On the radar: Birdeatsbaby

The Argus: Birdeatsbaby

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Singer and pianist Mishkin Fitzgerald introduces her indie-noir band as they prepare to release crowd-funded third album, The Bullet Within, in June. Lead single The Bullet came out earlier this month.

Former Meat Loaf collaborator Patti Russo on turning 50 and going it alone

The Argus: Patti Russo

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Patti Russo’s blue-collar roar has been kept in check ahead of her first solo tour of the UK. But the Italian-American New Yorker can keep a lid on it only so long.

On The Radar - Abi Wade

The Argus: On The Radar - Abi Wade

9:44am Friday 11th April 2014

Combining cello, percussion and her distinctive voice, Abi Wade is one of Brighton’s most original live performers. Below she talks about her inspirations, and her ongoing work towards The Album.

Music-lovers' favourite Resident Records celebrates 10 years of success

The Argus: Derry Watkins. Photo by Sam Stephenson.

9:41am Friday 11th April 2014

Bon Iver’s debut offering, For Emma, Forever Ago, is Resident Records’ biggest-seller over the record store’s ten-year life.

Deaf Havana frontman James Veck-Gilodi on the band's change of direction

The Argus: Deaf Havana

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

When a band chooses a different single because radio programmers didn’t like their first choice, it’s clear who calls the shots in the music industry.

More announcements for Love Supreme 2014

The Argus: De La Soul play the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in July

9:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Legendary DAISY Age rappers De La Soul are among the new acts confirmed for this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

On the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s Eurovision win at Brighton Dome, Dominic Smith speaks to performer Christopher Green about his celebratory show

The Argus: Abba, with composer Sven-Olof Walldoff, shortly after being named the winners of Eurovision 1974

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Anyone who has witnessed the enthusiasm with which grown men and women perform at historical re-enactments of military battles knew it could only be a matter of time before the events moved to other parts of life.

On the radar: Fear Of Men

The Argus: Fear Of Men

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

As their long-awaited debut album Loom is released later this month, Fear Of Men’s Jessica Weiss talks about playing New York and her literary inspirations.

Classical singer Russell Watson on unlikely fans and recovering from a life-threatening brain tumour

The Argus: Russell Watson

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Housewives’ favourite and classical crossover unit shifter Russell Watson breaks from stardom by “people avoidance”. His favourite distraction: computer games.

Game Of Thrones star Natalia Tena serves up an appetiser before bursting into town with Gypstep band Molotov Jukebox

The Argus: Molotov Jukebox

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Game Of Thrones’ writer George R R Martin said he loved Natalia Tena’s vision of Osha the wildling so much he might rethink the character when she returns to the story in his books.

X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas on doing things his way

The Argus: Jahmene Douglas

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas may have scored a number one with his debut album, but he’s much more excited about its follow-up.

The Wanted reveal why they're taking a break after a busy four years

The Argus: The Wanter

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

"A proper night for the fans” is what The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes is promising as the band comes to Brighton ahead of a planned hiatus.

Dark Horses on why their new album is faster, harder and heavier

The Argus: Dark Horses

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The platinum blonde Hitchcockian temptress leading the latest smouldering band out of Brighton says the group’s second record with Death In Vegas pioneer Richard Fearless is faster, harder and heavier.

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its 2013-14 season with Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

The Argus: Pianist Robert Clark

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its 2013-14 season on Sunday afternoon with Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, a monumental work that represents his supreme achievement in orchestral music.

Tinie Tempah talks high-fiving royalty and making sure he’s at the top of his game

The Argus: Tinie Tempah

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

When Tinie Tempah high-fived Prince William at the Baftas, he thought his week couldn’t improve.

On the radar: Collectress

The Argus: Collectress

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

As their debut album Mondegreen launches this week, Rebecca Waterworth and Kath “Quinta” Mann from Brighton-based band Collectress talk about the group’s origins and the reason why they chose Brighton’s Little St Peter’s Church as the location to record their album.

Goldfrapp on pushing their creative boundaries

The Argus: Goldfrapp. Photo by Mike Burnell

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The accompanying film of Tales Of Us recently appeared in selected cinemas. Did you always know you were going to make a film to go with the album?

Your summer sorted: the best of the festivals

The Argus: Shakedown Festival. Photo by Mike Burnell

5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

The Guide rounds up the best of this year's UK and European festivals

On the radar: The Impellers

The Argus: The Impellers

5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Lead vocalist Clair Witcher introduces Brighton ten-piece funk and soul band The Impellers as they prepare to release their third album, My Certainty.

