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Anyone who has followed the story of Bloom (formerly The Beautiful Word) over the last two years can’t fail to have had their hearts warmed. After releasing three albums of well received folky-pop, The Beautiful Word were sadly put out of action in August 2014, whilst co-vocalist and synth player Megan was recovering from an operation  [read more...]

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Prince Vaseline : GDS Presents: Prince Vaseline, Red Deer People, grasshopper
with Red Deer People and grasshopper - 7:30pm Sun 24th Jan 2016 @ The Green Door Store
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A Sunday night Green Door Store freebie offered a welcome opportunity to catch up with three bands we rather like on a indie-rock/post-punk showcase, serving to highlight the subtle but not insubstantial differences between them. When we first caught grasshopper over two years ago they already screamed potential despite the four-piece having a combined age that  [read more...]

Local 3-piece Strange Cages first came to our attention in the summer of 2014 at Green Door Store’s 234 Festival with a barnstorming cover of Ty Segall’s ‘Girlfriend.’ If earlier work had overtones of Segall or even The Cramps, new video Catharsis released today (26 January) seems to be a successful attempt to peer out from  [read more...]

Following our picks from 2014 (including Royal Blood, grasshopper and The Magic Gang) and 2015  (with Black Honey, Our Girl and Slum of Legs) we thought it was about time we gave you some more acts to keep an eye on this year. From post-punk to IDM through the catchiest of art-pop, there’s something for  [read more...]

Best albums/EP’s from Brighton Acts 1. Sealings – I’m a Bastard (Faux Discx) Sealings are long term favourites of mine going back over half a decade but I’d always felt that their recorded output to date was never demonstrative of their power as a live band. Their long awaited debut full length album changed that,  [read more...]

The audience are still taking their seats during the Wilko Johnson Band‘s support set, but the trio treat us to a solid 45 minutes of tightly-coiled, high-energy rhythm & blues. Despite his well-documented battle with cancer Johnson’s distinctive guitar chops are fully intact, his right arm pumping like a piston on his simultaneous lead and  [read more...]

Perhaps it’s time to come clean. The thing is, I don’t really like music, or even know a great deal about it. Editing Brighton’s premier gig guide is mostly about understanding where hyphens go and pretending to be interested in Theo Verney. The last Brighton band that genuinely excited me was Den Hegarty’s doo-wop revival  [read more...]

Brighton’s foremost electro-psych outfit Hypnotized return with a new single ‘Daphne’ released tomorrow (24th November) on intriguing new Amsterdam based imprint Verbaasd Records (Krill, LEM.) Written at the same time as their 2014, Telesto EP, it’s bound to appeal to fans of the band. All the Hypnotized staples are there – a haunting, yet catchy  [read more...]

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