Anna Claxton

Reviews and Feature Interviews
anna@brightonsfinest.com


Reviews by Anna Claxton

Triptych 3 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton - 19th January 2019

Triptych 3 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – 19th January 2019

Triptych, a three-day festival courtesy of Love Thy Neighbour, has seen such an amazingly eclectic mix of Brighton’s favourite artists ...
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The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

The Twilight Sad are known for their highly dramatic, visceral indie-rock but even these are somewhat lazy labels that make ...
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Pedro The Lion – Phoenix

Phoenix is the first album from Seattle’s Pedro The Lion in 15 years. It is, therefore, obvious that it should ...
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Ben Ottewell – The Prince Albert, Brighton – 9th December 2018

Holiday Oscar is a personable, likeable fellow from London who used to be in a rock band and, instead, now ...
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Review of the year – Anna Claxton

Favourite Album: Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man is simply a gorgeous album, full of texture and ...
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Mogwai – Brighton Dome – 25th November 2018

Brighton’s The Academy of Sun were surely born to play this gig. Theatrical, meaningful and shambolically dramatic, TAOS are led ...
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John Smith – Unitarian Church, Brighton – 16th November 2018

Canadian Rose Cousins has the voice of an angel, so the Unitarian Church is the perfect venue for her. Her ...
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Happy Accidents – Green Door Store, Brighton – 17th November 2018

There is hardly anyone in the room to watch opening act, Brighton-based duo, Instant Bin. With foundations firmly in punk-rock, ...
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Seasick Steve – Brighton Dome – 13th November 2018

The Dome must be the only Brighton venue that doesn’t have a mirrorball. Thankfully, this doesn’t detract from the wildly ...
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Gruff Rhys – The Old Market, Hove – 9th November 2018

What else to do when the rain is lashing down and the wind is whipping you in the face but ...
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Haley – Rialto Theatre, Brighton – 11th November 2018

“This is my favourite city”, gushes Tiger Lion’s Clementine Blue in her alluring French accent. Dressed in a pale silk ...
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The Breath – Komedia Studio Bar, Brighton – 8th November 2018

Support act, Brighton-based Ellie Ford, could be part white witch for the Joanna Newsom tone to her voice. Often sounding ...
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Gruff Rhys – Interview 2018

“I’m honoured if anyone listens to my songs and I don’t really have any expectations of anyone. How would I ...
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The Breath – Interview 2018

Manchester-based dream duo, Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum, are the creative heart of The Breath, creating honest, personal songs as ...
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Freya Ridings – The Haunt, Brighton – 31st October 2018

“I am so pleased to be here on Halloween! And this place is called The Haunt which makes me so ...
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BC Camplight – Green Door Store, Brighton – 24th October 2018

The Green Door Store always smells of incense. The quirky venue, all raw brick and uneven flooring, somehow goes hand-in-hand ...
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Arcane Roots – Rialto Theatre, Brighton – 19th October 2018

There are a lot of people here at the top of the Rialto Theatre. It is oppressive compared to the ...
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The Snuts – The Prince Albert, Brighton – 15th October 2018

Does every venue in Brighton have a glitterball? The Prince Albert’s twinkly, shiny sphere casts a lovely light over the ...
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Emmy The Great – Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton – 3rd October 2018

The theatrical glamour of the Duke of York’s Picturehouse is the perfect setting this evening. Eventually the curtains draw back ...
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