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!

Brightonsfinest Alternative Escape Showcase 2018 – photo and video highlights

For the fourth year in a row, Brightonsfinest hosted an Alternative Escape Showcase at The Great Escape Festival, this time taking place at the breathtakingly beautiful St Mary’s Church on Saturday 19th May. Forget the Royal Wedding, forget the FA Cup final – this year we had the pleasure of having some of our favourite musicians perform at what boasted to be our best and biggest annual event yet. We had ten fantastic emerging as well as established acts from Brighton and further afield which included; The Fiction Aisle, Wild Front, Her’s, FUR, Trudy & The Romance, Thyla, Dog In The Snow, Charles Watson and SJ Brett. Our special headliner this year was a stunning set from Brighton’s Phoria who were not only playing for the first time this year, but showcased their new material for the first time.  Take a look at the photo highlights below (taken by Jonski Mason and Ben Walker).

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Also watch our video highlights below.