This December, the DRILL : FESTIVAL is coming to Brighton, and we’ve selected five exciting acts to be sure to check out!
Boasting more than 100 bands, artists, films, talks and exhibitions and across 14 different venues, DRILL : BRIGHTON will feature numerous not-be-missed acts. Here are five bands – Wire, Gold Panda, These New Puritans, East India Youth, and Three Trapped Tigers – that we are most excited about.
The original curators of the DRILL : FESTIVAL, Wire is an English rock band that emerged in 1976. Renowned for their prolific role in London’s punk rock and post-punk scene, the band played at myriad venues in the city before dissolving – and then reforming – in the 1980s. In 2013, the band introduced the DRILL : FESTIVAL in London, as a means to “show-case their impact on and relationship with groups and artists from younger generations”.
English composer and electronic music producer Gold panda gained prominence in 2010 with his debut album, Lucky Shiner. Since then, he has toured the world performing and promoting his music, emphatically described by The Guardian as “combination of warm, lo-fi electronica, a patchwork of crackly samples and melodies that stick”.
Based in London, art-rock act These New Puritans cite a wide range of influences as inspiration, from New York-bred Wu-Tang Clan to the happy songs of the Smurfs. With a timeless sound ambiguously described as “very 1970, but also quite 1610, 1950, 1979, 1989, 2005 and 2070” (The Guardian), These New Puritans are not-to-be-missed!
Known as East India Youth, English electronic musician William Doyle is new to the music scene. While having only released his first album, Total Strife Forever, in January of this year, East India Youth has been working on his craft for years. Initially focusing on pop music, he attributes his current electronic sound to the experimental work he created as a way to combat “the boredom of being at the very end of the central line, without any friends or social life in London.”
Unlike the previous four bands, Three Trapped Tigers is an instrumental act. Described as noise-rock, their dreamy music has been described as “the sound of imagination itself”, and “aggressive, beautiful and frightening all at once”. Experimental and raw, Three Trapped Tigers are sure to bring a new vibe to DRILL : BRIGHTON.
Be sure to check out the rest of DRILL : BRIGHTON’s impressive line up here and see them live 4-7 December!