Wednesday 17th June 2015
+ Clowwns + Charlie No. 4 (DJ)
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £8 / £10
Kansas born, London based singer-songwriter Piney Gir returns to Brighton and with new album ”Mr. Hyde’s Wild Ride’ , twelve pop stories about a young woman coming to terms with the hope and regret that accompanies loss and love. She can’t resist the perkiness of a finely-honed, heavenly tune, and occasionally channels 60s beat pop and Stereolab all at the same time, piped-in directly from her spaceage, bachelorette pad.
Piney Gir, Angela Penhaligon, moved to London to pursue her musical dreams and joined synth pop duo Vic Twenty. Vic Twenty released a single on a Mute label and toured UK and Europe with synth-pop duo legendary duo Erasure. After the duo split Piney Gir the solo artist was born. After lots of phases, from pop to goth, hippy, rocker, hip-hopper, metaller, psychedelic traveller, straight-edger, grunger, raver, country rocker, folky lady, funkadelic, electro-girl, jazz lover, mod, rockabilly quiff-wearer… she finally settled on ‘everything’ as a genre for herself. Because the conclusion that Piney came to was that she didn’t need to be categorised and was the proper expression of herself.
As ever Piney’s pulled together a stellar band, with members of Gaz Coombes and Emiliana Torrini’s touring band jumping in on guitar, bass and drums alongside The Smith Brothers & regular collaborator Garo Nahoulakian takes a seat in the producer’s chair.
Piney has toured the UK and Europe extensively playing big festivals, small stages, toilet venues, night clubs, gay bars, art galleries, theatres, churches and pop-up shops.
“Varying emotions and mutations are part of her unexpected strength” – MOJO
“A retro delight” – The Guardian
“Exuberant, bursts with joy, divine and sometimes mournful” – Q Magazine