Live Reviews

Reviews of previous gigs and events from bands 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


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


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


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


Anna Calvi performing at The Great Escape Festival, photo by Gili Dailes
After two successful nights at The Old Market’s Fender Stage, we decided to stick with the winning formula and watcht Anna Calvi, Our Girl, Lucia & Indoor Pets. Here are some of the highlights from day 3 of The Great Escape, all at The Old Market’s Fender Stage:  Anna Calvi […]

Gallery: Day 3 of The Great Escape Festival


Seeing James Bay play an intimate set at Coalition and finishing off with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes rocking the heck out of The Old Market? Only at The Great Escape. Our highlights from day 2 of The Great Escape Festival are below and included performances by Frank Carter & […]

Gallery: Day 2 of The Great Escape