DRM RLL PLS went to Brighton last weekend to check out the host of bands playing over the three days. There was a lot of walking and over the three days the below acts impressed the most.
I saw Real Estate upstairs at Audio. They were very good and had everyone hooked. No one left the room and no one went to the toilet. That’s a very good thing to achieve if you are a band no one knows. They also have a great ear for a melody and I can imagine listening to their music all throughout the summer. Feel good stuff that makes you feel warm inside.
Crystal Fighters destroyed Digital. Best show of the weekend. I feel ashamed for not knowing about these guys already. quality non-genre specific sounds. Possibly my favorite new band.
Dappled Cities also played at Digital. They kept the crowd entertained and looked like they were having fun on stage. that’s always a good thing to see. They threw a big stuffed Dolphin toy into the crowd which after being thrown around for 10 minutes got ripped to pieces. That was also a good thing to see.
Theophilus London played at Horatio’s bar on the Saturday night of TGE. Most people by this point had given up going to see anyone and as a result the venue was only a third full. However, Theophilus London was brilliant and is definitely a big name to watch.