Cactuses, photo by Gili Dailes
The long-awaited first album from Brighton’s own, Cactuses is set for release on December 4th, and to celebrate they’re taking over The Prince Albert Cactuses are a 7-piece future-soul band, combining hip-hop grooves and soulful samples with powerful RnB vocals and jazzy horn lines. Following the release of their first […]

Preview: Cactuses Album Launch @ The Prince Albert


Big Spring, photo by Gili Dailes
The Hope & Ruin saw a great grungey line-up on a Wednesday night with Sick Joy, Big Spring and Gloo on the bill. Check out our photos of Big Spring and Sick Joy from the night Big Spring   Sick Joy   Sick Joy, Big Spring & Gloo The Hope […]

Gallery: Big Spring and Sick Joy @ The Hope & ...


Skunk Anansie at Brighton Dome, photo by Gili Dailes
90’s rock favourites Skunk Anansie set the Brighton Dome on fire with an unforgettable show, accompanied by Nova Twins who have set a small fire of their own  On a hot and sweaty Monday evening, Skunk Anansie fans both young and old form an orderly, quintessentially British queue outside the […]

Review: Skunk Anansie with Nova Twins @ Brighton Dome



Haiku Hands, Photo by Gili Dailes
After taking Europe by storm, the alternative-dance-indie-pop trio Haiku Hands came down to Brighton and played a blistering set at The Hope & Ruin.     Haiku Hands, Photo by Gili Dailes     Haiku Hands + Support from Boudicca The Hope & Ruin, Brighton 9th August 2019 https://www.instagram.com/haikuhands https://www.facebook.com/haikuhands […]

Gallery: Haiku Hands @ The Hope & Ruin


Anna Calvi performing at The Great Escape Festival, photo by Gili Dailes
After two successful nights at The Old Market’s Fender Stage, we decided to stick with the winning formula and watcht Anna Calvi, Our Girl, Lucia & Indoor Pets. Here are some of the highlights from day 3 of The Great Escape, all at The Old Market’s Fender Stage:  Anna Calvi […]

Gallery: Day 3 of The Great Escape Festival


Seeing James Bay play an intimate set at Coalition and finishing off with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes rocking the heck out of The Old Market? Only at The Great Escape. Our highlights from day 2 of The Great Escape Festival are below and included performances by Frank Carter & […]

Gallery: Day 2 of The Great Escape



Shame at The Old Market, Photo by Gili Dailes
This year’s Great Escape festival kicked off for us with the mesmerising, versatile and top quality performances by Shame, Marika Hackman, Zuzu, Barny Fletcher and Saint Agnes – here’s our gallery recap of day 1 Shame @ The Old Market (Headline set)        Marika Hackman @ The Old […]

Gallery: Day 1 of The Great Escape Festival


Undersound No More Shooting Stars
Multi-talented Welsh musician Gareth Evans, AKA Undersound, explores a new lo-fi inspired frontier with his latest track No More Shooting Stars. Evans, whose musical accolades range from supporting ska legends Reel Big Fish to composing original scores for various theatre productions, creates a multi-layered track that is both euphoric and […]

Review: Undersound new single ‘No More Shooting Stars’


Art of Dog of Man
Brighton psych band Dog of Man holds art exhibition in an optometrist’s Brighton’s psych punks Dog of Man recently returned from a DIY tour of Europe where they played shows in a Berlin squat and an abandoned steel factory in Luxembourg. Now they’re putting on an art exhibition in an […]

Art of Dog of Man @ Ollie Quinn



Lauren Tate- Hands Off Gretel, photo by Gili Dailes
Following the recent release of their second studio album ‘I Want the World‘, Sheffield’s based punk-rockers Hands Off Gretel brought their grungey vibes down South and played The Hope & Ruin on a Saturday night.  Fronted by Lauren Tate, Hands Off Gretel gave it their all in the intimate venue. […]

Gallery: Hands Off Gretel with MY-HI @ The Hope & ...


The great Escape
With less than 6 weeks left until The Great Escape kicks off all over town, time is running out to get your passes for the award winning festival Showcasing some of the world’s best up and coming bands and musicians alongside some more established names including Black Peaks, Frank Carter […]

Preview: The Great Escape Festival


Nothing More, photo by Gili Dailes
After being held at the UK Border Control in the middle of the night for a few hours because immigrants somehow managed to break into their trailer at 2am without anyone noticing,  Nothing More looked fresher than you’d expect them to be tonight at Alexandra Palace. I first saw Nothing […]

Review: Nothing More @ Alexandra Palace, London