Low Red Moon played the last Slag Mag event before lockdown for International Women’s Day 2019 and absolutely brought the house down with their catchy hooks and warm uplifting energy. Led by the upbeat, enigmatic and passionate front-woman Kaytee Thomson-DeWolfe, … Continue reading Low Red Moon launch new album with headline show at The Night Owl This Friday!
The Bodysnatchers’ Rhoda Dakar hits grassroots live music venue The Night Owl this Saturday. Ska and 2Tone legend Rhoda Dakar, formerly of The Bodysnatchers, is performing live withher full band this Saturday 12th at The Night Owl in Digbeth! Support … Continue reading Ska Legend Rhoda Dakar plays Birmingham tomorrow night!
Rosie Tee is Birmingham’s answer to Bjork, an avant-pop composer-performer with a taste for jazz, psych, and atmospheric electronica. Her 2019 release, Chambers, was described as “poised and elegant” by Tom Robinson and had several national airplays on BBC Radio … Continue reading Rosie Tee talks songwriting and sea monsters ahead of International Women’s Day gig
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
Birmingham based Lauren Hoyle combines nineties female led alt-rock with singalong pop in latest single ‘Hate Me First’ – taken from her debut EP ‘Fun’. Continue reading Review: Hate Me First – Lauren Hoyle
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
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
Dreamy, hazy and summery, Cambridge based artist Lily Rieke Marty released her brand new single ‘Come Call Me Love’ on August 7th. Written on the spot and produced almost instantly, ‘Come Call Me Love’ is a spontaneous art pop single … Continue reading Review: Lily Rieke Marty releases the dreamy ‘Come Call Me Love’
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
TW: Sexual Assault Known for her emotive yet gripping pop bangers such as ‘Just Because’, ‘I Got The Beat’ and ‘Sweat‘, London producer, songwriter and musician Anna Straker has released the gripping, emotional single ‘London Knows’. The single and video, … Continue reading Anna Straker shares beautiful, healing new track ‘London Knows’