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New music: Aaron Fitchett releasing ‘Promises’ on 15 January

Brighton singer/songwriter Aaron Fitchett – formerly of Echo Rain – is releasing his debut single ‘Promises’ on 15 January A track of unflinching honesty, ‘Promises’ is the first music from Brighton singer/songwriter Aaron Fitchett. Having previously cut his teeth in punk four-piece Echo Rain, Fitchett’s solo work is a reflection of his own personal progression. … Continue reading New music: Aaron Fitchett releasing ‘Promises’ on 15 January

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Currls releasing Christmas charity single, Winter Time Blues

Brighton garage rock / brilliant music trio, Currls, are releasing a Christmas single in aid of Mind Charity across their socials Tuesday 15 December. Brighton three-piece Currls will be changing the Christmas music game forever with the release of their very own festive anthem. Winter Time Blues will be going live across the band’s Instagram, … Continue reading Currls releasing Christmas charity single, Winter Time Blues

Nierra Creek release debut single Born a Child

Brighton duo Nierra Creek have realsed their debut single, Born a Child, an intimate take on emotional acceptance. Brighton folk/electronic music duo Nierra Creek have released their debut single, Born a Child, an intimate, honest take on emotional intelligance, appreciation and acceptance. Regarding the inspiration behind the track, frontman Ryan Deag commented: “As children it … Continue reading Nierra Creek release debut single Born a Child

Nierra Creek releasing debut single ‘Born a Child’ this Friday

Fresh out of lockdown, Brighton electronic/folk music duo Nierra Creek will be releasing debut single ‘Born a Child’ this coming Friday 11 December. Brighton folk music / electronic duo Nierra Creek will be releasing their debut single Born a Child this Friday. Bursting with life, grit and passion, it’s the first taste of what’s to … Continue reading Nierra Creek releasing debut single ‘Born a Child’ this Friday

Property vultures circle Freebutt site, residents start campaign to save it

As many had feared, property developers in Brighton are looking to take advantage of the Covid pandemic and convert the former music venue site into shared houses. Locals have since launched a campaign to save the site. In what could be a worrying starting gun being fired across our city, property developer One Phoenix Place … Continue reading Property vultures circle Freebutt site, residents start campaign to save it

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Youth Sector releases new single TEETH

Following a Next Wave music spotlight from Jack Saunders on the BBC R1 Indie Show last night, Brighton art-rock quintet Youth Sector has released its new single ‘Teeth’ Taking inspiration from late 70s/80s-era funk music, most notably in the joyful interaction of the guitars and the bass, on Brighton quintet, Youth ‘Teeth’ the band reference … Continue reading Youth Sector releases new single TEETH

Beach Riot announce ‘Subatomic Party Cool’ and June tour dates

Brighton fuzz pop heroes, Beach Riot, have announced their debut record Subatomic Party Cool will be released June 2021, with a slew of headline tour dates in tow. After recently adding BBC Radio One’s Jack Saunders and BBC 6music’s Tom Robinson to their growing list of supporters, Brighton fuzz pop quartet BEACH RIOT are delighted … Continue reading Beach Riot announce ‘Subatomic Party Cool’ and June tour dates

Small Pond: Fostering the spirit of creativity that makes this city great

Small Pond is all about giving back to the community and supporting Brighton’s wonderful DIY arts culture. We spoke to the company’s Emerging Artists Programme director, Liam McMillan about the state of the music scene, the beat of the city and the projects recently-launched second iteration. How has working on the Emerging Artist Development project … Continue reading Small Pond: Fostering the spirit of creativity that makes this city great

Save The Brunswick campaign launched

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to save The Brunswick after it was deemed ineligible for the Cultural Recovery Fund, despite hosting more than 500 events in 2019. The Brunswick pub on Holland Road, Hove, has started a crowdfunding campaign after it was denied financial help from the Cultural Recovery Fund. CLICK HERE TO DONATE … Continue reading Save The Brunswick campaign launched

Small Pond Launch 2021 ‘Emerging’ Artist Development Project

Brighton-based multi-disciplinary music company Small Pond is excited to announce that its ‘EMERGING’ artist development project returns for 2021.  The Small Pond Emerging Artist Development Project is supported by Arts Council England and is designed to give the next generation of talent an unique opportunity to develop their craft in a professional setting. The application … Continue reading Small Pond Launch 2021 ‘Emerging’ Artist Development Project

PROJECTOR: A new sonic adventure

Header image by Beatrice Belletti: Instagram // Website Projector: Spotify // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Website PROJECTOR have been smashing venues across the country over the last two years with their unique brand of ferocious noise rock. Now, with a new sonically-diverse EP in their arsenal the band are returning to the big … Continue reading PROJECTOR: A new sonic adventure

Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”

This Saturday four of Brighton’s best punk bands will be bringing a little bit of The Hope and Ruin onto The Dome’s famous stage. We spoke to Sally Ann Oakenfold, The Hope’s creative director – and key force behind creating Live is Alive – about the event, the strength of the music community and the … Continue reading Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”

Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Brighton is a wonderful metling pot of people, art and culture, comments Beth from garage-punk visionaries Libra Libra. We caught up with the band ahead of their first show in six months, this Saturday’s Live is Alive showcase. How is the band approaching Live is Alive? It must seem odd having such a gap between … Continue reading Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Komedia: “Live performance is part of the very fabric of our community”

