Yearly Archives: 2016


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)


Let’s start from the end: Together The People was a fun, intimate-yet-kicking festival, which was the ultimate weekend activity for the typical music-loving Brightonian. Situated in the very accessible Preston Park, the 2-day festival had a brilliantly curated line-up, which included well-known names such as Brian Wilson, Suede, Peter Hook […]

Review: Together The People Festival


What better way to get a send off for summer than with the sunny sounds of Frankie Knight? I headed down to the Green Door Store on the last Tuesday in August, where Frankie was hosting an evening to promote her White Lies EP, as well as showcase some all […]

Review: Frankie Knight + Lu’Ami @ Green Door Store 30/08/16



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


Love Supreme - Lianne La Havas - Photo by Gili Dailes
As the bus took us through the East Sussex countryside and the winding streets of the Hobbiton-like village of Glynde we got a glimpse of what to expect at Love Supreme Festival 2016. As expected for a jazz festival, the visitor demographic was primarily 30+, which has its pros and cons […]

Review: Love Supreme Festival 2016



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


Imagine wandering through a dreamscape, thick with mist and ambiguity, lost in your thoughts but filled with determination. This is the imagery this song conjures. What starts with feelings of loss becomes a fuelled search of purpose, frustration and drive. The pace quickens and before you know it your thrown […]

Grymm – Dream of You


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


Rudimental_Wild Life_Photo by Gili Dailes
This year’s WILD LIFE Festival took place over the weekend for the second time at Brighton City Airport (which is actually situated in Shoreham-by-Sea… It’s all about the branding, innit). Co-hosted again by headliners Disclosure and Rudimental, the festival sold out on Saturday and reached very close to capacity on […]

Review: WILD LIFE Festival


great escape dr martens stage at green door store
  Disclaimer: The following review was written due to a request by Dr Martens, in which the reviewer received a pair of Dr Martens shoes for doing so. All words are the author’s own, and the review remains an unbiased view of the evening. I arrived at The Green Door Store […]

Review: Dr Martens Stage @ The Great Escape (19/05/16)