Iain Lauder

Radio, Content, Label & Events

iain@brightonsfinest.com


Reviews by Iain Lauder

Review of the year – Iain Lauder

Favourite Album: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino A new album from the UK’s biggest and most successful band ...
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Yak – The Haunt, Brighton – 2nd November 2018

As live bands go, you don’t get much more bang for your buck than Yak. Our first experience of the London ...
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Sam Evian – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – 24th October 2018

With two stunning albums to boot on Saddle Creek, both of which have somehow seemingly gone under the radar, surely ...
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WOMAD Festival 2018 – Charlton Park, Wiltshire

Music from far and wide - 130 countries to be precise - descended on WOMAD Festival (World of Music, Art ...
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JAZZ RE:FEST – Brighton Dome – 22nd July 2018

Jazz Re:freshed can be seen as the glue to London’s incredible jazz scene, having run a weekly jazz residency there ...
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Brainchild

Brainchild Festival 2018

Having been fortunate enough to experience a lot of festivals over the years, Brainchild is one that comes with its ...
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Orbital – Brighton Racecourse – 29th June 2018

With the Orbital brothers, Paul and Phil Hartnoll, still having ties in Brighton, a big old party at Brighton Racecourse, ...
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Brighton Music Conference 2018 – Brighton Dome

From Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th April, the glitterati of the UK’s electronic scene and guests from further afield ascended ...
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Demob Happy – Interview 2018

Demob Happy are back – and my word they are back! The have brought with them Holy Doom, their sophomoric ...
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Hinds – Interview 2018

Hinds’ journey of conquering the world is still on course, turbo charged by the release of their second album I ...
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Scuffle – The Quadrant, Brighton – 23rd March 2018

How old I felt as I walked up the narrow stairs of The Quadrant pub, where I'm greeted by the ...
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Good Morning – The Joker – 29th September 2017

The recent string of incredible gigs happening at The Joker continues and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow ...
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Projector – Green Door Store – 15th September 2017

Friday night at the Green Door Store rarely fails to impress. Not only is the crowd in party mood for ...
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Brainchild Festival 2017 – Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

Brainchild is certainly one of the best and most forward-thinking festivals in the UK, and yet it is still relatively ...
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Funk The Format 2017

The idea behind Funk The Format is a good one – a festival made by a local for the locals, ...
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Husky Loops – Interview – 2017

Husky Loops are a band at the start if something good – playing heavy hitting riffs with influences coming from ...
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Real Estate – In Mind

Bliss. Bliss. Bliss. Three Real Estate albums of continual musical wonderment and now for their fourth. Three years since their ...
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Dutch Uncles – Interview – 2017

Making some of the coolest and most interesting pop around at the moment, Dutch Uncles have become a staple of ...
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Methyl Ethel – Interview – 2017

Perth-based Methyl Ethel have long been a favourite of Brightonsfinest, releasing a spectacular debut album in Oh Inhuman Spectacle (2014), ...
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The Hundredth Anniversary – Interview – 2017

The Hundredth Anniversary are another incredible band from Brighton, who have recently released an exceptional debut album that we have ...
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The Seshen – Interview – 2017

San Francisco based six-piece, the Seshen’s enticing electronic soul sound combines synths, drum machines, live percussion and the remarkable harmonies ...
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Thundercat – Drunk

Who is the super cool bassist with 18 toes and plays the funkiest basslines – you know it, it’s Thundercat ...
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Broadbay – Interview – 2017

Raucous energy and heavy riffs makes for music you want to lose your shit to. Broadbay are championing this, gaining ...
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Howland – Interview – 2017

Howland have been causing quite a stir! The pop-rockers have been playing raucous show all over the south coast as ...
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