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STRANGE CAGES + SKINNY MILK + YETTI

Friday, January 31, 2020

Acid Box Independent Week Showcase

Komedia - Brighton

7PM - 10PM

Advance tickets: £6 +bf

14+ (UNDER 16S TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)

FACEBOOK EVENT

STRANGE CAGES
strangecages.bandcamp.com
The boys finally released their long awaited debut album 'Pop Therapy' on our very own label Acid Box Records in September 2019, Brighton based Strange Cages have supported the likes of King Gizzard, Idles, Night Beats, Yak and Wand and we're delighted to announce they're back with another unmissable headline show to woo us with their blistering amalgamation of post-punk, psych-rock and genius pop melody.

SKiNNY MiLK
skinny-milk.bandcamp.com
Psychedelic garage-punk powerhouse duo.
Shirts off, shorts on, we're off, hold on!

YETTI
yetti.bandcamp.com
These stoner rock heads recently released their debut album on Drone Rock Records and have already supported the likes of Endless Boogie, The Cosmic Dead and Here Lies Man. Be prepared to have your brains riffed out.

THE WELL

Monday, February 03, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £8 +bf

On the door: £10

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

The Well

thewellaustin.bandcamp.com
Austin, tx trio The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. it’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing. “this one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist ian graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. a lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. i wanted to call this death and consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” while the well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk — especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals — the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like joy division and early the cure. “i feel like this album is almost more gothic. we’re big fans of post-punk,” graham says. there’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. and, did we mention, heavy? the band tuned down a full step to c-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound.

"Their most intimate, darkly personal record yet... Taking them out of the doom corner and giving it a raw, post-punk feel. "Raven" sounds like a Satanic, down tuned Steppenwolf, and frankly we can’t get enough." -- Kerrang!

+ Special Guests

Magic Moss & King Arthur On Mars

SHITKID

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Hope & Ruin (Ground Floor Bar Space) - Brighton

6PM - 8PM

FREE ENTRY, just turn up!

18+
 

FACEBOOK EVENT

ShitKid - PNKSLM Recordings

open.spotify.com/artist/6TnRsbEEAkxaOYJLcEWd5m
Few bands do things so fiercely on their own terms as ShitKid. When Åsa Söderqvist began making music under the name back in 2015, her appeal lay within her intense punk ethic, which saw her bucking trends at every turn as she slipped seamlessly between genres - there was a sense that the ShitKid sound was defined not by one unifying aesthetic, but rather whatever it was she felt like trying her hand at on any given day. The early results were exhilarating, with praise from across a music press equally confounded and beguiled by her fearlessness. There’s a reason why Bandcamp called her “the weirdest musician in Sweden”, and it’s probably best explained by what Beat Magazine went on to say about her: “it’s fully possible that no one has ever sounded like they give less fucks than ShitKid”.

+ Support from B.Spanks

AUTOMATIC

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

18+

Advance tickets: £7 +bf

On the door: £9 

FACEBOOK EVENT

Automatic

automatic-band.bandcamp.com
LA post-punk trio Automatic has announced a European tour, with over 15 dates in February 2020.
Since the release of their Stones Throw debut album Signal in September, the band has soundtracked Hedi Slimane’s Paris Fashion Week show for Céline, toured the USA, and opened for legendary post-punk band Bauhaus’ reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium. Signal was chosen as an album of the year by Norman Records and Resident Music, who described it as “inventive, enticing and new”.

Automatic, composed of Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals), worked with producer and engineer Joo Joo Ashworth of FROTH for the album. Signal ties together the band’s taste for dub reggae, motorik rhythms and gnarly synth work inspired by bands like NEU! and Suicide with the eerie atmosphere of films by auteurs like David Lynch and Dario Argento, to capture what it's like to feel at an angle to the world.

Signal speaks directly to the band members' experiences, tied together by a sense of anxiety and alienation so common to life in the 21st century. "Humanoid" echoes "Too Much Money"s sentiment on the disappointing falsity of social media, "Electrocution" recounts a near-death freak accident singer Izzy experienced – alluded to on the album art – and the title track captures the feeling of being trapped in the drudgery of a mundane life "and the realization that nobody is going to rescue you from it but yourself." As they put it: "The world is so fucked up, we don't know how any musician could say, 'This is all peachy.'"

+ Special Guests

The Family Faith & PoliteBuro

CHOPCHOP ALBUM LAUNCH

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM-11PM

Advance tickets: £6 +bf

On the door: £8

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

ChopChop
Brighton quintet CHOPCHOP can't stay still for long in any one genre, preferring instead to slip wildly in and out of punk-funk, jazz, prog, electronica and spoken-word. Born of contradictory musical tensions, they have created a free-wheeling set of compositions that range from intricate, complex arrangements to the crudest monolithic riffs. They are known for their shows full of energy that combine high-weird performance, can't-help-but-dance rhythms and adventurous improvisations. Their debut album ‘Everything Looks So Real’ (Rose Hill Records) is released on February 14.

