The queue at Komedia was literally all the way down the road for Alabama Shakes, seemingly the next big thing and one of the most popular gigs at the festival. Since releasing their debut album Boys and Girls last month they have appeared on Later… with Jools Holland and graced the front cover of NME.
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’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.
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.
When The Duke Spirit took to the stage with their first song Into the Fold I was a little bit worried. There was a lot of energy but it seemed forced and though it was musically fine the great voice from the records just wasn’t there.
It’s not that often that a band of white-twenty something’s get a crowd soul clapping on a Friday night, but that was before The Milk turned up. The dark and intimate Green Door Store was packed with people about to be shown a good time by the old school genre hopping four-piece.