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Anyone who has followed the story of Bloom (formerly The Beautiful Word) over the last two years can’t fail to have had their hearts warmed. After releasing three albums of well received folky-pop, The Beautiful Word were sadly put out of action in August 2014, whilst co-vocalist and synth player Megan was recovering from an operation  [read more…]

We’re already massively excited for our show at Prince Albert on Thursday 3rd March featuring two acts that have wowed us before, the slow build organic IDM of Merlin Tonto and modular synth wizard Inwards. Those getting to the venue early will be rewarded by a rare set from VCOADSR who promises to play ‘unashamed bass leaning techno without a  [read more…]

Once upon a time there was a live video Swiftly followed by a raging tune called ‘Hands.’ Followed by tips a plenty, including ours and a touring schedule that featured shows with Sealings, Hey Colussus, Terminal Cheesecake, GNOD and Joanna Grusome. But not PiL, no- they were deemed ‘too heavy to support PiL.’ Then as  [read more…]

Brighton Noise needs you! We are in the process of forming a collective of like minded folk to run this great website of ours. The Brighton Noise collective is made up of writers, photographers, gig-goers, web wizards and musicians who all volunteer their time for free through a common love of the Brighton music scene.  [read more…]

Following our picks from 2014 (including Royal Blood, grasshopper and The Magic Gang) and 2015  (with Black Honey, Our Girl and Slum of Legs) we thought it was about time we gave you some more acts to keep an eye on this year. From post-punk to IDM through the catchiest of art-pop, there’s something for  [read more…]

Best albums/EP’s from Brighton Acts 1. Sealings – I’m a Bastard (Faux Discx) Sealings are long term favourites of mine going back over half a decade but I’d always felt that their recorded output to date was never demonstrative of their power as a live band. Their long awaited debut full length album changed that,  [read more…]

Lutine’s 2014 album White Flowers had us entranced with the gorgeous vocal harmonies of Heather Minor and Emma Morton so much so that they placed very highly on our favourite Brighton releases of that year. 18 months on and the source material has been put to excellent use in a number of remixes to be released as  [read more…]

The results of the 2014 Brighton Noise Reader’s Poll are below, with victories for Slum of Legs, Royal Blood, The Green Door Store and Prince Vaseline. As a final thank you for reading the site over the course of 2014, enjoy our Best of the year in Brighton Bands mix below. Brighton Noise Best of  [read more…]

Brighton’s foremost electro-psych outfit Hypnotized return with a new single ‘Daphne’ released tomorrow (24th November) on intriguing new Amsterdam based imprint Verbaasd Records (Krill, LEM.) Written at the same time as their 2014, Telesto EP, it’s bound to appeal to fans of the band. All the Hypnotized staples are there – a haunting, yet catchy  [read more…]

The presence of Lutine in our top tips for 2015 came at the end of a year that saw them quietly position themselves as one of Brighton’s most original live acts, featuring on bills as diverse as Stephen O’ Malley and Eliza Shaddad. Note our use of “quietly”; as much a feature of Lutine live  [read more…]