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Two’s Up

Welcome to Two’s Up.  Come in, sit down. If this is your first time then there’s a few things you need to know. So. The rules. The rules are you have to pick two songs and play them to the group, then they will play you two songs and then you will play them two songs and they will play ...

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Let Me Tell You About… Bombino

In this new monthly feature our writers will tell you all about an artist they love. This month it’s Adam Rowden’s turn to tell you all about Bombino…. Bombino’s music moves your soul. It paints pictures of Saharan sunsets and people gathered around campfires on moonlit dunes. And most importantly, it makes you want to dance. Steeped in desert blues tradition, similar ...

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A Travelling Heartbeat – Experiencing Music

Music is a reflection of a people. The means of looking past any surface concerns to see the beautiful, ethereal soul of a culture, if only for an all too brief moment. The brevity is breathtaking, both for the melancholic knowledge that the moment must end, and the triumphant recognition of the transient now. Words by Bryce Deller I cannot ...

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Let me tell you about….Chris Farren

In this new monthly feature our writers will tell you all about an artist that they feel more people should know about. This month Tom Bull is here to tell you about Chris Farren… Chris Farren is something of an enigma to me. Despite perhaps being know as being a part of several bands, and also having released a few solo ...

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Mercury Prize: Surprising Nominees of the Past

It’s that time of year again. One of the most prestigious music awards in the UK, the Mercury Prize, is being handed out this week. Despite a strong field, it’s hard to see another album beating David Bowie’s final album (and what an album it is) Blackstar. However, stranger things have happened in the past. M People’s surprise win in ...

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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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Predicting the 2017 Reading and Leeds headliners

The dust is now settling on this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, and already talk has turned to who will be topping the bill next year. Festival bosses have backed two of this year’s performers as potential headliners in the form of The 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club, but there are a number of potential names that could easily ...

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Let me tell you about… Smith Westerns

In this new monthly feature our writers will tell you all about an artist that they feel more people should know about. In the first instalment new contributor Chris Mason talks about Chicago’s Smith Westerns… Bands change from album to album. Get over it. I never understand those stroppy people who comment on a band’s new YouTube video, saying something ...

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John Grant at the De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion is a curious venue. It is a similar size to the Corn Exchange or Dome in Brighton and possibly boasts a better sound system. And yet, due to its location in Bexhill, an awkward hour away from Brighton, it remains undervisited. Is this due to a lack of familiarity with the place? Or are people ...

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