A day-long Festival celebrating independent local music on Record Store Day in collaboration with Green Door Store, QM Records and Love Thy Neighbour. The cream of Brighton’s music scene perform on Brighton Dome’s main stage, alongside a DIY marketplace and pop-up performances throughout the venue.
Featuring: Dark Horses | Normanton Street | Abi Wade | Bobbie Johnson | Porridge Radio | Breathe Panel | Atlas Wynd | Murmur | DITZ | Strange Cages | prince vaseline | One Eyed Jacks | Garden Centre | Chloé Bodur | BABII + more tba
Just announced - the amazing psychedelic artist Innerstrings, specialising in liquid and live feed projections, will be providing visuals.
Taking their cues from an expansive array of sources, Dark Horses blend psychedelia, rock and electronica with moving image, monochrome lighting and photography
'A series of lullabies underpinned by synths and slow, droning basslines befits the mythological symbolism and imagery that accompanies it.' Dazed & Confused
Based in Brighton, Normanton Street have quickly amassed a loyal following of fans around the world from musical prowess and a lot of hard work. In the last 18 months, they’ve played gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and US as well as opening for high-profile artists like Mercury-nominated poet and former Brighton Festival guest director Kate Tempest.
Using cello, vocals, orchestral arrangements, choral ensembles, location samples, synths and piano, Abi Wade explores human nature through real and abstracted personas. Haunting brass and a blissful wind section filters through sweeping strings to form an orchestral arrangement that perfectly complements Wade’s heartfelt lyrics on relationships and human nature.
Brighton based MC, singer and producer extraordinaire, Conscious thought and social commentary showcased on her latest EP You & I. Over the past year, she has been supporting the likes of Rag N Bone Man, Roots Manuva, The Pharcyde and festival stages around the UK and Europe, she has gained the nickname of the ‘Rapping Adele’ increasing her fan base with every show she commands, promoting the new age voice of hip hop.
Between writing in a shared house basement and taking long walks on the South Downs, Breathe Panel have crafted their own sound based around the intuitive songwriting partnership of Josh Tyler and Nick Green. Recalling thoughtful days spent outdoors, Nick's vocals wash across bright, shimmering guitars and intricate drum patterns to create something beautifully expansive yet highly introspective. They combine writing about topics including anxiety, colours, people, memories and the cure of nature with capturing a sound that makes them feel good.
A three piece garage rock band originally from the North East but now based in Brighton
Murmur are a 4-piece grunge band born in East Staffordshire, currently based in Brighton. Reminiscent of 90's grunge with dirty guitar and soaring vocals.
'DITZ combine feedback noodling oddness, enormous hardcore inspired riffs and a rather sardonic vocal delivery that creates a sound that is so ferocious and tongue in cheek, that it is the perfect salve for those bored with po faced humourless groups.' Overblown
'Brighton's Strange Cages are one of the country's most vivid live acts, a group whose psychotic take on rock 'n' roll turns the narrow streets of Brighton into desert hallucinogenics.' CLASH
Lo-fi psychedelic sounds with infectious melodies and pop structures
One Eyed Jacks
Seven musicians mixing soulful melodies, punchy rhythms and sexy harmonies to create music which is as distinctive as it is powerful. Their energetic live performances are guaranteed to have audiences grooving from the first track! With a presence bold enough to captivate crowds from a sweaty basement gig to a festival main stage, One Eyed Jacks are one of the hottest live bands in Brighton right now.
Garden Centre is a band formed out of necessity. The specific function of the band was to tell the story of a group of people who found themselves drawn to an abandoned plant nursery in southern England. The band hoped that their messages were transmitted efficiently, broadcast via audio in the form of their début album Garden Centre.
With their task well and truly complete, the members of Garden Centre have become distracted. Some members still obsess over semi-rural boredom and exploration. Others have the audacity to write love songs. The most cretinous members opt to write about energy drinks exclusively. Their distracted and unfocused efforts come to the fore in their new album Monster energy.
Raised in a mixed heritage family, whilst immersed in vibrant London, Bodur credits her multi-cultural upbringing for her array of musical influences. Idolising the likes of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, as well as gaining inspiration from artists such as Quincey Jones, D'Angelo and Frank Ocean, it is to no wonder that Bodur's music effortlessly draws listeners into her own unique world and modern fusion.
Selected by The Guardian as favourites to watch in 2018 and named 'the greatest band in the world' by Everett True on the strength of half a song, Porridge Radio began as Dana Margolin’s bedroom project. Now a Brighton-based 5-piece, they inelegantly knot together vicious, furious emotional outpour with beautifully melodic pop songs.
Babii (ex Us Baby Bear Bones) is one girl, using every limb available to make ethereal yet tough electronic music. Hidden behind many metaphors, numbers and secrets, are themes of temptation, venomous relationships and other cruelties of this world. Despite the serious tone of the lyrics, Babii still has an essence of playfulness when it comes the sounds and textures that decorate her songs.
Concert Hall Stage:
3pm–3.25pm One Eyed Jacks
3.40pm–4.05pm Abi Wade
4.20pm–4.45pm Prince Vaseline
5pm–5.25pm Strange Cages
5.40pm–6.05pm Atlas Wynd
7.40pm–8.05pm Breathe Panel
8.20pm–8.45pm Bobbie Johnson
9pm–9.25pm Porridge Radio
9.40pm–10.05pm Normanton Street
10.20pm–10.45pm Dark Horses
Founders Room Stage:
6.05pm– 6.25pm BABII
6.45pm–7.05pm Garden Centre
7.25–7.45pm Chloé Bodur
*All timings are approximate