King of the Buttons

Creative audio gubbins and backroom bricolage

King of the Buttons Productions has grown from a back bedroom project limited by understanding, competence and energies to a front room obsession limited by time! A bundle of audio personally crafted by James Sandy with the advice and guidance of a growing band of recruits.

The Unseen Swerve

The Unseen Swerve is a monthly arts & culture show from Birmingham & Beyond! The show looks at all walks of creative life from dance, theatre and visual arts to songwriting, poetry and digital exploration (and everything in-between). Our mission is to bring you the stories of the people, places & communities driving the creativity and to help fire your imagination to maybe get involved.


The show is also host to semi-regular features including the musical archive audio battle- “On the Wall-Off the Wall” and the wisdom of social commentator Moses Franco, as well as an eclectic mix of music curated by guests and friends of the show.


The Unseen Swerve airs a new episode on the last Tuesday of each month on Switch Radio with a repeat in the following week and a listen again version via the station’s website. Interviews from the show are also published as short podcasts via our podbean archive.


The show is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production for Switch Radio.


The Unseen Swerve was born of necessity in February 2020 and is the successor show to The New Curiosities Box which ran from 2017 until it’s pause three years later.


If you have a project, event, exhibition or creative curio you would like us to cover on the show you can get in touch by emailing tus@kingofthebuttons.co.uk



The Unseen Swerve is a KOTB production 2022 for




















Background photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash