Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

Field Harmonics release new album 20th May

UK electro-pop duo Field Harmonics release their second album ‘Corners’ on Friday 20 May 2016 via Wayside and Woodland Recordings. The collection of nine expansive and immersive… Read more »

Amala Spa & Club Review

The opportunity recently arose to review the Amala Spa & Club situated beneath the Hyatt Regency Hotel, so I gave it a whirl. Amala is an urban… Read more »

DJ Andy Smith at Hare & Hounds + Exclusive Q&A by Sam Redmore

For our latest exclusive Q&A, Sam Redmore of Freestyle, has caught up with legendary DJ Andy Smith (who many will recognise from his work with Portishead), ahead… Read more »

Tara Tomes of East Village Q&A

With all the brand new developments going on in Brum, there comes new business, whether that be retail, food & drink, leisure or accommodation. All this needs… Read more »

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Situated in the heart of St Pauls Square in The Jewellery Quarter, The Actress & Bishop opened in 2003 and has since become one of the city’s… Read more »

Trainspotting Play review by Maryam Snape

Trainspotting, In Your Face Theatre Company’s take on Irvine Welsh’s iconic story of the highs and lows of heroin addiction in late 1980s Leith in Edinburgh. When… Read more »

New ‘Busby Cocktail Bar’ to open on top of the BT Tower!

Exciting news comes to us on the grapevine about a brand new cocktail bar which may be situated on the top of Birmingham’s BT Tower offering spectacular… Read more »

Fried Chicken & Garage Rock Heaven at One Tricky Pony, review by Mazzy Snape

Every other Thursday local promoters ‘Killer Wave’ take over One Trick Pony Club in Moseley. The music is always good, with bands ranging from psychedelic indie to… Read more »

The All-Star Stand-Up Tour 2016 + Q&A of the Stars

Together for the first time and ready to take the roof off! Stand by for the stand-up comedy event of the year as Double Sony Award winner… Read more »

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Last weekend, Seasonal Markets and Leftfoot joined forces to bring The Night & Day Markets to Digbeth. This two day festival witessed a bespoke banquet of music,… Read more »

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

I’ve been exceedingly aware of The Lord Clifden’s reputation for good food for many years, way before the onset of sharp-witted food bloggers and self proclaimed foodologists… Read more »

5 Fab Ideas to Treat your Mom this Mother’s Day

Try the Chi Kitchen Mother’s Day Menu Chi Kitchen is a Chinese and Pan-Asian restaurant located in Debenhams, The Bullring. Chi represents energy, health and balance in… Read more »

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

In our last Q&A session we spoke with Adam Regan on his endeavours in dance music, and a successful interview it was too. With over 160 social… Read more »

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

You wait years for a decent Tapas restaurant and then several come along at once… Birmingham diners in search of some Hispanic cuisine in the city centre… Read more »

Lisa Mitchell & Harry Jordan gig review by Lee Endres

As soon as Harry Jordan got to the microphone, we were immediately taken in by her personable aura. The Ort Cafe audience tonight is a well behaved… Read more »