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Easy Life – Green Door Store, Brighton
Easy Life

Green Door Store, Brighton
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Pretty Vicious

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Johnny Marr - Brighton Dome
Johnny Marr

Brighton Dome
The Blinders - The Haunt, Brighton
The Blinders

The Haunt, Brighton


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  • Isle of Wight Festival 2018

    Isle of Wight Festival 2018 Isle of Wight Festival 2018 Whoever’s decision it was - whether it was new owners Live Nation, promoter John Giddings, or indeed Solo Music Agency - to move the Isle of Wight Festival to Glastonbury weekend, it turned out to be a masterstroke. Not only was the sun blazing for four days straight with not even a sign of any clouds, let alone rain, but it was one of the busiest Isle of Wight weekends since its reformation back in 2002, as seemingly everyone filled the fallow year void across the Solent. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the very first year back in 1968 (which saw the likes of Jefferson Airplane, T. Rex and Fairport Convention flock to the island), this year too had a suitable amount of legends in the form of Nile Rodgers, Van Morrison and Depeche Mode, as well as...
  • Blossoms – Interview 2018

    Blossoms – Interview 2018 The Stockport five-piece Blossoms caught the imagination with their debut album of 2016, which sailed to number one in the album charts. It was quite an achievement, but this young band's propensity for producing straight ahead classic pop fare with an 80s vibe, hit the mark big time. As will, almost certainly, the new album, Cool Like You. A bit shinier, and more synth-driven, it's still full to the brim of catchy, melodic pop-rockers that will take them to another, more rarefied level.
  • Blossoms – Cool Like You

    Blossoms - Cool Like You Blossoms – Cool Like You Never mind Cool LikeYou, this album could have been titled Festival Season Soundtrack Volume 2018. Destined to be heard on main stages all across the globe this year, it is a big, bold, shiny pop album that will likely take the Stockport lads to even greater heights than their self-titled chart-topping debut album of 2016. Forget all the ‘difficult-second-album’ rumours, definitelyforget that contrived media ‘spat' between frontman and lyricist Tom Ogden and drummer Joe Donovan. This is the...
  • Cool Like You

    Cool Like You Less than two years since the Stockport five-piece Blossoms rose to the top of the charts with their Mercury-nominated debut album, they're back with a new album Cool Like Youto be released 27th April. Just last month there was speculation that Blossoms were in some choppy waters, and could be splitting up following a heated Twitter spat between frontman Tom Ogden and drummer Joe Donovan last month. They then set up a helpline for confused fans to soothe their fears!
  • Bearded Theory line-up grows

    Bearded Theory line-up grows Blossoms, the er, burgeoning Stockport indie-rockers have not only just been added to the Isle of Wight bill, but also this highly-regarded independent festival, nestled up in the hills of Derbyshire. One of the earliest festivals in the calendar (24th-27th May), they, along with Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Daughter Band, have been added to a bill that includes Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters, Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sleaford Mods, Idles, and Jake Bugg.
  • 50 years of the Isle of Wight Festival

    50 years of the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 marks an incredible 50 years of the Isle of Wight Festival, which will be celebrating its anniversary from 21st-24th June. 1968 was the year, attracting the likes of Jefferson Airplane, Arthur Brown, The Move, Smile, T-Rex (then known as Tyrannosaurus Rex), Fairport Convention and The Pretty Things. Those last two are still going strong, as is this iconic festival, which perhaps most famously attracted over half a million people to the 1970 event, and was the occasion for Jimi Hendrix’s final ever UK appearance.
  • Various Artists – Brightonsfinest Volume 2

    Brightonsfinest Volume 2 - Various Artists Various Artists – Brightonsfinest Volume 2 Last year Brightonsfinest...
  • Mercury Prize 2017

    Mercury Prize 2017 Mercury Prize 2017 Awards. Do we really need or want them? Aren't they just a publicity stunt designed by big labels in order to further their own nests and provide a jolly back slapping night out for the industry? Well, yes and no. The Mercury awards are a little bit different, you see. There is a considerable amount of credibility attached to them. It is, crucially, all about critical responses, rather than sales. Conceived in 1992, the Mercury Prize is awarded to the best album from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of musicians, music presenters, music producers, music journalists, festival organisers and other figures in the industry and covers all genres known to man (although metal and all its sub-genres has strangely been missing from all...
  • Blossoms – The Dome – 18th March 2017

    Blossoms – The Dome – 18th March 2017 Blossoms – The Dome – 18th March 2017 Blossoms arrived at the Brighton Dome on Saturday night as part of the NME Awards Tour, which has also become a fitting celebration of their album's performance - it was the top selling debut by anyone last year with the exception of Bradley Walsh. With all three acts coming from the same part of the country, it was a night where the sounds of northern indie bands dominated the airwaves. The evening got underway with Rory Wynne, a self-proclaimed rock star from Stockport, taking us through a short and spiky set of indie rock. Delivering his vocals with a snarl that owes more than a little to Liam Gallagher in its delivery while wiggling his hips like Jarvis Cocker, he seemed a little unsure as to how to handle a venue of this size. Part...
  • Blossoms - Musik & Frieden (Berlin) - 26th October 2016

    Blossoms - Musik & Frieden (Berlin) - 26th October 2016 Blossoms - Musik & Frieden (Berlin) - 26th October 2016 With a number one album and a sold out tour it’s fair to say Blossoms have cracked the UK market. The same can’t be said for the rest of Europe, however, with the five piece relentlessly pursuing the continent in order to achieve the same level of success they have witnessed in their home country. If they don’t achieve this then it won’t be for lack of trying. The band brought their radio-friendly guitar pop back to the German capital for the second time this year to Musik & Frieden, located within the thriving gentrified hipster district of Kreuzberg.
  • Blossoms – Blossoms

    Blossoms – Blossoms Blossoms – Blossoms In an age when the future of British stadium-rock quivers on the pedestal set by Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys, few look to break through and challenge the status quo. Catfish and the Bottlemen released their sophomore effort earlier this year and began to prove their worth on a bigger stage. Wolf Alice too have begun to breakthrough into deeper waters and now Blossoms act as the latest addition. Blossoms emerged in 2014 with their single, ‘You Pulled A Gun On Me’. It was a statement of intent for the future as they wrapped their Northern...

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