Top 10 Brighton Gigs in October
As usual Brighton is full of great live music this October across a wide range of genres including Pop, Indie, Rock, Hip Hop and Metal and including up and coming artists as well as established household names, here’s our top 10 for the month.
Lout presents: San Cisco (pictured above)
An Australian four-piece Indie Pop band formed in 2009, San Cisco have set themselves apart from their peers with their rough low-fi garage pop energy and depth of song-writing. The band describes its ‘vibe’ as “squelchy, crispy, streamlined, hairy, indie”. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2012 on Fat Possum Records.
Sun Oct 6th
Frank Hamilton is an English singer, songwriter and producer currently living in London. He is best known for his #OneSongaWeek project in which he wrote, recorded and released a song a week for the whole of 2012. Influences include Bob Dylan and Ben Harper. His new EP ‘Summer’ is released on the 7th Oct. Watch this space for an interview and review after the show.
Mon Oct 7th
Komedia, Studio Bar
£7 in advance
A triple header which offers an atmospherically explosive mixture of rock deconstruction ploughing headlong into soundscapes, mantras, bursts of brutality and moments of serene tranquility. Esben and the Witch a British three piece gothic rock band, Thought Forms with their experimental American Rock and Teeth of the Sea inspired by the likes of Blue Oyster Cult and PiL.
Sun Oct 13th
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
£8.50 in advance
Japanther is a Punk Rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2001 by two students at Pratt Institute. The band consists of Ian Vanek—who plays drums, cassettes, and sings—and Matt Reilly—who plays bass, a Casio SK-1, and also sings. One Inch Badge are proud to bring them to The Hope for what promises to be a killer show. Supports to be announced.
Mon 14th Oct
Electronic pop trio London Grammar have been making big waves since their conception in 2009, culminating in 2012’s ‘Hey Now’ which has garnered over 700,000 hits on YouTube so far. Most often the band draws comparisons to the likes of The XX, with the lead vocalist Hanna Reid likened to Florence Welch and Bat For Lashes.
Weds 16th Oct
7.30pm – 11pm
The duo signed to Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label return to Brighton with their electro-hip-pop and a new album out later this year! Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip are a hip-hop duo originally hailing from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex, they combine electronic beats with spoken word lyrics.
Thurs 17th Oct
Britain’s biggest female solo star of the 80’s, the queen of electronic Pop and a great soul singer who has warmed our hearts since the early 1980s. After 25 years as a solo performer Alison is still making music we all love. Her newest album ‘The Minutes’ was released earlier this year and marks a return to her electronic roots.
Mon 21st Oct
Brighton Dome, Concert Hall
As Washed Out, Ernest Greene first released music in 2009 in the form of a three of EPs. His music is dancy hip-pop-hop but not as we know it, slathered with a burr of electronic honey glaze that allows the beats to enter your ears peacefully and your head to nod oh so gently with a plethora of influences from eighties Synth Pop through to the occasional foray into Lo-fi Latin. Read our preview here.
Weds Oct 23rd
7.30pm – 11pm
Youth Lagoon is Trevor Powers based in Boise, Idaho. His debut album ‘The Year of Hibernation’ (2010) explored themes of psychological dysphoria and mental distress, through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambiance. His second album ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ was inspired by the metaphysical universe. Youth Lagoon’s music is a blend of Americana and Experimental music with atmospheric and electronic elements.
Tues Oct 29th
DEP are back with a new album this year and they’re sounding louder and faster than ever. Now in their 16th year as a band, it’s a testament to their passion and skill that they’re still one of (if not the) biggest mathcore / experimental metal bands on the planet. It’s hard to think of a better live band than DEP; each show is like a brilliantly beautiful yet utterly brutal assault of the senses that leaves you feeling both dazed and in awe.
Thurs 31st Oct
7pm – 10pm
£14 in advance