HAPPY ACCIDENTS + HURRY + INSTANT BIN – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 17.11.18
Brighton music promoter Jay Cross of TOFTC (‘This One’s For The Crew’) was on the case again last night, as he was promoting a decent event at the ever-popular Green Door Store.
On the bill this evening were three cheerful bands – Happy Accidents, Hurry and Instant Bin – that were more than happy to warm the toes and hearts of the Brighton audience as they jigged about in time to the fab music.
First up were a brand new Brighton post-punk duo called Instant Bin, who are drummer/vocalist Liv and guitarist/vocalist Harry. They hail from York, but have moved down to open-minded Brighton to absorb the whole atmosphere of the city, as it is clearly more in line with their way of thinking – music wise and gender wise.
They have already made a beeline for the Brighton Electric studios and laid down three ‘Demo’ tracks back in August, namely ‘Dream Sometimes’, ‘Bin Day’ and ‘Eggshells’, all of which had an outing this evening (which was only the band’s seventh or eighth ever gig), during their brief nine song set. Have a listen to those Instant Bin tracks HERE, don’t worry it won’t take you long as every Instant Bin track comes in at under two minutes!
If you miss the sound of John Peel breaking a new DIY post-punk band in the similar vein to the likes of the Mo-Dettes and Pink Military, then Instant Bin are for you! Bring it on – more gigs please!
The Instant Bin setlist reads:
‘Eggshells’, ‘Edge Of The Pavement’, ‘Dream Sometimes’, ‘Bin Day’, ‘Ageing’, ‘Important’, “new song as yet untitled”, ‘Benefit’, ‘Entropy’.
More on Instant Bin HERE.
Next up were Hurry, who have come over from Philadelphia, USA to tour with Happy Accidents. In fact ‘The Happies’ invited their American friends over a couple of years ago and now it has finally happened.
The Hurry personnel are Matt Scottoline (guitar/vocals), Rob DeCarolis (drums), Joe DeCarolis (bass), who are over here to plug their latest ten track album release ‘Every Little Thought’. However their set this evening reflected right across their musical output from the past six years.
Matt, who often enjoys unleashing his guitar talents, likes to engage with the audience and have a little banter with them, which brightened things up. Musically, they are more traditional rock and so if the likes of Tom Petty and REM are of interest to you then Hurry is the way to go. They did a good cover of the James hit ‘Laid‘.
The Hurry setlist this evening was:
‘Every Little Thought’, ‘Oozing Positivity’, ‘Laid’, ‘When I’m With You’, ‘Nothing To Say, ‘On The Streets’, ‘Waiting For You’, ‘Oh Whitney’.
More on Hurry HERE.
Headliners tonight for the seven date UK tour were London indie trio Happy Accidents, who are Rich on guitar/vocals, Neil on bass and Phoebe on drums/vocals. They were back in this land having hot-footed it back home from a tour of Florida, USA.
The Happy Accidents were again touring in support of their engaging latest eleven track album ‘Everything But The Here And Now’, which was released on 16th February via Alcopop! Records.
‘Everything But The Here And Now’ marks a real period of growth for the fledgling outfit, who have concentrated on pushing the whole sound of the band forward from the solid DIY roots they sunk on 2016 debut eleven track album ‘You Might Be Right’.
In fact they have already played gigs in Brighton several times previously including the The Great Escape and further afield the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They have had their music broadcast on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens and Annie Mac as well as BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq. They have featured in Kerrang!, DIY, Noisey and Upset publications, so the future is looking rather bright for this young band.
Happy Accidents are an endearing bunch. Tonight, they radiated happiness on stage and there was a plastic plant thing going on as well, no doubt to reflect the cover of the latest album and for a bit of fun I guess.
The band tonight played six of the eleven cuts on their latest platter including my fave track ‘Wait It Out’ (which accurately sums up the band) and backed them up with three from their 2016 debut ‘You Might Be Right’, plus a track entitled ‘Baby’. I’m not actually honestly sure if this tune is currently released or not, but I don’t recall hearing it.
The band are young and are clearly enjoying themselves and have a bright future ahead of them.
The Happy Accidents setlists for tonight’s performance was:
‘Wait It Out’, ‘Running’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Chameleon’, ‘Free Time’, ‘Baby’, ‘Different Views’, ‘Leaving Parties Early’, ‘Nunhead’, ‘Text Me When You’re Home’.
Find out more about them HERE.
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