Sometimes you have one of these days where you appear to be destined to see dross or changeovers. It’s one of the risks go taking the approach of bouncing around. I wanted to try some of the other venues which meant they were a little bit more dispersed and unfortunately I just seemed to catch changeovers for most of the afternoon. The bands I did catch simply didn’t register or where actually rubbish.
Thankfully my mood was lightened late afternoon when I stumbled upon a line-up change at the Tube, Kill Moon who played an excellent set helped by the fantastic venue. (It really is a tiny tube in the Brighton sea wall)
After that things improved with an ‘off festival’ show featuring The Physics House Band, Slow Club and the Amazing Snakeheads, a band I failed to catch due to the long queues outside of the tiny Hope the night before.
The evening was closed off with some ‘knowns’, White Lung, a disappointing Mazes, an interesting performance from Arc Iris, a band who clearly listened to too much Frank Zappa and watching too many Yes performances. Finally my festival closed with Trans.
I managed to catch:
Gallery Circus – Energetic performance but the music didn’t work for me
Audience Killers – didn’t like the lead singer’s voice
The Physics House Band – sound like a complex equation imagined in music.
Slow Club – good performance, though fairly bland