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Posts by Calum Ridyard

Interview: Josh Franceschi from You Me at Six

You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi joined us last month to talk about touring with their new album, Night People, what the band have been up to recently, and their exciting plans for the future. The band are on the US leg of their tour after doing the rounds in Europe and the UK …Read More

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Top 5 Albums Of The Year – Calum Ridyard’s Picks

Continuing with our feature ,where 9 of our writers will be looking back at their favourite albums in the countdown to 2016, here is our Head of Tech, Calum Ridyard talking about his choices: — 2015 has certainly been a mixed year for music: some impressive debut singles led to a few lacklustre albums (see …Read More


Poor Turnout For First Officer Question Time

Tuesday night saw the first Officer Question Time of the year. The Officer QT is a new feature of Guild politics which arose as part of the new Democratic Structures introduced this month after the General Meeting at the beginning of term. The general idea of the new Democratic Structures was to get rid of …Read More

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Dead Frequency Interview

In a slightly oversized room upstairs in the Guild, I got a call from Matti Fantasi – the ever exuberant frontman of Midlands-based Glam Punk band, Dead Frequency. An almost familiar voice for me here at Burn FM! We discussed the change in the band lineup since Burn Live in January, their upcoming tour and …Read More

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Night Terrors of 1927 – Everything’s Coming Up Roses

[6/10] Formed in 2012 as the team up of friends and indie veterans Jarrod Gorbel and Blake Sennett, Night Terrors of 1927 rose to fame last year after two EPs and a fairly successful collaboration with Canadian twins Tegan & Sara, entitled ‘When You Were Mine’. As such, Everything’s Coming Up Roses is their first …Read More

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Albums of the Year 2014

2014 has been an incredible year for music of all genres, from Jamie T’s incredible return after 5 years away to Royal Blood releasing one of the most successful debut albums in a long time, it has never been a better time to be a music fan! Some of the members of the BurnFM have …Read More

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Review: The Imitation Game

Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, Buddy), this biographical drama tells the heart-wrenching story of misunderstood mathematician Alan Turing, one of the forefathers of modern computing and without whom the Second World War would have lasted an awful lot longer. Based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, the film jumps between three key points …Read More

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UoB launches new LGBTQ initiative

Guild of Students’ LGBTQ Officer on inclusivity in the curriculum by Burnfm News on Mixcloud The University of Birmingham has launched a research project, aiming to take place over the next two years, which will produce a guide for colleagues to ensure LGBTQ inclusivity. The project will survey staff and student experiences, through the means …Read More

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Cadbury World Opens New Attraction

This Friday sees the opening of Cadbury World’s newest zone, the 4D Chocolate Adventure, just in time for the Summer. I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of this exciting new experience and to hear from Gerrard Baldwin, General Manager at Cadbury World. Cadbury World Launches New Zone For The Summer by Burn …Read More

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We Are Scientists Interview

Before We Are Scientists’ headline show in Birmingham, BURN FM caught up with Chris Cain. Listen to him speak to us about how UK fans are the best, their new album, the TV world and his favourite science subject at school! We Are Scientists Interview by Cathy Baylis on Mixcloud

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