Two great sounding gigs coming up this week for my home town Brighton readers, put on by the excellent promotions and label collective Nice Weather For Airstrikes.
The first of this weks shows is tonight at The Hydrant, headlined by Brighton's own Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea - a noisy post-punk/rock combo signed to SmallTownAmerica - home of And So I Watch You From Afar among others. They're joined by Axis Of - an Irish band playing similarly intense sounds of mountain razing magnitudes - and Tourist Killed In Shark Attack. The slightly less ridiculous name of new Brighton jazzist rockers who used to be called BYGRAYVPARTYNMYRYTARM.
Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea - That Drums Discordant Sound by Music Liberation
THEN on Thursday, there is another stellar line up culminating in a DJ set from Stuart Braithwaite, aka Plasmatron, of Mogwai fame and infamy. This is on the same day as Demdike Stare, but there's nothing any of us can do about that, you'll just have to make a very tough decision. The headlining band, Remember Remember are signed to Rock Action - they're a seven-piece orchestral kosmiche outfit playing simmering minimal(maximal)-epics that will make for some huge spectacle on stage.
Support comes fom two Brighton bands; Plurals - a collective collagist drone band including members of Ecka Liena, The Psyche Out Musikland Big Band, Me With Others and more - and cinematic soundtrack band Nordic Giants, who collaborate with filmakers to provide sonic backdrops to their artwork, along with interesting twists to their stage presence; part performance art, part film, part live band.