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The Sugarhill Gang

Concorde 2, Brighton
Saturday 16th June
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Life

Green Door Store, Brighton
Sunday 17th June
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Starcrawler

The Haunt, Brighton
Tuesday 19th June
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Travis

Brighton Dome
Wednesday 20th June
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Live Reviews

Laura Veirs – Komedia, Brighton
Laura Veirs

Komedia, Brighton
Julie Byrne – St. George's Church, Brighton
Julie Byrne

St. George's Church, Brighton
Utopia All-Dayer – Green Door Store
Utopia All-Dayer

Green Door Store, Brighton
The Shires – Brighton Dome
The Shires

Brighton Dome


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  • Soccer96 return with new album

    Soccer96 return with new album The Comet Is Coming's Danalogue the Conqueror (Dan Leavers) and Betamax Killer (Max Hallett) have returned to their roots with Soccer96, which was initially formed in Brighton, for the release of their new album Rewind. With a nod to the beat tape aesthetic, Rewind is a collection of newly discovered reel to reel recordings, live mixed on a vintage ‘Alice’ mixing desk in the Soccer96 analogue lab, by the explosive and enigmatic synth and drums duo.
  • Cigarettes After Sex announce new single

    Cigarettes After Sex announce new single Cigarettes After Sex have shared a brand new stand alone single entitled ‘Crush’, a gorgeously languid love song, to celebrate the one year anniversary of their self-titled debut LP. ‘Crush’ was written and recorded alongside the tracks on that debut album, but has been kept under wraps until now.
  • Spiritualized announce new album

    Spiritualized announce new album The legendary space-rockers Spiritualized are back with their eighth album, And Nothing Hurt, out in September, their first one since 2012’s Sweet Heart Sweet Light, and to be released on Brighton’s Bella Union label. J Spaceman, aka Jason Pierce, is back at the helm, and looking the part on the album’s sleeve, a lone figure, suited up and immersed in interplanetary gear whilst walking across unmapped terrain. Expect some of their trademark transcendent, psychedelic sounds, wrapped up in layers of cinematic textures, albeit this time made on a laptop. Jason says, “Making this record on my own sent me more mad than anything I’ve done before. We’d been playing these big shows and I really wanted to capture that sound we...
  • Is Darwin Deez The World’s Best Kisser?

    Is Darwin Deez The World’s Best Kisser? Darwin Deez has announced his fourth album, 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart,will be released in August, proceeded by new single ‘The World’s Best Kisser’. He’s also announced a UK tour, including a date in Brighton on 2nd October. The emphasis, it seems, will be on the lyrics. “Ever since I bought my first CD – Last Splash by The Breeders – I’ve been internally railing against the kind of vague nonsensical stuff that passed for lyrics in the 90s”, he explains. “It’s not that it was objectively bad, but it was so cryptic and over my 13-year-old head that it infuriated me. Everyone is...
  • IDLES release new track

    IDLES announce album and tour Bristol five-piece IDLES have confirmed details for their anticipated second LP - Joy as an Act of Resistance – which will be out 31st August. IDLES have also shared the album’s first single, a pro-immigration anthem entitled ‘Danny Nedelko’, which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself.     Joy as an Act of Resistance takes aim at everything from toxic...
  • Folklore Volume 1 release

    Folklore Volume 1 release Nearly a year in the works, and featuring a quartet of Brighton artists, Folklore Volume 1 is set for release on 26th June, with a launch gig at The Prince Albert.
  • Black Peaks return with new single and album

    Black Peaks return with new single and album Brighton four-piece Black Peaks make their return with the album All That Divides, which is set for release on 5th October. The new single ‘Home’ can be heard below. Frontman Will Gardner says this about the track, "We were writing the song against the backdrop of a lot of uncertainty with regards to personal and political identity. We were out on tour in mainland Europe in mid-2016, during a period where we as British citizens felt like decisions being made on behalf of our ‘Home’ did not represent us. There is an uneasy feeling of severance that happens when you are not physically at home during a time of transformation. Our feelings of disconnection and division from our country and its people, coupled with...
  • The 1975 release new single

    The 1975 release new single ‘Give Yourself A Try’ is the first single to be released ffrom their forthcoming third studio album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
  • Brighton-based Orchards to release new EP

    Brighton-based Orchards to release new EP Fresh from their Great Escape shows, alt-pop four-piece Orchards release their new EP, Losers/Lovers, 6th July, proceeded by ‘Double Vision’ single. “I guess we wrote it with the summer festivals in mind!” says guitarist Sam Rushton. “Beers, sunshine and good times is the vibe we were going for. We wanted to create a party atmosphere in three and-a-half minutes, but also to have a deeper meaning behind the track, as we think it is a really effective juxtaposition. We all see it as our 'pop banger' and love playing this one live”.
  • Protomartyr to release new EP

