It’s been a while since we’ve put up a gallery of live image, but we brought our camera out to Penelope Isles‘ homecoming gig at Chalk earlier this week. It was their hundredth this year, and one of a handful with projections from Innerstrings. Support was the debut performance from Itchy Kid (who would also join Penelope Isles for a song in their set) and Ciel (who were joined by Jack Wolter for one of their songs). Click through to view large:
What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The sea. I love living here because I get to look at the sea every day – I can see it from my bed – how amazing is that! I grew up in north London and seeing the sea was very much restricted to holidays and rare day trips (I came down here for the first time on a Network Day when, as a kid, you could buy a rail ticket anywhere in Network Southeast for £1) but always in summer and mostly when the weather wasn’t too bad. I had no idea then that the sea has so many different faces, so many moods: when it’s rough and dark and full of foreboding it’s a delight to get up close to; when it’s calm and peaceful and blue it’s nice to look at from a distance. I can sit and watch and listen to the waves for hours and our album reflects that a little! Continue reading →
8th March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate this year we’ve caught up with the founders of a couple of Brighton based women’s projects to talk to them about their work as well as their experiences in the Brighton music industry. Bex Fidler is one of the founders of Miss Represented, but also used to put on the Spectrum nights at the Dome and sings in a Blues & Soul group. Jo Bramli and Bee Adamic are the founders of MAMI – Jo makes electronic music on her own (and will be supporting Ulrich Schnauss at St Luke’s on 22nd March) as well being part of Fröst and The Larsens and a tutor at one of the local music colleges. Bee is one of the founders of Liberty PR and has run the Girl Power stage at the Great Escape for the last few years and has run other live music nights around Brighton for many years. Continue reading →