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Brighton has a rich musical past and a strong presence in the UK music scene. With huge artists regularly coming from the city, and with the two founders currently living here, we have taken a special interest in the Brighton music scene and love using our platform to hopefully improve the visibility of smaller musicians.
Rankd is currently the largest database of Brighton musicians in existence and using this data we are able to get a view on the entire local music scene.
This is a list of Brighton bands and includes groups of more than two on our database.
We have ranked these bands based on how many instagram followers the artists have at the time of writing this article. All stats are taken from our Brighton Music Leaderboard.
Stats updated 08-09-2022
1. The Architects
The Architects are a British metalcore band from Brighton, East Sussex, formed in 2004 by twin brothers Dan and Tom Searle. The band now consists of Dan Searle on drums, Sam Carter on vocals, Alex Dean on bass & Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton on guitar.
2. Royal Blood
Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed by Mike Kerr and Matt Swan in Worthing in 2011. The current lineup consists of Kerr and Ben Thatcher, who replaced Swan in 2013 prior to the band being signed by Warner Records.
3. The Kooks
The Kooks are an English pop-rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris and Alexis Nunez. Their music is primarily influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium.
FUR the band, met in Brighton and in the time it takes to get a degree (or not) they made a name for themselves as one of the UK’s most promising bands through live shows and releases soaked in 60s reminiscence.
5. The Big Push
Brighton based band The Big Push consists of three front men Ren, Romain Axisa and Gorran Kendall and drummer Glenn Chambers. Drawing elements from classic brit-bands like The Beatles or The Police, they craft their clever modern arrangements into catchy pop tunes.
Yonaka are an English rock band based out of Brighton. The group consists of Theresa Jarvis on vocals, George Edwards on guitar, Alex Crosby on bass and keyboards, and Robert Mason on drums.
Yonaka released their debut album, Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow, on 31 May 2019.
7. Black Honey
Black Honey is a British four-piece indie rock band formed in Brighton, England in 2014. The band is composed of lead singer and guitarist Izzy Baxter Phillips, guitarist Chris Ostler, bassist Tommy Taylor, and drummer Alex Woodward, who joined the group after the departure of Tom Dewhurst.
8. The Magic Gang
The Magic Gang are a quartet comprised of Jack Kaye and Kristian Smith on guitar, Angus Taylor on bass and Paeris Giles on drums. A harmony-rich band, The Magic Gang have a flair for narrative as well as blending the sounds of pop and alt rock.
9. The Maccabees
The Maccabees are an Indie Rock band with connections to London and Brighton.
10. Dream Wife
Dream Wife are an English, London-based band formed originally in Brighton, whose sound is a mixture of punk rock, pop music and indie rock.