11-12 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA
With a brand new, old look The Hope & Ruin is the new name for the Hope, and that’s not the only change. Just some of the improvements, include an increased capacity for gigs upstairs, a full food menu of poutine and hotdogs, an expanded range of craft beers, brewery fresh lager, and that very different new look that came from the team travelling in eastern Europe where bars are frequently cobbled together out of reclaimed spaces using anything the owners can get hold off.
The venue upstairs has become a much more practical live music space from simply moving the bar to the back of the room. That’s considerably more easily said that done, by the way. The stage is higher (and larger), the air-con more powerful, the bands bigger, the programming more dynamic.
The E.D. Fowler Band "Anxiety" Single Launch with Swear Down Records
The official live launch of Swear Down Records is the single release of THE E.D. FOWLER BAND's new track "Anxiety" Teaser: https://youtu.be/6_YV_k5CgjA Led by singer/songwriter E.D. Fowler, this alternative pop/rock trio express songs of self-reflection and analysis, citing their style as "anxiety pop". Honest and powerful emotions conveyed over a sonically driven backdrop https://www.theedfowlerband.com/ ________________________ Support from: MS THNG Sun drenched south coast babies with twangy guitars and catchy hooks. For fans of: Bleached, The Strokes, and Together Pangea. Listen: https://youtu.be/mz2Jtgj-kYA FB: https://www.facebook.com/msthngclub HAVA Brighton based trip-hop/rock band. Ambient and dark instrumentation and experimental bluesy vocals expressing social awareness for invisible illness. Listen: https://youtu.be/cc18OBfYV98 FB: https://www.facebook.com/havaofficial OH JENNY Simply three baby faced boys packing seriously dangerous frequencies into grungy, power pop bangers. With a crazy high energy set bursting with infectious songs and a crop-top wielding front man, you'll find it difficult to hold on to your pants. Listen: https://goo.gl/JqepA0 FB: https://www.facebook.com/ohjenny Featuring compere from: KAT'S HEAD A scribbler of all sorts, sandwiching soliloquies and sounds from the soul in a conversational, stand-up feel. Listen: https://youtu.be/8r4NP9RJ5zk FB: https://www.facebook.com/KatsHead Photos By Andy Voakes https://www.facebook.com/andyvoakesmusicphotographygallery/?ref=bookmarks
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New Candys + Is Bliss + Vinyl Staircase
Nice when you get brilliant sets from all three bands on the bill...another excellent collab between Acid Box Promotions and The Hope and Ruin featuring Vinyl Staircase, Is Bliss and New Candys - all well worth a look. All photos © Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography
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