    Protomartyr to release new EP Brightonsfinest faves Protomartyr are releasing the Consolation EP on 15th June, via Domino Records. Featuring The Breeders’ Kelley Deal on two tracks, and produced by Mike Montgomery of R. Ring, these post-punk marvels are getting better and better with every release.
  • Paul Weller turns 60 with release of new song

    Paul Weller turns 60 with release of new song Friday 25th May saw Paul Weller celebrate his 60th birthday with the release of a brand new song, ‘Aspects’, on Parlophone Records. ‘Aspects’ is available as a free download from www.paulweller.com and will also be available to stream or download from the usual outlets. The string-laden, largely acoustic and Nick Drake-esque ‘Aspects’ is a taster for his 14th solo studio album, True Meanings, which will be released later this year.
  • Happy Couple are in fact a trio...

    Happy Couple are in fact a trio... Brighton-based Happy Couple are in fact a trio, with Lena Pilshofer, Ben Thompson, and George Miles all having met while at uni here. Initially formed out of the ashes of Lunar Quiet, who featured Tom Knights, who passed away aged just 23, Happy Couple began work on new material at the beginning of 2017.
  • Kristin Hersh releases new track and heads to the UK for tour

    Kristin Hersh releases new track and heads to the UK for tour As one of the most interesting, colourful and dynamic artists to grace the post-punk musical landscape, Kristin Hersh (best known as frontperson of Throwing Muses, the very first American band to sign with 4AD Records) has announced signing with Fire Records for her next album, due out later this year.
  • Her's release second track off highly-anticipated new album

    Her's release second track off highly-anticipated new album Fresh off of announcing their debut album Invitation to Her’s, out 24th August, and their stunning Alternative Escape show at St Mary's Church, Liverpool-based duo Her’s, aka Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick, have offered us more fruits from the album in the form of jangly 80s electro-pop track 'Low Beam'.
  • New George Clinton album and Love Supreme appearance

    New George Clinton album and Love Supreme appearance George Clinton and Parliament have just dropped their first new album since 1980, a surprise, digital-only recording called Medicaid Fraud Dogg, streaming now. Clinton, the deeply influential forefather of funk, formed Parliament in the early 70s as part of his famed Parliament-Funkadelic collective. The group teased this release earlier in the year with a single called ‘I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me’, while Medicaid Fraud Doggexamines the shortcomings of America’s modern medical institutions, in the funkiest way imaginable
  • Ezra Collective release new single and announce UK tour

    Ezra Collective release new single and announce UK tour Spearheading the development of the UK jazz underground, London's Ezra Collective have just released the stunning 'Mace Windu Riddim', a unique foray into disco-tinged future jazz. The band say, “Second release on Enter The Jungle Records, and this time it’s a marriage between the aggressive, high energy Ezra Collective sound and our collective love for disco. Yeah disco. We wrote this to bring joy to the dance floor. Happiness and smiling.”
  • The Kooks return with new music

    The Kooks return with new music The Kooks have returned with two brand new songs in the form of ‘No Pressure’ and ‘All The Time’. They have also announce details of their fifth studio album, Let’s Go Sunshine, with brash, and bold songs that mix melancholy and euphoria, to be released 31st August.
  • Passenger returns with new single

    Passenger returns with new single Brighton resident Mike Rosenberg follows up his 2017 album The Boy Who Cried Wolf with his first new music of 2018, 'Hell or High Water'. As Mike says,. "It’s been a very long time between drinks... I’ve had a few months off which has been amazing and much needed. We’ve also secretly been busy working on a few bits and bobs, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to share it all with you very soon. This song has been knocking around for a while and I’m so, so happy to finally get it out into the world. I’m very proud of this one.”
  • Yonaka announce new track

    Yonaka announce new track Brighton-based four-piece Yonaka have shared a brand new track. ‘FWTB’ (‘Fucking with the boss’) is the first new material since last year’s Heavy EP.
  • Teleman announce new album

    Teleman announce new album Ahead of their Great Escape show (19th May, Paganinni Ballroom, Old Ship Hotel), London four-piece Teleman have announced details of their new album, Family of Aliens, to be released early September. ‘Cactus’ is the second track to be released from the album, following on from ‘Submarine Life’, both displaying an enhanced love affair with motorik and 80s new wave.

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