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THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 6

Right, another festival in Brighton, so another finger-waving highlights guide to what you can find there. I’m talking all about THE BEACHDOWN FESTIVAL located on the beautiful Brighton Downs.

Another new festival on Brighton’s increasingly excellent summer ciruit. Listed as “the UK’s newest and most laid back festival“, with “a guarantee of having the driest underfoot site of any festival” (due to the chalk in the hills that its located upon!!).

It will showcase a mix of both international and local acts on 4 stages over the August bank holiday. Worthy of mention at a glance are; De La Soul, Gogol Bordello, Reverend & The Makers, The Infadels and Lightspeed Champion, amongst others. As on every Gig List though, I’m pointing out my favourites and boy are they both cooking!!


YOUNG KNIVES
– A 3-piece originating from Leicestershire, now based near Oxford and signed to Transgressive Records, I’ve keenly followed these guys over recent years. I saw them live at Reading Festival a few years back, so I point out their live set to you with joyous abandon as they totally kick it. They are all sharp, pointy guitars and catchy chorus’, brothers Henry and Thomas (aka The House Of Lords – brilliant!) share a cracking connection on stage. Slipping under the scene ‘Geek Rock’ with the likes of FOALS in the UK these glasses-clad, tweed-suited fellas are well worth a pop. Go see go see…

ACT:                    YOUNG KNIVES
VENUE:                BEACHDOWN FESTIVAL, THE SOUTH DOWNS, just north of Brighton
COST:                  £85 for full weekend, plus free camping
DATE:                   August Bank Holiday
WEBSITE:             http://www.myspace.com/theyoungknives


KISSY SELL OUT
– Oh so much I can write, so much. A total fucking legend on the electro scene! He is such a super-freaking cool DJ that I’m due to write his very own entry on The Recommender 7, so I’ll spare the facts on this. All you need to know is that this ex-fashion student, friend-of-the-stars, style-tastic, remix-master DJ of electro music is one the best on the circuit. Any circuit! Of the 42 hours of music that The Beachdown Festival claim is on offer the minutes and seconds that this guy is on stage should be the finest of the whole weekend!

ACT:                    KISSY SELL OUT
VENUE:               BEACHDOWN FESTIVAL, THE SOUTH DOWNS, just north of Brighton
COST:                  £85 for full weekend, plus free camping
DATE:                  August Bank Holiday
WEBSITE:            http://www.myspace.com/kissysellout

Hope this helps your bank holiday out. Just remember Kissy Sell Out is known for blowing his air horn throughout his set, like the pied piper of electro, so listen out when he comes calling.

Don’t forget to check back here for The Recommender 7 sometime in the very near future for some more sweet selections. Nice.

Mike

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4 Responses to “THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 6”


  1. 1 Sille
    August 11, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Mike,

    I had looked forward to seeing Kissy Sell Out very much, but when he performed at the Melt festival in Germany last month, it was quite a disappointment. He played with two others in a live-band, and they were pretty mediocre, I must say.

    Nothing at all like his excellent re-mixes.

    Let me know what he was like when (if) you’ve seen him.

    Regards and keep up the good blog,
    Sille (from Holland)

  2. August 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, Kissy is strangely out touring with a live band to support his upcoming debut ablum, but not sure that this is a true reflection of the albums content really. So far as remixing goes, he totally rocks, so you are better off catching him in his more entertaining DJ mode…
    Mike

  3. August 12, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    fuckin love the Youn Knives I saw them like three or four years back in a tiny venue in London called the garage (i was a proper indie kid back then). “House Of Lords! House of Lords! House of Lords!”

    GREAT BLOG

  4. August 13, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Ha Ha! Nice. I bet that was way cool. They were discovered in a famous pub venue in the coolest part of Oxford, The Jerricho Tavern, (the same place Radiohead were discovered incidently) and I so I bet that too was a flying gig from their early days! Thanks for the compliment. You too have one of the best blogs going…ANYONE READING THIS SHOULD CLICK OVER TO PELSKI’s…LIKE NOW!


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