A full day of some of the swankiest music in Brighton, presented by us. Here’s the plan: have a bunch of bands we like and that you should too (if you don’t already), throw genre out the window, leave pretensions at the door, and have a right laugh.
The Fiction Aisle
Epic pop straight outta Seven Dials, Bristhelmestune. Noël Coward vs Broadcast…
Associates: Thomas White, Louis Macgillivray, Adam Kidd, Alan Grice, Jordan Duggie, Alex White, Gemma Williams, Holly Maya Fitzgerald, Craig Chapman, Heather Urquhart.
The Soft Walls
The Soft Walls is the product of time spent in solitude by Cold Pumas member and Faux Discx overseer, Dan Reeves. Incorporating a broad palette of sonic textures that include psychedelic folk, ambient & found sounds, lo-fidelity garage, disjointed krautrock, and the more inward-looking mutations of house, the diverse range of influences on show ultimately forge what is a very singular and unique vision.
“A childlike sound-world hides a slightly unnerving, psychedelic undertone, simultaneously pleasing restless feet and hazy minds.”
Mind Reading Space Lazers
Sci-Fi Disco-pop for the demented.
‘They kick straight through the haze with ease though – never losing themselves in meandering psychedelia, there’s a perfectly executed dedication to kicking down the doors with noise that marks Brain Queen out as a gripping addition to – and potential breakthrough stand out of – a scene that’s fit to burst with rough-around-the-edges groups.’ DIY Magazine
Psych rock from the outer limits
“Without a doubt one of Brighton’s finest live bands, turning wherever they play into a sweaty, heaving mass” Brighton Source
“Andrew Claridge’s guitar swings and slashes like a switchblade, rumbles like an overhead train and squeals like an angry seagull, while the rhythm section of Etienne Rodes (bass) and Damo Waters (drums) provides a tight neo-rockabilly undercarriage for singer Miles Heathfield’s urgent hectoring and menacing croon.” The Quietus
“Politico-punk-PMT-pop with lots of wrong notes and references to hamsters playing recorder.”
” icily bracing industrial attack” – The Guardian
Red Deer People
“Energetic rock’n’roll in the path of British Sea Power and Super Furry Animals. Red Deer People are a band that flit in and out of the current music scene, each time returning with a stronger and more secure single, we really hope that 2016 sees them push on through and rise to the top of the intimidating, dense music scene that Brighton holds.” – Give It Back
“I had their ‘Fire, Fire, Blister, Blister.’ track stuck in my head for weeks after this gig. They made a mockery out of their mid-afternoon billing, I expect big things from this band.” – Brighton Noise