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Brighton Magazine Clubs and Music Articles

Credit Andy Sturmey

With the shackles of lockdown finally released and Brighton's cultural swing doors once more admitting concert goers, photographer Andy Sturmey was back in the pit at Concorde 2 Brighton, last night, and this time he had folk-punk hero Frank Turner in his lens line.

Back in the old world at the start of 2020, psychedelic punk heroes The Lovely Eggs were primed to release their new album I Am Moron – a work over-flowing with political venom and fresh ideas, set to a gloriously independent noise.

Having opened for the mighty Psychedelic Furs back in 2019 and then received critical acclaim for the release of her fifth solo album, Queen High Straight, Wendy James was supposed to be heading out on a UK tour in 2020.  
Credit Craig McIntosh

Showcasing Goodnight Louisa aka artist-producer Louise McCraw's icicle-clear vocals and stiletto-sharp writing smarts, visceral dark disco track Get Your Hands Off My Girlfriend dramatically contrasts euphoric 80s driven drum sounds and nostalgic synths with troubling lyrics on a little-talked about experience – the harassment and assault of gay women in what were thought to be safe spaces.

With the summer holidays fast-approaching, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) and East Sussex Music (ESM) launch their Digital Summer School; a family-friendly programme that offers a vast choice of online music education from under £30.
Credit Scully

With the country on course to a 'cautious but irreversible' end to lockdown, it's heartening to hear of one entrepreneur bringing his cultural vision to Sussex. But it's a vision for all, so if you are looking to experience an exciting new addition to the local nightlife, then let Scully - frontman of Brighton's top rock outfit, Creature Creature - guide you through this unique and ever-so-exclusive new venture  ..
Credit Jude Hoekstra

The Brighton Magazine has spent decades shouting from the social media rooftops about the left-field talents of Chicago-bred, Nashville-based creative, Doug Hoekstra. And now, more than a decade since his last long-form collection of peerless left-of-centre gems, the troubadour is back with, The Day Deserved.
Credit Erin Hambly

Drug Store Romeos formed at college in Farnborough when childhood friends Jonny and Charlie pinned an ad about finding a bassist for their new band to the school's notice board - Sarah replied and quickly proved herself a better vocalist than either of them.

Mr Jukes and Barney Artist have released their new collaborative album The Locket, which is followed by a rescheduled live date at Chalk Brighton, later in the year. 
Credit Tom Martin

Enter Shikari - who play a rare small venue warm-up show in Brighton, later this year - will release a film Live At Vada later this month, filmed recently at Vada Studios and directed by the band's visual collaborator Tom Pullen. 

From Lead Me To The Water to Yours To Take, people have fallen for Brighton-bound Nick Wilson's exploration of love's predictably unpredictable frailties

Originally from Sussex, Freddie Long developed a distinctive sound which offers comfort, heartbreak and inspiration in equal measure with songs that feel like a revealing message from a friend. 

Putting a modern twist on the vintage 60s & 70s sound, Creeping Jean are a Brighton six piece offering up huge indie-rock tunes to cut through summer's lazy haze. 

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth are the dream collaboration that no-one saw coming. But whether you're a fan of Primal Scream, Savages or simply music coloured by drama and fervent emotion, their singles Chase It Down and Remember We Were Lovers are essential listening. 

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