Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Monday 08 October 2018

Sucker Punch: Sigrid Returns With Augmented Reality Lyric Video Ahead Of Date @ The Brighton Centre

"I remember biking around a lot. That was my thing. I miss it. I miss the nature and the sea." So says Norwegian pop star Sigrid. She's since gone on to win the BBC Music Sound of 2018 award and had an international hit with the song, Don't Kill My Vibe.

Sigrid's new single, Sucker Punch, highlights the breadth of her maturing talent and aptitude for song writing. 

The 22-year-old also drops an augmented reality lyric video using new technology, which has a 'smartphone' aesthetic mirroring the masses of social content that populates our life every day, with the augmented reality twist.

"Sucker Punch is one of my favourite songs so far .. Emily Warren, Martin Sjølie and I made it when we were in Ocean Sound Recordings in my hometown a while ago. 


"The song is just a result of our usual way of working: talking, cooking, strolling, singing, dancing, experimenting...! Ugh it was so fun - just like the track itself." 

In 2016, Sigrid signed with Island Records and released her debut single, Don't Kill My Vibe. 

She was also a part of The Sims 4: Parenthood soundtrack with the Simlish version of, Don't Kill My Vibe.

It's been reported that her brother gave her the final fateful push into songwriting:

"He's a musician too. He had a show back home and he wanted me to join him on stage but told me I wasn't allowed to play a cover. 

"He said I had to write a song. He gave me two weeks. So I wrote a song in two weeks and performed it at the show."

Sigrid plays The Brighton Centre on 11th March 2019. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




Share    

Pic by Rett Rogers

Texas' genre-bending rock 'n' roller Israel Nash released his fifth studio album Lifted earlier this year, a collection that continued his tradition of creating a sonic landscape that is at once both vast and intimate – soaring and untamed at times, placid and sincerely personal at others. 
Pic (c) Tony Woolliscroft

The Damned recently celebrated the first ever Top 10 record of their illustrious 41-year career with latest album Evil Spirits. 

At first, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes Our Girl so special, or why the Brighton-formed, London-based trio's music stands out within a busy crowd of fellow guitar-wielding-types

Tungg are often associated with the folktronica genre, due to the electronic influences evident in some of their work, and are often noted for their use of strange instruments, including sea shells.
Pic by Mary McCartney

Jools Holland has teamed up with Marc Almond to release a joint album, A Lovely Life To Live.

Following the release of their debut EP EF1, in April, fast-rising electronic duo Eku Fantasy release a new track in support of Greenpeace UK's #ProtectTheAntarctic campaign.

It's time to reverse the curse! Because the revolution will be menstrual!......
Credit Danny Willems

Regarded as one of Africa's most inventive musicians, Malian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré has been named as the eleventh Brighton Festival Guest Director.

Barely eighteen months into their bright burning existence, Superorganism have successfully negotiated a steep trajectory from brand new internet buzz band to real world breakout stars, with an acclaimed debut album to their name.

Sam Creasey has been announced as the winner of the Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition 2018. The south London-based artist is recognised for his work entitled For Love Nor Money

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have taken inspiration from real life events for their new play Trial by Laughter, based on their critically acclaimed original BBC Radio 4 drama of the same name.
Pic by Nick Sayers

Before leading the Wonder Stuff, Miles Hunt teamed up with members of Pop Will Eat Itself to form From Eden. But he truly came to the public's attention with the Wonder Stuff's debut album, The Eight Legged Groove Machine.

A new campaign has launched to encourage parents and carers to talk about cigarettes, alcohol and drugs with their teenagers and each other in a bid to challenge widespread misinformation and myths.
(c) Wheatus 2018

It's hard to believe Wheatusdebut album is eighteen years old this year.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd