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Brighton fuzz rockers BEIGE dropping ‘Master Blaster’ 19 November

Brighton fuzz merchants, Beige, are releasing their latest single ‘Master Blaster’ on 19 Novemember. Master Blaster is an absolute riot for those that love their fuzz loud and their songs relentless. Clocking in at under 2:30 but leaving absolutely nothing left in the tank, Master Blaster is a rip through all your favourite parts of … Continue reading Brighton fuzz rockers BEIGE dropping ‘Master Blaster’ 19 November

Interview: Chris De Banks of We Are Not Saints, a label helping those in addiciton recovery.

We Are Not Saints is a first for the UK – a record label designed and operated to support those recovering from addiction get into music. Head of WANS, Chris De Banks started the label to help artists get into the studio to record their music and grow creatively. By nurturing and investing in the … Continue reading Interview: Chris De Banks of We Are Not Saints, a label helping those in addiciton recovery.

Tap takeover: UK’s biggest city-wide beer fest is coming to 20 Brighton pubs this weekend

The UK’s biggest and best-loved city-wide beer festival, Tap Takeover, will return to Brighton this month, following a two year hiatus. Taking place in 20 pubs all across the city from 22nd – 24th October, the festival will feature over 130 craft beers from 22 different breweries, as well as a host of DJs, special … Continue reading Tap takeover: UK’s biggest city-wide beer fest is coming to 20 Brighton pubs this weekend

Interview: Alfie Neale on new single ‘She doesn’t love me’ art collabs, and cold pints

Brighton singer/songwriter Alfie Neale is dropping his new single ‘She doesn’t love me’ just in time for the weekend. Alfie Neale is a singer, songwriter, and producer, hailing from Dorset and now based in Brighton, England. His upcoming release ‘She Doesn’t Love Me’ is set for release on the 15th of October (This Friday). His sound is … Continue reading Interview: Alfie Neale on new single ‘She doesn’t love me’ art collabs, and cold pints

We Are Not Saints: Brighton label supporting artists in recovery

Brighton’s We Are Not Saints is the UK’s first music label designed to support those in recovery from addiction. The Brighton-based record label gets artists in the studio to record music and develop creatively, pushing their career forward that otherwise would have been, before they found drink and drugs. By nurturing and investing in the … Continue reading We Are Not Saints: Brighton label supporting artists in recovery

Brighton gig guide 20-26 September

Your guide to live music in Brighton this week. There is always something going on in Brighton. This week 20-26 September there are award-winning grime acts at patterns,, punk bangers at Pipeline, and some Leonard Cohen tributes for the lonesome among us. Undercurrent has trawled the depths of the internet to bring you the most … Continue reading Brighton gig guide 20-26 September

Brighton gig guide 6-12 September

Your guide to live music in Brighton this week. There is always something going on in Brighton. This week 6-12 September there are Elvis-fronted Nirvana bands at Concorde 2, the best hip hop night in town at Patterns and a two night stint for local heroes Demob Happy. Undercurrent has trawled the depths of the … Continue reading Brighton gig guide 6-12 September

Music: Loda.mi release second single, Stay True

Brighton electronic pop duo Loda.mi have released their second single, the achingly beautiful Stay True. Following on from debut single Dial-up, Stay True is a deeply personal ode to breaking through barriers and facing oneself in order to overcome struggles and creative output. The track sets this exploration of self-doubt against an airy electronic soundscape … Continue reading Music: Loda.mi release second single, Stay True

Music: Nierra Creek self titled EP – Elegant, open-hearted electronic/folk

Brighton-based duo Nierra Creek have released their debut EP, a self-titled affair bursting with life, passion and honesty. Prior to release the group – comprising Somerset songwriter Ryan Deag and Swiss producer Sebastian Müller – have made waves within the Brighton music scene with a number of intimate shows, and the release of singles ‘Born … Continue reading Music: Nierra Creek self titled EP – Elegant, open-hearted electronic/folk

Music: Pool Valley Music hosting emerging artist showcase 15 April

Brighton independent label, Pool Valley Music is hosting a livestream show on 15 April, featuring some of the best new acts from its extensive roster. The free livestream event will see seven of Brighton’s best new bands take to the Komedia stage from 8pm on Thursday 15 April. The lineup includes: Matilda Bond, Atticomatic, Slant, … Continue reading Music: Pool Valley Music hosting emerging artist showcase 15 April

Music: I’m The Same by Murmur, a thrillingly unsettling alt-rock stormer

Brighton alt-rock trio Murmur have released new single I’m The Same, a thrillingly unsettling, doomy stormer. The second single from an upcoming EP, I’m The Same is a dark, despairing crawl through the weeds of personal self doubt. The track is sludgy, unsettling, and sees the band delve to a new depth of heaviness. Get … Continue reading Music: I’m The Same by Murmur, a thrillingly unsettling alt-rock stormer

Music: Band Pond festival lineup announced – Delta Sleep headlining

Bad Pond Festival, taking place on 5 September at the iconic Brighton Concorde has finalised its lineup, with the mighty Delta Sleep set to headline. Organised by the wonderful Small Pond Records, Bad Pond Festival will be a triumphant return for Brighton gigs, and live music in general. Tickets are available HERE RIGHT NOW The … Continue reading Music: Band Pond festival lineup announced – Delta Sleep headlining

