ARXX / Run Into The Night / LIME, The Hope & Ruin Brighton, 28th October 2019
Local duo Arxx have clearly built up a strong live reputation and following to match – The Hope & Ruin is busy from early on in the evening as they return to Brighton to finish their tour on home ground.
Opening act LIME have also been busy on the local circuit; coming together from different parts of the country but currently Brighton based, their mix of dreamy indie tunes tinged with 60s’ psychedelia gets things off to a great start. The band slot together well and their sound is experimental and cohesive at the same time. Maintaining their hard working live regime, LIME will be supporting Little Comets at Chalk on 6th November.
Breaking up the Brighton stronghold, Run Into The Night claim the middle set of the evening with a beautiful fusion of post-punk, blues and elements of Tarantino style spaghetti western. There’s so much good new music coming out of Glasgow right now and it would definitely be appropriate to add them to the list to watch out for. Another two piece who sound like there must be more of them, the band switch from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ style indie-punk to the much slower paced recent single Mon Cheri with ease – seek out the recorded version for additional featured vocals from Martin Metcalfe (The Filthy Tongues / Goodbye Mr Mackenzie). Run Into The Night have new music and more live dates planned in 2020 – keep an eye and ear out.
By the time ARXX’ headline set comes around there is a real buzz in the venue and the crowd is not to be disappointed. Although they claim to be nervous, their performance is as confident and raucous as they come; don’t be fooled by the smiles and pastel boiler suits – these two are serious musicians and there are no holds barred as they sear between rock, country and grunge. Recent singles You Got What You Want and Iron Lung would hold their own among much more established artists and their live show comes highly recommended. It might be a good idea to check out ARXX soon if you want to experience the intimate venue experience – bigger things are surely not too far away on the horizon now.
Words and photos by Siobhan
30th October 2019