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Bella Todd

EMA – 'The Future's Void' album review

Taking a dystopian turn, the LA singer-songwriter's latest is as coruscating as anything she's done so far.

Samantha Crain – 'Kid Face' album review

26-year-old Samantha Crain often gets mistaken for a 16 year old, hence the title of her first album to get a UK release.

Dirty Dancing

With a charm that lies somewhere between ’60s kitsch and ’80s soft-focus romance, the Patrick Swayze-starring 1987 film ‘Dirty Dancing’ remains a brilliant exercise in manipulating unseasoned female sexuality.

Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton

Brighton has no shortage of piquant locations for site-specific fringe productions.

Desperately Seeking the Exit

When big West End shows die on their arses, critics tend to have the last word.

Brighton Festival: We're Gonna Die, Studio Theatre, Brighton Dome, Brighton

A cross between a live music gig and a Lena Dunham-esque monologue, this confessional piece from the New York-based Young Jean Lee's Theater Company has the hip format to match its confrontational title.

Brighton Festival: The Contents of a House, Preston Manor, Brighton

"You'll die in hospital with wires all over you," says Peter Reder, looking us each in the eye as we stand around a four-poster in the bedroom where Lady Ellen Stanford was born and died.

Rokia Traoré – 'Beautiful Africa' album review

Of all the musical responses by Malian artists to the political and humanitarian crisis in their homeland, you won’t find one more defiantly and vividly alive than this.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – 'Push The Sky Away' review

If Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ fifteenth album is their first unmistakeably inspired by the singer’s adopted home of Brighton, it’s not quite as the tourist board might have ordered.

Atoms For Peace – 'Amok' album review

Thom Yorke’s voice may be one of the seven wonders of the rock ’n’ roll world, but that hasn’t stopped him trying to disembody it in increasingly ‘avant’ electronica.