Reviews & Features

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

Local charity launches ‘Bubbles for Basils’: New activity for young children

A local charity that helps homeless and vulnerable young people across the West Midlands has launched a new activity for children to get involved with which once… Read more »

Last night I dreamt I went to the cinema…

Last night I dreamt I went to the cinema… Rapidly taking on a nostalgic glow along with pubs and live sport and readily available flour, the communal… Read more »

Help save a unique glimpse of Birmingham’s industrial history – The Pen Museum

Help save a unique glimpse of Birmingham’s industrial history – The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum is unique being the world’s only museum dedicated to honouring and celebrating the important legacy of Birmingham’s 19th Century steel pen trade and is… Read more »

Lycio Birmingham Visual for track ‘Nightfall’

Lycio Birmingham Visual for track ‘Nightfall’

Birmingham alt-pop trio Lycio have announced the release of their next single, ‘Nightfall’ on 3rd April via Lycio Records. The band have previously performed as the headlining… Read more »

Escape Hunt Launches Free Print-At-Home Easter Activity Packs To Keep Whole Family Entertained During Isolation!

Escape Hunt launch downloadable interactive games for the whole family. With Easter being celebrated in a different way this year, Escape Hunt want to provide products that… Read more »

Riscas Release Indie Jazz Anthem Cool To Chill With

“I love them, what a sound!” – Greg James, Radio 1 “It’s easy to see why Riscas have amassed such adulation – their songs are fast and… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide April 2020

Thought Brum’s music scene was knocked out cold by the Coronavirus? You couldn’t be more wrong! It takes a lot to keep this city down, there’s a… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse Tuesday 31st March 2020

If the lockdown has you crawlin’ up the walls, well brother we’ve got the cure! Tonight, we’re premiering two brand new videos over on our Youtube channel…. Read more »

Birmingham’s Friendly Fire Band release LUV SONG RIDDIM

Birmingham’s Friendly Fire Band release LUV SONG RIDDIM

Luv Song Riddim is the latest riddim by Friendly Fire Band, after Myki Tuff’s lead cut, appropriately aiming to spread and epidemic of love, which has been… Read more »

iSE announces launch of COVID-19 Social Enterprise Helpline

In response to the Corona Virus 19 pandemic, and it’s direct impact on the social enterprises and social entrepreneurs across Birmingham and Solihull, iSE CIC is launching… Read more »

Alpha Works tips on working from home

Working from home We are currently living in unprecedented times. Society has been thrown into a situation the world has not seen for over 100 years. For… Read more »

Genuine Panama release new single

Following on from the release of their debut EP ‘Itchy Teeth’ in the summer of 2019, Birmingham indie-funk outfit Genuine Panama now return with another heavy dose… Read more »

Dishoom pauses collection and delivery.. but you can create your own curry from their Cookery Book!

Last week’s decision to close the restaurants to dining guests, and to postpone the launch of Dishoom Birmingham, was difficult and deeply sad for all of us…. Read more »

SIMON EVANS: The Work of The Devil Tour 2020 Review

One of Britain’s favorite stand-up comedians, defined by the driest of comedy and brilliantly sarcastic stage manner, Simon Evans introduced ‘’The Work of The Devil’’ Tour 2020,… Read more »

PAPER BUOYS to release new single LIAA

PAPER BUOYS to release new single LIAA

Birmingham Indie Rockers, PAPER BUOYS, have announced details of their first release of 2020. LIAA (Love Is All Around) will be released on all major digital platforms… Read more »

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