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A major new project that explores the cultural impact of UK independent record stores that specialised in Black music from 1950 onwards, has been launched.
Credit: Phoebe Fox

Yard Act will release new album Where My Utopia? prior to a live date at Brighton Dome, early next year. 

The Christians - one of the defining band of the 1980s, known for creating songs with socially conscious lyrics married with soulful bluesy melodies - will be delving into their superlative back catalogue for a date at St George's Church, in Brighton.
Credit Andy Sturmey

Nineteen-eighty-four belonged to one band, and one band only, writes Stuart Avis - Frankie Goes To Hollywood. They outsold Wham!, Duran Duran, Culture Club and even Queen. They have not one, but two records sitting in the top ten best selling singles of all time in the UK.

Fusing the dynamic collision of jazz and Latin music that emanated from New York in the 1950s with the experimental sounds of contemporary London, New Regency Orchestra is fast becoming a must-see band on the touring circuit. 

Brighton Dome is one of the few venues not to sell-out (so far) on Cian Ducrot's forthcoming tour. The rising Irish singer-songwriter is hot property .. and he's only just released his debut album, Victory!

The Old Market in Hove will create an immersive gig environment this December when it plays host to three unique gigs.
Credit Sophia French

Kelly Jones of Stereophonics with Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker from The Wind and The Wave, make-up Far From Saints, who scored a top five chart position with their self-titled debut album, gear up for a live date in Sussex.
Credit Bennie Curnow

Brighton-bound Supalung is a new indie-rock outfit composed of singer-songwriter Sam Brookes & multi-instrumentalist, producer Pete Josef.
Credit: Roland Unger

This month, Brighton Dome's Coffee Concerts return to the newly refurbished Corn Exchange for the first time since 2016.
Credit Stu Larsen

Eleven years ago, Passenger released his breakthrough album All The Little Lights. The years leading up to its release were filled with personal and professional upheavals, and led him to a path of busking across the UK and Australia, where he would record the life-changing album. 

After landing their highest chart position in fourteen years when current album Exorcism of Youth, The View are now set to introduce a wave of emerging artists as they embark upon a headline tour this month. 

Volunteers are being sought to take part in a truly unique and exciting heritage project. The Record Store & Black Music, A UK History starts soon, and will culminate in a celebration as part of Black History Month 2024. 

Arriving hot on the heels of playlisted lead track Birds (alongside Arlo Parks, The Last Dinner Party & Miso Extra), alt-country heavyweights Divorce are fast becoming a formidable presence as they gear up to play Chalk Brighton, this week.

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