EP Review: LibraLibra – Hail Mary

LibraLibra Hail Mary Words by Gary Lambert I work on the rule of thumb that some people are fans of LibraLibra and some people just haven’t heard them yet.  With their first EP release Hail Mary, the Brighton-based four-piece are ready to increase their fans once more.  If you’re just scanning this article, I’ll save … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Chappaqua Wrestling Football Words by Jim Mumby By honing their musical prowess, the guitar-focussed indie-rock soundscapes of recent times are a far departure from what I felt was flat-sounding four-track EP1.  It seems Chappaqua Wrestling have managed to shake off any influential contagions, to emerge unscathed and invigorated with a much more professional and richer sound of … Continue reading

Just Listen: LibraLibra – Lonely Girl

LibraLibra Lonely Girl Words by Gary Lambert Lonely Girl, the latest banger from Brighton’s LibraLibra, is an exciting, intoxicating cocktail of rock and dance that will set you on edge like glugging Red Bull before riding a rollercoaster. A dark tale of the excitement and dangers of a world where you’re sold on the love … Continue reading

Live Review: Dollie Demi – Manchester

Dollie Demi Manchester, The Castle Hotel, 14th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do on Valentine’s Day?  Something romantic?  Something deliberately and unashamedly fun and cheesy?  Or did you go to a gig on your own because watching a three bands in a classic gig venue is undoubtedly how … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tundra Love – Usurper

Tundra Love Usurper Words by Amy Butcher After hearing their last single Mind’s Eye, I was blown away by the sheer power in both the music and lyrics of Brighton based 4-piece Tundra Love. So you can imagine when I heard they were releasing Usurper as their next single, I was pretty excited. There’s something about the … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Brighton Mix Up 2019

The Brighton Mix Up 2019 The Black Lion, Brighton Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Elena Katrina It was great to be back in Brighton again! I had missed its distinctive layout and large community feel, each trip always provided fun memories in this super friendly seaside town and on this occasion, yet again, Brighton delivered the … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Great Escape 2019

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The Great Escape 2019 Various venues, Brighton, 9-11th May 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape.…  a festival that prides itself on being at the very forefront of new music so of course, we had to be in attendance again. A festival that isn’t just for music fans but also for musicians. With … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Nilüfer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya The Haunt, Brighton, 14 April 2019 Words and photos by Chloe Hashemi I think you know when an artist is on the brink of something exciting. It was undeniable when I first saw Rag n’ Bone Man (in a 200 capacity room would you believe), and when I saw The Japanese House in … Continue reading

Live Review: Grace Carter, Brighton

Grace Carter Concorde 2, Brighton, 29th March 2019 Words: Katy Knight Photography: Chloe Hashemi  This was my first time stepping foot inside Concorde 2 in Brighton, with its quirky archways and intimate feel, it was perfect for the support act, JNR Williams’ blissful tones. He sung a mixture of covers along with his own songs. … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape and I have had a whirlwind romance and I’m pleased to say, unlike most whirlwind romances, it’s not ended bitterly. Quite the opposite in fact. It might be over but I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.  The … Continue reading

SXSW With: The RPMs

The RPMs Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Brighton’s The RPMs have not been shy in coming forward when it comes to getting people’s attention and getting where they want to be. They wanted to be at SXSW so here we found them. The band have been traipsing up and down the UK making fans and … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Brighton

Otherkin Hope & Ruin, Brighton, 29th October 2017 Words: Lewis Cockle Photos: Chloe Hashemi One might say that Brighton’s Hope & Ruin was a slightly odd choice for a band that could quite easily pack out a larger venue, as Otherkin have been doing whilst on tour for their debut album OK. However, as a … Continue reading

Live Review: Wolf Alice – Brighton

Wolf Alice Brighton Dome, November 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi There is always something particularly special about seeing a band just after a major album release. Seeing Wolf Alice at the Brighton Dome just a couple of months after the release of their stunning second album ‘Visions of a Life’ was no exception. The … Continue reading

Live Review: Lucy Rose – Brighton

Lucy Rose The Old Market, Brighton, 4th November 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi I’ve always liked Lucy Rose. Having seen her live a couple of times over the past few years, I have always enjoyed watching her do her thing. But the key thing to know is that before the other night, I had … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Brighton

Amber Run Concorde 2, Brighton October 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi It’s always a treat when you get to see not one but two great bands grace the same stage in a single evening. That being said, you can imagine my delight when I found out I would be seeing both Amber Run and … Continue reading

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