Yas Lime prepares for winter with folklore, heritage, and wheat in their inaugural artist residency at The Hive

“My identity and my coming to be in this place informs my curating and informs my making. I think it’s very much autoethnographic – basically you place yourself first in anything that you do. Not in a narcissistic way, but … Continue reading Yas Lime prepares for winter with folklore, heritage, and wheat in their inaugural artist residency at The Hive

Soul, funk, jazz & folk-rock at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds this Sunday

After live streaming some of the best local bands, DJs, comedians and more throughout 2020, Lock Down Brum is now finally “unlocked” and showcasing some of the best talent in Birmingham in your favourite grass roots venues next stop…The Hare & Hounds with a line up of some incredible female fronted bands based in Birmingham. Performing live: Ruth & The Ark (full band), onstage 745pm Ruth and The Ark channel the early days of soul with a heavy touch of funky blues that you won’t forget. Call Me-Unique (stripped back), onstage 640pm Singer / songwriter & guitarist Call Me Unique … Continue reading Soul, funk, jazz & folk-rock at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds this Sunday

BLUE RUTH EP LAUNCH 030721

Words by Emily Doyle, images by Bryony Williams Saturday 3rd July saw the first in-person event from Supersonic Festival since Covid-19 hit. Blue Ruth, THE SEER and Allami, Barri and Krishnamurthy provided the entertainment in front of a sold out seated crowd for the grand finale of Centrala’s All Systems Go live music series. Birmingham-born musician, Blue Ruth (aka Kaila Whyte – formerly the guitarist in Youth Man) released their debut EP ‘Mausoleum’ on the newly re-formed Supersonic Recordings – a label championing the best in experimental and genre-bending music for curious audiences. To celebrate, they’re treating us to a … Continue reading BLUE RUTH EP LAUNCH 030721

SheBeat Meets… Bryony Williams

I first had the pleasure of talking with Bryony Williams back in November of 2019 in the Digbeth studios of Brum Radio. She was on the bill for a Slag Mag Launch Party earlier in the same year at Hare & Hounds. Fast forward to 2021 and I’ve keenly followed her adventures and duly bought her new music offerings, I even caught up with her during lockdown 0.2 over Zoom. We all did a lot of those this last 12 months. Penning her first songs aged just 15 years old, Bryony is from Wolverhampton and has fond memories of growing … Continue reading SheBeat Meets… Bryony Williams

Women in Music in Books

A review of some ace reads about women in music, in books. First up Viv Albertine’s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys. Like most great reads, I was recommended this one. Like most recommends, who it was that recommended it is lost to the mists of time. But thank you. I loved this book. I had very little prior knowledge about who Viv was, what happened in punk in London during this period or what women in music were doing during this time. I accept this was poor scholarship on my part. I am duly now on … Continue reading Women in Music in Books

Madison fever dream

Review: Madison Fiorenza’s debut single Fever Dream overflows with excellence and attitude

Madison Fiorenza ventures into new territory sharing her voice and songwriting in the form of her debut single ‘Fever Dream’. By Filipa Gaspar The track, which came out on July 17th results in a collaboration with Madison and producer Jacob … Continue reading Review: Madison Fiorenza’s debut single Fever Dream overflows with excellence and attitude