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

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

Plant Stories Kitchen raises thousands to feed children in need

Plant Stories Kitchen has raised more than £5,000 to help feed children in need this half term. Brighton’s latest vegan community kitchen project – Plant Stories Kitchen – has raised more than £5,000 to help feed children in need this half term. Plant Stories Kitchen is run by Gemma Ogston of Gem’s Wholesome Kitchens and Aye Mya Oo of Fu Fighters and has already garnered … Continue reading Plant Stories Kitchen raises thousands to feed children in need

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

Brighton named most vegan city in UK, Argus readers react as badly as you’d expect

Brighton has one more been named the most vegan-friendly city in the UK and as you’d expect, the gremlins that read that Argus have had a fair bit to say about it. It’s official – Brighton and Hove is the most vegan-friendly place in the UK, or so says the experts at holiday rental firm Holidu (we’ve never heard of them either). Our fair city … Continue reading Brighton named most vegan city in UK, Argus readers react as badly as you’d expect

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”

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 intangible wonders of live music. Are you excited for your … Continue reading Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”

Ditz: “Playing live is the heart of the band”

Brighton-based noise-rock mavericks, Ditz, had big plans for 2020. A rapidly-growing fan base, summer festivals and a massive support slot with Idles meant the year look to be a good one. Unfortunately Covid put a considerable spanner in the works, but that didn’t stop Ditz – An EP under their belt, new tracks written and now a return to the stage for Live is Alive, … Continue reading Ditz: “Playing live is the heart of the band”

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.”