Review: Lauran Hibberd at Concorde 2, Brighton

Having already played up and down the country in the likes of Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, the eighth date of the tour brought Lauran and her band to south coast in order to grace the stage at the Concorde 2 on Brighton’s seafront.

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Review: Hatchie at the O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Arriving in Southampton for the first time as part of an eleven date UK tour, Hatchie had the unenviable task of providing main support for what was a homecoming show for The Vaccines’ frontman Justin Hayward-Young.

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Review: Frank Turner at the Bournemouth International Centre

Show 2,307 brought Turner to Bournemouth, a short drive down the coast from his hometown of Winchester, to play the largest headline show he has ever played in the seaside town, on a frightfully cold evening dominated by cold winds and icy roads that had threatened to prevent many of the 4,000 strong crowd from attending.

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Review: Beans On Toast at the Talking Heads, Southampton

There are always smiles and laughter when Beans On Toast is performing – for however long he is on stage you are able to escape from the harsh reality of today’s hate-filled world and instead rebel against all that modern government, media and right-wing societies try to promote.

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Review: Frontier Ruckus at the Railway Inn, Winchester

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the three-piece appeared a tad weary following their travels, but rather than allowing this to affect their performance, it actually went some way to creating a transcendently relaxed atmosphere which was enjoyed by all those in attendance.

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Review: Against The Current at the Engine Rooms, Southampton

Against The Current may be swimming against the usual “current” of rock bands, but if they carry on progressing at the same rate they have been over the past two or three years, their own waves they are making will only continue to get bigger and bigger.

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Review: Skyline Series featuring The The at Ashton Gate, Bristol

Hopefully this tour has energised The The enough to return to the studio and record some new material, but, for now, let’s just enjoy seeing them perform live again.

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Review: Skyline Series featuring Garbage at Ashton Gate, Bristol

One can only hope that this tour will inspire them to record some new tracks for a Version 3.0 – what say you Garbage? All in all, a great evening.

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