Review of the year – Liam McMillen

Truly one of Brighton’s finest, Black Honey have gone from strength to strength since their inception. 2018 was, without a doubt, their greatest ever year too with the release of their immense debut record and a very special show at Brighton’s Concorde 2. This gig was a celebration of the group between both the band and their adoring fans and a huge statement of just how far they’ve come as a band. From outings of their early, desert-rock-inspired singles ‘Madonna’ and ‘Spinning Wheel’, to their innovative takes on disco and funk with album cuts ‘Midnight’ and ‘Crowded City’, the band have become an incredibly well-rounded machine and their Concorde 2 show was testament to this.

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Best of 2018

It has been one hell of a year. From the influx of thousands of artists during festival season to watching many of our most-loved Brighton bands bloom into genuine world beaters, 2018 has been an incredibly successful year for music locally. Our Brightonsfinest writers now look back over the past 12 months to remember their highlights on record and in the live sphere as well as the ones we missed.

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Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West and Kid Cudi) – Kids See Ghosts

Part three of Kanye West’s saga is here! After the excellent Ye produced DAYTONA – which is certainly in contention for album of the year – and last week’s ye, which we said Triumphs in its beats and lyrics and, while short, is consistent and enticing”, Kanye is back with his old protege, Kid Cudi. No doubt better than ye, this is a project that packs its 23-minute runtime with as much energy, creativity and exciting ideas as a full-length project.

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