Gig Review: Ferocious Dog / The Cloverhearts / The Captain’s Beard – The Chalk, Brighton (21st May 2024)

We were treated to three bands at The Chalk tonight, each with their own slightly different flavour. The first support slot was filled by a band who are the answer to the question: “What would happen if the Pogues bumped into Alestorm on a drunken night out and gatecrashed a shanty karaoke?” The Captain’s Beard, … Continue reading Gig Review: Ferocious Dog / The Cloverhearts / The Captain’s Beard – The Chalk, Brighton (21st May 2024)

Gig Review: The Stealers / Jaymadeit / Picture Day – The Prince Albert, Brighton (26th April 2024)

I thought I would throw in a bit of a wildcard to my gig-going schedule and have a Friday night out at my favourite pub, in Brighton to boot. Not having heard any of the three bands playing tonight, I was interested to see why the (admittedly small) venue was sold out, presumably because all … Continue reading Gig Review: The Stealers / Jaymadeit / Picture Day – The Prince Albert, Brighton (26th April 2024)

Gig Review (and bonus album review): Lodestar / Mindframe – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (21st April 2024)

The upstairs space in the Hope & Ruin forms quite a compact and bijou but open-plan venue, which is ideal for an intimate gig like this. However, while they have a useful website, don’t trust the list of opening hours that it advertises; the bar staff certainly weren’t going to hang around a minute longer … Continue reading Gig Review (and bonus album review): Lodestar / Mindframe – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (21st April 2024)

Gig Review: Hawxx / BEX / Fighting Colours – The Prince Albert, Brighton (3rd March 2024)

The Prince Albert is my favourite pub in Brighton, what with its friendly staff, ‘right on’ rainbow and St. Pauli flags, and funny sandwich boards. They are currently serving a particularly fine porter too, worryingly referred as a ‘breakfast porter’! Look, it’s not for me to judge but, if you’re drinking strong ale for breakfast … Continue reading Gig Review: Hawxx / BEX / Fighting Colours – The Prince Albert, Brighton (3rd March 2024)

Gig Review: Noah and The Loners / Dirtsharks / Arcadia – Komedia, Brighton (11th February 2024)

This was the first time I had ventured into the Komedia Comedy Club in Brighton and found the music venue part to be tucked away right in the very bowels of the building. Having said that, it’s a nice space and perfect for a cosy little sold-out gig like this, effectively the first date of … Continue reading Gig Review: Noah and The Loners / Dirtsharks / Arcadia – Komedia, Brighton (11th February 2024)

Gig Review: As December Falls / Greywind / Artio – Tunbridge Wells Forum (30th January 2024)

I only managed to catch the last couple of songs from Artio’s supporting set but their angry, electronica-infused alt rock seemed to go down well with the assembled crowd. Enter Shikari and Wargasm are obvious influences and on full display in their closing track, ‘Product Of My Own Design’. I understand that this song helped … Continue reading Gig Review: As December Falls / Greywind / Artio – Tunbridge Wells Forum (30th January 2024)