Music: Projector release ZERO

Brighton garage punk invaders, Projector, have released new single, ZERO. Projector have released their latest single, ZERO; an abrasive noise rock punch in the head that goes big on sonic soundscapes, and little on faff. Clocking in at under three minutes, the Brighton trio pack a hell of a lot of action into one song. … Continue reading Music: Projector release ZERO

Music: ‘Pretense’ by Collect Call – a delightful digital dream

‘Pretense’ by Brighton electronic pop act Collect Call is a wonderfully dreamy reminder of the love around us. The work of Joe Thorpe, Collect Call is a balm for our trouble times. The Brighton creative’s most recent output, ‘Pretense’ is a hazy summer memory committed to tape – lo-fi electronic beats intertwine with undulating, acoustic … Continue reading Music: ‘Pretense’ by Collect Call – a delightful digital dream

Music: Aaron Fitchett releasing third single ‘Got Heart;

Brighton singer songwriter, Aaron Fitchett has released his third single of the year ‘Got Heart’ ‘Got Heart’ is the third single released by Fitchett this year and follows stripped-back debut ‘Promises’ and the urgent ‘Knee deep in the dead’. The track is a breakneck-paced folk rager, pulling precious few punches and all the better for … Continue reading Music: Aaron Fitchett releasing third single ‘Got Heart;

Music: Top Left Club releasing debut album on Beast Records

Brighton synth punks, Top Left Club, will release ‘Shoulders at 90’ on Beast Records this summer. Brighton synth punk future warriors, Top Left Club, will be releasing their debut record ‘Shoulders at 90’ on Beast Records. Having formed in the depths of lockdown, the outfit are yet to play a show good and proper, but … Continue reading Music: Top Left Club releasing debut album on Beast Records

Music: Nature TV release new single ‘You & Me’

Brighton dream-pop specialists, Nature TV, have released their latest single – the effortless, velvety cool ‘You & Me’. Brighton dream-pop specialists Nature TV share new cut ‘You and Me’, arriving 26 February via indie label Nice Guys (T Evann, Ralph TV, Butter Bath). Straddling a line between the hazy suburbia of Real Estate and the … Continue reading Music: Nature TV release new single ‘You & Me’

Music: Melting Vinyl teams up with BIMM, Latest, for new livestream show

Melting Vinyl, BIMM and Latest Music Bar are joining forces on a livestream event showcasing the best of up-and-coming Brighton talent. Melting Vinyl Brighton is teaming up with BIMM Brighton and Latest Music Bar to bring us music fans a new live streamed show, featuring the best singer-songwriters and acoustic acts that the famous music … Continue reading Music: Melting Vinyl teams up with BIMM, Latest, for new livestream show

Music: Strange Neighbours release ‘Black Cat Walking’

Strange Neighbours have released their second single ‘Black Cat Walking’ featuring Maisy Banks. Brighton two-piece, Strange Neighbours have released the second track from the collaborative EP. Black Cat Walking is a languid, soulful meander through a world of off beat percussion, saxophone mid lines and honey-rich vocal harmonies. A juxtaposition from the angular, electronic cut … Continue reading Music: Strange Neighbours release ‘Black Cat Walking’

Music: Brighton duo Inky Nite release incredible new single ‘The Canyon’

Brighton alt-pop power duo, Inky Nite have released their incredible third single, ‘The Canyon’. Inky Nite, a brand new alt-pop powerhouse and your new favourite band, have released their latest single ‘The Canyon’. The Brighton duo have already garnered a great deal of radio attention for the latest track – which hit all major streaming … Continue reading Music: Brighton duo Inky Nite release incredible new single ‘The Canyon’

Music: Nierra Creek release ‘Burn Out the Fire’

Brighton-based duo Nierra Creek return with their explosive second single ‘Burn Out The Fire’. Nierra Creek have released their wonderful second single ‘Burn Out the Fire’ – imbued with passion and sincerity, it’s a confident step forward for the band’s expansive sound. Following their emotional debut ‘Born A Child’, Nierra Creek display new levels of … Continue reading Music: Nierra Creek release ‘Burn Out the Fire’

MUSIC: Strange Neighbours release debut single ‘Shake Down’

Strange Neighbours has released ‘Shake Down’ the first single from the band’s upcoming EP. Strange Neighbours, a new eclectic, collaborative dance project has released its first track ‘Shake down’ with a video set to drop in the coming weeks. Originating from Brighton, and Made up of Sam Abbo and Jed Morgans, Strange Neighbours comes as … Continue reading MUSIC: Strange Neighbours release debut single ‘Shake Down’

New Music: Electronic duo Loda.mi release debut single ‘Dial Up’

Brighton based electronic/alt-pop duo Loda.mi have released their first single ‘Dial Up’ – a dreamy take on long distance relationships, separation and excitement. New Brighton music duo, Loda.mi self-released their debut single ‘Dial Up’ on Friday 22 January. Having taken the weekend to let it embed into our thoughts, the relevance of the duo’s debut … Continue reading New Music: Electronic duo Loda.mi release debut single ‘Dial Up’

New Music: Aaron Fitchett releases debut single ‘Promises’

Brighton singer/songwriter Aaron Fitchett – formerly of Echo Rain – has released his debut single ‘Promises’ with an accompanying music video. A track of unflinching honesty, ‘Promises’ is the first solo release from Brighton singer/songwriter Aaron Fitchett. Having previously cut his teeth in punk four-piece Echo Rain, Fitchett’ has ventured into new, deeply personal, ground … Continue reading New Music: Aaron Fitchett releases debut single ‘Promises’

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