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James Rivers Duff talks about his first EP – Lighthouse

James Rivers Duff has been writing solo songs for years without ever putting them out for public consumption. During that time he’s been a key figure in the Future Dub Project and a number of other projects around the world. However, today see’s Brighton-based James release his first ever solo record titled Lighthouse. “I’ve been writing songs for a long ...

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Monday Blues – King Blues live at The Haunt, Brighton

WARNING: Fan alert, my love for The King Blues knows no bounds, so please beware copious amounts of gushing ahead. I first heard them in 2011, ‘What If Punk Never Happened’ was played to me and I knew that I was going to have a long and beautiful relationship with whoever had made this record. Nothing has changed, the flame ...

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The Qwertys to reform for new album in 2018

Announcement follows decades of speculation. New album and crowdfunding details announced. Full range of VIP options available for investors. I Need a Poo, the 1996 concept album by college rock group Qwerty Fuck Fuck, told the story of four hours in the life of Harold, a desperate man with a simple desire. His journey around a poorly signposted town centre, ...

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The Best Gig I Didn’t Go To

The gig I didn’t go to will almost definitely become the gig I should have gone to. I’m always worrying that we are defined by the things we don’t have or the things we have lost, so this gig may be the most important gig of my life and I wasn’t even there. I was a bit under the British ...

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Live Review: Teleman @ Concorde 2, Feb 2017

Teleman began their UK tour for second album Brilliant Sanity in Brighton on Monday night, with an accomplished live set at Concorde 2. It’s a great venue, albeit one that feels like a long way along the seafront from the centre of town on a February evening. Perhaps this accounted for the relatively subdued nature of the crowd, or maybe ...

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Folking Hell: Beans on Toast at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

January came with its promise of a new year and we all blindly sang along to Auld Lang Syne clinging desperately to our hope for a better one. 2017 warned us not to go into the cellar in the suffocating dark, but we went in the fricking cellar and I am yet to find my way out. So now we ...

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Three new releases in 2017 – The Future Dub Project talk about the year ahead

The Future Dub Project had a busy 2016. Countless live shows, plenty of festivals and the release of their incredibly slick and excellently produced Faster EP. However, in 2017, the guys from Brighton, who produce an intriguing blend of melodic drum n bass as well as more classic dancehall reggae, are concentrating less on playing live and more on their ...

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British Sea Power think global act local with their upcoming album

British Sea Power’s last original studio album, Machineries of Joy, was released back in 2013. In the interim, they’ve put out two albums of reworked tracks – a selection of instrumentals for a coast-related documentary and a collaboration with a brass band – and produced a couple of soundtracks. But while they are adept at crafting atmospheric mood pieces and ...

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Seven dystopian rock operas: the Qwertys’ unfinished project

The American college band Qwerty Fuck Fuck, initially dismissed as attention seekers with no idea how to play, tune, or hold their instruments, later proved themselves to be talented composers. Their most ambitious project, a series of seven allegorical rock operas, was at the planning stage when the band broke up. The argument which lead to the Qwertys’ break up, ...

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Let me tell you about… Eddie Argos of Art Brut

In this, our new series, our writers are telling you about artists that they love. This month it is the turn of the brilliant Maxine White, who is here to tell you all about Art Brut… Art Brut formed a band and then they wrote a song about forming a band, it’s arguably one of the greatest songs you’ll ever ...

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