Category Archives: Music

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]