Live Reviews

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


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


Gabrielle Aplin, photo by Gili Dailes
There was a lot of love in The Haunt when Gabrielle took to the stage, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. The British singer (now a Brighton local – but more on that later) was a powerful figure on stage, her stunning voice filling the room, bathing a full […]

Review: Gabrielle Aplin @ The Haunt 14/02/17



From The Jam
From The Jam It has been many a year since I last saw The Jam, in fact I was on their road crew in Edinburgh when they played a small venue called Clouds in July back in 1977! All Around The World was the single out at that time. Told […]

Review: Hot and Sticky with From The Jam


Sex Pissed Dolls
You better believe it! Punk is still alive and kicking and that night it had even more with long hair, lipstick, ripped fishnets and a bucket load of attitude! The Haunt: Brighton 19/10/2016 “The performance and energy you witness at a Sex Pissed Dolls gig has to be seen to […]

Review: Sex Pissed Dolls – Anarchy in Brighton


Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock This was set to be a special evening, an evening with Glen Matlock. Glen Matlock has truly left his mark on the music industry throughout his career. Glen is an English musician and is probably best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the […]

Review: An evening with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock