One Eyed Jacks’ Scarlett Fae releases debut single ‘Knew You’

Whether it was a natural progression, or down to promoters and labels like QM Records, but Brighton is not just known as guitar band central anymore. Over the last year to 18 months, the genres of soul and funk have gained prominence on the unsigned scene with the likes of Banumathi, Caged Tigers and Francesca Fulmini each releasing soul-tinged delights. Now, Scarlett Fae, from seven-piece funk-rock band One Eyed Jacks, has dropped her debut single ‘Knew You’.

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The Vaccines announce winter tour

As part of the victory lap for their acclaimed album, Combat Sports, released earlier this year, prime garage rockers The Vaccines will be kicking off the new year with a run of shows. The tour will be calling at Brighton (25th January, Brighton Dome), Oxford, Blackburn, Newcastle, Motherwell, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton, Leicester, and Guildford, before culminating at London’s Roundhouse.

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Community Festival announcement

London’s Community Festival has just announced the line-up for their third festival, taking place on 30th June in Finsbury Park, London. A festival that focusses on and celebrates British guitar bands, the Brighton-formed The Kooks are next year’s headliners, along with Blossoms, Kate Nash, The Amazons, The Night Cafe, Sea Girls, Gerry Cinnamon and Bloxx, with many more to be announced over the coming months.

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Idles – Concorde 2, Brighton – 27th October 2018

This being one of the most highly-anticipated gigs of the year, from one of the most important bands of recent times, expectations were understandably elevated tonight, for what had been an immediate sell out when tickets went on sale a few months ago. Idles duly delivered, in what was a riotous celebration of music and communion, led by the exuberant singer/lyricist Joe Talbot.

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Fleetwood Mac announce European dates

Fleetwood Mac have announced three European dates next year, with tickets being released Friday 25th October. No doubt they will be gobbled up extremely fast, so better get your fingers on the button. London, Dublin and Berlin are the lucky cities, with Wembley Stadium the venue for their London show on 16th June. These dates will feature a line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, who recently replaced Lindsay Buckingham.

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Brighton’s Hollow Hand release new album, supporting Sam Evian

With the sounds of the 60s very much on their mind, Brighton’s Hollow Hand have nevertheless managed to carve out an exquisite psychedelic pop beauty in the form of Star Chamber, recalling The Zombies, The Move, The Beatles, and all those classic bands of the era, as more modern outfits such as Super Furry Animals. “When I recorded the album we were literally affected by the elements, the changing of the seasons,“ says singer/songwriter Max Kinghorn-Mills. “We didn’t have much protection from the outside, if there was a storm we would have to record through it, if the Yamaha DX7 was waterlogged from a breach the night before we’d have to dry it out on the heater and record some other parts first."

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