Live Reviews

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


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


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 & ...



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


Bullet For My Valentine, Photo by Gili DailesBullet For My Valentine, Photo by Gili Dailes
Bullet For My Valentine with support from Of Mice & Men and Nothing More Alexandra Palace, London | November 10th 2018 Photos by Gili Dailes   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Gallery: Bullet For My Valentine with Of Mice & Men ...


The Prodigy, Photo by Gili Dailes
  “I’m off to see The Prodigy later.” “The who?” “The Prodigy, mum.” “Aren’t they that metal band?” “No, Dad, they’re The Prodigy.” This was the conversation I had as I swung by home to say hello, intending to raid the fridge but ended up playing my parents the most […]

Review: The Prodigy @ Brighton Centre



Tuval, photo by Gili Dailes
Local artist Tuval launched his new single, Breathe last Friday at the Green Door Store, with support from BABii, Jack Anton and Cosmic Caz. Despite some technical difficulties, Tuval and the band sailed through the set, drawing the audience in with every note played.   Tuval – Breathe Tuval @ […]

Tuval – Single Launch @ Green Door Store


Electric Six, photo by Gili Dailes
After a week of freezing our titties off dealing with storm Emma, the prospect of being in the sold out Concorde2 to see Electric Six seemed totally appetizing. Fuck you broken boiler, we’re ready for a good mosh pit. We make our way into the venue and one of the […]

Review: Electric Six @ Concorde2


Anvil, photo by Gili Dailes
The legend of Anvil, like their style, is persistent, driven and a little tongue in cheek. However when they took to the smoky stage of Brighton’s tiny Green Door Store on a Sunday night it was clear that they were here for one reason and one reason only. As lead […]

Review: Anvil @ The Green Door Store