St Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival – 12th May 2018

It’s quite typically English isn’t it. Two weeks of beautiful sunshine and then, on the day of the outside festival, the heavens open. Solid rain from start to finish too. It’s a real shame really as this year’s music line-up was one of the best they have had at St Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival.

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The Fiction Aisle release new live album ahead of Brighton shows

These are busy times for The Fiction Aisle, the Brighton-based band fronted by The Electric Soft Parade’s Tom White.

Never one to sit still, they’ve just released a live album, the simply titled Live Underground. Recorded less than a month ago in Eastbourne’s Underground Theatre, as part of a three-day festival organised by The Magic Numbers, the album features songs from their three previous albums. It’s available exclusively through the band’s Chord Orchard label.

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Brightonsfinest Alternative Escape Showcase

Brightonsfinest are once again taking over the breathtakingly beautiful St Mary’s Church on Saturday 19th May, during The Great Escape Festival, for another great day of music. After the success of last year’s Alternative Escape showcase, we are excited to bring you the full line-up that boasts to be our best yet. It’s free entry to all and features ten fantastic emerging as well as established acts from Brighton and further afield. Check out the line-up below.

SJ Brett, Charles Watson, Dog In The Snow, Thyla, Trudy and The Romance, FUR, Her’s, Wild Front, The Fiction Aisle, Phoria.


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The Fiction Aisle – Jupiter, Florida

Thomas White is a bit of a legend around these parts. Not only is he the co-founder of psych-pop band Electric Soft Parade and the guitarist in Brakes, but the scarily prolific and consistent musician is the creative honcho behind The Fiction Aisle, the multi-band project lead by White. Described by White as “A cross between a jazz band of the 1930s and a psych-rock group of the 1970s”, he’s back with his third album in just two years and it’s a hugely enjoyable listen with yet more melancholic ambience.

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