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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’: the first posthumous No.1 in US chart history

On 10th December 1967 Otis Redding, possibly the greatest soul singer of all time, died in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin, at the age of 26. One month later ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Rambling Roots on finally coming home and their new EP

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 ...

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