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
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
By Katie Macbeth Some of the world’s biggest artists are women, yet year after year we are constantly seeing women being ignored by festivals. Big festivals like Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza champion the biggest names in the … Continue reading Festival Lineups and the (In)Equality of the Sexes
This is our first post on the Black Lives Matter movement. The above sentence felt uncomfortable writing, and something I personally am ashamed about. It would be unscrupulous to assume the whole world was waiting for our input (although we … Continue reading Protest & the pandemic: there’s more to be done
By SheBeat This time around on SheBeat Meets, Brum Radio’s favourite singer-songwriter showcase, is Toni Sansara. Hailing from Walsall, Toni has been finding her way around the busy Midlands’ music scene for just over 3 years, though she first recalls … Continue reading SheBeat Meets… Toni Sansara
During Covid-19 abortions are available by post. Rowena candidly talks about her abortion and how it shaped who she is today, whilst abortions in Northern Ireland are still difficult to obtain. On March 31st 2020, the government announced that people … Continue reading My abortion saved my life: Will Covid-19 shape the future of abortion services?
Ione Finn talks expectations, anxiety and reconnecting during lockdown. I read an article the other day that Jennifer Aniston has said the exact same. Apparently she’s a bit of an agoraphobe, perhaps I am too. I think the thing I’m … Continue reading Is it bad that I’ve been enjoying lockdown? Probably, but fuck it.
Quinn Lam launched her wonderful debut album in February this year. ’20 Year Old Car’ is a six-year-in-the making production, nine tracks of celtic blues influenced guitar-led sounds. Produced (despite too many house moves) by friend Chloe Juliette and then … Continue reading SheBeat Meets… Quinn Lam
We’ve been burying our head away in our computers for a fair few weeks, preparing for the second issue of Slag Mag! This one may have crept up on you, but trust us when we say it’s worth shouting about. … Continue reading Slag Mag Issue 2 is almost here!
Words by Scarlett Ward / insta: @scarlett.ward 75 years after the body of a woman was found inside the hollow of a Wych Elm tree in 1943, we are no closer to uncovering her identity. However, Black Country Poet Nellie Cole … Continue reading Poetry review: ‘Bella’ by Nellie Cole