Washed Out Festival is less than a month away and we are so excited for our first time at the festival. Taking place in the city centre, it has grown from Brighton's DIY music community and now shows off some of the best art/punk culture from Brighton as well as from further afield.
Here is a selection of some of the bands/artists we think that you need to go and see over the course of the two days.
Bdrmm are a shoegaze/dream-pop band based in Hull. Starting out as Ryan Smith's solo bedroom project, bdrmm then became a 5-piece and quickly caught the attention of the likes of MTV, Clash Magazine and Dork Magazine.
They have just released their 5th single 'Heaven' and it is their strongest release to date and we cannot wait to see them perform it live.
Find them at The Prince Albert on Saturday at 17:30
Formerly known as Kamikaze Girls, Cultdreams will be bringing their sad punk style to Patterns on the Saturday. Since the name change they have also announced they are in the studio working on new music, so this might be the perfect time to catch some new unreleased songs.
In their debut album, they tackled issues including misogyny, depression, and PTSD as well as other important topics and the band does not shy away from telling it how it is.
Find them at Patterns on Saturday at 19:15
This is a big one for us, Egyptian Blue are one of the most exciting bands coming out of Brighton at the moment. Their psych-fueled post-punk style is sounding like the perfect combo. Whilst sounding fuzzy and tripping you also get a sense of seriousness, especially from the vocal style. Having supported the likes of YOWL and FEET, it will not be long until Egyptian Blue are playing UK tours and making even more noise than they currently are.
Find them at Green Door Store on Saturday at 21:00
Gaffa Tape Sandy
A band known for having an incredible live show, of course, we could not leave Gaffa Tape Sandy off the list. Their energetic garage-rock/punk style has got them lots of support over the past few years including from the likes of Radio 1's Huw Stephens as well as being named as one of NME's 100 Essential Acts for 2018. They have also supported Peace, Indoor Pets and IDLES on tour.
Their latest single 'Highlights' has come out today (20th March) and there is no surprise that they have released another excellent single.
Find them at Patterns on Friday at 21:15