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A Brief Introduction To: Ambrose

A Brief Introduction To: Ambrose

Zone is the name of this tantalising single song release from enigmatic producer/songwriter Ambrose. Based sometimes in Brighton (and other times in London), Ambrose delivers rich vocal harmonies over a backdrop of sparkling synth arpeggios and thickset bass, clearly channelling James Blake in this solidly produced teaser for his forthcoming EP. • Ambrose’s EP will be // Read More

by × July 7, 2015 ×

Reviews

Calling Curtis at Patterns: Review

Calling Curtis at Patterns: Review

“It’s in their blood” one fan told me, as Calling Curtis took to the stage in Brighton’s nascent venue Patterns last Friday. Jacob Bugden, Jazz Pope, Fin Abbo and Sam Abbo comprise the band, and it’s true, they all have strong musical backgrounds. The Abbo brothers experienced moderate success in // Read More

by × June 25, 2015 ×

Reviews

Parklife 2015 – An eclectic crowd for an eclectic lineup

Parklife 2015 – An eclectic crowd for an eclectic lineup

Early on Saturday morning, under the grey clouds of Manchester, thousands of people tossed away chugged cans of cider and entered the gates of Heaton park to make their yearly pilgrimage through mud baths, metal detectors and sniffer dogs, following the call of the throbbing bass to the infamous large // Read More

by × June 17, 2015 ×

Articles, Reviews

A violent and angry rejection of modern music: We listen to Sweet Jonny’s Softcore EP

A violent and angry rejection of modern music: We listen to Sweet Jonny’s Softcore EP

The first thing you notice about this EP is that one of the band members has personally and lovingly sharpied the Sweet Jonny design onto the CD. Then you play it, and realise this is a real punk band. Formed in 2013, the band played over 60 gigs last year, // Read More

by × April 3, 2015 ×

Reviews

Energetic as ever, White Room lit up The Hope

Energetic as ever, White Room lit up The Hope

The Hope & Ruin’s performance space has had a revamp. On the 3rd March on the Queen’s road just down from the station, Froth, Buddha Blood and White Room’s names are announced in old-school cinema style over the venue. White Room are having a cigarette outside. They seem excited to // Read More

by × March 17, 2015 ×

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Everything music should be: Scott Bradlee & the Postmodern Jukebox @ Concorde 2

Everything music should be: Scott Bradlee & the Postmodern Jukebox @ Concorde 2

You might’ve been in another era at the Concorde 2 on the 16th. Fans heeded the call of the vintage and flocked to the venue dressed in styles ranging from the roaring ‘20s to the swinging ‘50s. The whole event was, a celebration of bygone musical styles told through the // Read More

by × February 18, 2015 ×

Reviews

‘Psychedelic fresh air’ – We take a look at Onoe Caponoe’s ‘Voices From Planet Cattele’.

‘Psychedelic fresh air’ – We take a look at Onoe Caponoe’s ‘Voices From Planet Cattele’.

High Focus have certainly continued their seemingly endless run of quality releases with Onoe Caponoe’s latest project ‘Voices From Planet Cattele’. Conceptually, it fits the label perfectly. As always, an abnormal blend of psychedelic themes run throughout the very heart of the project, as well as all around the outside as well. // Read More

by × February 9, 2015 ×

Galleries, Reviews

The 12th annual Poets VS MCs @ Concorde 2 – Review

The 12th annual Poets VS MCs @ Concorde 2 – Review

Where does poetry stop and hip-hop begin? Are poets just dry boring MCs, or is hip-hop just an immature subcategory of poetry? This was the debate that was played out on stage at the Concorde 2 last Thursday night, in the annual event Poets VS MCs, a lyrical pantomime which // Read More

by × January 31, 2015 ×

Music, Reviews

“I thought I was going to have a heart attack” – We saw The Vaccines at Concorde 2

“I thought I was going to have a heart attack” – We saw The Vaccines at Concorde 2

With extremely short notice, The Vaccines announced two intimate shows – Monday 19th January at Concorde 2 in Brighton and Tuesday 20th January at the Village Underground in London. I would be a fool to miss the show in Brighton, so I bought my ticket as soon as they went // Read More

by × January 30, 2015 ×