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Barry Hyde

Thursday 9th February 2017

Lutine + DJ Edbangerz

At Komedia (Studio)

Doors 7:30 pm

Price £12.50 + booking fee / £16.50 on the door

Responsible for some of the biggest indie anthems of the past decade, Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is performing an intimate solo set at Komedia Brighton.

Those familiar with his work with The Futureheads may be expecting new wave inspired, four-part harmony, guitar music, but recent album Malody couldn’t be further away from that. The album is based around Hyde’s first instrument, the piano, and also features violin, cello, double bass, tenor and baritone sax, pedal steel and trumpet.

“Beautifully orchestrated” – Louder Than War

 While in the midst of a severe mental breakdown in 2012, Barry was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition he’d battled for the past decade. Today, Hyde has found balance and stability, helped in part by the creation of his debut solo album, which documents his life with bipolar disorder.

 “Soothing and challenging, euphoric and moving, ‘Malody’ is a deeply personal work” – Clash

 Predominantly piano led, Malody has an intense and vivid energy; a far cry from The Futureheads’ trailblazing indie hits, the dramatic and moving record establishes Hyde as an idiosyncratic songwriter and pianist who deserves to stand alongside the likes of John Grant, Meilyr Jones, and Perfume Genius.

 “Distinctive vocals and an ear for a catchy melody” – Faded Glamour

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Brighton-based band Lutine combine vocal harmonies with delicate instrumentation on a mixture of traditional folk songs and original songs often influenced by nature, time and stories.

Since releasing their debut album ‘White Flowers’ in 2014 they have collaborated with a wide range of artists and released a collection of ‘White Flowers’ remixes. In 2016 they became a three piece (with the addition of Jon Griffin on guitar) and have created a new set of songs together, which they are currently recording in and around the Sussex countryside.

DJ sets from:
DJ Edbangerz / check out his spotify taster playlist here

Edwin Gilson is entertainment editor at The Argus. He features interviews with musicians in the pages of the paper’s Guide supplement every Friday, from upcoming local artists to high-profile touring acts.
The Argus also runs daily reviews of gigs, which are written either by Edwin or one of the paper’s team of reviewers. The net is cast wide in this respect – a lo-fi rock gig at Green Door Store might sit next to a classical concert at the Dome in the pages.
Having become obsessed with The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and Kraftwerk as a teenager, Edwin’s music taste still centres around alternative rock and electronica.
Both genres will be incorporated into his DJ set at what is sure to be a heartfelt and stirring gig from Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde.