The Great Escape – Beach Launch Party 16.5.18

We suspect that (almost) everyone would have overlooked reporting on the bands performing at the delegates Beach Launch Party prior to the commencement of the official Great Escape. So we are in part aiming to address that imbalance. We hot-footed it from The Rialto located near...

Brighton’s festival for new music ‘The Great Escape’ – a resounding success!

Thousands of you will have noticed that the annual Great Escape new music festival has been taking over Brighton for the past few days. Our city has welcomed acts and their fans from all over the world to our wonderful seaside location. It has been a truly fantastic success! The...

Rat Scabies Sussex appearance postponed

The legendary drummer and founding member of The Damned, Rat Scabies special Q & A session about the 1977 punk wars at The Con Club in Lewes on Monday 21st May has regrettably had to be postponed due to promoter illness. A new date will hopefully be announced within the next...
Posted On 20 May 2018 at 3:44 pm

Brighton punk/riot grrrl group release debut single ahead of The Great Escape launch party

Last November the Brighton & Hove News music team reported on the in-yer-face performance at The Haunt by Brighton’s finest 5 girl punk outfit P*ssyliquor. We stated “The name might be a little close to the edge, but these girls really can play and performed some superb...
Posted On 15 May 2018 at 6:52 pm

The Lovely Eggs are out on tour again – Brighton date confirmed

We’re so ‘Eggs-static’ that The Lovely Eggs have announced that they will be returning to The Haunt in Pool Valley again this year. Virtually a year on from their terrific concert there last year, the husband and wife duo will again be bringing their own inimitable style of...
Posted On 15 May 2018 at 4:49 pm
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Something a little different with the Bitchin Bajas live in Brighton

BITCHIN BAJAS + MERLIN TONTO – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 14.5.18 I have to start this review by congratulating Bitchin Bajas for their tremendous effort as they literally had just flown into the UK from their home city of Chicago, Illinois (via Italy) and arrived at the...
Posted On 15 May 2018 at 11:48 am
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‘Hymns for Robots’ – now that sounds interesting…..

Hymns for Robots – The mother of modern music explodes onto the Brighton Fringe! Noctium Theatre brings the fascinating story of the hero behind The Doctor Who theme tune to the Rialto Theatre this May. In a small attic, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 4:58 pm
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Blancmange announce headline show in Hove

British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early 80s with their mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in groundbreaking singles such as ‘Feel Me’, ‘Living On The Ceiling’, ‘Blind Vision’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’. The epic synth-pop of ‘Waves’ and a cover...
Posted On 13 May 2018 at 5:06 pm

Gary Numan set to play first ever Worthing gig

The Godfather of Synth Music, Gary Numan, has been on the scene since he broke through way back in 1979 with the No.1 single ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ as Tubeway Army, which was swiftly followed by ‘Cars’ as Gary Numan, which also reached the top spot. In all that time, I have...
Posted On 13 May 2018 at 3:17 pm

No less than 10 bands set to play ‘Utopia All Dayer’ in Brighton

“Utopia – an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect”. Sounds good to me, let’s find out more. The ‘Utopia All Dayer’ is a special music event that will be highlighting no less than ten (yes 10) emerging talents and will be held in Brighton on...
Posted On 13 May 2018 at 1:43 pm