In the next couple of months some of Brighton’s biggest bands are playing hometown gigs and rather than just mention them in passing we thought it was worth making a bit more of a song and dance about things. After all, that’s what the bands will be doing.
On Saturday 4th July The Go! Team bring the tour for their new album The Scene Between to town. The tour features some of the key members of the old Go! team live line up including rapper / vocalist Ninja and guitarist Sam Dook, and they’ll be playing at The Haunt, with support yet to be announced.
Brakes are also playing their first Brighton gig in years, not to promote a new album, but to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut Give Blood. Frontman Eamon Hamilton will be back in town for the gig bringing together the classic line up with the White brothers and Marc Beatty for the first time in years. Support at the gig at the Concorde on Friday 19th June comes from Rose Dougall, formerly of The Pipettes who provided backing vocals on Give Blood track Sometime Always.
British Sea Power didn’t celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album The Decline of British Sea Power two years ago (it originally came out in June 2003), but they’re making up for it now. The album is getting rereleased in a variety of formats from a double cd, taking in the b-sides from the album’s singles, to a deluxe box set which has four cds, a dvd, the album on double vinyl and a glossy large format book. They’re also playing three gigs to celebrate, in London, Manchester and, obviously, Brighton. And with Eamon Hamilton in the area for Brakes gig the following week, he’ll also be joining his previous band onstage at the Concorde on Wednesday 10th June, two days after the album is reissued.