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Brighton Noise 12 Tips for 2016

13/04/2016 By James McLarnon

Abattoir BluesFollowing our picks from 2014 (including Royal Blood, grasshopper and The Magic Gang) and 2015  (with Black Honey, Our Girl and Slum of Legs) we thought it was about time we gave you some more acts to keep an eye on this year. From post-punk to IDM through the catchiest of art-pop, there’s something for everyone, and proof that the Brighton music scene is an as rude health as ever. The list is no particular order and, as always, we’re all ears as to any other tips you want to give us on Facebook or Twitter.


Abattoir Blues

For Fans of: Eagulls, The Jesus Lizard, shoegaze guitars

Catch ’em live: No live dates announced at present

Red Deer People

For Fans of: Wire, British Sea Power

Catch ’em live


For Fans of: Aphex Twin, Tangerine Dream, Emeralds

Catch him live


For Fans of: Dirty Projectors, Tune-Yards

Catch ’em live

Krak Krak

For fans of: Refused, Sleep, Mastadon

Catch ’em live: No live dates announced at present

Sweet Williams

For fans of: Earth, Slint, The For Carnation

Catch ’em live

Prince Vaseline

For fans of: post-Cale Velvet Underground, Neu, Credence Clearwater Revival

Catch ’em live

Porridge Radio and The Cosmic Sadness

For fans of: Courtney Barnett, Joni Mitchell

Catch ’em live

Brain Queen

For fans of: Nirvana, Cloud Nothings, No Age

Catch ’em live:

Rooster Cole

For fans of: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Walker Brothers

Catch him live

Sun Sparks

For fans of: early Four Tet, Baths, Gold Panda

Catch him live: No live dates announced at present


For fans of: Mazzy Star, Galaxie 500

Catch ’em live: No live dates announced at present

Words: James McLarnon