Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett grew up in Hastings, publishing fanzines and writing blogs about the town’s underground music scene. He is a regular contributor to SOURCE, NME, The Quietus, Bowlegs and more. His huge archive of magazines, flyers and vinyl is either an invaluable research tool or a bloody pain. He occasionally runs tinpot record label Dizzy Tiger, DJs sporadically and plays live even less.

Loves / hates

  • Loves: Pop music
  • Hates: Snarled tapes
  • Loves: Being outdoors
  • Hates: Being overdrawn
  • Loves: Doctor Who
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The Great Escape 2018 Review (Sat)

Our third and final day brought a mixed bag of performances, with a handful of four-square guitar bands outshone by the brassy brilliance of jazz instrumentalists Sons Of Kemet.

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A Certain Ratio Review

The band who put the funk in Manchester post-punk, A Certain Ratio made a long-awaited return to Brighton with a career-spanning anniversary show.

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Erasure Review

With more pop than an explosion in a lemonade factory, Erasure brought seventeen albums of hits to the Dome.

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Brix And The Extricated Review

Brix Smith Start and her Extricated friends brought striking new songs and plenty of Fall classics to Sticky Mike’s.

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Kraftwerk, Weds 7th June

Kraftwerk bring their robots to the Brighton Centre for an evening of timeless techno pop.

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Flying Vinyl Interview

As singles club Flying Vinyl releases its 100th 7″ we interview founder Craig Evans and highlight the Brighton bands it’s given a helping hand to so far.

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New In Town: Bella Union Vinyl Shop

Bella Union Records open their Vinyl Shop in the Lanes with guests Mercury Rev, Jamie Lee (Money) and Fiona Brice.

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Late Night Lingerie 50, Fri 27th May

Demob Happy, Allusondrugs, “super special guests” and many more help celebrate the final Late Night Lingerie club at Sticky Mike’s.

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Fourpure Tap Takeover, Thurs 12th May

London’s Fourpure Brewing Co is back in Brighton this week for a ‘Tap Takeover’ event at the Beer Dispensary.

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The Great Escape 2018 Review (Thur)

Novelist, Pale Waves and Goat Girl are among our highlights on the first day of The Great Escape.

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The Handsome Family Review

Laughing in the face of death, murder and suicide, The Handsome Family celebrated the 20th anniversary of gloomy masterpiece ‘Through The Trees’ with a seriously fun show at St George’s Church.

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Go-Kart Mozart Review

A true legend of independent music, the mysterious Lawrence picks at British pop’s scars in a cheerfully disturbing show from Go-Kart Mozart.

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The Haçienda: John Macklin interview

In celebration of this weekend’s Haçienda Classical concert, here’s a new interview with former Haçienda and Factory Records designer John Macklin.

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The Great Escape 2017, Thurs 18th – Sat 20th May

Rag’n’Bone Man, Kano and Slaves headline the most ambitious Great Escape yet.

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ABC Review

80s heroes ABC, conductor Anne Dudley and the Southbank Sinfonia performed ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ in full at the Dome. We loved it with all of our heart.

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The Chills Review

New Zealand’s heavenly pop legends The Chills played their first Brighton show in 20 years in the tiny West Hill Hall.

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The Great Escape, Thurs 19th – Sat 21st May

Grime star Stormzy heads the long, long list of artists playing The Great Escape next month.

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The Great Escape 2018, 17th – 19th May

A massive GRM Daily showcase at the Dome and every Brighton venue alive with more new music than your mind can comprehend. Yes, it’s time for The Great Escape.

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Postcard From Stockholm

SOURCE goes Scandinavian as art college favourites Dream Wife hit Stockholm for the first time, and we follow Swedish pop legends ABBA’s Eurovision history from Brighton Dome to museum piece.

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Bananarama Review

It ain’t what they do, it’s the way that they do it. We caught the original Bananarama trio at the second of two Brighton Centre dates on their long overdue, first-ever UK tour.

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Kraftwerk Review

Back in Brighton for the first time since 1981, Kraftwerk’s pioneering electronics continue to sound prescient and fresh.

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Now That’s What I Call Music and the state of pop

As The Great Escape approaches we prise open the latest Now That’s What I Call Music! album and ask, “Are the charts really dead?”

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Spirit Of Gravity, Thurs 1st Sept

A Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records showcase brings Benjamin Finger, Map71, Wild Anima and Henry Collins to Spirit Of Gravity’s night of experimental sounds.

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The Chills, Sat 28th May

Reactivated New Zealand guitar legends The Chills play an exceptionally rare show at West Hill Hall.

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Lou Reed Drones, Fri 13th – Tues 17th May

An installation of guitars, amps and feedback, Lou Reed Drones receives its UK premiere at Brighton Festival.

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