Night Owl

The Night Owl, based in Digbeth, Birmingham is to welcome back Mercury Prize nominee Joe Talbot of IDLES on Friday 23rd July, with Desperate Journalist’s, Simon Drowner, DIE DAS DER DJs plus a live performance from local punk rockers, Hey Alamo. Joe Talbot previously appeared at Night Owl for a conversation with music industry executive […]

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 […]

Live Music Returns to Birmingham – Normality is on the Horizon

Words by Ellie-Mae Fenn, interview by Ross Carley. It’s no secret that the industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with many of our favourite venues shutting their doors to regular gig-goers for close to 14-months. So, with the Government announcing the go-ahead for venues to reopen on May 17th, a surge of hope […]

Presenter Profile – Julian Powell

Percussionist Julian Powell brings his show ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ to Brum Radio at 10pm every Monday. Each show has its own theme chosen by Julian who plays an eclectic selection of tunes to match. Read more about him and the show below, then tune in or listen here! Tell me something about your background […]

AMOK Radio Show

Brum Radio is proud to present ‘AMOK – things which we found in the other ghost realms’. The show is a radio version of a concert that was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It features music specially commissioned by a range of composers. All the music is in reference to ghosts, the past and […]

A Decade of Global Sounds – WorldBeatUK at 10!

In the decade since WorldBeatUK started it’s impossible to guess how many laps of the globe Glyn Phillips must have made in his never-ending quest to bring us the best in world music. Ahead of his tenth anniversary show (on Brum Radio, Monday March 15 at 8pm!) Glyn charts the history of the show, how […]