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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


Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sophie Ellis-Bextor In January 2014, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – who’d scored six UK top 10 singles by that point – released Wanderlust, an album full of baroque chamber pop and experimental flirtations with folk. The sudden shift away from the disco and dance of old was seen as risky by many, […]

Review: Getting Familia with Sophie Ellis-Bextor


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



Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock This was set to be a special evening, an evening with Glen Matlock. Glen Matlock has truly left his mark on the music industry throughout his career. Glen is an English musician and is probably best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the […]

Review: An evening with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock


We arrived at the Falmer student campus, finally found the ACCA and grabbed a drink at the bar. As we entered the atmospherically lit venue, we made our way to the front and were greeted by a simple yet elegantly set stage. A double bass lay peacefully on its side, […]

Review: GoGo Penguin @ ACCA – 2/11/2016


Jeremy Loops. Photo by Gili Dailes
It starts with a Loop… Two years after lighting a spark at the Great Escape Festival 2015, Jeremy Loops triumphantly returned to Brighton burning a flame bright enough to sell out Concorde 2. Brighton locals Croox warmed the crowd with a homecoming gig after accompanying Loops on the first leg […]

Review: Jeremy Loops @ Concorde 2



Jeremy Loops. Photo: PR
After a sellout show in London’s Electric Ballroom and a summer of international festivals, award winning Cape Town native Jeremy Loops is returning to the UK in support of his debut album: Trading Change. Boasting a wide range of influences and widely acclaimed live shows, we caught up with Mr […]

Interview: Jeremy Loops


Messy Bird
A new band erupts on Brighton. Messy Bird are Jon Thorley – Drums Christian Morris – Guitar/Vocals Daniel Seccombe – Baritone Guitar/Vocals I stayed away from you tube. I stayed away from Facebook. I wanted to see this new Brighton outfit called Messy Bird with no idea of what I […]

Review: Messy Bird – Breaking out and flying high


TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival Preston Park Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September, 2016 We, the people of Brighton and its surroundings, tend to like a good independent, green, music, art & food related initiative. That’s why we honestly cannot wait for this year’s TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival. How good is […]

Preview: TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival



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


I had a text late Friday afternoon – “We have a new single – can you put together a video?” Many hours later, and after many emails and texts – here it is. Released 26 June is the video for “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down” – built by […]

An important message from Dirt Royal


It was a hot sultry Saturday night in Brighton as I headed for Concorde 2. Walking past the screen on the beach showing the Wales Euro football match, I was heading for a gig rich in punk history, Angelic Upstarts, Sham 69 and Brighton’s own Dirt Royal. Into Concorde 2 […]

Review: Hurry Up Harry – Sham 69