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”

Undercurrent Bangers Club ft Chris H_ngm_n

This week we’ve enlisted the help of local emo punk legend, Chris from H_ngm_n to bring you a throwback bangers club. Stick it on, enjoy the nostalgia and make it through Wednesday. What have Mac Miller, Paramore and Hot Mulligan all got in common? Chris Childs reckons they are fucking bangers, mate. Check out Chris’ top picks to get you through the midweek slump. Follow … Continue reading Undercurrent Bangers Club ft Chris H_ngm_n

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 announcement, H_ngm_n has released the video for their new take … 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 // The studio, located in North East London, was completely … Continue reading Fuzzbrain Studios needs our help to rebuild after devastating fire

Brighton shops release second Record Store Day lineups

Record Store Day has gone all socially distanced this year and is taking part across three separate weekends – the second of which will kick off this Saturday 26 September. The biggest date on the record collector’s calendar, more important than your mums birthday and your anniversary all rolled into one, Record Store Day, is back for it’s second drop this comign Saturday (26 September). … Continue reading Brighton shops release second Record Store Day lineups

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 dickhead I have drawn immense thematic parallels between these two … Continue reading Goodbye circus wheel: the fire of youth, saying goodbye and ten years of American Slang