Event Previews

Fyfe, Green Door Store, Tuesday March 24

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fyfe 75With the release of second album “Control” March 9, 24-year-old Paul Dixon is back under a new alias, with an extensive UK and European tour. His brooding, expertly crafted alternative pop is beautifully blended, gaining him fans as diverse as London Grammar, through to Childish Gambino; Fyfe’s music is immersive and reflective with an impressive [...]



Courtney Barnett, Concorde 2, Friday March 27

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courtney-75  With the release of what is technically her first album ”Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”, the Melbourne singer-songwriter is back with a UK tour to coincide. The poster-girl for Slacker Pop, Barnett’s ironic observations and sarcastic humor make her material the perfect musical commentary on modern life. Speaking of her latest work, she said, “My songs follow me [...]



Lucy Rose, Concorde 2, Tuesday March 17

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This Warwickshire lass has come a long way since guesting with Bombay Bicycle Club a couple of years back. Her debut album “Like I Used to” is a brilliant slice of UK folk-pop which took her stateside and back. This month sees her hitting the road for a UK tour. We haven’t heard much in [...]



The Qemists, Concorde2, Saturday March 14

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The-Qemists-75The Brighton boys have always known how to get a crowd moving, their heavy rock sensibilities meshing with electronic beats and chunky Drum and Bass to 
leave audiences gasping for 
breath through cheek-wide 
smiles. Drawing comparisons to Pendulum and The Prodigy, if you’ve still never caught them on their home turf, make amend this instant! [...]



The Preatures, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, March Wednesday 11

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Thepreatures75  This Australian indie guitar-pop troupe are like the Twenteens’ answer to Blondie, spliced with the Strokes. Frontwoman Isabella Manfredi packs killer vocal hooks with a memorably classy stage presence. It’s still relatively early on for these guys, but we’ve been counting down the days ’til their Brighton show since featuring them in our New [...]



Glass Animals, Concorde 2, March Monday 9

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GlassAnimals75    Our love for this indie quartet is well documented in the pages of XYZ and 2014 was the year everyone else seemed to take notice. Their debut album “ZABA” and accompanying singles, combined with mesmerizing stage performances (including Brighton’s very own Great Escape) cemented them as one of the best bands around right [...]



2ManyDjs, Concorde 2, March Saturday 7

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2manyDjs75    Oh dear lord, it’s that time again. Time to rally the troops, neck some drinks and throw down your best dance floor moves. If classic pop-culture mashups were an Olympic sport, the Dewaele brothers would have more gold than Smaug. A unique prospect in the DJ world, they’re among the hardest working (not [...]



The Unthanks, Brighton Dome, March Wednesday 4

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theunthanks75    Here’s one for those of you who consider yourself proper muso’s. Northumbrian sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank return with an audacious collection of new material from their latest album, “Mount The Air” (we shared our thoughts in last months reviews section). If you’re a folk fiend, a chamber music wizard or indeed a [...]



Jungle, Brighton Dome, March Tuesday 3

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jungle75  You’d have been hard pressed not to have been exposed to this London soul troupe’s debut album at some point over the past year. The band have gone from strength to strength since being shortlisted for last year’s Mercury prize, including appearances at Reading and Leeds festival, London’s Roundhouse and a TV spot on [...]



Scott Matthews, St. George’s Church, February Friday 27

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scottmatthews75The talented Ivor Novello winner has really honed his craft over a decade of releases, most recently with 2014′s “Home Part 1”. Recorded from his own studio, it showcases a sonically diverse, always engaging plethora of snapshots from throughout his life and career, one influenced by such greats as Dylan, Zeppelin, Joplin and the Beatles. [...]