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 […]

Q&A: Coughing Pigeon

The Coughing Pigeon duo, Jon and George, take time out to chat about the show and their musical lives. Tell us about the show. It’s called Coughing Pigeon. The name is a mixture of George’s ‘Coughing Fit’ persona and my (Jon’s) Pigeonhole night.  We are both committed to playing music from a genuinely wide range of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]