Brighton Dome project SPECTRUM cultivates and supports the vibrant music scene of our city in partnership with Resident.
Brighton is brimming with musical talent which we love to showcase, offering bands the perfect platform to be seen and heard and audiences the chance to discover something new or see their favourites local acts in our iconic venues.
The redevelopment of our Studio Theatre gives us the opportunity to explore the neighbouring Royal Pavilion estate and do something a bit more unusual.
This February we are bringing you an incredibly special SPECTRUM in association with Brighton Museum. Take a tour through this rich and fascinating venue, discovering performances from some of Brighton’s best artists.
The evening will be split into two tours; explore with us and listen to fresh and experimental sounds in a way that you haven’t experienced before featuring acts that traverse genres from pop to punk, from folk to electronica and experimentation — a unique sound for each unique space.
Johanna blends found sounds, drones, DIY noise devices and harmonised vocals to create melodic and dreamy yet haunting soundscapes. She is one half of motorik pop band Fröst and is interested in exploring the gap between experimental noise and pop. In her solo work, she attempts to bring elements of melodic and pop structures to experimental sounds and textures. Find Johanna experimenting in the Museum Lab.
Bloom make alternative, life affirming wizard pop using experiments with natural and augmented vocal harmonies, syncopation and synthesisers. Their music is influenced by tiny wriggling things, giant galactic things, the intensity of life, nature and magic - a kaleidoscopic take on existence. See them simultaneously merge and explode into their surroundings.
Multi-dimensional beat merchant and vocal juggler: Bunty uses her renegade multi- instrumentalism, voice, effects pedals and a mash of real and made-up languages. She whispers, bellows, beatboxes, claps, stamps and produces frenzied harmonies to create her music from scratch. Find Bunty in amongst weird and wonderful collections.
Sealings are a three-piece band whose live shows have been described as both “based more on confrontation than anything else” and “willfully abrasive”. To attempt to capture this mindset of total sonic annihilation Sealings record at home in windowless ex-toilets. Whether careering three-chord punk, industrial instrumental passages or fervent noise-rock, Sealings are beginning to carve their own individual place that owes much to each genre they mine from, whilst never being reductive of them.
Jess Bishop, an alternative folk / blues musician from Cornwall, began playing acoustic shows in the southwest aged 21. After touring extensively around the U.K, Jess supported Max Rafferty of The Kooks on his European tour, resulting in him, along with Nick Brine (Bruce Springsteen, Seasick Steve, Stone Roses), producing her debut album at the legendary Rockfield Studios.
Delicate and timeless, Jess cites Joni Mitchell, Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac as influences on the album. The BBC Introducing team has twice chosen the song Keep on Running as their track of the day, well in advance of the album’s release. The first single Naked Afternoon is out now.
More acts TBA soon
- Mon 20 Feb, 7.30pm & 9.20pm
Meet in Brighton Dome Café-Bar (from 7pm / 9pm)
There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 recorded delivery) apply