Ed The Dog made quite the impact last year. With the release of his debut record Shame, as well as a much loved live performance at 2018’s Great Escape Festival, it seemed like a breakthrough for the artist was closer than ever. Taking place at the Green Door Store, Ed’s headline set would mark the finale to the first of a four-night series of gigs presented by Hidden Herd; the Sptlght series, which aims to raise awareness of some of the most exciting upcoming bands.
We’re big fans of indie-pop outfit Safe to Swim here at Brightonsfinest, having seen their devastating live display numerous times around the city, most recently with their excellent set at Hidden Herd’s festival back in September. Now the band look set to take it to the next level with new single ‘Friends’.
Over the last 12 months, online magazine Hidden Herd have announced themselves as a fantastic promoter offering up the best of indie music. Thus, their very first festival was an eclectic affair showcasing bands from Brighton and further afield in an all-dayer that grew more and more in strength as it escalated up the bill. From prog-rock to operatic pop, this wasn’t only an entertaining day of music, it was an exciting portrayal into the strength of up-and-coming British guitar music.