Brighton’s burgeoning punk rock scene came together on Sunday night for a stellar line up of British hardcore punk from Structure, Never, State Funeral and headliners Bad Breeding. The NPR and BBC Radio 6 darlings hit the Prince Albert stage for a night of great music.
Heshones Collective, the promoters of the show, have been integral to the re-ignition of British punk in Brighton. Charlie, the main man of the DIY promotion group, has brought bands from far and wide to Brighton and has in turn, alongside others, encouraged an entire community to grow.
The beauty of the scene in Brighton, and beyond, is the young people getting involved proving that punk doesn’t belong in the 80’s and isn’t classified by the clothes you wear or how much money you have. There’s political unrest at the moment and these are the people saying something about it. Don’t sleep on coming down to gigs in the future!
Liv, Ben, Tallulah, Ted and Luke are all regulars at Brighton punk/rock/indie shows. Ted plays in local bands Gutter Knife, Bloody Death, Human Cell and more. Luke, Ben and Tallulah all play in Vile Spirit and various other bands, both in and out of the punk scene.
Archie from State Funeral playing on stage. Archie writes the guitar for State Funeral with another member playing them live as he takes to the front for his words of anger towards the government and the lack of empathy towards its people.
Lloyd from Never post-show with a five pound note. Lloyd is the enigmatic frontman from one of the best bands on the scene in Brighton. Never are one of the first bands to bring back this type of hardcore to Brighton.
Structure have been around for a while but recently they’ve been popping up as support all over Brighton. Their brand of janky punk worked really well with the other bands of the night. Their lyrics to “I want to go to the disco” stay in your head for the whole week after they play.
James and Haydn both live and work in North Laine, Brighton. They are regulars to Brighton hardcore punk shows with James playing in the excellent Rough Hands (who have their release show with State Funeral, Gutter Knife, Human Cell and more on the 26th May at Green Door Store.)
Lloyd from Never playing on stage.
Unfortunately due to an out-of-charge phone, there are no images of Bad Breeding. If you were at the show and would like to have your image featured send them to us!