Record Reviews

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

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

Indian Summer review
Harry’s first EP is an eclectic mix of electronic music, filled with a whole range of samples and whilst it remains mostly chilled and ambient, reminiscent of works released by Smallprint, there’s a hint of energy bubbling throughout. The bio I was sent with this review penned the EP as […]

Harry Vassall – Indian Summer EP

chilled electronica music from Banco De Gaia
Got a lot of love for this track from Banco de Gaia. It’s ambient electronica, so if you liked the Smallprint Vol. 1 Compilation we reviewed we think you will love this. Lose yourself in a sea of relaxing soundscapes as electronic beats harmonise effortlessly with world instruments to provide […]

Banco De Gaia – Le Foucauld (Video)

Aha! Spring is the perfect time to talk about this release from Crash Island, a dark tropical indie-rock band rising up out of London. According to the band Dreamwaves “explores dreamier terrain than its predecessors, where compelling, hypnotic mantras give way to body grabbing rhythms and lurking, atmospheric choruses.” Our […]

Crash Island – Dreamwaves EP

otherness them the sky Brighton Music Review
Them The Sky are back on the scene with a brand new single and video we think you will love. This is the first recorded track to be released with new string section made up of violinist Laura and cellist Fern and it may just be our favourite track yet. […]

Them The Sky – Otherness (Video)

FORTE: Dan, Adam and Jessie.
  Not heard of the band Forte? You will – and soon!   The band are made up as follows: Daniel Coburn: vocals,  Jesse James: guitar and vocals, Harry Patterson: guitar and vocals Adam Stone: bass and vocals and Reece Bradbury: drums The five piece band come from London and […]

Review: Forte – Brighton gets Goosebumps!

dr weekend mr week review
This video caught our attention because it’s a testament to why some people should never do drugs. You know the Snickers ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’ adverts? Well this video is a similar style only more like ‘you’re not you when you’ve gone on a class A narcotics binge.’ The […]

Dirt Royal – Dr Weekend Mr Week (Video)

art club brighton band new video
The Art Club are a Brighton based post punk band who have been making waves in venues across the city. Their single ‘I am yours’ launches with a video very apt for the band’s style. It’s all angsty and slightly depressing and well… exactly what you expect from post punk. […]

The Art Club – I Am Yours (New Video)

Tuval is a 19 year old song writing muli-instrumentalist producer, who for the last 3 years has kept re-shaping and innovating his music which lurks and haunts Brighton Town. His new video emerges to the surface, taking us along a dreamlike ride of confusion, hysteria, beauty and vigour. In the […]

Tuval – In My Head (New Video)

shoegaze brighton record review
At the time of writing this review I am sitting in my apartment whilst outside Brighton slowly freezes over. The cold January air and dark night sky are enough to make any man forget there ever was a summer, or even a spring for that matter. The world is grey, […]

Colour of Spring – Pillow

DJ Krafty Kuts mix star wars
Krafty Kuts Star Wars Mini Mix by Krafty Kuts on Mixcloud I’ve always rated Krafty Kuts, an inspiration for my own DJing (although I must hastily add I never got near his scratching and cutting skills, even when I practised for days). This fantastic little mix should get everyone in […]

Krafty Kuts – Star Wars Mini Mix

SmallPrint Recordings Integer - Rivière Noire
We are big fans of the Brighton based label Smallprint. This EP from Integer is a real testament to their ‘future:ambient’ sound, however there is definitely a little more energy in this release. The tracks have a sense of urgency and pace, we have gone from lounging in a space […]

Integer – Rivière Noire EP