'A fantastic life affirming noise ... A wildly original new quintet' - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

Map 71
Map 71 combine the words of artist Lisa Jayne with the productions of Andy Pyne, bringing together sinister ritual percussion and sparse electro textures with a voice racing between surreal demons and earthy anxiety. Haunting, darkly engaging music which is still danceable.

“Apocalyptic proclamations from some piss-stained midnight car park of the mind” - The Wire

The Emperors Of Ice Cream
Scrawly DIY acid-punk goodness from Brighton. Their latest album 'Vice Cream' was released on cassette in September.

JAPANESE TELEVISION

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £8 +bf

On the door: £15

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

Japanese Television
From the ashes of three psychedelic rock bands, rose Japanese Television - who formed with a shared vision of creating a modern psychedelic space-surf-soundscape. The band went into the studio with Kristian Bell of The Wytches who captured the raw spirit of their live performance, recording to 8-track tape. The tracks make up their debut self-titled 2018 EP, which was named as an EP of the year by both Gideon Coe and Amy Lame at BBC 6 Music, and 2019 EP II sold out within weeks.

+ Special Guests

Melt Plastic Group & The Psycho Relics

MOLLY

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £7 +bf

On the door: £9

18+
 

FACEBOOK EVENT

MOLLY
wearemolly.bandcamp.com
“Skeletal, celestial shoegaze (that) reflects the cold beauty of the Austrian Alps.” - Stereogum

Austrian duo MOLLY release their debut album All That Ever Could Have Been via Sonic Cathedral and Dalliance Recordings on June 28. Available on limited double Alpine clover coloured vinyl, CD and digital.

Innsbruck-based Lars Andersson and Phillip Dornauer’s shoegaze-inspired beginnings coalesced on their acclaimed 2017 EP, Glimpse, which did just as it said, offering a tantalising peek into their world; the full, glorious vista is now revealed on their accomplished debut album. And All That Ever Could Have Been really is breathtaking. It begins with an almost 15-minute post-rock epic and takes in nods to ambient, dreampop and prog, with echoes of Galaxie 500, Low, Beachwood Sparks, Dungen, The Besnard Lakes, Sigur Rós, M83 and Cigarettes After Sex. Its eight tracks belie both the band’s youth and their small number, forming a mountain of sound that suggests they are more of a geological outfit than a musical one.

http://www.soniccathedral.co.uk/2019/05/03/mollyalbum/

+ Special Guests

Sleeping Creatures & China Bamboo

WORLD BRAIN

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hope & Ruin (Ground Floor Bar Space) - Brighton

6PM - 8PM

FREE ENTRY, just turn up!

18+
 

FACEBOOK EVENT

WORLD BRAIN

worldbrain.bandcamp.com

Berlin based solo artist Fenster’s Lucas Ufo makes musique about wifi and luv.


+ Support from

Speedboat

STONEFIELD

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Chalk - Brighton

7PM - 10PM

Advance tickets: £10 +bf

On the door: £12

FACEBOOK EVENT

Stonefield ~ stonefield.bandcamp.com
What a year it's been for the Findlay sisters, storming The Great Escape back in May and stunning new album and a SOLD OUT tour with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

From practicing in their family shed as teenagers in rural Australia, to touring the world with Fleetwood Mac, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, King Tuff, and King Gizzard, it’s been a strange trip for the four Findlay sisters. As Stonefield, they’ve got three albums and thousands of miles under their belts, plus plenty of perspective on what it’s like to fight to make a place for themselves, and tell their own story.

Written largely on the road in America earlier this year, the songs on BENT are filled with reference and reflection—the kind that comes from months spent far from home, living on four wheels. The surreal isolation of trudging through white-out snow and snaking down deserted highways served as the perfect backdrop for the band to look inward, taking stock of the journey they’ve taken thus far as musicians, and as people. “It’s a culmination of experiences, emotions, and stories collected over time,” explains lead singer and drummer Amy Findlay, “A growth of honest, raw, energy that has been burning within us and waiting for its moment.”

Recorded in just five days with Joe Walker and Stu Mackenzie from King Gizzard at their studio in Melbourne, the album is almost 100% live.

