A look back at the year with Brightonsfinest’s Best Of 2018

The UK is now going Christmas mad and we’re starting to hear the painfully catchy Christmas sounds of Wham! and Mariah Carey being blasted out everywhere we go. Thankfully, in the Brightonsfinest office we have decided to take refuge by looking back at 2018. We’re getting all sentimental about the incredible music which has been released this year as well as reliving our favourite live shows we’ve been fortunate enough to experience.

We asked each of the Brightonsfinest writers to look back on 2018 and pick their favourite album, their favourite gig, and the one we all missed out on. So go check out our Best Of 2018 for yourselves, either in our free printed Music Guide, which you will see around Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas, or online via Brightonsfinest.com. Listen through to the favourite three tracks of 2018 chosen by the Brightonsfinest writers in the Spotify playlist below.

Finally, as we are coming close to shutting the Brightonsfinest offices till the new year, we want to wish you our seasonal best and thank you for your continued support throughout 2018. With Volume 3 of our Brightonsfinest Presents compilation series and many other new and exciting things to be announced in 2019, we think it’s going to be our best yet!

Welcome to our new Brightonsfinest Presents website

We’re thrilled to announce that our refreshed website is now live. We hope you like its new modern look and feel as we’ve created it to allow you to quickly and easily find the information you need.

It is the first stop for everything to do with Brightonsfinest Presents, whether our record label or the events we organise. Have a look around; see what we are up to, check out the acts we have and will be doing releases with, the compilations we have put together and what events we are putting on. This is also the best place to buy our records, merchandise and tickets from the Brightonsfinest Presents Shop.

We very much value your opinions, so tell us what you think of our new site. We’d love to hear your comments and feedback so please feel free to send us a message to let us know your thoughts. Big thanks for the continuing support you are giving Brightonsfinest Presents and we look forward to hearing from you.

Out now: Brightonsfinest Volume 2 compilation

Brightonsfinest Volume 2 is the second album in a new series of compilations released on the Brightonsfinest Presents record label. Whereas Volume 1 was dedicated to artists who were very closely associated with the city of Brighton, Volume 2 features newest and best emerging artists to come from the UK – all who have been reviewed on the Brightonsfinest publication, or interviewed on the Brightonsfinest Radio Show. This compilation is now available as a double-vinyl record and digital release, featuring 21 tracks (see bellow) of the most prominent and exciting bands from 2017. Find out more and buy it here.

Side A
1. Blossoms – ‘At Most A Kiss’
2. The Amazons – ‘Junk Food Forever’
3. Sundara Karma – ‘Loveblood’
4. Spring King – ‘Who Are You’
5. Temples – ‘Born Into The Sunset’
Side B
1. The Big Moon – ‘Cupid’
2. Clean Cut Kid – ‘Pick Me Up’
3. Circa Waves – ‘Different Creatures’
4. Tigercub – ‘Control’
5. Yak – ‘Smile’
Side C
1. The Wytches – ‘C Side’
2. Honeyblood – ‘Ready For The Magic’
3. Vant – ‘Do You Know Me’
4. Menace Beach – ‘Suck It Out’
5. Formation – ‘A Friend’
6. Gaps – ‘Shatter’
Side D
1. Blaenavon – ‘I Will Be The World’
2. Palace – ‘Break The Silence’
3. The Hundredth Anniversary – ‘Pour’
4. Beachbaby – ‘Limousine’
5. Happyness – ‘Uptrend Style Raids (Edit)’