Aiden Grimshaw went AWOL from the celebrity circuit after X Factor, until being snapped up by RCA Records earlier this year.
Mark Steel headlined the Green Party’s brilliant benefit gig alongside a bill that included Robin Ince, Jeremy Hardy and Rob Newman.
The night tripping Louisiana legend returned to town with a dazzling set of standards, originals and Satchmo classics.
Alex G and Krill put on a mesmerising indie showcase at the Green Door Store
Donning their Charro suits, but leaving their punk alter-egos behind, Mariachi El Bronx hit town to get drunk and raise hell.
A jam-packed gig at an unlikely venue saw the singer back on form and clearly loving it – along with the lucky punters who made it in.
Fvnerals are joined by Vincent Vocoder Voice and Pink Lizards for some dark delights at GDS.
Photos of bands that didn’t make it into our reviews – including Wire, Young Husband, Fujiya & Miyagi, AK/DK, Almighty Planets and Hypnotised.
We spent day two of DRILL chasing down the likes of Savages, Toy, LoneLady and British Sea Power.
Mayhem ensues at the Concorde 2 as Mac DeMarco returns for a sold out show
Our round-up of new Brighton releases from Seadog, Cousin and Howls plus debut EPs from Kanzi, Krak Krak and Sea Bed.
Bristol’s Spectres exorcise some demons via the medium of indie rock at Sticky Mike’s.
The author’s lecture on the science of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll left us wanting more all round.
Metalcore veterans 36 Crazyfists make a welcome return to the stage and give a preview to their forthcoming album.
It’s five years since they played The Hope. Could the folky Swedes transfer their brand of Americana to Brighton’s grand concert hall?
We joined the indie oddballs Octopuses for some lo-fi jollity at their Marwood Christmas bash.
The final day of DRILL and we’re out once more for Mercury winners Young Fathers, a ‘secret’ gig from Wire and a festival finale from the mighty Swans.
The first day of DRILL saw us legging it around the streets to catch the likes of Jesca Hoop, These New Puritans and The Wytches.
This intimate show in the revamped Hope & Ruin with one of Scotland’s finest troubadours was a real treat.
It’s been over a decade since they last came to Brighton and four years since their last album. If that’s a long time in pop, it’s even longer in the world of literate folk rock.
Mary Timony’s Ex Hex delight with riffs galore at the GDS.
Viet Cong launch an assault on the Green Door Store, as the Calgary post-punkers’ punishing tour schedule continues.
The Concorde was at bursting point for the annual spoken word showdown, still packing in the surprises twelve years on.
Sharon van Etten brings her heartache to St George’s Church while fans of Americana worship at her feet.
Saturday’s menu consisted of Speak Galactic, Courtney Barnett, Wire side project Githead and Goblin’s mighty soundtrack concert in St Bartholomew’s.
Immersive, atmospheric and undeniably innovative, Jon Hopkins brought his special sounds to The Dome.