It’s been a struggle, but I’ve ensured that I actually do this week’s edition of our gig guide on time. Holy mackerel, Saturday nights just aren’t the same. So, this week has a bunch of bands come and visit Brighton, in fact, we’re pretty spoilt as there is a HELL of a lot. Mercury Music Prize do-gooders Young Fathers play at The Haunt on Friday, Mudhoney are at Concorde on Tuesday, Delta Sleep are also here on Friday playing at The Hope and Ruin and Tinariwen hit Concorde on Wednesday. Yup. Pretty bloody big, eh? So, this obviously makes my life fun but hard, so here’s our picks. Get stuck in, youngster. Monday 25/5/15 – Dictionary Pudding presents Golden Teacher at Sticky Mike’s. Having released two brilliant EPs on Optimo Music (Bells from the Deep End, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night), Golden Teacher’s next EP Party People pushes their divine blend of house, afrobeat, disco and electro to newer heights. The Glaswegian six-piece are notorious for their eccentric and mind bugging presence onstage, if you’re sick to your back teeth and losing faith with the majority of live gigs you head to nowadays, look no further than Golden Teacher to change that. On the night they are supported by the brilliant post-punkers: SHOPPING. This will be something special so, get up and off your sofas and go see ’em. £7 and 70 pennies. Ain’t so bad at all. Happy Mondays.
Tuesday 26/5/15 – Madrid based garage surfers The Parrots hit up the GDS for absolutely zilch. Arguably one of the coolest things to of come from Spain since Sangria, they provide angst, excitement and fun. After previously being described by them giants at the EN-EM-EE to of been one of the busiest, buzziest bands at SXSW – they have their blessing. 2015 will see their first recordings on Burger Records, the perfect home for them: a split 7” with their best friends Hinds and the cassette version of their forthcoming EP, which will also appear on 10” vinyl and digital worldwide via Luv Luv Luv Records from London (home to Splashh, Spector, The Garden, and managers of Florence + The Machine). They are supported by Thundernauts and Beach Tape on the night. ZERO DAMAGE.
Wednesday 27/5/15 – Silver’s Got Strings head to Green Door Store on Wednesday to show us their own take on heavy folk. The mysterious band leave a lot open with an enigmatic online presence, it’s certainly one to reel you in so, if anything, take an interest through my word and the mystery that draws you in. They are supported by the brilliant atmospheric-rock outfit that arrives in the shape of Porshyne, Cessna Deathwish and This Is Eight. £4 on the door and them things swing open at 7.