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Barns Courtney had started his musical journey as part of indie bands, SleeperCell and Dive Bella Dive. He then toured as a singer/songwriter, opening for Libertine Carl Barat but paid the bills by working at PC World. 
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On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger (The National's frontman) to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National's nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. 
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This year is a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley. Not only is he due to release his eighth studio album, Further, but a musical based on a collection of his songs opens in his hometown of Sheffield. 

In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army.
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Comprising members of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets, Los Angeles' very own Mini Mansions are set to illuminate The Great Escape Festival, in Brighton, with tracks from their forthcoming album, Guy Walks Into A Bar....

Skunk Anansie, who have announced a date at Brighton Dome, in August, still play a unique genre of music, which slips between the confrontational and the tender, the politically charged and the nakedly emotional, the upfront and attention-grabbing and the quiet and restrained.

It's the fortieth anniversary of the UK Subs seminal debut album, Another Kind of Blues, and the band announced this month that they will be playing it in full when they visit the Hope & Ruin, in Brighton, this Sunday.

“Here she comes again / With vodka in her veins.” In just 82 seconds, Primal Scream's Velocity Girl became a landmark moment in the nascent indie scene.

Sonically sitting effortlessly between 2014's debut Islands and follow-up Red Earth and Pouring RainBear's Den's new studio album, So That You Might Hear Me, fuses acoustic instruments and electronics throughout the album so organically it seems foolish to distinguish between them. 
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The Alarm's forthcoming new album Sigma takes up and carries forward the themes that have been expressed since lead singer and songwriter Mike Peters was plunged into a deeply intense period of life, following a relapse from leukemia, while his wife Jules was also being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer.

Following a series of packed shows and a hotly anticipated appearance at this year's Great Escape Festival, in Brighton, Charly Bliss have shared a video for the anthemic Hard To Believe, the third single from their new album, Young Enough. 

Singing for his supper. Squeeze's lead singer Glenn Tilbrook tells us why on the band's latest tour - which visits The Brighton Centre in October-  they'll be raising money and awareness for The Trussell Trust, the anti-poverty charity and foodbank network.

In Plain Sight sees Honeyblood's Stina Tweeddale finally step forward and claim the mantle of her project as her sole vision. 
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Servants of Science founder, Stuart Avis, reports that as Komedia Brighton celebrates its 25th year, a little known fact is that it once played host to a record breaking Pink Floyd event.

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