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)

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DIY Punx in Lockdown group launched

Covid has cut us all off from each other and with that comes a blinkering of our cultural vision. Punx in Lockdown has been created to broaden these horizons, and help share the word of new music, art, film, books and all the rest. Header image by Roman Laris: Bigcartel // Site // Facebook Punx in Lockdown is the brainchild of Charlie Longman, best known … Continue reading DIY Punx in Lockdown group launched

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

Bandcamp Friday top picks: Support local artists

It is Bandcamp Friday once more, which means the service has waived all artists fees for 24 hours – every single penny you spend goes directly to the bands. Bandcamp Friday was launched to help those in the music industry during the nightmare pandemic we find ourselves in. Without the ability to play shows, tour, and sell merch face to face bands have been stuck … Continue reading Bandcamp Friday top picks: Support local artists

CLT DRP: Finding the joy in live music

Backed by their recently-released debut album Without The Eyes, CLT DRP will be tearing the Dome down this Saturday for Live is Alive. We spoke to lead singer Annie about reprsentation, the bright sparks of the local music scene and trying to stay connected. Header image by Stewart Gardiner: Instagram // Website CLT DRP: Facebook // Instagram // Bigcartel It’s been a long time since shows … Continue reading CLT DRP: Finding the joy in live music

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”

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 playing shows! We’re very excited to be playing live again … Continue reading Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Washed Out Fest launching coffee, tote bags

The good homies at Washed Out Festival are about to transform the very way you live your life with a new coffee collab and tote bag Washed Out Festival, Brighton’s number one (and potentially only) multi-day, multi-venue punk rock extravaganza is changing the way you start your day with the release of its own coffee. Created in collaboration with Sham City Roasters the Washed Out … Continue reading Washed Out Fest launching coffee, tote bags

Live is Alive! Brings music back to Brighton

Live music is coming back to Brighton with Live is Alive! A collaborative event backed by a host of the city’s venues. Brighton music venues have joined together to put on a series of live gigs at The Dome to help raise support for the city’s beleaguered music scene. Live Is Alive! will take place at the Brighton Dome and via livestream over four consecutive … Continue reading Live is Alive! Brings music back to Brighton