This May, we’re teaming up with our old friend's Scruff of the Neck to show off some of the best up and coming bands from the UK. Our sunny Brighton Store sets the scene for the three-day event, filled to the brim with great live music, beer and vintage clothes. Sounds great right? But we know you guys love a bargain, and just because we love to treat you all...entry is completely FREE!
So come along to party/shuffle/nod your head slightly out of time with us and if that’s not enough, you can also buy some summer treats whilst you're there. In association with Distiller Records and Lagunitas Brewing Co. supplying the beers all weekend long!
To find out more about the 3 days of brilliant bands, and don’t forget to click attending on the Facebook event.
Thursday 9th May - Saturday 11th May
To really get you in the mood we’ve put together a little introduction to all the featured bands.
Listen to all the bands over on our Spotify playlist!
50% Pop, 49% Glitter, 1% Oat Milk. Things are most certainly on the up for Brighton-based alt-pop quartet ORCHARDS. For anyone who might be wondering why, there’s one word that seems oddly lacking in the description of many bands, but sticks to Orchards like glue: Fun. Charming, delirious, positive, big-beaming-grin-on-your-face bundles of fun.
The band's whip-smart math-pop is all glistening surface and immediate melody, but beneath this chrome-plated chassis lies a complex rhythmic engine.” - CLASH Magazine
Marsicans are a Leeds-based 4 part band playing upbeat indie meets dirty pop
Enter the White Room and explore a sonically tangled reverie, filled with sharp, groove-laden sounds, majestic melodies and evocative lyrics.
'A swirling anthemic climax that’ll sweep you off our feet and into the psychedelic vortex' - DIY MAG
Singer/Songwriter Alfie, from South-West England, explores influences from Soul, Hip-Hop, Disco and everything in-between with a band from every corner of Europe
‘not only one of the most talented artists Brighton has seen for a long time, but also one of the most popular and charismatic stars Brighton has produced in years, it was an utter joy to behold.’ - Brighton Finest
Brighton-based 5 piece alternative indie-rock band with influences rooted in hip hop, reggae and psychedelia.
Manchester Indie Pop outfit Saytr, produced by Courteeners Bass Player and long-time collaborator Joe Cross and is to be released on his own ‘Lovers Music’ label.
“It’s impossible to bottle lightning, Saytr Play come pretty bloody close” – Louder Than War
"Badass power-pop champs sucking on ice cream and the tears of their ex's." Art is Hard
Hot young teens in the Cambridgeshire area, looking for a good time!
One thing for sure, you’re going to want to say you saw them first. - SO YOUNG MAGAZINE
Voodoo and the Crypts
Voodoo and the Crypts possess both a timely and timeless sound that hints to the baggy, and psychedelic bands of the 1990s, yet with a musical maturity that shoulders its own unique sonic identity. A kaleidoscope of influence from Primal Scream and the Rolling Stones to Fat Boy Slim and Groove Armada gives the quartets sound a diversity not heard amongst many modern bands. Coupled with ferocious live energy, this crossover gives the band the potential to establish themselves as one of the countries best upcoming bands going into 2019.
“Psychedelic/Britpop at its absolute finest” - BBC Introducing
A sweet twist on garage rock with catchy hooks and raspy soul vocals.
Brighton trio Projector occupies the heavy space between brooding 80s darkwave and My Bloody Valentine's wall-of-sound pop; a combination tone of Goo-era Sonic Youth and Pixies pulled together with an industrial Joy Division pulse.
Spicy indie rock fronted by former Birdskulls and Abattoir Blues members.
Murmur are a grunge band born in East Staffordshire, currently based in Brighton. Murmur produce playful yet dark themes, providing a backdrop for their socially conscious lyrics.
Beach Riot is a 4 piece Brighton based fuzz-punk band on Vallance Records and recorded by Blood Red Shoes Steven Ansell.
Put Bowie, The Smiths, Kate Bush and Ariel Pink into a blender, add a pinch of Todd Rundgren and a sprinkle of Sparks and you have the psychedelic dream-pop reveries of Viktor Magick.
Young, energetic, and alternative.
“The city’s biggest Indie Rock band” - Hull Daily Mail
Cutting together malign heaviness with acidic melody then tying into place with the reigns of contagious pop. Sick Joy's 'noise-pop' blood is dirtied with echoes of Pixies and Nirvana among many others.
Gaffa Tape Sandy
Three piece garage rock band from Bury St Edmunds, spewing out glorified noise for your amusement only!
Kate’s ascending popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed and this year and Kate Lomas is set to storm performances at UK wide festivals including Glastonbury and The Great Escape Festival. The end of May sees Kate release anthemic dream-pop single “Happy Like This ” coinciding with her TV debut on BBC 2’s Great British Menu.