After a fairly busy and bustling Easter weekend and after everyone has resurrected and that – it’s a case of trying to set the motions for the coming week. With a fairly quiet Monday and Tuesday, I took it upon myself to slightly postpone the gig guide so apologies for the delay. This week once again sees the huge acts step forward in the form of, um, McBusted, Moon Duo and Wolf Alice; all these are hugely anticipated gigs with all of them selling out I advance, so, if you got a ticket, you’re damn lucky. Anyhow, here’s what we have chosen for you from beneath the radar:
Tuesday 7/4/15 – Acid Box and Teen Creeps come together in a fantastic fashion once more as they bring Burger Records’ Corners over from California direct to Brighton’s Hope and Ruin. Originally from the San Fernando Valley and eventually relocating to Echo Park, CA, Corners began playing high-energy shows around Los Angeles in 2011. Their 2012 Beyond Way release was a more surf-inspired garage rock album, while the upcoming release Maxed Out On Distraction is a synth-inspired post-punk album in the Internet age. Mastered by Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups, MF Doom, The Black Angels, M83), album title itself is a reflection of living in the Internet age and literally not having any room in your life for more distractions. Support comes from Morning Smoke, Lactose and Forever Cult. £8 OTD / £6 ADV.
Friday 10/4/15 – Summerslam 88, Brighton’s very own posi punk band pass by to headline The Prince Albert this coming Friday. Having formed in 2012, Summerslam 88 provide a pacey and intense brand of raw, melodic punk, blending the raucous force of hardcore punkers The Steal with mid 90’s Ixnay On The Hombre-esque pop-punk. Their most recent release, November’s ‘Big Trouble in BN1’ is available on Bandcamp. They are supported on the night by Graces Collide, Sanity FM, Next Episode and Gazz Marlow (In Me). £4 OTD / £3 Guestlist / £2 with Whitehawk FC merch.
Saturday 11/4/15 – MOTH present their ‘Farewell For Now’ show this coming Saturday at Campbell Road Studios. The five piece grunge band provide a cool of Nick Cave’s Birthday Party, enough intrigue, captivation and thrill to keep you on your toes. A band who have reached their final show – they sure are set to thrill you with a performance, expect to be shook around and lost at some point – these are a real raucous bunch. They are supported by three piece sludge rockers: Ragweed, Electromud and Human Nature. 2 pounds worth of damages. Not much at all.