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

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

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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Joanna Gruesome Review

Joanna Gruesome brought a new-ish line-up, some non-stop indiepop and the odd new song to their Hope And Ruin show.

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Joanna Gruesome, Sunday 20th March

Welsh Music Prize-winning punks Joanna Gruesome finish off their mini ‘work in progress’ tour at the Hope And Ruin.

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Sufjan Stevens | Dome | Brighton Source

Sufjan Stevens Review

Michigan songwriter Sufjan Stevens brought intensely personal songs of bereavement and healing to the Dome.

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Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, Tues 26th May

From Holloway via Prague, Britpop influenced Lake Malawi follow up their recent Great Escape show with a free gig at Hotel Pelirocco.

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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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Benjamin Finger | Brighton

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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Bat For Lashes, Saturday 14th May

Bat For Lashes previews her new album ‘The Bride’ with a tiny hometown show in St George’s Church.

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Kiran Leonard | Prince Albert | Brighton Source

Kiran Leonard Review

With a 16 minute single to promote, Kiran Leonard comes down from Saddleworth to restore our faith in tomorrow’s songwriters at the Prince Albert.

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Haiku Salut, Sat 12th September

Multi-instrumentalist folk-classical trio Haiku Salut present their illuminated Lamp Show at the West Hill Hall.

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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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PINS Review

Manchester’s energetic Pins brought their swooning garage pop to the Prince Albert for a suitably sharp show.

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Stewart Lee | Sticky Mikes | Brighton Source

Stewart Lee Review

Stewart Lee gave his Comedy Vehicle a test run as the latest of Brian Gittins’ star guests at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar.

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My Secret World: The Story Of Sarah Records, Fri 26th June

As her film about Bristol indie label Sarah Records comes to the West Hill Hall, we speak to director Lucy Dawkins.

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