August bank holiday weekend sees the return of 2-3-4 festival to the Green Door Store after a hugely successful event last year. Without wanting to get anyone too excited the bill is a who’s who of Brighton acts, including Brighton Noise favourites Fear of Men, Adolescent, Spit Shake Sisters, Tyrannosaurus Dead, Tusks, Skirts and Grasshopper as well of a sprinkling of acts from outside our fair city. Almost unbelievably it’s free, though we’re sure that donations would be accepted. Watch this space for a full scale preview closer to the time.
Mike Diver approved math rockers Tall Ships are readying material for the recording of their second album after their excellent Everything Touching album released a couple of years back. They have announced some low profile tour dates to road test a new set, it will be stopping off at the Albert on 11 October. Why not tell your mates not lucky enough to live in Brighton about the other dates?
Brighton Noise has been absolutely blown away by the early live performances of Lutine and their sparse folky instrumentation accompanied by outstanding dual harmonies. It was with some relief that we learnt that they are readying a single for release on 25 August, named ‘Sallow Tree.’ Check out the gorgeousness of the accompanying video below.
Alt-country-popper Jennifer Left has a new single out that has attracted airplay from 6 Music. Entitled ‘Cold Black Stare’ it’s from her jaunty and beautiful album Hushabye released back on 4 June. Both album and single are available from all the usual outlets
Local youthful, noisy c-86 types Tyrannosaurus Dead have released a split 7” with fast rising Joanna Gruesome. Their intriguingly named track ‘Post Dead Holiday Song can be listened to below and purchased here. Joanna Gruesome provide ‘Anti Parent Cowboy Killers’ from their lush Weird Sister album released last year.