Right then … get your diaries out and write “Be at the Green Door Store in Brighton on Thursday 29 March for just after 7pm” – got that? Great!
So what’s going down then? Well, you will be seeing three decent up-and-coming musical acts strutting their stuff. Their names are Deco, Sweetmates and Holly Isobelle – IVI. Here’s a brief tour promo video of what to expect from headliners Deco.
Deco who hail from the Midlands and London, offer the listener wonderfully bright and breezy electro-pop in the similar vein of Two Door Cinema Club and as a live unit I believe that the duo become a quartet of Max, John, Matt and Scott.
Their sound is rather radio friendly and the guys should be heading for bigger greater things in the near future. What leads me to this conclusion I hear you ask and my reply would be click here and listen to their latest offering.
Brighton-based Sam Bunker and Declan Rodgers are the two friends that make up the core of Sweetmates, an Indie/pop/electro act whose sole purpose in life is to make you dance like a sugar high teen.
With their track ‘I Don’t Dream’ featuring in the Lionsgate movie Nerve, Sweetmates realised they were clearly doing something right. ‘Fever Dreams’, a song from their first EP, received support from The Line of Best Fit, who said: “the relaxed backing track bringing to mind long, sticky summer evenings, whilst Sam’s soulful vocals hint at a depth to the duo that they haven’t yet fully explored.”
Named after a South East Asian sugar brand with the slogan ‘for the good time’, Sweetmates take that as their mantra, making sure everything they do is aimed at having fun. Taking influences from EDM all the way through to traditional rock, the pair cherry pick the best from everything they hear, mashing it all together in their debut Disco Turd EP.
Holly Isobelle – IVI:
Holly Isobelle IVI has so far released two sunny melody style singles to critical acclaim. With her first, ‘Remains Of Our Love’ being filmed right here in Brighton and the arguably even better follow-up single ‘Lay With Me’ continuing her theme of striking Sophie Ellis-Bextor style vocals over layers of pleasant modern keyboard melodies.
Holly is yet another Brighton artist whose musical career must surely be destined for even greater success over the next few years. With the highly anticipated third single in the pipeline, the future is looking rather rosy for this young lady.
See you there!