The Hope & Ruin
- 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA, Brighton
- 01273 325793
Last year was busy for Londoners Average Sex who grab aspects of post-punk and add their own personalities, resulting in something both noisy and pretty damn inspiring. With shows in Paris and Amsterdam supporting The Charlatans, then into the studio with Tim Burgess and James Spencer (New Order, The Cribs, The Charlatans) to record the follow up to their debut EP, ‘Ice Cream’.
‘Melodie‘ was released in August on O Genesis Recordings and their summer was spent in a van going up and down the country playing gigs and festivals, including a sold-out EP launch.
Recently voted one of the most unmissable bands of the weekend at this year’s Sound City festival in Liverpool; Average Sex are definitely going to be busier this year.
"Bad ass power-pop champs sucking on ice cream and the tears of their ex's" - Art is Hard
Melodic riff sweethears from Milan, Italy. The band made their debut in 2014 with a self-titled EP, following up with their first full length in 2016 "Snowed In / Stormed Out", both out via the iconic Italian indie label To Lose La Track and Barely Legal in the UK.
Gary & The Yays
Deceptively ageing UK melodic punk/hardcore veteran Gary Yay strikes a curious proposition ... he's played in numerous bands since the 00s, such as Poindexter, Eager Teeth and Telegraphs, but don't let that fool you; on his debut solo record 'When I Grow Up To Be A Man', his influences are firmly entrenched in pop. His solo material draws influence from 80s new wave, Lemonheads, Descendents, Weezer and Hüsker Dü.