Ducking Punches returning to Brighton for a night of boisterous revelry

Posted On 10 Oct 2018 at 11:29 pm

Ducking Punches

Ducking Punches are a 4-piece punk rock band made up of Dan Allen, Pete Wright, Marcus Gooda and Ryan Hillier. They hail from Norwich and have impressively played nearly 1,000 live shows in their career so far.

They are heading back to Brighton on Saturday 24th November and will be performing at the sadly soon to close Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, located at 9-12 Middle Street. This will be an early event running from 7pm-10pm so you will need to get there nice and early in order to see all of the bands.

Ducking Punches in Brighton last April (pic Nick Linazasoro)

Ducking Punches craft storytelling songs that weave between love and death, friendship and mental illness. We reviewed their latest album ‘Aramort’ back in January, read the review HERE.

Their setlist from their last Brighton appearance in April this year reads: ‘I Was Uncomfortable’, ‘Distant Shadows’, ‘Inoy/Fun Fun Fun’, ‘It’s Been A Bad Few Weeks’, ‘Sobriety’, ‘Big Brown Pills From Lynn’, ‘Je Vais Mourir’, ‘The Club With No Name’, ‘Six Years’, ‘God Damn Coward’, ‘Smoking Spot’.

More on the band can be found below:

Support on the night comes from Spanish Love Songs, We Bless The Mess and Harker.

Spanish Love Songs (pic John Lafirira II)

Spanish Love Songs is a punk band from Los Angeles, CA made up of Dylan Slocum (guitar and vocals), Kyle McAulay (guitar), Gabe Mayeshiro (bass), Ruben Duarte (drums) and Meredith Van Woert (keys). Their sound combines the energy of of drunken bar shows and the intimacy of passionate, lived-in lyrics. Their debut album entitled ‘Giant Sings The Blues’ and their new album ‘Schmaltz’ are available through iTunes, Apple Music, BandCamp and Spotify. For fans of boxed wine, divorce and self doubt.

Spanish Love Songs

More on the band can be found below:

We Bless This Mess

We Bless This Mess are a positive pop-folk-punk outfit from Porto, Portugal and the Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar gig is going to be part of their album release tour for their first full-band album Awareness Songs and Side Stories’.

They state “We are meant to shine through our expression, through our existence. This life is unique and brings with it this gift of breathing. We Bless This Mess”.

We Bless This Mess tour flyer

More on the band can be found below:


Harker are Mark, Phoebe, Tony plus Matt and they are Brighton’s very own USA influenced fuzzy punk rockers. Last time we saw them live back in April they were plugging their lovely new coloured vinyl album ‘No Discordance’, which is a very enjoyable listen. Their setlist was: ‘Station Approach’, ‘Plague Your Heart’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Lower Ground’, ‘Caught Up’, ‘23’/‘Hellion’, ‘Drive At Night’, ‘300 Cigarettes’.

More on the band can be found below:

Grab your gig tickets HERE as there won’t be many more chances to go gigging at Sticky Mike’s any more.

Tour flyer

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