music review


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


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


A night with Rock Royalty was promised with The Sharks. But first…. A great little venue tucked away in Lewes was the setting for what promised to be a great night out, and some top music – LIVE! Kudos to the fabulous Idle Talk who were main support of the […]

Review: Swimming with Sharks – Danger!



gif for bloom shout music video
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)


THE RPM's
A band from Brighton – The RPMs Jack Valero (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Miguel Cosme (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals), Callum James (Drums) Just a few words after seeing this bright, fresh band called The RPMs from Brighton. Their influences are wide and range from Motown, The La’s, Tom Petty And The Heart Breakers, […]

Review: Out with The RPMs


Disclaimer: This is a guest post written by author Jim Diesel. May is upon us once again and our fair city is alive with every conceivable show under the sun as the Brighton Festival, Fringe Festival, Open Houses and The Great Escape all vie for your attention. It’s sensory overload, […]

Review: Escape To Pelirocco – 21/05/16



A cold and chilly April evening I set out with my camera etc and headed off into Brighton, destination The Haunt. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard of Shonen Knife – a Japanese, 3 female, bubblegum punk outfit. The band are definitely led by Naoko, controlling the […]

Review: A slice of Shonen Knife


Timmy and Steve blasting it out in DeRellas style!
The DeRellas are: Steve DeRella Luca DeRella Timmy DeRella Mark Bishop Its been a while since I was last in front of the mighty DeRellas live. But, here I was, and was lucky to be around to watch and listen to the pre-show sound check. I heard the DeRellas playing […]

Review: The DeRellas – Slam Bam Brighton!


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



Wizard Sleeve
25 March: Wizard Sleeve – single/EP launch I had been looking forward to this night since seeing Wizard Sleeve perform at The Hope and Ruin a few weeks previously. This was not going to be a straightforward night. The event was an extremely private one,  an invite only exclusive party […]

Review: Art and Noise with Wizard Sleeve


The Vibrators: Pete Honkamaki – bass guitar
12th March 2016 This looked set to be a fine night of Rock n Roll and punk! Three bands were set to play and The Vibrators topping the bill on this part of their 40th Anniversary tour. The Vibrators were back with us at The Prince Albert on their European […]

Review: The Vibrators – Buzzing in Brighton


Dirt Royal - live
*The new single – scroll to the bottom of the page for the video for It Was You. 26 February 2016: One of my favourite bands, Dirt Royal, performed the opening set for Forte on their single “Goosebumps” launch event. Dirt Royal are: Charlie Russell: lead vocals/bass, Leon Fenton: lead […]

Review: Dirt Royal live at Pelirocco Hotel