Messy Bird
A new band erupts on Brighton. Messy Bird are Jon Thorley – Drums Christian Morris – Guitar/Vocals Daniel Seccombe – Baritone Guitar/Vocals I stayed away from you tube. I stayed away from Facebook. I wanted to see this new Brighton outfit called Messy Bird with no idea of what I […]

Review: Messy Bird – Breaking out and flying high


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TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival Preston Park Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September, 2016 We, the people of Brighton and its surroundings, tend to like a good independent, green, music, art & food related initiative. That’s why we honestly cannot wait for this year’s TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival. How good is […]

Preview: TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival


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As the bus took us through the East Sussex countryside and the winding streets of the Hobbiton-like village of Glynde we got a glimpse of what to expect at Love Supreme Festival 2016. As expected for a jazz festival, the visitor demographic was primarily 30+, which has its pros and cons […]

Review: Love Supreme Festival 2016



THE RPM's
A band from Brighton – The RPMs Jack Valero (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Miguel Cosme (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals), Callum James (Drums) Just a few words after seeing this bright, fresh band called The RPMs from Brighton. Their influences are wide and range from Motown, The La’s, Tom Petty And The Heart Breakers, […]

Review: Out with The RPMs


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Imagine wandering through a dreamscape, thick with mist and ambiguity, lost in your thoughts but filled with determination. This is the imagery this song conjures. What starts with feelings of loss becomes a fuelled search of purpose, frustration and drive. The pace quickens and before you know it your thrown […]

Grymm – Dream of You


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I had a text late Friday afternoon – “We have a new single – can you put together a video?” Many hours later, and after many emails and texts – here it is. Released 26 June is the video for “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down” – built by […]

An important message from Dirt Royal



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It was a hot sultry Saturday night in Brighton as I headed for Concorde 2. Walking past the screen on the beach showing the Wales Euro football match, I was heading for a gig rich in punk history, Angelic Upstarts, Sham 69 and Brighton’s own Dirt Royal. Into Concorde 2 […]

Review: Hurry Up Harry – Sham 69


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This year’s WILD LIFE Festival took place over the weekend for the second time at Brighton City Airport (which is actually situated in Shoreham-by-Sea… It’s all about the branding, innit). Co-hosted again by headliners Disclosure and Rudimental, the festival sold out on Saturday and reached very close to capacity on […]

Review: WILD LIFE Festival


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  Disclaimer: The following review was written due to a request by Dr Martens, in which the reviewer received a pair of Dr Martens shoes for doing so. All words are the author’s own, and the review remains an unbiased view of the evening. I arrived at The Green Door Store […]

Review: Dr Martens Stage @ The Great Escape (19/05/16)