Bad Pond Festival

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At the end of the month Small Pond, rehearsal and recording studio, label and all round good eggs, are putting on the third annual installment of their festival. Bad Pond Festival is taking place on 27th and 28th April at The Arch and features a host of bands from Brighton and beyond.

The Physics House Band headline the main stage on Friday night (with the other headliners being Alpha Male Tea Party, TTNG and USA Nails over the other stages / nights) with more local representation from InTechnicolour, Wild Cat Strike, Gender Roles, Delta Sleep, Cousin Kula, CLT DRP, Frank & Beans, Drip Gloss, Inwards, LibraLibra, Sit Down and Yumi & The Weather.

To get you warmed up for the festival Small Pond have shared a sampler with all the bands playing (see the bottom of the post, as well as a live video of Skin Remover by CLT DRP filmed at their studios:

Fans of The Physics House Band are hopefully already all over the band’s record store day release this weekend of a coloured vinyl edition of their album Mercury Fountain with additional bonus tracks.

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Guru Hake

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Support Your Local Girl Gang at Sticky Mikes Frog Bar

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