Kotki Dwa open the show tonight and itâs only their second gig after a three year break. Despite this; theyâre on top form. There music lies somewhere between The Wave Pictures and Egyptian Hip Hop; they combine indie style guitar work with obscure keyboard sounds and quirky lyrics which finishes up as a rather exclusive and interesting sound. They even use their mouths to create beeping sounds (to mirror a supermarket scanner) at one point during their set as the singer goes onto sing about particular events that occurred during a supermarket shop.
Still Corners are up next which the audience appears to be extremely excited about, probably having downloaded the glorious free give away âEndless Summerâ earlier this year; it was certainly one of my favourite musical discoveries of the summer. The band manage to conjure a soothing air of sixties nostalgia and a kind of disturbing, ghostly ambience that I canât quite put my finger on. Their performance certainly has a powerful effect on the audience as they stand in silent awe.
Finally, headline band, Twin Sister, take to The Lexington stage; lead singer, Andrea Estella's hair a bold shade of green which made her look like some form of beautiful mermaid/sea creature. Twin Sister maintain the hazy, trippy, dream pop vibes that Still Corners created earlier. Estellaâs charisma is astonishing; letâs put it this way, Iâve never wanted to have green hair more than I did whilst watching her in my whole life. Her performance comes naturally, casually even; the whole bandâs performance is relaxed and all of the members seem to complement each other without even trying. Twin Sister craft beautiful, tripped out, eighties tinged, romantic pop music as their performance tonight truly cements.
Kotki Dwa is both 'the title of a Polish lullaby used to send children to sleep' and a three-piece band from the UK. A band that don't work alongside a record label, they work with the National Trust – a band who celebrated their last EP Lunch by lavishing fans with glow-in-the-dark sandwiches – a band whose work has been used in the Tate Modern; the band in which I'll be writing about on this fittingly unpredictable afternoon. [read more]
For a venue so incredibly small, The Prince Albert can fit an impressive number of people. A few weeks back, Titus Andronicus packed out its dark room above the bar, not far from Brighton Station. Tonight, itâs their fellow countrymen Twin Sisterâs turn to stake a claim for possibly putting on bands of this size in a slightly bigger venue â though as a Brighton-newbie, perhaps this is a practise I will grow accustomed to.
First band Sea Dog open to an already busy venue (although mos... [read more]
Consider how Still Corners began, and their maturity into the band behind Strange Pleasures becomes even more remarkable. Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray both ran into each other when they got off the same train at the wrong stop. What are the chances of that?!
Since their formation in 2008, Still Corners have self released an EP, Remember Pepper?, and released a number of singles last year including ‘Endless Summer’ which features on their debut full length. [read more]