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Editorial

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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After instantly selling out their UK tour within a matter of minutes, Electro pioneers Kraftwerk have added a date at the Brighton Centre, in June 2017.

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.

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.

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 ..

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,

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. 
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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.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Sarah McQuaid sets out on her final UK tour before she takes a year-long break from the road to record a new album. 

It is unusual to find Joni Mitchell's River alongside Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, but that’s exactly what happens on Katie Melua's latest record, In Winter.

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie.  

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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