When reflecting on shows I’ve seen this year something always brings me back to seeing Hinds at Concorde 2. There’s a level of fondness that comes back to me everytime I think of it. The band exude positive energy and carefree fun and are slowly becoming something of a cult item in the UK. After seeing them for the first time, I completely get it. Their live show is energetic and generally a very wholesome experience. Their music is simple, fun and relatable and the band’s love of being in a band overflows into the audience. It was a show that brought smiles all round and it still does to this day.
It has been one hell of a year. From the influx of thousands of artists during festival season to watching many of our most-loved Brighton bands bloom into genuine world beaters, 2018 has been an incredibly successful year for music locally. Our Brightonsfinest writers now look back over the past 12 months to remember their highlights on record and in the live sphere as well as the ones we missed.
You don’t get many bands like The Lemon Twigs in a lifetime. They’re genuinely eccentric, seemingly wholesome and talented beyond belief. Go To School is the band pushing the limits of their compositional muscles and the product is unbelievable; it is an album of passion made by two brothers who were “literally raised on Broadway”. Pushing away from Do Hollywood, their brilliant debut from 2016, they didn’t want to give fans a straight up pop album and have pushed as far away from that as they could.
The follow-up to last year’s Brothers of Destruction EP, and their 2016 debut album Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs are set to release Go To School on 24th August. The latest tune to be released from it is ‘Small Victories’.