BRIGHTON’S most exciting new bands and artists are showcased in this three-day event hosted by promotion company and label Love Thy Neighbour.

Three acts will perform on each of the three nights of the festival, with a limited edition vinyl of that evening’s bands available to buy.

Speaking about his line-up choices, Love Thy Neighbour founder Andy Rossiter said: “They are all artists I admire musically and like on a personal level. As each show comes with a vinyl release it’s important they are both amazing live and on record.

“This year we cover genres from shoegaze, garage rock, post-punk and psychedelia so there is something to cover most people’s tastes.” Below, we preview the acts set to take Brighton by storm.

January 25

The Hundredth Anniversary

The alternative rock band have supported Wolf Alice on tour and have been twice been named as NME magazine’s “one to watch”. Their atmospheric songs are characterised by glimmering guitar lines and crisp vocals.

Penelope Isles

Hailing from the Isle of Man, this brother-sister duo have a great knack for melody – often underpinned by fuzzed-up guitars.

Prince Vaseline

Favourites on the local music scene, Prince Vaseline have a classic psychedelic sound but a pop sensibility; their tunes are sometimes sprawling and sometimes contained in traditional song structures.

January 26

Dark Horses

With such an ambitious sound, it’s a good thing Dark Horses are technically talented enough to pull it off. They merge experimental rock with electronica and their song Hail Lucid State received plays on BBC Radio 6 Music.


Fans of 80s and 90s alternative music will love Projector, whose industrial yet lush sound is reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Pixies and Joy Division.


Founded only a few months ago in Brighton, Circe conjures a brooding, otherworldly atmosphere accentuated by her ethereal voice. Listen to single Under My Skin to get a taste.

January 27


A powerful female vocal is just one of the arresting things about this band, who combine moody keyboards with repetitive basslines. For fans of Savages and Chelsea Wolfe.

Speak Galactic

This band have cemented their reputation as one of Brighton’s live bands – although their performances are rare. They make trippy rock with an ear for melody. At Triptych they’re releasing their first music since 2013.

T House

The brainchild of the founding member of celebrated noise-rock band Sweet Williams, T House has a dark and claustrophobic sound.

The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, January 25 to 27
For tickets and more information visit or call 01273 325793