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Mind My Music! – Circle Arts Centre, Portslade – Saturday 26th May 2018

You may not have heard of Portslade’s new Circle Arts Centre, and it may seem a bit of a trek to those of you who are used to sticking to a square mile or two around Brighton centre, but let us assure you, you won’t want to miss this show with its excellent line-up and worthy cause. Local label Chord Orchard present an excellent all-day festival to raise funds and awareness for Music Minds Matter, a charity that provides mental health support for the music industry.

The bill is led by BC Camplight. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, where his old backing band went on to become The War On Drugs, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Christinzio has relocated to Manchester, UK, releasing his last record on Brighton-based label Bella Union in 2015. His most recent work has taken influence from the likes of Harry Nilsson, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren, alongside some more esoteric leanings and is an altogether darker affair. Deportation Blues is due later this summer, making this a great chance to hear some of this new material live.

Danny & The Champions Of The World should need no introduction, winners of the best album, song and band at the Americana Music Award UK 2016, they’re sure to wow us all with their stunning live show and killer songs. Local legends the Electric Soft Parade will be another highlight. The recent announcement of a Pledge Music campaign to record a fifth record, the follow-up to 2013’s IDIOTS, came as a pleasant surprise. It will be an amazing chance to hear their unique blend of psychedelic pop again, and, we’re hoping, a little tease of some of this new material.

The bill throughout the evening seems to range from strong to stronger, taking in local singer-songwriter Hattie Cooke, the countrified indie noir of The Delta Bell, prodigious pop from Fierce Friend, lo-fi psych from The Diamond Family Archive, and the phoenix from the ashes of Clowwns that is Brother Twain. There will be exclusive MMM! Merchandise on sale, as well as information stalls from local and national mental health organisations.

Tickets: £15:68- 17.84 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mind-my-music-tickets-42785094369

Physical tickets available at Resident Records.




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