Category Archives: Music

AMOK Radio Show

Brum Radio is presents ‘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 the spaces […]

Coughing Pigeon – 100 Not Out!

Coughing Pigeon 100

No, not a century of broadcasts – Jon, George and Brum Radio aren’t that old – but 100 shows notched up by Coughing Pigeon’s dynamic duo on Friday 22 January. Read below Jon and George’s reflections on Coughing Pigeon to date – and what may come post-pandemic. Looking back to this article from almost two […]

All About the A List

Brum Radio’s Official A List is the weekly showcase for the best new music from Birmingham and the West Midlands. Whilst it’s fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for the industry our local bands and artists have released plenty of exciting new music that shows Birmingham’s creativity at its best. And […]

Video Premiere! Fever by Argle Bargle

Brum Radio is proud to premiere Argle Bargle’s video for their new single, “Fever‘ The Selly Oak jazz-fusion nine-piece are a band in a hurry. Having ended 2019 with the release of their first single No I Can’t Help You Anymore they are starting 2020 with a brand new release, Fever. Watch the new video: […]

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 […]

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 […]