Love Thy Neighbour Presents:
NO FRIENDS IN THE INDUSTRY
A free entry event running Thursday - Saturday of The Great Escape Weekend.
T H U R S D A Y
2.30pm – Naima Bock: London based artist Naima Bock spent her early childhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil with her Greek/English mother and Brazilian father. Former bassist in Goat Girl, she was last in Brighton supporting Dana Gavanski.
3.30pm – Mumble Tide: Mumble Tide are a Bristol duo-come-couple who met through Gumtree. They throw together the 90s guitar-hooks of their childhood, Leonard’s sugar-sweet vo-cals and rainbow road-esque synths
4.30pm – Lime Garden: Brighton-based Lime Garden are a four-piece band jumping over genre boundaries to create a sound that is uplifting yet somehow laid-back.
Break 5pm – 6.30pm
6.30pm – DITZ: “The English punks’ debut is a rage-forward bulldozer of poetic wordplay and experimental hardcore.” Pitchfork
7.30pm – Byker Grove Fan Club: Post Macho Noise Pop trio “The Byker Grove Fan Club” Channel their fury via angular guitars, muscular rhythms, and sardonic vocals dripping with bile and malice.
8.30pm – GROVE: Melding together elements of punk-infused dancehall, jungle, bass and pop, Grove is a Bristol-based producer, vocalist and DJ with a constantly morphing sound.
9.30pm – Joe & The Shitboys: The bisexual vegans, Joe & The Shitboys, punch with brief and catchy shitpunk songs. This band was formed with the intention of calling out shitty behavior in the conservative Faroe Islands.
F R I D A Y
2.30pm – Kills Birds: American rock band Kills Birds approach their songs with an intensity that’s so tangible it feels like the stakes are near life and death
3.30pm – ME REX: South London’s ME REX began life in 2018 in the home of songwriter Myles McCabe experimenting with shouty, electronic bedroom pop.
4.30pm – Illuminati Hotties: Tenderpunk pioneer Sarah Tudzin mixes poignant writing and irreverent humor, the US based band are one LTN have been trying to book for a few years now.
Break 5pm – 6.30pm
6.30pm – Divorce: Nottingham 4 piece Divorce is a new alt-country and grunge-fuelled project who released their debut single Services in early 2022.
7.30pm – Party Dozen: A duo from Sydney made up of Kirsty Tickle (saxophone) and Jonathan Boulet (percussion and sampler). They have become renowned in Australia for their incendiary live shows, touring and playing with acts such as LIARS, Tropical Fuck Storm and Viagra Boys
8.30pm – Tallies: Two years after the release of their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album, Toronto-based indie pop outfit TALLIES return with their new music released via the excellent Bella Union label.
9.30pm – Ducks Ltd: Toronto’s Ducks Ltd., are a the bright jangle-pop duo of Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis (guitar, bass, drum programming). The pair craft songs that play to very specific inspirations without drowning underneath them, bookish indie fans look no further.
S A T U R D A Y
2.30pm – SUEP: London-based SUEP feature members of Porridge Radio and make delicious, off-kilter indie pop music.
3.30pm – Regressive Left: With influences ranging from the cyclical rhythms of EBM to the freedom and expression of the London Jazz scene, the band have been compared to everything from Post Punk heavyweights Talking Heads and Devo to modern art-rockers Squid and EBM outfit Scalping.
4.30pm – Gus Englehorn: Before Montreal singer-songwriter Gus Englehorn was signed to Secret City Records he lived in a cabin in the woods and wrote Dungeon Master, the cutest, heaviest, strangest rock’n’roll record you will hear this year.
Break 5pm – 6.30pm
6.30pm – Home Counties: Home Counties combine angular guitar work with furious percussion. The 5-piece make melodically rigid, socially-charged anthems that are lyrically tongue-in-cheek and scathingly satirical.
7.30pm – Ciel: With its members originating from The Netherlands, Spain and the UK, the indie-rock three piece CIEL ultimately met on the South Coast of England where they distilled their differing backgrounds and influences into grunge-pop finery.
8.30pm – Blood Wizard: Drawing similarities to the narrative led by murmurings of Kurt Vile as well as the unpredictability of Crack Cloud, it’s less about fitting in for Burns and more about developing a world, where the mystique and sheer eccentricity of Blood Wizard can be fully let loose.
9.30pm – Personal Trainer: Personal Trainer balances between a spontaneous and fun interaction between musicians being thrown together on a stage without having rehearsed too much, and playing well composed catchy and noisy pop songs with a rock attitude