Top 10 Brighton Gigs in February
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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