Live Reviews

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


Palaye Royale, photo by Gili Dailes
“I’m not crying, you’re crying” – Palaye Royale’s show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire was one to remember Review by Deus Kane | Photos by Gili Dailes Art-rock is a popular craze amongst the perpetually-disaffected youth: unordinary costumes, extravagant behaviour, and an approach to music-making that is both more […]

Palaye Royale @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Steel Panther, photo by Gili Dailes
Steel Panther prove once again that rocking out to their explicit, non-pc music is still desired as ever, selling out The O2 Academy Brixton with their Heavy Metal Rules tour  With support from Wayward Sons   Wayword Sons   Steel Panther (with support from Wayward Sons) The O2 Academy Brixton […]

Gallery: Steel Panther @ The O2 Academy Brixton


Excitement was high when entering the Brighton Centre, completely filled with people ready to see the knees up, tubthumping anthems of the Kaiser Chiefs. The stage was decorated in a way that perfectly summarised the chiefs – pure dystopian joy – and so was their set.  Supporting Kaiser Cheifs tonight […]

Review: Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlife at the Brighton Centre



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



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 ...