Top 10 Brighton Gigs in February

Published On January 30, 2014 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Features

February! The month for friends, lovers and impatient people who think that more than four weeks is surplus to requirement. This February we have a fantastic selection of live music with over 200 gigs scattered across Brighton’s many venues! Whilst the pull of our culturally diverse city continues to bring in some major artists such as London Grammar (Feb 4th, Dome), Less Than Jake (Feb 13th, Concorde II) and Van Morrison (Feb 17-18th, Dome), we have chosen to serve up a dish of some lesser-known bands and artists, seasoned with a sprinkling of our hand-picked selection  of local talent to finish. So check out our Top Ten for February and let us know what you think if you try something new this month!

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lindiOne Inch Badge Presents Lindi Ortega w/Tom Hickox

Canadian singer-songstress Lindi Ortega rounds off her UK tour at the Haunt, after relocating from the Hope due to selling out! Her mix of upbeat foot-stompers and seductive ballads will change your preconceptions of country music forever. Supported by the emotive London crooner Tom Hickox. Read our preview here.

Sat 1st Feb – The Haunt
8:00pm – £10

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Lout Presents The Boxer Rebellionboxer rebellion

Indie alt-rockers The Boxer Rebellion have a signature sound which has notes of many established bands such as U2, Coldplay, The Editors, The National and Joy Division. Their latest album Promises (2013) is rock solid from start to finish with infectious riffs, mellow melodies and great production values. Check out our interview here.

Tues 4th Feb – Coalition
7:30pm – 
£12.50

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house of hats smallThe Harvest Sessions Present: House of Hats/ Carrie Tree Double Album Launch

A very exciting night for Brighton folkies with a DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH for these great two local acts. House of Hats combine ghostly vocal harmonies with a hypnotic acoustic backdrop whilst Carrie Tree, a female Damien Rice, sows her songs gently and deeply, with the roots for her success firmly planted.

Thurs 6th Feb – Komedia
7:30pm – 
£10

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Teen Creeps Presents East India Youth with Jupiter CEastIndiaYouth

Electronic musician William Doyle combines influences of minimalism, electronica, dance and many other styles in his slowly burning, warming progressive tracks. Featured as the iTunes Single of the Week this January he is one to watch for 2014, with his supporters including ambient music legend Brian Eno. With support from downtempo electro Jupiter C.

Fri 7th Feb – Green Door Store
7:30pm – £7

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george ezraLout Presents George Ezra w/ Dan Cook

For those of you who haven’t yet heard George Ezra, listen with an open mind and he will surely surprise you! With his stunning low voice and mature songs, this twenty-something recently ranked number 5 on BBC’s Sound of 2014 Poll and is definitely one to keep an eye on for the future. Support from the upbeat and soulful Dan Cook.

Sat 8th Feb – The Hope
                                                          8pm – SOLD OUT

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One Inch Badge Presents Anna Calvi w/ Woman’s Houranna calvi

BRIT award-nominee Anna Calvi follows the critically acclaimed eponymous debut album with her second release, One Breath. Noted for her guitar and vocal technical abilities and dynamic stage performances, Anna is on tour throughout February and March across the UK and Europe so catch her whilst she is in town! Support from the Kendal 4-piece Woman’s Hour.

Tue 11th Feb – All Saint’s Church
7pm – £14

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basiaLove Thy Neighbour Presents Basia Bulat w/Heliopause and Bella Spinks

Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, armed with an autoharp and a vocal quirkiness usually associated with Imogen Heap and Björk, sings uplifting yet meaningful songs, performing vocal gymnastics with a perfect landing. With support from Brighton/Belfast band Heliopause and established local talent Bella Spinks.

Wed 12th Feb – The Hope
8:00pm – £8

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Normanton-Street-212x300Normanton Street w/ Fifi Rong, Luke Fincher and Edward Sansom

Brighton-based northern soul sextet combine hip-hop, R’n’B and soul stylings to make a smooth and original sound that’s easy on the ears and will keep you dancing all night long. Their latest EP, Phoebe Freya was released in December 2013 and this Valentine’s day free gig will be great place to be with your loved one or with your friends. With a parade of excellent supports this will be a night to remember, so get involved!

Fri 14th Feb – Green Door Store
7:30pm – £FREE

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lily_and_madeleine_press_shot_02-credit-allister_annSLP Presents Lily and Madeleine

Sisters Lily and Madeleine showcase tracks from their self-titled debut album. The success of their first music video sparked a large online following which will surely only grow with the accomplished outcome of this teenage duo. Read our full preview here. A must for fans of Fleet Foxes and First Aid Kit.

Sat 15th Feb – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
7:30pm 
- £7

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Metropolis Presents Brother and Bonesbrother and bones

Five-piece London Based Brother and Bones have the presence of stadium performers and the musical ability to back it up. Covering a wide range of styles from soft rock to funk they have a song to match every taste, united by a confident and punchy delivery. Their European tour hits Brighton at the end of February and  is sure to rock your socks off.

Fri 28th Feb – The Haunt
7:00pm – £9

 

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!