Once again the Green Door Store delivers another great event – Distortion Fest.
Located at Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ, the Green Door Store club (with the assistance of Beehive Live Agency) this time were hosting nine up and coming bands that err on the side of distortion.
It was a mere £8 for punters to see nine bands, that was less than £1 an act – very sensibly priced if you ask me.
The Brighton & Hove News Music Team were trying to cover as many Brighton events on Saturday 21st April as it was Record Store Day. This was going to reflect some severe juggling and sacrifices as we couldn’t see everything that we wanted to, an example being Dirt Royal’s acoustic set at Vinyl Revolution.
We wanted to check out several of the Distortion Fest bands, but alas had to settle for just the one – Cosmic Strip. We had already seen and reviewed SONS and Lazybones at earlier dates, so I suppose that it wasn’t all bad.
In essence Cosmic Strip is basically Camella on vocals and guitar, with the assistance of her Cosmic friends Kate (on vocals), Alice (on guitar), Jack (on bass), Omar (on drums) and Jay (on synth).
They were very good indeed, with no real heavy distortion, more like synthy shoegaze to me. We are looking forward to catching this London based act again, when they head back on the A23 to Brighton for the Great Escape in May.
Cosmic Strip’s Distortion Fest setlist was:
‘Welcome To The Cosmos’, ‘Staring At Screens’, ‘Echo Chamber’, ‘Sugar Rush’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘Heavenly’.
The other eight acts on the bill that we missed are listed below, so you are able to also check them out:
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