Having been nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, featured on Later… with Jools Holland, toured with Bon Ivor and written songs with Prince it’s no wonder a lot of people turned up to see Lianne La Havas play at Komedia as part of Brighton’s Great Escape festival.
It would be difficult to have a more enjoyable gig than this. Fair enough, in some ways it seemed like possibly the coolest school disco ever, with Blackberry-wielding youngsters jumping around like they’ve had one too many Panda Pops.
There was a lot of expectation at The Haunt for Violet, there were dozens of photographers huddled around the front of the stage and the place was full. Which isn’t all that unexpected since Violet is fronted by Pixie Geldof, daughter of Bob and model/celebrity/general ‘it’ girl.
It’s hard to believe that this Brighton-based rock-duo is on its third album with latest single ‘Cold’ premiering on Radio One.
If you want to know what a band that has absolutely made it sounds like then you should have been at Concorde 2 on Saturday where Tribes kicked off their headline 14 date UK and Ireland tour.
Delilah seems to have burst on the scene as an exciting young genre-defying prospect and, with a voice like hers, it’s quite easy to see why.
The new tour coincides with the release of the band’s new album, also titled Rant, a collection of covers, traditional and their own songs all performed acapella.
Hundreds of dad’s, many balding, made their way to Brighton’s Dome on Friday night to see 70s punk rock band The Stranglers.
If you’re going to tour before your album is even out then you’ve got to bring something pretty good. The dapperly-dressed and clearly talented Labrinth did, only they were mainly his collaborations with other artists.