Category Archives: Music

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 […]

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 […]