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Valejest and ValeFest Deja Vu 2018

ValeFest started their 2018 fundraising campaign in November of last year with their first promotional event Valejest – an evening of comedy performed by UoB students, earning money for this year’s charities: Shelterbox and Sifa Fireside. Beorma Bar hosted the evening which was hosted by Joe Goodsall, who did a superb job of linking together …Read More

Spotlight: Mahalia

Mahalia, a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Leicester, is just one of the rising female artists emerging from Britain. Writing her first song at only 12 years old and signing to a record label at 13, Mahalia has had plenty of time to discover who she wants to be, and more importantly, who she doesn’t …Read More

Interview: Ben Gregory from Blaenavon

John Rogers caught up with Blaenavon frontman Ben Gregory ahead of their gig at Mama Roux’s venue on the 30th November 2017. – This is your 9th stage in 10 days, how is the tour going? “It’s been amazing, we’re all pretty shattered but when we get on stage and see the screaming fans everything’s …Read More

Media Ball 2017

I’ve always thought it bizarre that the media groups in the Guild of Students have an insurmountable rivalry that, for the most part, prevents them from working on larger projects together. It seems already that this academic year is different thanks to a combined effort from all sides – Burn has already been working with …Read More

Album Review: Utopia by Björk

Over the years, Iceland’s Björk has released some of the most influential and essential electronic albums of all time. Her unique voice and use of strange electronics has made for one of the most compelling discographies in modern history. Albums like 1995s Post and 1997s Homogenic have solidified their place in music history as some …Read More

Spotlight: Indoor Pets

There is certainly a new dawn in the age of dirty-pop, as Kent quartet’s name change to Indoor Pets (formerly Get Inuit) marks a new chapter in the story of the band. Having progressively risen over the last 4 years via countless support slots and electrifying festival sets, Jamie Glass and co have had to go …Read More

Burn Weekly Playlist

Follow Burn FM on Spotify here to stay up to date with all our playlists, and tune in to the Music Team show (Tuesday 6-7pm) for the premier of next weeks playlist, along with discussion, interviews and more! You can find Burn Weekly on Spotify here, including 6 bonus tracks not featured below… Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: …Read More

Album Review: Harbor by Tomppabeats

Tomppabeats, a.k.a. DJ Casshiss, a.k.a. Tomppaisnothere, and with his real name being Tomi Lahtinen, is a member of a niche genre of music in lofi hip-hop. Born 1997, the producer from Helsinki, Finland became popular and noticed around 2014. The name ‘Tomppabeats’ was used around 2013 with inspiration from notable artists such as Nujabes, J …Read More

Gig Review: Wolf Alice

The title of Wolf Alice’s Mercury nominated debut My Love Is Cool perfectly captures what I love about the North London based four-piece; they are so damn cool and they seem to know it. The album confidently combined grungy guitar riffs and vocal freak-outs with just the right amount of restraint and tenderness to make …Read More

Gig Review: Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari visited Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the seventh stop of what will be a worldwide tour last Friday. Immediately you knew you were in the right place just by surveying the crowd; the cult following of the experimental-rock quartet were out in force, with what seemed like every third person rocking explosively dyed hair. …Read More