Live Reviews

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


The Libertines, Photo by Gili Dailes
The Libertines signed off their Tiddeley Om Pom Pom tour with a sold out show at Brighton Centre and it seems like they never stopped An unprecedented three support acts preceded The Libertines on this wet and quintessentially English evening. Deadcuts, who have been a regular support slot for Pete […]

Review: The Libertines @ Brighton Centre


Alt-J, photo by Gili Dailes
Alt-J dazzled their Brighton following last week at The Brighton Centre, with beautiful stage lights and their unique sound We were lucky enough to be there when Alt-J played to an almost full house at The Brighton Centre last Monday, with support band Blaenavon warming up the venue with an […]

Review: Alt-J @ Brighton Centre


Freak Power Freak Power was a band founded by bassist Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim), Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Loose Tubes), and vocalist Jesse Graham, also known as “the Bass Cadet.” Their music was a mix of acid jazz […]

Freak Power: LIVE! Tune in on Brighton seafront



Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello has spent over a decade electrifying audiences the world over with its internationally acclaimed gypsy-punk sound. Tonight it was Brightons turn to see the band back in a show at the Brighton Dome. A touring force, the band averages 200+ shows each year in locales across the U.S., […]

Gogol Bordello brings it to Brighton


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