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Gig Review: Father John Misty

Father John Misty’s near 80-minute album Pure Comedy was always destined for a big world tour. After the success of I Love You, Honeybear and his Brit nomination combined with his notorious onstage antics lecturing his crowds about either rejected ‘burrito money’ or the state of the U.S. political or entertainment scene – this run …Read More


General Election 2017: The Burn Analysis

In the two weeks since GE17, the UK’s General Election on the 8th of June 2017, the political reverberations resonating from it have not abated in significance, and will remain crucial to the future of this country. Here, Burn’s analysts give you their take on how each of the top four parties fared; after reputations rose defiantly, …Read More


President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

A United States President’s first hundred days are incredibly important. It’s a statement of intent; the world’s first glimpse as to how the winning candidate will govern as Leader of the Free World. The term was coined by FDR in the thirties and it stuck, and in 2017 we still look to an American President’s …Read More


Album Review: Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

Rating: 5/5 Josh Tillman has become a celebrity over the course of the last couple of years. He achieved moderate notoriety as the drummer for the Fleet Foxes, and after a series of more sombre albums under the moniker ‘J. Tillman’, but Father John Misty – the cynical, self-loathing maverick who, in 2015’s I Love …Read More


ValeFest 2017 Charities: RSVP West Midlands

Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The Birmingham Children’s Hospital and …Read More


Second Semester Show Applications are Now Open!

Happy New Year! Burn is back in 2017 and applications for Spring Term shows are now open and we can’t wait to get started on another term of great radio. The applications are live now – if you would like to host your own show or be involved with Burn FM in any way with …Read More




The Last Shadow Puppets-The Dream Synopsis EP

Rating: After Everything You’ve Come to Expect was released in April, adding another number one album to the ever growing collection of Alex Turner and Miles Kane, the boys embarked on a global tour. Turner grew notorious for unpredictable onstage antics, and Kane confirmed himself to be on par with his bandmate as one of …Read More


Childish Gambino-Redbone

Rating: On his first full length album in 2011, Donald Glover claims ‘Gambino is a mastermind’ – at the time that seemed like an overstatement. Camp was good, in fact it was one of the first hip-hop records I listened to front to back, and really liked at that. His lyrics were funny, they were …Read More