+ Special Guests

Sleep Eaters

WAX MACHINE ALBUM LAUNCH

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £6 +bf

On the door: £8

18+
 

FACEBOOK EVENT

Wax Machine - Pre-order the album here: https://bit.ly/3aiQGke
Brighton’s Wax Machine are a band so steeped in the kernel of psychedelic seep that there’s every indication they may have slipped through a side door in space-time and sprouted anew a few years back on the UK coast. However, for all intents and purposes it’s best to believe that they truly sprang from the fertile mind of Brazilian-born, Italian/English-raised Lau Ro (Guitar/Vocals). Lau’s international upbringing served as the wellspring for some of the eclectic taste that informs the core of Wax Machine’s sound. On Earthsong of Silence, that eclecticism incorporates Spiritual Jazz, Krautrock, Tropicália and Library Music while filtering them all through a psychedelic lens. Per Lau, “The album is an exploration into paradoxes, meditation and magic, predicated on the underlying idea of becoming one with nature and in harmony with the environment.” It borrows from dreams and trances to give life to a psychedelic experience that feels hauntingly familiar, yet strikingly new. On his journey Lau met up with fellow Brighton musicians and birthed Wax Machine with members from local bands Rokurokubi, Hill, Strange Cages and singer-songwriter Woody Green. Ro’s fellow travelers include Isobel Jones, who adds soaring vocals and provides Wax Machine’s entrancing flute work alongside Toma Sapir who locks down a groove on the kit that keeps Earthsong of Silence from floating into the ether.

Codex Serafini
A saturnian five piece of interchangeable shapes masquerading as fact, lying in the uneasy boundary between Surreal and fantasy.

Crayola Lectern
Crayola Lectern released his debut double album, "The Fall and Rise of..." to great critical acclaim in 2013. The work and muse continue apace with the second album nearing completion and the third underway. Piano-oriented songs and adventures which affect people greatly, forming a unique musical world, all of its own, in thrall to nobody, best described as "what psychedelic music would have sounded like had the Edwardians invented it."

CABLE TIES

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £8 +bf

On the door: £10

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

Cable Ties
Cable Ties are a fierce, tense rock’n’roll trio. They take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. Post-punk and garage rock hammered together by a relentless rhythmic pulse. Jenny McKechnie channels her struggles into songs that reso- nate deeply, giving voice to feelings often buried in modern life. Shauna Boyle and Nick Brown are a rhythm section anchored in Stooges primitivism – relent- lessly hammering out a bedrock for McKechnie’s guitar pyrotechnics and vocal wallop. Three friends summoning a rhythmic tide to deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry.

ĠENN
ĠENN (pronounced Jenn) is a musical riot, ready to rock your ears and mess with your brain. They’re serving alternative post-punk madness with a fun twist, fresh out of their DIY framework. Based in Brighton, the band is a result of a trans-national pairing which came about through the internet.

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JUNIORE

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM-11PM

Advance tickets: £9 +bf

On the door: £11

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

While you will need to be fluent in French in order to understand the lyrics, there’s still a creeping sense of melancholy in the tone that makes the emotion within the songs feel universal. For Juniore, the exploration of French culture and heritage has also played a part in forming the identity of the band. “It’s been really nice to listen to interesting, innovative music in French, influenced by France’s musical history. I think the music we make comes from the same desire to pay homage to this history - in this sense, we feel a kinship to bands like La Femme or The Liminanas.”

Juniore will be releasing a special Dinked edition vinyl, which will be available via Resident Brighton.

+ Special Guests

DOMMENGANG

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM-11PM

Advance tickets: £7 +bf

On the door: £9

FACEBOOK EVENT

On No Keys, Dommengang channel the wailing, psych-rock abandon of their previous work into a lean, dark-edged record colored by loss. Guitarist Dan “Sig” Wilson, bassist Brian Markham, and drummer Adam Bulgasem (Black Mountain) have grown closer even as they live further apart. Shared personal loss and experience playing and touring has made time together both an escape, and a release. No Keys captures the raw energy of playing together: soaring, blues-rock made all the more potent by heartfelt lyrics that address loss and anxiety.

Dommengang’s spiritual home of LA makes its mark on No Keys. The songs are fit for the late-night drive into the California desert, a real and metaphorical escape for a rootless band always searching for a balance between the city and the rougher expanses of nature. That restless spirit drives No Keys, finding voice in Bulgasem’s superb skill behind the kit, and the fuzzed-out guitar riffs of Wilson and the lyrics of Markham provide intense, cathartic release.

dommengang.bandcamp.com

+ Special Guests

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Concorde 2 - Brighton

7PM - 10PM

Advance tickets: £15 +bf

Likely to sell out in advance, as all previous shows have!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Newcastle upon Tyne's acclaimed psych/punk/doom 5-piece Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs head back to the road in 2020, starting with a UK tour from mid-April.

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