Tryptich is a festival over three days in the middle of January, which you might think is a crazy time to have a festival. Though Brighton has a long tradition of mini-festivals around this time of the year and I’ve been to quite a few over during that time. Despite it being the coldest night of the year so far, The Hope & Ruin was rammed when I turned up at the beginning of the night. It’s a bit of an eclectic mix of bands tonight but I have been looking forward to this show for a while.
When it was announced that legendary Brighton venue Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar would be closing at the end of last year it sent shockwaves through the Brighton music scene. Firstly a sense of grief, due to lost jobs and the beautiful memories created there and, secondly, because if an independent venue can’t exist in Brighton – a liberal, music-loving city with independence running through its veins – then where can it? Thank goodness, then, for Green Door Store; a venue that has reached its eighth year by doing everything right. Showcasing excellent underground bands, as well as some of the most hotly-tipped in the world, as well as giving brilliant Brighton bands a leg up.
Local live music promoter and record label, Love Thy Neighbour, have just announced they’re bringing back their excellent Tryptich Festival this January to brighten up the coldest and most miserable of months.
Here at Brightonsfinest we love a heady dose of noisy garage rock. From supporting the likes of Idles and Shame every step of the way, it looks like Brighton outfit Guru could follow on in their footsteps as our very own noisemakers. Describing themselves quite brilliantly as “Post-avant-garde-psychedelic-doom-nü-pop”, they impressed us recently with a superb support slot for Kagoule at The Prince Albert.