Tove Styrke on bringing ‘energy and love’ to her Brighton show

[This story was first published online on the Brighton and Hove Independent website on November 1,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/whats-on/tove-styrke-on-bringing-energy-and-love-to-her-brighton-show-1-8690374.] Performing at Brighton Patterns on Tuesday night, Tove Styrke appears on a stage of roses. Like mood lighting, they change colour from red to blue to green. She’s wearing a wide […]

Sea Girls at Brighton’s The Haunt – lead singer Henry on performing live, collecting vinyl, and where the band’s name comes from

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on October 19,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/sea-girls-at-brighton-s-the-haunt-lead-singer-henry-on-performing-live-collecting-vinyl-and-where-the-band-s-name-comes-from-1-8677644.] I’ve walked past The Haunt countless times before – even staying in a YHA room directly looking on to it – without really registering the small, dark venue. After visiting on […]

Review: Black Honey returns to Brighton

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on October 15,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/black-honey-returns-to-brighton-for-concorde-2-gig-1-8669649.] If last night is anything to go by, Black Honey fans go hard. Although this is the Brighton band’s debut album tour, the audience was right there with the four-piece for […]

Review: Electropop-inspired debut from YouTube star Emma Blackery

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on September 12,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/electropop-inspired-debut-from-brighton-based-youtube-star-emma-blackery-1-8632294.] Brighton based pop star and YouTube vlogger Emma Blackery has released her debut album. ‘Villains’, made available on August 31, follows a number of EPs from the artist. Blackery recently completed […]

Review: High energy entertainment from Eliza and the Bear at Komedia

[This review was first published on the Brighton and Hove Independent website on August 13, 2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/high-energy-entertainment-from-eliza-and-the-bear-at-komedia-1-8599580.] Komedia played host to London-based outfit Eliza and the Bear on Saturday, who brought indie-pop, high energy fun to the venue’s studio room. Indie-rock band Glass Peaks opened the show, followed by […]

Review: Sparkling performance from Paloma Faith at Brighton Centre

[This review was first published on the Brighton and Hove Independent website on March 14, 2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/sparkling-performance-from-paloma-faith-at-brighton-centre-1-8415818] All photographs by Andy Archer of www.andyphotos.co.uk. Paloma Faith gave a sparkling performance at the Brighton Centre on Monday – an evaluation not just based on the sheer amount of reflective material […]

Review: Rag’n’Bone Man welcomed home at Brighton Centre

[This story was published on December 4 at the Brighton and Hove Independent website. Read the original story at brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/rag-n-bone-man-welcomed-home-at-brighton-centre-1-8274568.] https://www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/rag-n-bone-man-welcomed-home-at-brighton-centre-1-8274568 “I remember playing the Concorde on Madeira Drive two years ago,” laughs Rory Graham, more commonly known as Rag’n’Bone Man, as the audience cheer their support. “And now I’m performing at the Brighton Centre!” It’s […]