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Why ‘Godfather’ is the grime album every new grime fan should listen to

Why ‘Godfather’ is the grime album every new grime fan should listen to

Grime undoubtedly had its most successful year in 2016, with numerous MCs and producers becoming household names throughout the UK and beyond. Artists such as Skepta, Stormzy, Chip – you know, the usual crowd – all had very productive years, so much so that the original heavyweight was almost sidelined // Read More

by × January 15, 2017 ×

Music, Reviews

The Year In Grime 2016 – Label Special

The Year In Grime 2016 – Label Special

As we begin 2017, I thought rather than just reviewing December’s grime releases, I would look back over the entire year’s worth. Instead of doing it release by release, I’m going to focus more on the labels releasing grime music in 2016. White Peach Records: Easily one of the standout // Read More

by × January 11, 2017 ×

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A brief introduction to: The Ferns

A brief introduction to: The Ferns

The Ferns are a new band coming out of Brighton with a fresh new sound. The five piece are made up of Eddie, Dom, Jazz, Sam and Finn, the latter three used to be in Calling Curtis before they disbanded earlier this year; Sam and Finn go back as far as // Read More

by × April 20, 2016 ×

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Pear Shaped launch SS16 collection

Pear Shaped launch SS16 collection

Since starting up in 2007, Pear Shaped have become synonymous with streetwear in the UK, especially in their hometown of Brighton. This new collection includes a range of top quality jackets, hats and t-shirts emblazoned with their new logo. Despite the new collection, Pear Shaped have made it abundantly clear they’re // Read More

by × March 1, 2016 ×

Music

Normanton Street release their video for ‘Take Time’

Normanton Street release their video for ‘Take Time’

This is the official video for Normanton Street’s ‘Take Time’, filmed by ourselves here at Soapbox. ‘Take Time’ was written in one night, compiling bits of other songs they were writing at the time. With that in mind, the video is a reflection of that. Each band member chose different // Read More

by × February 28, 2016 ×

Music

Listen to ‘Grateful’, FS&HG’s new single

Listen to ‘Grateful’, FS&HG’s new single

Continuing their brilliant trend of dropping tunes unexpectedly, Frankie and Harvey have released ‘Grateful’.  The duo resume in their classic style: Harvey’s soothing instrumentals creating the perfect platform for Frankie’s heartfelt lyrics. In ‘Grateful’, as the title suggests, Frankie expresses his gratitude to those who have helped him along the way. Listen to // Read More

by × February 25, 2016 ×

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Watch this six part Normanton Street documentary

Watch this six part Normanton Street documentary

Towards the end of 2015, Normanton Street were filmed for a six part documentary. Each episode outlines a different part of the band’s life together. The videos document their travels, gigging, their life outside of music and everything in between.

by × February 4, 2016 ×

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Brighton bands to keep an eye on in 2016

Brighton bands to keep an eye on in 2016

Brighton, as you are probably aware, is littered with musical talent. Every so often, you come across an act that has real potential. Here are a few bands you might want to keep track of in 2016. Strange Cages Since we first saw them in 2014, Strange Cages have been going // Read More

by × January 31, 2016 ×

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A brief introduction to Fond of Rudy

Blending emotive lyrics with their indie pop sounds, Fond of Rudy have developed a style they’ve called “south eastern calypso pop”. The band was originally formed in 2013, but two years later a new guitarist (Ross Lower) and a new drummer (Cameron Spence) were introduced to the setup. When asked // Read More

by × January 28, 2016 ×