Example to headline Thursday night at The Great Escape 2014

The Argus: Example playing The Brighton Centre in 2011 credit Mike Burnell

9:54am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Having played his first Great Escape in a pub in front of 30 people back in 2008, chart-topping rapper Example is the latest big name confirmed to play the ninth annual festival of new music.

On the radar: The Daunts

The Argus: The Daunts

5:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Formerly known as The Daunt Shades, drummer Steven Pottinger introduces Worthing’s newly revamped The Daunts

Bombay Bicycle Club on trusting their musical instincts and topping the album charts with So Long, See You Tomorrow

The Argus: Bombay Bicycle Club

5:00am Friday 14th March 2014

If Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman came away with anything from producing his band’s fourth album, it was that there is no right way of doing it.

X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson on dealing with rejection and taking tabloid rumours with a pinch of salt

The Argus: Rebecca Ferguson

5:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Rebecca Ferguson may not be allowed to talk about the legal battle with her former management company. But calling her second album Freedom is a pretty big indication of the way things have gone.

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand explain why their fourth album packs a punch as they prepare to take Brighton Dome by storm

The Argus: Franz Ferdinand

5:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Sometimes it’s the little details which are important in making a record.

On The Radar: Yumi And The Weather

The Argus: On The Radar: Yumi And The Weather

6:20am Friday 7th March 2014

When Ruby Taylor’s mother told her someone had said the government control the weather she said, “Oh, so they control you, me... and the weather,” and the unusual band name was coined. The London-born singer-songwriter, who has lived in Brighton since she was 14, spoke to Patrick Widdess:

John Grant talks about personal upheaval and finding happiness

The Argus: John Grant. Photo by Angus Stewart.

6:20am Friday 7th March 2014

It's a strange world where John Grant’s deeply personal work can lose out on an award to the guy who spent a song telling his girl he wanted to marry her “for something dumb to do”.

Bernard Butler on challenging musical expectations with his new side-project Trans

The Argus: Trans

5:00am Friday 7th March 2014

As the opening track of Bernard Butler’s new project’s latest EP fades in, it lays bare its origins as a jamming project.

Up-and-coming soul singer Ella Eyre on winning a Brit award, touring with Rudimental and why she’ll be channelling her inner lion for her live show

The Argus: Ella Eyre

5:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Until last month, Ella Eyre had only been to The Brit Awards as part of the audience.

The sinister sounds of Marc Almond and John Harle

The Argus: Marc Almond And John Harle, photo by Nobby Clark

5:30am Friday 28th February 2014

Marc Almond calls his theatrical alliance with classical jazz saxophonist and composer John Harle a celebration of London and its dark history.

On the radar: Carrie Tree

The Argus: Carrie Tree

5:00am Friday 28th February 2014

Brighton singer-songwriter Carrie Tree talks about her first inspirations and recording her second album, Home To The Invisible.

The Jezabels are looking on the bright side

The Argus: The Jezabels

5:00am Friday 28th February 2014

When The Jezabels’ frontwoman Hayley Mary speaks to The Guide, she’s clearly smarting after a series of “mixed” reviews for second album The Brink.

Wild Beasts among new acts confirmed for The Great Escape Festival

The Argus: Doves' Jimi Goodwin and Wild Beasts among new acts confirmed for Great Escape Festival

8:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A flurry of top names from the music world have been confirmed for the ninth edition of the new music festival, The Great Escape.

BIMM graduate Luke Sital-Singh on working with one of his heroes

The Argus: Luke Sital-Singh. Photo by Paul Clarke

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Former BIMM student Luke Sital-Singh admits he spent his time living in Brighton stalking the songwriter who would later collaborate with him over three EPs and his forthcoming debut album.

Midlake reveal how they moved forward after losing their frontman

The Argus: Midlake. Photo by Sammy Reed

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Midlake's Tim Smith had always been a reluctant frontman – so perhaps it is no surprise that when recording sessions for his band’s fourth album stalled he was the one to make a break.

The Orwells talk touring with the Arctic Monkeys and playing the Late Show With David Letterman

The Argus: The Orwells. Photo by Jory Lee Cordy

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

For most bands, an appearance on CBS’s nationally syndicated Late Show With David Letterman is a sign they are finally breaking through in the tricky US market.

