Ducktails, Sun 24th Feb

Hardly a month passes without a band or artist emerging from America’s Woodsist label. Founded by Jeremy Earl of Brooklyn band Woods, behind the label’s murky walls of bedroom-recorded tape hiss and abstract lyrics there often lies pure pop sensibility. On 2011’s ‘Arcade Dynamics’, the second album from Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile’s Ducktails project, the mist lifted to reveal a love of the song form that should prove intoxicating in a venue of this size. (JKY)

Green Door Store, Sun 24th Feb 2013

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Jake Kennedy

Jake Kennedy has only lived in Brighton since 2007 but still gets a childish joy from seeing bands in smaller venues than in London, with cheaper beer prices to boot. He has written about music for 15 years and is the author of a book widely regarded as chapter and verse on Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’. He has contributed to The Guardian, NME, Metal Hammer, Top Santé, Record Collector, Nuts, Loaded and The Angler’s Mail, among others. He was also the last European journalist to interview Elliott Smith.

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