Header image by Indy Brewer // Instagram: Indyebrewer // Site: http://www.indybrewer.com Komedia is one of Brighton’s most iconic venues. Situated in the very heart of the city, it has held host to countless bands, comedians, film events and club nights within its storied walls. Ahead of Live is Alive, we spoke to Komedia’s Lex Hollingworth … Continue reading Komedia: “Live performance is part of the very fabric of our community”

Dead Slow Tattoo and Jimi’s Barbershop teaming up for spooky Halloween stream showcase

Two of the spookiest businesses on the block, Dead Slow Tattoo Co and Jimi’s Barbershop are teaming up to raise a Halloween stream spectacular from the dead. The live music event will be broadcast straight from the Dead Slow crypt (downstairs) and will feature the city’s most mysterious synth punks Top Left Club. The Halloween … Continue reading Dead Slow Tattoo and Jimi’s Barbershop teaming up for spooky Halloween stream showcase

Live is Alive! a “special event”

Live is Alive is bringing together the full breadth of Brighton’s music scene for a special, emotional event, comments Anna Moulson of Melting Vinyl. Whilst tickets for the opening night are sold out, streaming passes are available for the historic concert via The Dome. Livestream tickets for Live is Alive! Saturday 17 October HERE How … Continue reading Live is Alive! a “special event”

Yumi and the Weather: We need to do everything we can to keep the arts alive

Header image by Emilia Cox // @EmiliaAliceCox // Yumi and the Weather : Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp Yumi and the Weather will be bringing its unique brand of dreamy electric pop to the Brighton Dome for the very first Live is Alive showcase this coming Saturday. We caught up with singer, composer … Continue reading Yumi and the Weather: We need to do everything we can to keep the arts alive

Washed Out launches its own coffee

Washed Out Festival has launched its own-limited run coffee, made in collaboration with Hastings-based Sham City Roasters. Washed Out Festival may have sadly been cancelled for 2020, but have no fear, the city’s number one punk fest can get your blood pumping all winter long with its brand new coffee. The Washed Out Roast has … Continue reading Washed Out launches its own coffee

Live is Alive! on sale now

Tickets for Live is Alive! are on sale now on the Brighton Dome website and at Resident Records Tickets for all four dates of the Live is Alive! showcase at the Brighton Dome are on sale now and can be purchased ON THIS LINK. The event is a collaboration between more than a dozen of … Continue reading Live is Alive! on sale now

H_ngm_n release video for Ghost

Ahead of their upcoming split EP with Brightr, Brighton emo pop bandits H_ngm_n have released a music video for “Ghost” acoustic. Brighton two piece emo pop legends, H_ngm_n (specifically lead singer Chris) have teamed up with acoustic punk legend Brightr (Laurie Cottingham) to release a wonderful new split EP of stripped-back tracks. To celebrate the … Continue reading H_ngm_n release video for Ghost

Fuzzbrain Studios needs our help to rebuild after devastating fire

Fuzzbrain Studios, one of the most important DIY music spaces in the South East was destroyed in a fire two nights ago and now needs our help to rebuild what was lost. A crowdfunding campaign has been started to help rebuild Fuzzbrain Studios following a devastating fire. You can donate right now HERE // AND HERE … Continue reading Fuzzbrain Studios needs our help to rebuild after devastating fire

Goodbye circus wheel: the fire of youth, saying goodbye and ten years of American Slang

One moment the ferris wheel was there and the next it was lost forever. The same happened to my youth some years later. It has been a decade since American Slang was released and it has been roughly the same amount of time since I moved to Brighton. Due to my nature as a self-absorbed … Continue reading Goodbye circus wheel: the fire of youth, saying goodbye and ten years of American Slang

Undercurrent Bangers Club

The weekend is sadly over, so ease yourself back into the real world with the very first UC Bangers Club. Undercurrent has finally realised it is 2008 and we are now live on Spotify to bring you the very first UC Bangers Club. Featuring house tunes from Cortese (Plaza UK records), the latest cuts of … Continue reading Undercurrent Bangers Club

Young Francis Hi Fi releases brand new rager: I Wanna Hold You Tight (Tonite)

Bubblegum punk rock warlords Young Francis Hi Fi have told us they want to hold us all tight, tonight, and we’re absolutely buzzing about it. In what is a punk rock polar opposite to Robbie Williams leaving Take That and going solo, Young Francis has corralled some Rotten Reprobates to add some Hi Fi to … Continue reading Young Francis Hi Fi releases brand new rager: I Wanna Hold You Tight (Tonite)

Ithaca: Raise your voice or fuck off

Djamila Azzouz, frontwoman of Ithaca, one of UK metal’s most exciting, progressive bands, lays down the law on lockdown, misogyny in the music scene and wankers in harem pants. Header image by Giles Smith // Instagram: @Giloscope Twitter: @Giloscope Undercurrent In our uncertain times, have you been finding ways to stay creative? Djamila Azzouz: I’ve … Continue reading Ithaca: Raise your voice or fuck off

Save our venues

Live music venues are the blood to Brighton’s beating cultural hear and everything must be done to ensure their survival in these trying times. Header image from Resident Brighton Live music venues are the cornerstones of Brighton culture and they are under threat This is not a local phenom however, unrelenting governmental incompetence has left … Continue reading Save our venues

Deximl: Connecting the community

Elliot Turnley and Ronny Wing, directors of the forward-thinking visual arts company, Deximl, are connecting the electronic music community with their new project, Beats and Bytes. Undercurrent: You’ve clearly been busy in lockdown, what are you doing with Deximl? Elliot Turnley: We’ve been busy working on creating a centralised platform for the Brighton electronic scene … Continue reading Deximl: Connecting the community