Waaa. Glastonbury week and you’re sucking your thumb at home. Come on down, come to see Brighton’s music scene this week, there’s still a lot going off that doesn’t mean you have to ruin your old lady’s best Hunter wellies, wreck your dad’s favourite tent and pretend you’re oh, so sixties. Come on down to the basement of the country and find something cool.
Monday 22/6/15 – “Love Buzzard make dirty evil pop songs, melodies that are dissolved in a universe of fuzz and distortion.” – CLASH. What more do you want? What more do you need? It’s Monday, kick them blues – come dance, come party, come move, come shake…. IT’S OH SO BLOODY FREE and at Green Door Store. Support from Piano Wire and Wolf Solent.
Tuesday 23/6/15 – Australian five piece Money For Rope shake their stuff down at Sticky Mike’s this Tuesday – this will be fantastic! The devil-may-care ‘rock’n’soul surf garage’ band hail from Melbourne. They’ve started making significant waves in the UK and Europe with well-received showcase performances and extensive touring, supporting the likes of Courtney Barnett on her recent full EU tour. Blistering performances at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton last summer led to an album deal with one of the UK’s top talent-spotting independent record labels ‘Killing Moon’ (Jack Garratt, Fickle Friends, Racing Glaciers) in no small part, due to their infamous live shows – riotous and oozing rabid energy, enthusiastic performances have resulted in the band performing in casts and wheelchairs. If this wets your tongue, you’ll be pleased to know one of Give It Back’s favourites, Animal House are supporting – this rough bunch dropped their pounding single ‘Figure It Out’ last month and the motherfucker is stellar. Further support comes from Dull Knife, a group we can’t wait to see! £4 if you click attending, otherwise £6 on the door. Get clicking….
Wednesday 24/6/15 – Love Thy Neighbour have done their job again, they haven’t only done it but they have executed it in exquisite fashion. This week, they are bringing GAPS back to their home town of Brighton, bringing it all the way to The Hope and Ruin. The debut album from Brighton’s electronic/ambient duo GAPS was released on Maya Jane Coles’s I/AM/ME label on May 11th. ‘In, Around The Moments’ is the first time Coles has brought outside talent into her label—until now it’s been an outlet for her own music. GAPS, AKA Rachel Butt and Ed Critchley, have a couple of previous EPs to their name, including a collaborative effort with Coles called ‘In Dark, In Day’ which came out last year. The pair combine Butt’s vocals and guitars with Critchley’s electronics. Support on the night comes from Foreign Skin and Beautiful Boy.