SPECTRUM: Interview with Strange Cages

18 Apr 2018

Brighton's Strange Cages are one of the country's most vivid live acts, a band that have made strides in their short existence gaining support from the likes of Clash, Fred Perry and Q Magazine. We caught up with Drummer Ellis ahead of their performance at the Spectrum all day Festival this weekend. When did…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Breathe Panel

16 Apr 2018

Breathe Panel have crafted a unique sound based around the intuitive songwriting partnership of Josh Tyler and Nick Green.Recalling thoughtful days spent outdoors, Nick's vocals wash across bright, shimmering guitars and intricate drum patterns to create something beautifully expansive yet highly introspective. They're…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Porridge Radio

13 Apr 2018

Porridge Radio were not only selected by The Guardian as favourites to watch in 2018, but were named 'the greatest band in the world' by Everett True on the strength of half a song. Band leader and singer/songwriter Dana Margolin tells us more about this unique 5-piece. When did you start writing music?When I…

SPECTRUM: Interview with One Eyed Jacks

12 Apr 2018

Find out more about One Eyed Jacks, seven musicians creating soulful melodies with punchy rhythms and funky harmonies.In our newest SPECTRUM interview series, we talk to the one of the hottest live bands in Brighton today. When did you start writing music?We started writing together not long after meeting at…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Dark Horses

11 Apr 2018

Taking their cues from an expansive array of sources, Dark Horses blend psychedelia, rock and electronica with moving image, monochrome lighting and photography.We had a chat with the band ahead of their performance at SPECTRUM's upcoming day festival. When did you start writing music?We started writing together in…

SPECTRUM: Interview with DITZ

10 Apr 2018

Careening out of Brighton at a ferocious pace, DITZ combine feedback oddness with hardcore inspired riffs.  When did you start writing music?Cal, Caleb and Jack started writing music in their teenage years, although we starting writing collectively as a band in rehearsal roomsHow did you meet?We all met at university…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Normanton Street

6 Apr 2018

Normanton Street have quickly amassed a loyal following of fans around the world. In anticipation of SPECTRUM's upcoming day festival, we had a chat with the group about their unique fusion of soul, hip-hop and spoken word.When did you start writing music?It was around five years ago when we first met up with Phoebe…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Babii

5 Apr 2018

Babii (ex Us Baby Bear Bones) is one girl, using every limb available to make ethereal yet tough electronic music. Despite the serious tone of the lyrics, Babii still has an essence of playfulness when it comes to the sounds and textures that decorate her songs.When did you start writing music?When I was a smaller…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Murmur

4 Apr 2018

We caught up with George, lead singer of Murmur, one of the unique acts featuring in the upcoming SPECTRUM day festival. The four piece's massive sound is all about rumbling, fuzzy bass lines, guitar filled choruses and socially conscious lyrics.When did you start writing music?Ben and I have been writing all…

SPECTRUM: Interview with Chloé Bodur

3 Apr 2018

In anticipation of SPECTRUM's upcoming day festival, we sat down with Chloe Bodur, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter who fuses elements of neo-soul, jazz and pop to create an utterly distinctive style. When did you start writing music?My Mum claims that I was already making up my own songs in the bath when I was a toddler.…