22 reasons why Birmingham is great

From the bands to the food and Moseley to Digbeth, we’ve compiled 22 reasons why we think the city of Birmingham is great. We’re sure you’ll agree.

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Iconic Birmingham studio used by Duran Duran & Ocean Colour Scene launches Pledge campaign

The Pledge campaign gives supporters the chance to help secure the future of the studio by purchasing the 2-disc, Four Sides of Highbury compilation.

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Album: Ocean Colour Scene – Painting

Since Britpop disappeared up Liam Gallagher’s nose in the late nineties, Moseley veterans Ocean Colour Scene have unfairly been a figure of belittlement in the press, mostly for the fact since 1996’s career high water mark Moseley Shoals they’ve ploughed the same sixties-addled furrow. Yet, with 2010’s sonically updated and remarkably consistent Saturday, even the doubters had to concede they were on a purple patch. With Painting, their tenth album, they continue this trajectory.

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