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Afro Celt Sound System

Brighton Dome
Tuesday 20th November
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Sunflower Bean

The Old Market, Brighton
Wednesday 21st November
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77:78

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Wednesday 21st November
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Jade Bird

The Haunt, Brighton
Thursday 22nd November
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Live Reviews

Easy Life – Green Door Store, Brighton
Easy Life

Green Door Store, Brighton
Pretty Vicious - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Pretty Vicious

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Johnny Marr - Brighton Dome
Johnny Marr

Brighton Dome
The Blinders - The Haunt, Brighton
The Blinders

The Haunt, Brighton


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The Levellers

  • The Levellers announce 30th anniversary tour

    The Levellers announce 30th anniversary tour There seems no stopping them. Brighton's most famous sons The Levellers are celebrating 30 years in the business with a UK tour, aptly entitled One Way of Life, named after their anthemic paean 'One Way'.
  • The Levellers – Interview 2018

    The Levellers – Interview 2018 The Levellers – Interview 2018 "Bands are weird things, they have their ups and downs," says Mark Chadwick, lead singer of The Levellers, Brighton's veteran survivors of a ruthless music industry, and the most successful band to have ever come out of Brighton, with 11 albums under their belt (including a number one in 1995 with Zeitgeist) and 15 top 40 singles.
  • The Levellers – We The Collective

    The Levellers – We The Collective The Levellers – We The Collective “We refuse to believe how shit we are, so we just keep going”, says Mark Chadwick in the lead up to this release. It’s a typically self-deprecating statement from their frontman, of a band that has defied critics and some sort of logic to continue to make a good living out of what they do. Lest we forget, they came from the alt-punk/folk/squat scenes in Brighton at the tail end of the 80s, perhaps the least commercially viable music you could think of, when Margaret Thatcher and conservatism was at their political zenith. They instinctively...
  • Beautiful Days announce line-up

    Beautiful Days announce line-up The Levellers’ Beautiful Days festival (17th-19th May) line-up has been announced, and it's a stunning gathering of the old and new that will almost certainly ensure another sell out this year. Headlining the main stage this year will be Manic Street Preachers, with one more to be announced in June. The Levellers, as is traditional, close the festival out on the Sunday.
  • The Levellers announce delays

    The Levellers announce delays Due to the recent tragic circumstances involving Charlie Heather of The Levellers, the Brighton legends have pushed back the release date of their new album, We The Collective, to the end of March. They are also in the process of rescheduling a tour that was due to start this month, including a date at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. The band recently issued a statement:
  • Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1

    Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1. Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1 Here at Brightonsfinest HQ we are proud to announce the first in a series of vinyl compilation records we will be releasing through our newly established label wing Brightonsfinest Presents, showcasing all of the wonderful talent we come across on the site. Volume 1 is going to be a high quality (180gram) double-vinyl release with 21 tracks, exclusively for this year's Record Store Day (April 16th 2016) – an annual celebration of our fantastic independent record shops. As it is our first compilation we...
  • Together The People Festival - 2015

    Together The People Festival - 2015 I arrived at the festival just as a local four piece took to the second stage. Half Crown, named after the old pre-decimal coin, produced great pop songs with a rock reggae edge which mix strong vocals with rapping. I have heard their name mentioned by a few people as a band to see live, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The frontman’s brilliant stage presence, which was well matched by the bands musical ability, won over the crowd in an...
  • The Land of Hope and Fury - A compilation of contemporary protest songs

    The Land of Hope and Fury - A compilation of contemporary protest songs The Land of Hope and Fury - A compilation of contemporary protest songs As music writer Dorian Lynsky says in his foreword, writing a protest song has never been easy, but for any artist who cares deeply about the state of things, then they find a way of articulating that and just see what happens. And, as it happens, many of the artists on this excellent compilation of 'protest' songs have found a way.
  • The Levellers - Duke of York's - 26th November 2014

    The Levellers The Levellers - Duke of York's - 26th November 2014 Combining a film with a gig, Brighton's Levellers are currently enjoying the limelight again. Following last years' 25th anniversary celebrations, the band have just released a career retrospective and are the subject of a superb documentary, A Curious Life, which is being shown at film festivals in conjunction with a live performance, and which will be toured properly next year.  
  • The Levellers - Interview 2014

    The Levellers - Interview 2014 Rewind to Glastonbury 1992. A different era, a different time; no mobiles, no social media, no internet. It was still regarded as a 'hippy' festival, nowhere near the kind of festival it is now, where more cappuccinos are consumed than pints (well, maybe…). For Brighton band the Levellers it was the moment they realised that they had made it, after only four years together as a band. But they didn't know it until they got to the stage, a daytime slot on the esteemed Pyramid Stage. "It was effectively our Glastonbury," says Mark Chadwick, singer, songwriter and guitarist with the band, as can be heard in the new and excellent documentary of the band, A Curious Life. "Even the media - who hated us - knew it. We didn't understand why everyone wanted...
  • The Levellers - Greatest Hits

    The Levellers - Greatest Hits The Levellers - Greatest Hits What more can you say about The Levellers, a Brighton band who last...

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