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Front Bangs – B2 Gig Review

As I headed to B2 to see my friends in their recently formed band, Front Bangs, I had a fairly biased view going into it, but was sceptical of how good the gig would be. I was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately missing their previous gigs in and around Norwich this was my first opportunity to see …Read More

ValeFest Launch Party 2018 Review

It’s that time of year again, where Birmingham’s up-and-coming bright sparks light the ValeFest torch and ignite the excitement for UoB’s very own summ er festival. Taking to Beorma Bar for their official launch party, the ValeFest crew put on a jungle themed night of live music on Friday night to campaign Europe’s biggest student-run …Read More

Gig Review: Jorja Smith

I spent my Valentine’s Day running through the rain with my Dad with newspapers on top of our heads for protection. Luckily, this was on the way to the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London, to see the wonderful Jorja Smith in concert. My stress levels were at their maximum as my Dad had purchased …Read More

Gig Review: Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world right now. So, when I heard about him heading to Birmingham Genting arena, there was no chance I was going to miss it. This show was part of the DAMN tour, and it was obvious this show was based on the characters and …Read More

Gig Review: Franz Ferdinand and Albert Hammond Jr

In support of their most recent album Always Ascending the Glaswegian indie-rockers brought their A game to the Birmingham Academy and proved that while their sound has developed in a different direction, they know how to bring the party. Support for the gig came from the very capable Albert Hammond Jr. Formerly of The Strokes, …Read More

Gig Review: The Amazons

The Amazons, have sauntered back onto the UK stages for the second half of their debut tour. After the success of the first half having sold out, and travelling to gigs in Korea and Japan to attend festivals there, they returned to the UK community with a bang. They started the set with Stay With Me to …Read More

Gig Review: Jayda G and Penderstreet Steppers

On Friday the 26th of January, three exciting DJ’s from Canada graced the small streets of Birmingham, and made their way to the Hare and Hounds pub in Small Heath to host an intimate night of funk and house. Jayda G and the Penderstreet Steppers are Canadian producers and DJ’s, although it doesn’t do them …Read More

Music Teams 2017 Albums of the Year

Burn Fm’s music reporters take a look back at their favourite albums of 2017… – Luke Jobling: Sundara Karma – Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect Having delivered explosive festival sets and tours over the last few years, Reading indie kings Sundara Karma finally graced 2017 with their debut album. The 15 track homage …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