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With their new album, Heads Up, Warpaint were looking for a way back to the feelings of excitement they got from their early gigs. A body of work that captured the spirit of the band's live sound: " .. we knew we wanted to play something dancier, faster and fun," by: Mike Cobley
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With their new album, Heads Up, Warpaint were looking for a way back to the feelings of excitement they got from their early gigs. A body of work that captured the spirit of the band's live sound: " .. we knew we wanted to play something dancier, faster and fun,"

Laura Marling's forthcoming album Semper Femina was largely written out on the road, following the release of her acclaimed album, Short Movie. 

To commemorate twenty years years since the release of their incredible, number one debut,1977 , Northern Irish rockers Ash are back with a special run of shows at which the album will be played in its entirety and in sequence.

Mercury Prize nominee Ed Harcourt has been lined-up to curate The Flying Seagull Project's benefit concert for child refugees, which will feature the likes of Carl Barât, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, Kathryn Williams, Lock, the Dirty Pretty Strings and Simon Munnery,

The Brighton Dome has a long rich history that dates back to the then Prince of Wales (later King George IV)  and to many an evening of pomp and pageantry  The Damned have a long rich history that dates back to the birth of punk. Surely, never the twain shall meet?

Brighton trio The RPMs are joining ska icons The Beat at their Concorde 2 date on 9th December. They are also rounding off the year with single I Think It's Stupid (complete with a video all filmed in Brighton too)… 

Jon McDevitt has suffered for your pleasure, you owe him at least a listen in return. From the still smouldering ashes of Brighton Magazine favourite's Geist, comes a solo offering with all the seasonal flavouring and cheer of an artist happy in his own skin.

David Brent is the character created and made world famous by Ricky Gervais as part of his ground breaking, award winning BBC2 comedy The Office.

Sting's twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, is his first rock/pop project in over a decade. The critically acclaimed songwriter will soon be out on the road,.but first he gives an insight into his writing process ..

Six years used to be a lifetime in rock 'n' roll. Kids driven by the urgency of youth form bonds, plug in, play gigs, find a label. acclaim, exhaustion, over and out. 

Bobby Gillespie didn't think he'd make it to thirty, yet here he is at the age of fifty-four on the cusp of paying a visit to Brighton to support Primal Scream's critically acclaimed new album, Chaosmosis.
Photo © Evan Pugh

Music producer Finn Bowden, who has recently graduated from his BA (Hons) Creative Music Production degree at City College Brighton and Hove, has released A Sound Map of Brighton - a project that came about through his research into the art of sampling in music and the use of environmental sounds in composition.

Twenty-five years after the release of their biggest album, Stars, Simply Red are on tour celebrating the twelve-time certified platinum album.

Bringing their spectral indie pop to The Green Door Store, this Autumn, Gengahr's Brighton date is just one of a slew of intimate UK shows.

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