On the radar: The Self Help Group

The Argus: The Self Help Group

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Songwriter Mark Bruce introduces Brighton band The Self Help Group.

Hirsute Australian rockers The Beards on the joys of facial fuzz

The Argus: The Beards

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

There aren’t many bands who admit to discriminating against parts of their audience.

On the radar: The Long Tall Texans

The Argus: The Long Tall Texans

5:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Afteran eight-year gap, Brighton psycho-rockabilly trio The Long Tall Texans released new 13-track album The Devil Made Us Do It last month.

Singing sisters Lily And Madeleine on why their mother is certainly no 'momager'

The Argus: Lily And Madeleine

5:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Lily and Madeleine’s mum might be flying to England with her silky-voiced daughters but she’s definitely no “momager”.

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes reveals how a successful side project led to him replacing his entire band

The Argus: Kevin Barnes with new Of Montreal vocalist Rebecca Cash

5:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Last week Kevin Barnes watched the final edit of Song Dynasties – a new rockumentary documenting the life and times of his band Of Montreal.

Star names confirmed for second Love Supreme Jazz Festival

The Argus: Star names confirmed for second Love Supreme Jazz Festival

10:04am Thursday 13th February 2014

JAMIE Cullum, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Gregory Porter and Courtney Pine are among the star names announced for the second Love Supreme Jazz Festival this summer.

Teenage rockers The Strypes explain why they're inspired by Dr Feelgood

The Argus: The Strypes. Photo by Jill Furmanovsky.

9:35am Friday 7th February 2014

IT’S almost impossible to write an article about The Strypes without mentioning their touchstones Dr Feelgood.

On The Radar: Elli Ingram

The Argus: On The Radar: Elli Ingram

9:58am Friday 7th February 2014

LAST year former Varndean College pupil Elli Ingram went from posting a cover of Kendrick Lamar’s Poetic Justice online to being signed to Island Records, releasing her debut EP and touring the UK with Chase And Status.

Empirical talk experimental jazz and string quartets ahead of their gig at Brighton Dome Studio

The Argus: Empirical. Photo by Tom Barnes.

9:52am Friday 7th February 2014

MOBO winners Empirical experiment with every album. Out ’n’ In, which led to the Best Jazz Act award, was a tribute to the alto sax king Eric Dolphy. Elements Of Truth, which arrived two years later in 2011, took inspiration from Björk, Vijay Iyer, Olivier Messiaen, Steve Lehman and House Of Horror.

William Doyle of East India Youth talks about going on a sonic journey

The Argus: East India Youth. Photo by Rebecca Miller.

9:48am Friday 7th February 2014

Ranging from house-inspired bangers to glacial ambient electronica, Philip Glass-style minimalism to warm melodic pop songwriting, the variations on East India Youth’s debut album are immense.

Anna Calvi talks about the difficulties behind her second album One Breath

The Argus: Anna Calvi

9:44am Friday 7th February 2014

She’s 33 and is only now releasing her second album, One Breath. But that’s no big thing, says Anna Calvi, whose self-titled debut received a 2011 Mercury Music Prize nomination, oodles of love from the music industry and led to a BRIT award nomination for Best British Breakthrough act.

City And Colour frontman Dallas Green on what makes his latest album unique

The Argus: Photo by Dustin Rabin

7:00am Friday 31st January 2014

Duncan Hall speaks to Dallas Green on leaving Alexisonfire for his solo songs

Richard Hell relives the punk era as he visits the University Of Sussex

The Argus: Richard Hell. Photo by Inez and Vinoodh

6:40am Friday 31st January 2014

He was a founder member of Television and Johnny Thunders’ band The Heartbreakers, is credited for helping set up the stage at legendary New York venue CBGBs, and wrote the seminal punk anthem Blank Generation.

Canadian songstress Lindi Ortega comes to The Haunt

The Argus: Lindi Ortega

6:30am Friday 31st January 2014

The title track of Lindi Ortega’s career-making third album Tin Star is a tribute to those struggling musically.

Metronomy's Joseph Mount talks parenthood and following up the band's Mercury-nominated third album

The Argus: Joseph Mount from Metronomy

5:00am Friday 24th January 2014

Joseph Mount is in a good place. He’s a recent father with a ten-month old son and life is getting busy again thanks to the soon-to-arrive follow-up to Metronomy’s Mercury Music Prize-nominated third album, The English Riviera.


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