Joe Boothby

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Reviews by Joe Boothby

Vein

Vein – Green Door Store, Brighton – 22nd February 2019

Following the release of their phenomenal debut album Errorzone, the hardcore five-piece known as Vein are a band that I’ve ...
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Drenge - Strange Creatures

Drenge – Strange Creatures

With the early 2010’s shedding light on many two-piece bands, such as Royal Blood and Slaves, a far more underrated ...
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Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus – Concorde 2, Brighton – 24th February 2019

After the release of their latest album back in 2018 titled Bambi, the next step for indie champions Hippo Campus ...
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Thyla - The Hope & Ruin

Thyla – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – 16th February 2019

One of NME’s top 100 essential acts of 2018, indie-rock four-piece Thyla have been making waves in recent years. As ...
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Louis Sterling - Brighton Electric

Louis Sterling – Brighton Electric – 15th February 2019

The fantastic recording and performing space, Brighton Electric, gave us a night of immersive and authentic electronic live music, hosted ...
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Polyphia - The Haunt, Brighton

Polyphia – The Haunt, Brighton – 10th February 2019

The genre-defiant, mostly instrumental group, Polyphia, gained a lot of positive traction in 2018 with the release of their newest ...
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Ed The Dog - Green Door Store, Brighton

Ed The Dog – Green Door Store, Brighton – 8th February 2019

Ed The Dog made quite the impact last year. With the release of his debut record Shame, as well as ...
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Bastille

Bastille – Brighton Centre – 1st February 2019

With their newest album Doom Days “imminently coming” this year, it was definitely a suitable reason behind commencing Bastille’s latest ...
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The Faim - The Haunt, Brighton - 29th January 2019

The Faim – The Haunt, Brighton – 29th January 2019

Despite the cold weather and even signs of snowing befalling the evening that Australian pop-rock group The Faim were set ...
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The Dandy Warhols - Why You So Crazy

The Dandy Warhols – Why You So Crazy

The latest instalment from the psychedelic alt-rock band The Dandy Warhols ramps up the odd factor to a whole new ...
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Kele Okereke - Leave To Remain

Kele Okereke – Leave To Remain

As well as the announcement of a Bloc Party UK tour that celebrates their classic debut record Silent Alarm, Okereke ...
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Cancer Bats - The Haunt, Brighton - 23rd January 2019

Cancer Bats – The Haunt, Brighton – 23rd January 2019

The Toronto-raised hardcore-punk pirates that go by the name of Cancer Bats did a marvellous job of moving their legacy ...
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Dog Of Man - Green Door Store, Brighton - 17th January 2019

Dog Of Man – Green Door Store, Brighton – 17th January 2019

After a rather eventful 2018 in which psyche-punk group Dog Of Man released their debut EP, named Musically Transmitted Diseases, ...
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Astroid Boys - The Prince Albert, Brighton - 15th December 2019

Astroid Boys – The Prince Albert, Brighton – 15th January 2019

Despite this being my fourth time seeing Astroid Boys live, I was especially excited to see them perform at The ...
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Soilwork - Verkligheten

Soilwork – Verkligheten

If this is the first time that you’ve heard of the Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork, you may be ...
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Perch – No Step

No Step is the second full-length album from local art rock/post-grunge group Perch and clearly displays a progression in the ...
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Bloom – The Prince Albert, Brighton – 19th December 2018

One of Brighton’s favourite four-pieces Bloom had quite an unconventional beginning. Essentially the offspring of a previous band of theirs ...
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Method Man – Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium

The members of the Wu-Tang Clan have been as productive as ever, with the legendary rap group releasing The Saga ...
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Ryley Walker – The Old Market, Hove – 30th November 2018

Ryley Walker, the singer and songwriter from Rockford, Illinois visited us in Brighton and Hove as part of his 2018 ...
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Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs

In his long-awaited return, Chicago-born rapper and part of the Odd Future collective, Earl Sweatshirt, champions a brilliantly abstract style ...
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