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Greenness: Cyclicity EP Launch

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Saturday 18th August
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African Night Fever: 15 Year Celebration Party

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Saturday 18th August
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Kevin Morby

The Haunt, Brighton
Thursday 23rd August
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Yo La Tengo

Komedia, Brighton
Wednesday 29th August
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Live Reviews

Bishop Nehru – The Haunt, Brighton
Bishop Nehru

The Haunt, Brighton
The Rhythm Method – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
The Rhythm Method

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Mystic Braves - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Mystic Braves

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Pride – Preston Park, Brighton
Pride Festival

Preston Park, Brighton


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Wild Front

  • The Great Escape Festival – 2018

    The Great Escape Festival – 2018 The Great Escape Festival – 2018 To paraphrase that Marmite film classic, the streets were alive with the sound of music! Over three long days and nights, Brighton did truly come alive as The Great Escape juggernaut rolled into town for its 13th edition. The festival for new music saw over 500 acts playing in 40-odd venues, representing countries from all around the globe. If you add in the The Alternative Great Escape, and the plethora of events and pop-up performances arranged off the back of TGE and AGE, you’re looking at closer to 1,000 acts in 80-odd venues. Yes, it was mad, but glorious. Helped along by some beautiful mid-May sunshine, somehow within all the chaos, Brightonsfinest were out in force, documenting, commenting, and enjoying what we like to do best. Watch live...
  • The Alternative Escape announces line-up

    The Alternative Escape announces line-up The Alternative Escape is to The Great Escape what the Brighton Fringe is to the Brighton Festival. Open access, rather than programmed. However, that doesn't mean that the quality isn't there. Indeed, because The Great Escape is relatively restricted in terms of numbers, The Alternative Escape offers great opportunities for labels, management companies, media organisations (such as yours truly), promoters, agencies and the like to organise their own shows, in venues they see fit but still have the benefits of being promoted within The Great Escape publicity machine, via their website and printed programme. Many acts crossover, playing both TGE and TAE within the three days of the event. So, the quality is often very high.
  • Wild Front announce new album and Great Escape dates

    Wild Front announce new album and Great Escape dates Southampton-based indie-rockers Wild Front have announced an album release, with the first single, 'Simmer Down', released the day before their appearance at the Brightonsfinest Alternative Escape showcase at St. Mary's Church, Saturday 19th May. They are also playing Latest MusicBar as part of TGE. Here is what the band had to say, "We’re super stoked to say that we’ve been busy in the studio working on our debut album that’s going to be released next year, and the first single from it will be dropping on the 18th May!"
  • Brightonsfinest Alternative Escape Showcase

    Brightonsfinest Alternative Escape Showcase Brightonsfinest are once again taking over the breathtakingly beautiful St Mary’s Church on Saturday 19th May, during The Great Escape Festival, for another great day of music. After the success of last year’s Alternative Escape showcase, we are excited to bring you the full line-up that boasts to be our best yet. It’s free entry to all and features ten fantastic emerging as well as established acts from Brighton and further afield. Check out the line-up below. SJ Brett, Charles Watson, Dog In The Snow, Thyla, Trudy and The Romance, FUR,
  • Isle of Wight Festival new additions

    Isle of Wight Festival new additions Isle of Wight Festival new additions The Isle Of Wight Festival, 21st-24th June, have announced 18 new acts to add to an already impressive bill that includes Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Nile Rodgers & Chic, and Liam Gallagher. Line-up additions include: Travis, The Wombats, Rak-Su, Sigrid, Hot Dub Time Machine, Hurts and The Pretty Things, who played the very first Isle of Wight Festival back in 1968.
  • Wild Front – Green Door Store – 12th February 2018

    Wild Front – Green Door Store – 12th February 2018 Wild Front – Green Door Store – 12th February 2018 Wild Front's show tonight also doubles up as an informal label showcase from Chalkpit Records. The line-up showcases their pop arsenal in the form of Wild Front, Submariner and Nakamarra. Each band are enjoyable to watch and clearly have a lot of potential. Every act was well rounded and polished and clearly have a lot of potential, sounding as sleek on stage as they would in the studio.
  • Wild Front – Interview – 2016

    Wild Front – Interview – 2016 I was amazed when I happened to come across Wild Front headlining a stage at the Together The People Festival. I was actually on my way home, but after half a song I could not bring myself to leave their intriguing alternative indie sound. Delving deeper into their material, their self-titled debut EP is a diverse experiment of rock, funk, pop and 80s galore that is as distinct as it is coherent. Once again, they have given us another gem with ‘Rico’ (out 30 September) that sounds utterly different to anything they have done yet still totally Wild Front. I met up with lead singer and guitarist Jack to find out more about him and the band.
  • Together The People Festival 2016

    Together The People Festival 2016 Together The People Festival 2016 Brighton and the surrounding area has been bedevilled by the lack of a successful music festival since Stanmer Park’s Essential Festival folded its wings back in the early 2000s. Beachdown, Meadowlands, Loop et al never made it far, and many others couldn't get past the planning stages, let alone the mountain of alcohol and caffeine-fueled 'let's-organise-a-festival' conversations in pubs and cafes. Expensive things these festivals; even the very best and most well-known have to keep an ultra tight rein on costs to balance the books. The mother of them all, Glastonbury, draws a relatively small profit each and every year, relying heavily on small wages and an army of volunteers to carry it through (although it still gives a sizeable donation to charitable...

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