As summer comes in, festival season does too. As it wraps it’s loving arms around us and caresses our flitting bodies, it brings in tonnes of bands from around the world who are here visiting for festivals. This week we have the wonderful Waxahatchee (Bleach), Brakes (Concorde 2) and Kevin Morby (The Hope and Ruin) visiting. There’s a whole bunch going on as ever, from low key gigs at Latest Music Bar to the big events at Green Door Store and the like. The sun has got his hat on so get yours on, protect your neck from that UV stuff and join us, come see some hell’a cool bands and get well stuck in.
Tuesday 16/6/15 – Blue Eyed Giants are brought to us by Overhead Wires Music and they are on at Latest Music Bar. Blue Eyed Giants are described as a Brighton rock band with a tendency for huge riffs, chugging choruses and are about for fans of Biffy Clyro, Queens of the Stone Age and Arcane Roots. They are supported by Sanity FM, a rock n roll quintet from Hastings, as well as these we are in the presence of Sonny. Sonny were once described by Yack Magazine as: ‘these lads are not afraid to drag rock & roll kicking and screaming from its beach recliner in the balmy back garden of the early 1980s. A cacophonous ode to the frustrations of being young men in modern England, but with a distinctive classic American twang’. Take that into account, this will be interesting. Finally Manoeuvre, a four piece melodic rock band from our Sussex region. We recommend this at the exceptionally reasonable price of £3. Not bad, eh?!
Thursday 18/6/15 – The independent dub/hip-hop eight piece are back in Brighton. YES! They take on the Green Door Store this Thursday. The vibrant, funk driven groove will melt ears, hearts and souls worldwide, a guaranteed blast from the moment you step in. It’s the release night for their latest EP titled ‘In the Mean Times’ so come and bloody help ’em party! Support comes from the local, blistering hip-hop/soul act: Normanton Street. Tickets in advance are just 6 squid. Get on down Brighton.
Thursday 18/6/15 – Bizy Promotions present Patchwork Natives, edityourhometown and Orchards at The Prince Albert. This gig is in association with BIMM so expect some mighty fine talent. Headlining the night are Patchwork Natives who are one of Brighton’s brightest upcoming math rock influenced trios, Patchwork Natives will blow you away with their intricate time signatures and luscious melodies. Next up are edityourhometown, described as ‘a 4-piece math rock band from Brighton that are spitting their original take on the genre all over the Sussex and London areas. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Tubelord and Fall of Troy they also add sincerely thought out Latin and Jazz vibes to their diverse sound.’ Finally we have Orchards, a four-piece Progressive pop band. With their innovative new sound derived from tight rhythmic movements, elegant harmonies and ethereal guitars providing the backdrop for striking, unique and at times eerie lead vocal. If all this sounds as ace as we think, come on down for a mere £4 (£5 OTD).