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Elder Island interview: “We’re always advancing”

Last week I had the privilege of interviewing Katy and Luke of Elder Island, two members of the three-piece band. Elder Island are a special band; a technically advanced group…

Rhys Lewis Interview: Love songs and political needs

By Rebecca Spencer: Comment Editor Rhys Lewis is a 28-year-old singer/song-writer with over 27 million Spotify streams on his song ‘No Right To Love You’. His songs are about heartbreak,…

In conversation with Josey Marina: musician, activist, student

Last week I met with musician and second-year Sussex student Josey Marina, who recently released a new climate change-inspired single, ‘Moors’ (available across various streaming platforms.) We sat down to…

London Astrobeat’s Orchestra Performs Talking Heads: Rearranged classics fall out of place

The name alone made me want to see the set. A multicultural entity, the band has been affectionately renamed “African Talking Heads” by fans, transposing the Talking Heads classics in…

The Japanese House: Good at Falling review – multi-faceted vulnerability and intimacy

Following her four critically acclaimed EP’s, The Japanese House’s Amber Bain makes a comeback with a matured electronic sound. Her debut album see’s Bain uncover a layer of vulnerability preceding…

Jazz Club: Tenderlonious presents Ruby Rushton at Patterns – Preview

The Brighton Jazz scene has never been more alive. Pattern’s Jazz Club constantly brings some of the best underground names in the business, and it doesn’t stop there, frequently affiliating…

Brighton Festival announcements

The Brighton Festival is running this year from May 4 to May 26 across 25 venues in Brighton, Hove and Sussex. The full programme of events was released on February…

Hippo Campus at Concorde 2 Preview

Unique five-piece indie-rock band Hippo Campus are coming to Brighton, performing on Sunday 24 February at Concorde 2. Formed in 2013 in Minnesota they have been supplying the world with…

The Messthetics Live Review: Fugazi Spin-Offs impress

While the debut album released last year by instrumental rock trio The Messthetics was an enjoyable listen, I was not prepared for the awesome experience of seeing them perform live.…

In Conversation with Pavel Kolesnikov

Among the din of the Brighton music scene, classical music is often stifled under the noise of other genres. This Saturday, however, Pavel Kolesnikov will be changing things, as he…

Interview with Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean recently performed at The Old Market; I was lucky enough to chat to Nick Kivlen – guitarist and vocalist – over the phone about the band’s upcoming EP…

The Stanza rebrands as Offshoot

With The University of Sussex’s popular online magazine, The Stanza, rebranding this year under the new name Offshoot, they have many new plans in the works. I had the chance…

DIY Neu Tour comes to Brighton

Music magazine DIY are bringing their live event to The Hope and Ruin, Brighton on Wednesday 28th November. This will include a series of talks and tips from people in…

The Slacker Podcast w/ You Me At Six

Among the warm lights, plants and sofas that looked like they were from the set of Friends, BBC Radio 1 Presenter Phil Taggart conducted a one-off live recording of ‘The…

BBC Introducing Live| Sustainability and Music

If you were to link sustainability with something it’s unlikely to be music. The panelists aimed to prove that wrong, focusing on plastic waste and emissions in the industry. Led…

‘I’m Sick of Singing About My Broken Heart’ – Tom Odell in Concert

‘I’m Sick of Singing About My Broken Heart’ – But, oh boy Tom, we are not. When I was younger I always played covers, and had lessons on the piano.…

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview

On the 10th of November in Falmer Bar’s own Room 76 a series of musicians and poets are coming together to protest against the arms trade. The event has been…

What’s ACCA-ning?

All you need to know about autumn at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts If you have not seen the ACCA’s new autumn programme, you may be overwhelmed by…

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA

At the outset, Mr Messier’s FIELD at once invoked The Matrix and Daedalus’ Boiler Room set. The basic concept of this mixed media performance relies on transducer microphones picking up…

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Alannah Myles, the 1991 Grammy winner for best female rock vocal performance for her outstanding vocal abilities for the well known song…