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My Top 10 Albums Of 2019

It’s been a great year for music, with many new artists releasing strong debut albums and promises of a prosperous career. We’re only a few weeks away from entering a…

Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

Words by Rosanna Weber On October 4th, Nick Cave released his latest album Ghosteen, a double album, his first since Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus in 2004. Unlike the kitschy album…

Live Review: Temples @ Komedia

Words by Luke Edison This Monday 2nd December, Komedia’s doors opened to Temples, a psychedelic rock band originating from Kettering, Northamptonshire. Having heard about their mesmerizing live performances and stellar…

‘Never Cross A Picket Line’ – Three Songs of Solidarity and Struggle

Words by Ryan Bridgewater As our lecturers go on strike from Monday to defend their pensions, now is the perfect time to reflect on the history of workers’ and trade…

Live Review: Jordan Rakei @ Concorde 2

On Wednesday the 16th of October, Concorde 2 once again reinforced its position as Brighton’s ‘crème de la crème’ of music venues. Having hosted Afla Mist and Laura Misch a…

The Music of The Shining

Words by Ryan Bridgewater From its opening helicopter shots of the Rocky Mountains scored by Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind, music is fundamental to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The…

Review: Charli XCX’s Charli

Words by Farley Green Charli XCX strips back to Charli in her newest and most personal material to date. By peeling back, on a personal level and temporally—taking inspiration from…

Black British female talent you should know

Words by Monica Namug There is a new wave of Black British women who are carving out new creative platforms that centre the Black women experience. From Black Girl Fest,…

Drill Music: Looking Through the Hole

A view on the significance of drill and grime music and why we should support it, not oppose it Words by Joe Pearce Musical expression, to many, exhibits democracy and…

Review: Holly Herndon @ ACCA

Words by Ryan Bridgewater On Thursday 17th October the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) hosted Holly Herndon – one of the most forward-thinking artists making music today –…

Review: MAHALIA’s Love & Compromise

Mahalia’s rise to alternative R&B supremacy comes as no surprise. Atlantic saw the potential in her when she was only 13 and in 2012 she released her first EP, Head…

Musicians vs Politicians

By Louis Johnson – Comment Sub-Editor Why should we value music? In an age of identity politics where empathy appears to have been cast to the dustbin of history; music…

Should we still listen to Michael Jackson’s music?

YES Alice Gledhill Sometimes, bad people create great things. This does not redeem them, but nor does it reduce the quality of their art. Michael Jackson, who died in 2009,…

Music to Study To

It’s that time of the year again with exams brewing over the next few weeks. From film soundtracks to ambient albums, we pooled together some of our favourite playlists and…

Maisha live at Patterns review: the zenith of contemporary British jazz

If you were to line up the new stardom of British jazz and choose the most iconic artists, you might be forgiven for Maisha having escaped your view. For one,…

In Conversation with Maisha

It is no understatement to say that Maisha are one of the hottest new outfits in Jazz, comprised of some of the most in-demand instrumentalists from the London scene. Before…

The Great Escape – Day 3: Truly impressive weekend comes to an end

The final day at The Great Escape was notably quieter that those that preceded, nevertheless the turn out for most venues came close to capacity. Wrestling with the changing weather…

The Great Escape – Day 2: Foals and Girl In Red take weekend to higher planes

The second day at The Great Escape was hailed in with sun rays beaming down over the city. Buzzing with vibrancy, The Great Escape really found its feet after a…

The Great Escape – Day 1: Brighton’s weekend of new music begins in style

It is that time of year again, as the masses descend on Brighton for festivities, infrequently good weather and the full musical experience the city provides. The Great Escape has…

Mr Bongo 30th anniversary – Moses Boyd leads the way in eclectic celebration of music

It is safe to say Brighton-based record label Mr Bongo has earned its name as the best champions of diverse music in town. Director of Operations Graham Luckhurst asserted that…