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Music reviews and previews in Brighton & Beyond.


Drymer-Silence
I first discovered Drymer through a 80s synthwave playlist on Spotify. Celadon – the opening track on the album, is one of those songs that makes you stop what you are doing and pay attention. It demands it. The track sets the scene for what is to come, and to […]

Album Review: Drymer – Silence


Take a dive into the darker side of electro-pop with us. Manchester has given us some amazing talent over the years and you can now add CAii to that list. Her vocals soar over the track (quite literally with the lyrics) which has a dark and devious bassline at its […]

Single Review: CAii – Back It Up


This remix of Butterfly by London’s Japanese wildflower Mieko Shimizu ticks all the boxes for me. There’s something very 80s synthwave about the driving bassline, complimented nicely by the haunting synths over the top. And then we’ve got the incredible vocals from Mieko that bring it all together tidily. The […]

Single Review: Mieko Shimizu – Butterfly (Mike Lindsay Remix)



Amie jay folk music review blog
amie jay · Long Gone   Let Amie Jay’s melancholy folk music wash over you. Her delicate voice carrying you through these difficult times. ‘Long Gone’ is a heartbreaking acoustic Folk-Pop track, with gently picked guitar, layered harmonies and sombre lyrics – softly dissecting the breakdown of a relationship. The […]

Single Review: Amie Jay – Long Gone


Palaye Royale, photo by Gili Dailes
“I’m not crying, you’re crying” – Palaye Royale’s show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire was one to remember Review by Deus Kane | Photos by Gili Dailes Art-rock is a popular craze amongst the perpetually-disaffected youth: unordinary costumes, extravagant behaviour, and an approach to music-making that is both more […]

Palaye Royale @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Following a serious illness forcing them to cancel a whole lot of shows in the past 6 months (including supporting Gojira and the Smashing Pumpkins), Black Peaks seem to be back in full force with a 6-dates UK tour this April, finishing off at Brighton’s Chalk   Supporting Black Peaks […]

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Steel Panther, photo by Gili Dailes
Steel Panther prove once again that rocking out to their explicit, non-pc music is still desired as ever, selling out The O2 Academy Brixton with their Heavy Metal Rules tour  With support from Wayward Sons   Wayword Sons   Steel Panther (with support from Wayward Sons) The O2 Academy Brixton […]

Gallery: Steel Panther @ The O2 Academy Brixton


Excitement was high when entering the Brighton Centre, completely filled with people ready to see the knees up, tubthumping anthems of the Kaiser Chiefs. The stage was decorated in a way that perfectly summarised the chiefs – pure dystopian joy – and so was their set.  Supporting Kaiser Cheifs tonight […]

Review: Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlight at the Brighton Centre


Cactuses, photo by Gili Dailes
The long-awaited first album from Brighton’s own, Cactuses is set for release on December 4th, and to celebrate they’re taking over The Prince Albert Cactuses are a 7-piece future-soul band, combining hip-hop grooves and soulful samples with powerful RnB vocals and jazzy horn lines. Following the release of their first […]

Preview: Cactuses Album Launch @ The Prince Albert



Big Spring, photo by Gili Dailes
The Hope & Ruin saw a great grungey line-up on a Wednesday night with Sick Joy, Big Spring and Gloo on the bill. Check out our photos of Big Spring and Sick Joy from the night Big Spring   Sick Joy   Sick Joy, Big Spring & Gloo The Hope […]

Gallery: Big Spring and Sick Joy @ The Hope & ...


Skunk Anansie at Brighton Dome, photo by Gili Dailes
90’s rock favourites Skunk Anansie set the Brighton Dome on fire with an unforgettable show, accompanied by Nova Twins who have set a small fire of their own  On a hot and sweaty Monday evening, Skunk Anansie fans both young and old form an orderly, quintessentially British queue outside the […]

Review: Skunk Anansie with Nova Twins @ Brighton Dome


Haiku Hands, Photo by Gili Dailes
After taking Europe by storm, the alternative-dance-indie-pop trio Haiku Hands came down to Brighton and played a blistering set at The Hope & Ruin.     Haiku Hands, Photo by Gili Dailes     Haiku Hands + Support from Boudicca The Hope & Ruin, Brighton 9th August 2019 https://www.instagram.com/haikuhands https://www.facebook.com/haikuhands […]

Gallery: Haiku Hands @ The Hope & Ruin