Music: Industry rallies against Govt ticket tax hike

Music industry leaders have rallied against a proposed hike to the rate of VAT on ticket sales, just as many are beginning to look ahead with hope. Music venues, bands, record labels, and fans from Brighton to Bangor have spoken out against a proposed 15 percent increase to the rate of VAT on ticket sales. The rate of VAT on ticket sales was cut to … Continue reading Music: Industry rallies against Govt ticket tax hike

Hope and Ruin hosting three gigs this week (this is not a drill)

Brighton live music mecca, The Hope and Ruin will be holding two socially-distanced gigs in its upstairs venue this week, the first such events since March. In what is a wonderful reminder of our past, The Hope and Ruin will host actual real live music gigs this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The night out holy trinity (Thursday is the new Friday, Friday is … Continue reading Hope and Ruin hosting three gigs this week (this is not a drill)

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 come from the multi-faceted band. Demonstrating an explosive range of … Continue reading Nierra Creek releasing debut single ‘Born a Child’ this Friday

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 to announce news of their long-awaited debut album Subatomic Party … Continue reading Beach Riot announce ‘Subatomic Party Cool’ and June tour dates

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 process is now open at: https://www.emerging.smallpondrec.co.uk and will run until … Continue reading Small Pond Launch 2021 ‘Emerging’ Artist Development Project

Undercurrent Bangers Club: Halloween Special ft. The Real James Hunt

It is time once more to shun daylight, break into a crypt and get down right spooky, because it is Halloween once more. We have enlisted the help of The Real James Hunt to curate the scariest, most down-right satanic Bangers Club ever created. This special edition of Undercurrent Bangers Club has been brought to you by horror film fanatic, potential best artist in the … Continue reading Undercurrent Bangers Club: Halloween Special ft. The Real James Hunt

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 stage for Live is Alive. We caught up with lead … Continue reading PROJECTOR: A new sonic adventure

The Shoorah Box vintage fashion service smashes funding target, launching in November

The Shoorah Box, an independent vintage fashion subscription service has secured launch funding through the Natwest Back Her Business initiative. Header image by Katie Town: Facebook // Instagram // Contact The Shoorah Box is a “vintage gift and subscription box service which aims to encapsulate the style and energy of the 60s and 70s, with a twist,” and was founded by Harriet Dakin. “Combining creatively … Continue reading The Shoorah Box vintage fashion service smashes funding target, launching in November

Brighton Fringe: What’s on this week

The Brighton Fringe has entered its final week of core events, here are some choice picks from the city-wide celebration of all things art. Jekyll and Hyde: A one-woman show 26-29 October Heather-Rose Andrews will be performing her much-celebrated one-woman take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella, Jekyll and Hyde for four nights this week (26-29 October, 20:30-21:30). The event will take place Street Werks … Continue reading Brighton Fringe: What’s on this week

Wife Swap USA: “We are going to fucking bring it”

Ahead of what promises to be an interesting (to say the least) show up on the big Dome stage, we spoke to Harry from boisterous Brighton punk legends, Wife Swap USA about gigs, punk and DJ Khaled. Wife Swap USA: Facebook // Instagram How exciting is it for gigs to be back, even if it’s in a new way? We are really looking forward just … Continue reading Wife Swap USA: “We are going to fucking bring it”