Dido headed to the Brighton Centre on the 4th of December as part of her first worldwide tour in 15 years. As well as performing material from her latest album, ‘Still on My Mind’, the singer delivered excellent performances of her timeless hits such as ‘Thank You’, ‘White Flag’ and ‘Life for Rent’.
November 20 saw the final performance for the month long ‘Ride Again’ tour, headlined by Shakespears Sister. The group returned to its most recognisable membership of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, when the pair reunited last year after a 25 year break. Since then they have released the compilation album ‘Singles Party’ in July this year, followed by the ‘Ride Again’ EP in October, their first original material since the split.
The second show for Kishi Bashi’s European tour hit The Hope and Ruin in Brighton last night. The singer and multi-instrumentalist, who is back in Europe after a very successful American leg, performed songs from his latest album, ‘Omoiyari‘, as well as many tracks from his previous works, including a sublime violin-led cover of Talking Heads’, ’This Must Be the Place’.
Tonight Shakespears Sister wind up their ‘Ride Again’ UK tour with a concert at the Brighton Dome, in the grounds of the world famous Royal Pavilion. To get into the mood, we’re listening to their album, released in June this year, ‘Singles Party (1988-2019)’. To say this has everything is really putting it mildly.
The Kooks have released their much awaited fifth studio album, ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’, via Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings. The album coincides with a new video for ‘Four Leaf Clover’, which has been directed by Sophia + Robert, from Odelay Films, best known for their work with Kara Marni, and Grace Carter.
Dom Champ is an independent poet and hip hop artist from Brighton. He’s got a sound which is inspired by the classic rap artists like Eminem, and the storytelling honest sound of The Streets. This raw heartfelt sound is certainly apparent in his latest single, ‘I Feel Better’, on which he is accompanied by the beautiful vocals of Li Laurent.