Brighton’s Public Body were a band that came to our attention, and impressed us, when they opened Green Door Store’s eighth birthday celebrations at the beginning of this year. Describing it as an “assembly of punchy, dirty post-punk”, we certainly touted them as a Brighton band to keep an eye on. They’ve now proved that we were very right to think that.
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.