Live Reviews

Reviews of previous gigs and events from bands in Brighton & beyond.


The very first Night Garden Festival took place this weekend in the beautiful Firle Park located in the South Downs. Between the sheep, the cows and the little stream- a small stage, a bar and just the right number of food trucks, bell tents and sitting areas were set for […]

Gallery: Night Garden Festival


Brighton was more colourful than usual this weekend, with Pride events taking place thgoughout the city. With estimates from the Police and council of almost 400,000 people attending the different scenes, this was by far the biggest Pride Festival Weekend Brighton has ever seen – if you look down you […]

Gallery: Brighton Pride Festival


Love Supreme Festival returned for its 5th year, turning a field on the outskirts of the sleepy village of Hobbiton Glynde into a hub of jazz, soul, funk, and disco for the weekend. Here’s our collection of highlights in photos, as captured by Gili Dailes. Read the full review here. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” […]

Gallery: Love Supreme



Love Supreme Festival returned for its 5th year, turning a field on the outskirts of the sleepy village of Hobbiton Glynde into a hub of jazz, soul, funk, and disco for the weekend. We headed down on Saturday afternoon, meandering through a sea of camping chairs and picnic rugs to see […]

Review: Love Supreme Festival 2017


On a hot and sticky night in June, Kool & the Gang take to the stage in matching sequinned shirts, with no regard for the temperature, glistening under the lights of the Brighton Dome as only a 1970’s funk band should. With an energy and enthusiasm that in no way […]

Review: Kool & the Gang @ Brighton Dome


Blackfield, a music collaborative formed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Israeli rocker Aviv Geffen have gone on tour around Europe in support of their latest album, ‘V’. We caught Aviv & Blackfield at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on Friday and enjoyed 90 minutes of pure music escapism. […]

Review: Blackfield @ Islington Assembly Hall



Our photographer Gili Dailes used her lunch breaks wisely on both Thursday and Friday and went over to Cafe Plenty to catch quality music brought to you by Back in the Woods Promotions as part of The Alternative Escape.   An hour was not enough time to cover this great […]

Music Weekend in Brighton


The new exciting Brightonian art collective, aka WONK, have launched their first event – Plastic Parlour-  at the Green Door Store last night. A bubble machince, baloons, old-school candies and special WONK energy drinks and stickers have really complimented the unique performances by Attic Nova, KUB, Tuval (with Strings)  and […]

Gallery: Plastic Parlour at the Green Door Store


Brighton based Good Guy Clarence enchant with their first live session filmed with Wavey Head. Playing two songs, Teach Me to Dance and Truisms, the 10-minute session is the visual and audio equivalent of a deep breath: refreshing, relaxing and straight up good for the soul. Opening with soft lighting, […]

Review: Good Guy Clarence – Live Wavey Head Session



After touring Europe and the UK pretty much every night for the past month, Counterfeit. made it down Brighton for the penultimate night of their tour, promoting the release of their debut album Together we are Stronger. Supporting Counterfeit tonight (and on their UK tour) were Faux (who we’ve unfortunately […]

Review: Counterfeit. at The Haunt (+ Support)


Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sophie Ellis-Bextor In January 2014, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – who’d scored six UK top 10 singles by that point – released Wanderlust, an album full of baroque chamber pop and experimental flirtations with folk. The sudden shift away from the disco and dance of old was seen as risky by many, […]

Review: Getting Familia with Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Duncan Reid And The Big Heads. Saturday 4 February at The Prince Albert was set to be a great night of rock n roll. Yeah! There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the […]

Review: Duncan Reid visits Brighton