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Our communual interest in Brighton psychedelic-noise-metal-garage band, featuring 80’s Matchbox alumni Rob Ling was piqued by the marvellous (and marvellously titled) ‘Grave Dohl’ single a few months back and new single ‘Born In Silence,’ is equally great and seemingly desperate to cover further heavy music touchstones. Sounding like a cross between Sleep and Megadeth, it’s  [read more…]

Book Saturday 7 February out of your calendar now, to get along to Day One, an all-dayer brought to you by Brighton Noise. For just £5 entry, you get a whole day of local talent hand-picked by the Brighton Noise team, featuring AK/DK, Bad for Lazarus, Merlin Tonto, Blue Spectre and many more – let  [read more…]

If you didn’t know already, Brighton’s glacial, electro-art-popsters Dog In The Snow (Helen Ganya Brown & Eva Bowan) released their jaw-dropping Uncanny Valley EP last Friday 9th October. We’re long term admirers of the project with their ‘Factory’ single making the upper reaches of our writers’ end of year poll for 2014, as well as them  [read more…]

As you may have noticed, this site has had a couple of months where the content, including listings, has slowed down significantly, we hope you haven’t missed us too much! We are currently putting the finishing touches to a new site that will maintain our current functionality as well as create new features in addition  [read more…]

Europe’s leading festival for new music, The Great Escape, returns to Brighton from Thursday 14th May to Saturday 16th and tickets are now sold out. Never fear, the Alternative Escape, the little brother to the main event continues to grow in stature with what is it’s strongest bill to date, thanks in no small part  [read more…]

Slum Of Legs If I had any foresight Slum of Legs would have been in my picks for 2014, as last year saw gigs at Supernormal and Indietracks, a support slot with Kathleen Hanna (sadly postponed due to Hanna’s ongoing illness), and a place alongside FKA Twigs and Scott Walker in the Quietus’ releases of  [read more…]

Perhaps it’s time to come clean. The thing is, I don’t really like music, or even know a great deal about it. Editing Brighton’s premier gig guide is mostly about understanding where hyphens go and pretending to be interested in Theo Verney. The last Brighton band that genuinely excited me was Den Hegarty’s doo-wop revival  [read more…]

Hopefully you have had a chance to look at our writer’s poll of 2014. We want to know what you thought of the best year for Brighton music that we can remember. Vote below. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Closing Date 18 January 2015 @brightonjames2

Best Release of the Year – Overall Votes were cast and their places tallied for a whopping 25 separate releases overall and seven of them received nominations from multiple members of the Brighton Noise staff. Esben and The Witch‘s superb A New Nature was the clear winner with three writers nominating it as their favourite  [read more…]

August bank holiday weekend sees the return of 2-3-4 festival to the Green Door Store after a hugely successful event last year. Without wanting to get anyone too excited the bill is a who’s who of Brighton acts, including Brighton Noise favourites Fear of Men, Adolescent, Spit Shake Sisters, Tyrannosaurus Dead, Tusks, Skirts and Grasshopper  [read more…]