Coming up: Orchards + Arcade Hearts + Twilight Driving + SHINERS (CloseUp x Jagermeister)

Brighton friends! Mark the 15th February in the diary because we have a show for you that you will not want to miss out on! In collaboration with Jagermeister, we’ll be at The Hope and Ruin for a night of indie magical mayhem.

Our headliners are Brighton hometown alt-pop band Orchards, who identify their genre as a ‘Glittery Gateway Drug’. They’ve been featured on playlists by Buzzfeed and Spotify, played festivals such as Alternative Escape and YNOT as well as performed with Sofar Sounds.

Their song ‘Honey’ was originally written about the bee crisis with the line ‘don’t you forget, the sweet taste I left in your mouth, don’t you forget, feel that sugar slipping down’ representing tasting honey. It ended up developing into an angsty indie-pop record with fierce vocals and intricate guitars that will have you buzzing (sorry).  

In 2017, the four-piece, released ‘Darling’ which DIY magazine hailed a ‘doozy’ for ‘managing to cram approximately 5 killer hooks into the space of a single song’. Their music glistens with enthusiasm and if you’re a fan of early-style Foals and Everything Everything then you won’t want to miss out on these dreamy indie sensations.

Support on the night comes from CloseUp boys, Arcade Hearts, who also happen to have a single called ‘Honey’ that is as tasty as the sweet nectar itself. The quartet are known for their energetic indie-disco-80s infused style both on and off stage. Make sure to check out ‘Running’ which was picked as one of our top tracks of 2017, gained its debut BBC Radio 1 play last week and is highly contagious.

Not straying far from home to join the bill will be Twilight Driving who dropped their first release last year with ‘Soft & Pink’, a heartfelt song with a formidable sound of Americana style indie-pop. They’ve got a new track out on the 14th February, so make sure to join them in celebrating its release at our show. 

Also playing on the night will be East Londoners, SHINERS, a band who grew up in the era of brit-pop (think Blur, Pulp, Oasis) and have developed their sound to create a new wave of the genre for the present day. Their songs are infectious and lyrics are witty such as in ‘Generation Y’ from their EP ‘Now’, that tells of the same old headliners playing the festival slots, and the feisty ‘I Love The Girl’ which tells of a frustrated love story. Their songs are drenched in 90s melodies and are a sure fire way to get the party started.

Tickets for the show are available for just £5 from DICE:

See you there!

Words by: @RosieChad

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