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James Rivers Duff talks about his first EP – Lighthouse

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

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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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Raising awareness – Octopuses release new video with support from Caroline Lucas


Brighton’s favourite psych-indie band Octopuses are releasing their latest single which is not only aiming to get people dancing, but is also working towards effecting positive change. The video for new single ‘Not The Bees’ highlights the serious issues relating to bees and pollination decline and has received support and backing from BBC’s Chris Packham, The Soil Association and the ...

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The Rambling Roots on finally coming home and their new EP

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Emma Morgan and Adam Wilkens, are a couple who have spent the last half a decade travelling the world together making music under the name The Rambling Roots. Their music is rooted somewhere between the folk scene of the 50s and 60s and the folk revival we saw around five years ago. With beautiful harmonies, enchanting melodies and songs that ...

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Bobbie Johnson on hip-hop, production and her jokey stage


Hip-hop artist Bobbie Johnson went through stages of writing political lyrics and she also had an angry phase. But what is she focusing on at the moment? “To be honest,” she begins, “I’m at a jokey stage right now ‘cause I’m happy. [laughs]” And you can tell. Bobbie laughs and jokes throughout our interview, even asking if she can list ...

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The debut interview – Fierce Friend frontman Alan Grice

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Alan Grice’s songs sat unfinished for over a decade. During that time, he was a sideman in various Brighton bands, including the Electric Soft Parade. “I didn’t even have the guts to play these songs to anybody for many years, just kept them to myself,” he says. He’d tried to get his own band together a few times, but it ...

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Ellie Ford on her hotly anticipated debut album

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Growing up in York Minster, a young Ellie Ford started off recording a capella songs on an old tape player. Always writing her own music, she developed into a captivating songwriter penning ethereal and intoxicating folk music on the guitar, piano, and harp. She is now settled in Brighton and is on the brink of releasing her debut album The ...

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Tigercub talk new single, playing Europe and more


I first came across Tigercub in their hometown of Brighton in September 2010, at what must have been one of their first live shows. I remember it well because it was the first gig I ever reviewed back when I was studying journalism as a wee 20-year-old. In that review, many moons ago, I mentioned that the guys had been ...

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Toby from Parker and the Suitcase on busking, writing and going on tour!


“We often busk to earn a crust.” says Toby Parker. He was once a solo singer-songwriter back in Herefordshire where he grew up, however, after moving to Liverpool a few years ago, Toby recruited Eric Ng on the double bass and Parker and the Suitcase was formed. The pair play a mix of blues, bluegrass, country, and rockabilly with a ...

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Lori Campbell talks writing, recording and starring in her first film


Lori Campbell is a singer songwriter from Sidmouth in Devon. After playing the festival circuit relentlessly for the last few years, she released her first EP, Seeds, in August 2014. A captivating live performer and a creative songwriter, Lori also recently starred in the independent British film Hinterland. I caught up with her to find out all about how the last few years ...

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