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Music reviews and previews in Brighton & Beyond.


Villagers, photo by Gili Dailes
Villagers returned to Brighton with their sixth studio album, Fever Dreams, taking to the stage of Chalk with gleeful looks across their faces. Keeping to a heavy focus on the new album, three quarters of it was played through with a generous nine of its twelve tracks served up through […]

Review: Villagers @ Chalk


Words by Deus Kane, photos by Gili Dailes Last Monday, at Chalk in Brighton, we witnessed the return of an act not seen since before the great embuggerance, some eighteen months ago: Inglorious, a recently reinvented hard rock band from London. When I first entered Chalk, I was struck at […]

Review: Inglorious and Mercutio @ Chalk


The Wildhearts at Chalk Brighton by Gili Dailes
After smashing the stages at Download, Bloodstock and other festivals earlier this summer and following the release of their latest album 21st Century Love Songs, The Wildhearts have made it down to Brighton to give their die hard fans a night to remember. Photos by Gili Dailes The Wildhearts Those […]

Gallery: The Wildhearts and Those Damn Crows @ Chalk



Sports Team, photo by Gili Dailes
In a sold out show on a Tuesday night, Sports Team have brought their high energies to Brighton’s Chalk as an outstore Resident gig and in collaboration with One Inch Badge.   Photos by Gili Dailes Sports Team Resident Outstore at Chalk, Brighton 16/08/2021 Photos by Gili Dailes

Gallery: Sports Team @ Chalk


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