Introducing Dirty Bristow Radio

As a magazine, Dirty Bristow works backwards—content then layout, structure, size. It works as a way to give the most freedom to let creators create, the magazine acts as a framework, encouragement, as a gallery. And we thought, can that work for another medium?

And so, Dirty Bristow Radio is about to launch.

It won’t have a studio, it won’t be having adverts, or jingles, or trailers, or playlists. It won’t be 24/7, or even 1/7 necessarily. When it’s on it will be good, and when it isn’t good it won’t be on.

We’re now looking for radio creators, who can pretty much get on with the whole business of making the sounds for themselves. Dirty Bristow Radio will handle the streaming, host your podcast versions, and like the magazine help and encourage if needed. There’s no commitment to regularity or series, if you’ve got a show, we can find a time and it can happen.

If you’re not doing live, or not playing the best music in the universe, or not breaking the boundaries you’re no better than a Spotify Playlist. But if it’s great, you can be in. And it can be on.

We’ve a few ideas for people we want, and have a few ideas for shows ourselves. But we needs you. We’re not after anything you can hear anywhere else, bust the mould, break the format. Go live from places you shouldn’t, make art or comedy, make both. Together, with a white-hot dubstep soundtrack. Like the mag, once you’re in you’ve got full creative control.

We’re sorting out the tech, it’s time for you to shout up if you want to be part of it. Drop us an email at

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Other magazines are available

While you wait for your next fix of Bristow (on the way, March-ish) you might be looking for similarly fucking wonderful publications.

Magazero is the place to look. Alongside selling Dirty Bristow, of course, it has hundreds of quality independantly produced mags from around the world:

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“Magazero aims to bring you not just the same old favourites but to ferret out magazines from around the world and make them available. This makes me an importer, I locate greatness and bring it home and make it available to anyone. It’s a complicated business but endlessly satisfying.

There is nothing quite like a magazine. Anticipation. Variety. Presence. Drama. Attitude. The independent magazine sector is vibrant worldwide, despite the onrush of internet publications. “

Damm right.

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A charity appeal…

Please think of the words, pledge to

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New Stockist: We Are Birmingham

We Are Birmingham is a venture almost a foolhardy as Dirty Bristow, a shop dedicated to art, craft, cool stuff and community from Birmingham. It’s a beautiful thing and is to be found opposite Saramoons on Dale End in the old Bacons shoe shop (you know, just a little bit up the High Street from Marks and Spencer).

You can of course purchase your Dirty Bristows within.

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Jesus loves you

Thanks for coming to the Four Kings Hard Quiz.

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