Review: Modern Age Music at The Alternative Escape: 8 bands at The Richmond on Saturday May 11th 2019May 08, 2019

The Venue
The Richmond, 33 Richmond Place, Brighton is a live music and performance venue. Slightly to the west of the north lanes its an alternative to the hustle and bustle of main street Brighton. With a great selection of draft and bottled beverages, friendly staff and great food it’s a popular with Brighton locals. The Richmond is a fantastic music venue putting on regular live performances, comedy and open mic nights. I’ve frequented The Richmond a few times and I love its kitsch appeal which adds to its ambience. The Richmond supports the live performance scene and provides a great little venue with loads of appeal.

Modern Age Music
Modern Age Music are awesome. Its as simple as that. Founded in London, Modern Age Music’s aim is to support talented UK bands and provide them with the opportunity to achieve success. Infamous in the Brighton live music scene, Modern Age Music are a regular promoter at live gigs at The Prince Albert, Hope & Ruin and the former Sticky Mikes to name a few. Working tirelessly to support UK bands their recent successes include the South Coast Tour in March and the London and Brighton Soma Fest in April. Future gigs include Jimmy’s in Manchester on 10th May, The Prince Albert on 6th June showcasing Preacher, Elephant Radio, Among the Citizens and TDK plus the awesome Tramlines in Sheffield on 19th July where Modern Age Music will be hosting a stage. Always looking for talent these guys truly support the new music scene. Masters in a good gig The Richmond will be the place to be.

Louise Schofield
Legend in the field and passionate music lover, Louise Schofield will also be attend this gig for interviews with the bands. With her unique approach and personable manner, Louise always get to the heart of the music. An avid festival goer and blogger, make sure you check out her Youtube channel. She also turns her hand to a bit of comedy with the BBC SESH. Is there no end to her talents I hear you ask!

The Bands

Five Kites
Five Kites are an alternative rock band from Brighton. Its alternative with a large dose of grunge and their tracks have a dirty rock sound, full of energy. Having released their second EP ‘Perfume’ last year, Five Kites have hit the live scene running. In the emerging bands from Brighton these guys are one to watch and pull off an awesome live performance.

From Portsmouth, Drusila formed in 2018 and have worked hard gigging and creating a live fan base. Addictive to watch with performances full of energy and elegance, this duo create a sensation with their electronica indie rock, full of 80s influences. This duo has a unique, full and intricate sound that never disappoints. Their live performances and intoxicating. Be prepared to be hypnotised.

Creeping Jean
A five-piece indie rock band from Brighton. Creeping Jean are known for their enigmatic stage shows, catchy indie tracks filled with rock guitars and wacky on trend comedy videos. Always fun to watch they pull a hefty punch in the Brighton music scene. I’ve been trying to see Creeping Jean live for ages, see you at The Richmond.

Dirty Orange
Welcome to the age of rock. Dirty Orange are a four-piece rock band from London. Its rock at its best with heavy guitar riffs, banging drums, tight bass and raunchy dirty vocals, with a clever undertone that pulls you in to every beat. Always glorious to watch these guys look the business, act the business and play the business. Its always a standing ovation.

The Scruff
From Bedford, The Scruff are a four-piece indie band with guitar and vocal driven tracks. Lyrics that tear you apart and guitars that heal the wound with glorious rhythmic riffs. I can’t wait to see these guys live. Having been featured on BBC Introducing and This Feeling as track of the week these guys have a growing fan base. The Alternative Escape is their first gig this year having been in the studio writing new music. So, grab your pint and meet me at the front.

From Grimsby, Mint have a hard-indie sound mixed with a splash of rock punk. A fantastic live and recorded band their guitars are grunge heavy and tracks full of the best bits put together. Vocals are in your face and each track leave you wanting more. Ears ringing and heart racing feeling the beat underneath your feet. Mint are relentless giggers and have gigs lined up in Leeds, Brighton, Lincoln and Manchester and have played on BBC introducing. With a 6K plus fan base these guys are on the cusp of something exciting.

I saw Submariner live last year and they are a band with huge audience appeal. With an ambient mix of indie rock and vocals full of passion and punch, Submariner bring it to the table with style. Prolific giggers these guys collaborate regularly with other local bands to bring us indie rock showcases. After a full on 2018, Submariner are back in 2019 with gigs planned in London and Southampton.

False Heads
Hold onto your hats, The False Heads bring their punk filled rock to The Alternative Escape. Having supported The Libertines on tour this three-piece from East London are turning the right heads. Noted for their lively and full on performances with a punk vibe that smacks you in the face, as the rock guitars chase you out of town. Completely mesmerising and full of talent and passion False Heads have something to say to the world, punk rock domination.

*Please note that the running order has not been confirmed and the above order in not how the bands will be performing. Early entry is advised as this will fill up quickly.

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