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Wednesday 17 November 2021

Rock Band Kills Birds Set To Showcase Second Album At Brighton's The Great Escape First Fifty Online Event

LA-based rock band Kills Birds who are set to play Brighton's The Great Escape (first fifty) online showcase on Thursday (18th November) chat about the release of their second album, Married.
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The album was recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, and produced by Yves Rothman. 

"Married, our second LP, is an expansion and deepening of the instrumentation and themes of heartbreak we explored on our self-titled debut. 

"But above all, it has become a document of our shared experience through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Written and recorded at the apex of the uncertainty and unrest of that time, creating Married became our compass as we struggled to pick up the pieces. 

Kills Birds - Cough Up Cherries

"Its release doesn't offer complete closure, as we are still collectively navigating the unchartered waters of a post-pandemic world, but it does bring us peace to know that we have something to give, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude to have this document to offer. 

"Married is, at its core, about devotion. And its release cements our devotion to our music and to each other."

Kills Birds recently released their introspective and impassioned new single Cough Up Cherries, with an official video, directed by Brandon Somerhalder, that speaks directly to the new album, Married, with vocalist Nina Ljeti clothed in wedding dress and veil. 

We see home movies being filmed - a domestic, isolated life literally being put in a box (a TV screen), juxtaposed with ferocious live performance scenes.

Kills Birds play The Great Escape (first fifty) online showcase on Thursday 18th November 2021. CLICK HERE for details.

by: Mike Cobley


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On the 21st December hundreds of people will walk 5k to support the NSPCC. Landmarks across the UK, including the BA i360 in Brighton and Lancing College Chapel are also supporting the charity by lighting up and turning the NSPCC's trademark green colour.

Creative Learning at Theatre Royal Brighton runs a programme of workshops, performances, talks, tours and events alongside the shows on its stage. 

Mr Bruce - former frontman of The Correspondents - marks the start of his solo career in spectacular style with the release of Race To Nowhere [Part One], and a date at Brighton's Green Door Store.

Following last year’s virtual sing-along, Brighton Festival Chorus (BFC) returns to the stage for its annual Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday 12 December at 4pm. 
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Budding young circus performers are preparing to take to the stage at Brighton Dome this December, with help from professional artists from Circolombia.

When the lights go up at the start of the performances of Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show at The Brighton Centre next month, the excitement will be palpable, not just from the audience but very much from all the performers too.

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Komedia has teamed up with leading independent comedy promoters Little Wander for a fresh take on their weekend stand-up comedy offering.

After years spent living on opposite sides of the Atlantic world events threw Laura Mary Carter and Steven Ansell of Brighton's Blood Red Shoes back together into what has become the must fruitful era of their 17 years together. 
Florin and Charlie

Over one-hundred Brighton residents have been offered full or part time roles on-site at the £120 million Edward Street Quarter development as part of an ongoing social value commitment to support the local community.

The South-East's largest charity supporting vulnerable young people, YMCA DownsLink Group, has launched its Christmas fundraising appeal
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Brighton city centre will once again be filled with a sea of colour and creativity as thousands of school children, teachers and volunteers celebrate the return of the Brighton Festival Children's Parade after a two-year gap on Saturday 7th May 2022.
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This year, Towner Eastbourne invited members of the LGBTQIA+ community in East Sussex to take part in a unique creative project, exploring personal responses to artworks in the Towner Collection, through a queer lens. 

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