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Pic By Warren Meadows

Being an iconic band is all about chemistry. Be they the Beatles, Small Faces, the Who, the Jam or the Stranglers. It's the mix of the individuals that makes the perfect whole.

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 releasing new single Feeling Like A Demon Again, and paying a visit to Brighton to support Primal Scream's critically acclaimed new album, Chaosmosis.

American experimental rock band Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with three critically acclaimed albums, beginning with My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010).

They were the overnight success that was almost 40 years in the making.The Very Reverend Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy – collectively known as The Priests – were catapulted to fame when they signed a major recording deal in 2008. Number one hits, a rumoured duet with Lady Gaga and interest from Australia, the USA and Europe followed.
Suede @ Together The People Brighton

Over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of September, Brighton's beautiful Preston Park was the place to be. Boasting an incredible selection of music, stalls, food and fun; the second annual independent Together The People festival was a complete and utter delight.

On paper, performing the seminal Beach Boys album Pet Sounds live seems like an impossible task. One of the most complex pieces of work in the history of pop music, the album was recorded with over fifty of the most experienced session musicians of the era, known collectively as the 'Wrecking Crew'. 
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Preston's Evil Blizzard are truly an enigma. Four bass players, a singing drummer and an array of rubber masks that will give both children and adults sleepless nights for days on end - they are the most ingenious and charismatic live experience on the music scene today!

At this year's Together The People festival, there's been a lot of talk about headliners Brian Wilson and Suede – but the festival is packed with unique and exciting fresh talent too.

Dave Wakeling – the  songwriter  and  lead-singer  of  The  Beat - returns to Brighton this September where he will be showcasing new material due for release in 2017. 

In Mexico Morrissey has always been more than just a musician. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.

English post-punk/hip hop duo Sleaford Mods will be in Brighton later this year in support of their third album, Key Markets. 

Feature film One More Time With Feeling will screen in cinemas for one night only on 8th September, launching the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Skeleton Tree.

Tucked away amongst the wild hillside pines of North Wales, sits an old weather beaten, rust eaten showman's wagon, gently swaying and creaking with the warm, low hum of sweet dreams and two four blues. 

After two years spent on the road, self managed and unsigned playing shows across the country and winning fans in all corners, this year saw the release of Swim, Fickle Friendsfirst official single after signing to Polydor.

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