Posted October 7th 2014
October is going to be an amazingly busy and action-packed month.
This post will shine a light on the amazing supports.
October 7th is King Creosote at Komedia
Main support comes from Charlie Cunningham, a nylon stringed acoustic guitarist originally from Bedfordshire, but now residing in Oxford. He has been the center of much attention over the past year, with name-checks on Radio 1 and a rapidly growing fan base. “This song is so good I really just want more songs from him.” – The 405 on Charlie’s song ‘Lights Off’
October 8th is Grant-Lee Phillips & Howe Gelb at Komedia. These guys will be supporting eachother!
October 17th is A Winged Victory For The Sullen at St. George’s Church.
DJ set by Eva Bowan. Polish-born Brighton (UK) based musician, graphic designer and freelance illustrator, Eva Bowan, has an interest that lies in combining organic sounds with electronic rhythms, balancing somewhere in between ambient, experimental pop and psychedelia. She creates captivating surreal worlds and soundscapes inviting on an introspective journey. Her works are a mixture of dreams, hidden fantasies and fears, observing the nature and overanalysing the world around and within.
“A suitably memorable bit of atmospheric vanguardism that, powered by skipping rhythms and supple vocal samples, will stay with us for some while yet to come.” – Dots and Dashes
October 20th is Nick Mulvey at Komedia *SOLD OUT*
Support comes from Sivu; British singer/songwriter Sivu writes and records sophisticated, often darkly toned indie pop. Influenced by pop mavericks like Björk and Beck, he had already begun to work quietly on solo material when in 2011, he crossed paths with Alt-J’s producer Charlie Andrew. The two struck up a friendship and began working together, recording Sivu’s debut single, “Better Man Than He,” His debut album, Something on High, was released last month.
“Effortlessly instant pop songs, laced with sentiment and bright ideas” – This is Fake DIY.
October 23rd is St. Vincent playing in Eastbourne for the first time, on her only Southern show, at the Floral Hall in the Winter Gardens.
Support comes from Warwickshire duo Coves who create catchy shoegaze indie pop. They mash up the vintage psychedelic sounds that inspire them, and already have had a track of theirs remixed by psych-rockers Toy.
“They have something great going on with nice production ideas complementing their sweet tunes.” – NME
October 27th is Haley Bonar at Green Door Store. *FREE SHOW*
Main support is Garden Heart are a 5 piece pop/alternative band from Brighton. After playing a summer of shows and festivals such as 2000 Trees in Cheltenham and releasing a new single: ‘Cure’, Garden Heart are not to be missed supporting Haley Bonar. “This is some of the best new unsigned music that I’ve heard in a VERY long time and I’m sure that after listening you too will be completely hooked on their sound”. Secret Scout.
Opener Beth Morris is a singer-songwriter based in Brighton who writes lovely acoustic folk. Her debut EP Homegrown is out now.
October 28th is Real Estate at Komedia
Alvvays are main support for Real Estate, they are a Canadian Indie Pop band from Toronto, following tours with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Pete Bjorn and John, the group recorded a full-length album, Alvvays, which was released by Polyvinyl Records in July of this year. Don’t miss them supporting Real Estate at Komedia, a band described by Artrocker as “a band to watch for the remainder of this year and next” – Artrocker.
October 30th is Pale Seas at The Hope *FREE SHOW*
Having begun as a solo singer-songwriter, Sophie Jamieson’s project has evolved rapidly into something ambient and haunting. What were once quiet, melancholy folk songs are growing in strength and gaining atmosphere at the hands of her band, to provide one of the most engaging live sets taking place in London.
“She continues to prove that everything she touches turns to gold. It’s no wonder she’s gaining such a reputation for her enrapturing live shows.” – Indie Shuffle