Record Reviews

Reviews of releases by musicians and bands from Brighton & beyond.


JJ Draper made his first appearance with his debut single ‘Zero Sum’ back in September. The East Londoner’s follow up single ‘In Visions’ is more radio friendly but every bit as striking.   More upbeat than ‘Zero Sum’, ‘In Visions’ is a well-crafted track weaving delicate acoustics on top of […]

Review: JJ Draper’s new single ‘In Visions’


Soar through the clouds on this audio dreamscape from Mark Benton and his troop of talented musicians, Seadog. As I Am is hypnotically beautiful, waves of melodies will crash upon your ears as the track takes you on a journey through a glistening soundscape.   As I Am starts as […]

Seadog – As I Am


  The King’s Parade have released a new video towards the launch of their EP   The London quartet The King’s Parade will release their new EP Haze on May 12th and have meanwhile released a little teaser in the shape of a music video for the lead single out of […]

New Video for The King’s Parade



Brighton Based Big Spring Have Just Released a New Single    Big Spring, who have been championed by Slipknot’s legendary frontman Corey Taylor, have just unleashed their new single Cold Foot. Having been showcased live on their recent tour with Decade, this track is catchy and yet unique, it’s familiar yet entirely […]

New Single for Big Spring


‘I’ve Got The Time’ is the first release from Leed’s flamboyant alternative 5-piece Where Fires Are. A sea of green is the meta-lyrical theme for the simple yet effective video which lets the music do the talking. Launching into a driving anti-melody, the track takes a softer melodic turn as […]

New Video for Where Fires Are


Sit back, relax, enjoy. Chilled, blissful, melodic hip-hop for you to relax to. We’ve scoured the web to deliver 10 of our favourite chill-hop records directly to your ears. Hit play and let it wash over you.

10 Essential Chill-Hop Records You Need In Your Life



sam jordan and the dead buoys brighton
Come with us now on a trip through psychedelic soundscapes and country rock & roll from a brilliant Brighton band. Expect mystical trips through mysterious lands as Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys deliver an absolute gem of an E.P, all recorded on 16 track tape to keep true to […]

Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys – Thoughts Of Paradise ...


West London’s Exist Immortal return with Breathe, their second studio album released on Primordial Records. The album is a slow burner, sounding good on its first listen but unfolding into its full potential on the second or third play. Launching with Saviour – an epic introduction with an industrial tone […]

Album Review: Exist Immortal – Breathe


Photo by Ki Price
  Fresh in time for Halloween, pop punk rockers Love Zombies’ new single Birthday is an unapologetic playful anthem as sickly sweet as an over iced rainbow cake with extra sprinkles. Taken from their upcoming album Passionfruit, Birthday is energetic and buoyant with echoes of early Paramore and undulating vocals […]

Single Review: Love Zombies – Birthday



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Any band who state their influences as “tiny wriggling things, giant galactic things, magic, nature and people” are certain to pique my interest, and Bloom do not disappoint with their cosmic pop sound. The backing synth to Shout, the first single from upcoming album What is Life adds that cosmic energy […]

Bloom – Shout (Video)


Imagine wandering through a dreamscape, thick with mist and ambiguity, lost in your thoughts but filled with determination. This is the imagery this song conjures. What starts with feelings of loss becomes a fuelled search of purpose, frustration and drive. The pace quickens and before you know it your thrown […]

Grymm – Dream of You


Stunning artwork by Chris Townson – Captain of The Pinafore
  I was first introduced into the world of Martin Gordon back in 1977. I was walking down The Mound in Edinburgh and I had nipped into one of my favourite record stores. Rummaging through the latest 7″ release box a sleeve design jumped out at me – the logo […]

Catch up with Ex Sparks Martin Gordon and new album