There aren’t many promoters and labels that support Brighton’s thriving music scene like QM Records. From live gigs, to single launches, as well as appearances on radio stations and conferences, the label is at the centre of a flourishing scene. Which makes it all the more exciting that they’re bringing back Moves Festival. This time taking place at The Old Market, it’s announced its first two acts for the evening section of the festival.
What a year it’s been for Normanton Street and QM Records. From countless sold-out show, excellent singles, and a style and musical diversity that has generated a genuine scene in Brighton, both the band and label have grown from strength to strength in 2018. Their show at Pop Brixton – their last for a while due to lead singer Phoebe Pearce’s pregnancy – was a beautiful celebration of Brighton talent in an exquisite venue. From soul, to hip-hop, and r’n’b, QM Records have always showcased the smoother side of the industry and this was no different.
Spectrum, a project of the Brighton Dome to support local music, has run a concert on Record Store Day for a few years in the Studio Theatre but, as that is being redeveloped at the moment, they decided to host the event in the main concert hall this year. It is an eight hour marathon of almost non-stop live music with some of the best local acts around, in collaboration with the Green Door Store venue, QM Records and Love Thy Neighbour record labels.