Together the People returns for a second year. Like the inaugural festival it is a lineup that showcases the best in both established, and up and coming bands. However just like last year’s event it also has a strong community spirit.
Here are 11 acts you would be crazy to miss!
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds
A no brainer really, as Brian Wilson headlines the festival playing one of the Beach Boys’ greatest albums live. What could be better than watching Wilson tear through ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ as the sun starts to slowly dip over the Sussex landscape?
Hiatus Kaiyote are a predominately live band whose set consists of prog, heavy rock and psych neo-soul; a must-see!
The Horrors who are prominent on TTP’s bill, will be performing their infectious mix of garage rock, shoegazing and indie-prog that is sure to engage the crowd.
For over 15 years M. Ward has successfully released flawless albums with each record building on his clever introspection and DIY aesthetics. The new album is a collection of upbeat songs that not only propels Ward’s vision, but will keep an audience enthralled!
Back with his second album, ‘Release the Fear’, a roots concept record, Natty writes a brand of reggae-soul with a revolutionary spirit. This could be the perfect soundtrack to self-reflection while lazing in the Sussex sun.
Sage Francis & B. Dolan Present Strange Speech, Famous Development
Sage Francis has teamed up with B. Dolan to present Strange Speech, Famous Development. Let’s hope other members from the Strange Famous and Speech Development roster are added as special guests; most notably Scroobius Pip, Buck 65 and the elusive Jackamo Brown!
Jury’s self-titled debut album puts him somewhere between George Harrison and Gram Parsons, but there is more to Max Jury than just revivalism. What makes Jury’s music so exquisite is that he has one foot in his Iowa homeland and the other in the nearest bar. This mix gives him a definite edge over his peers.
Stevie Parker uses electronic influences to tell stories of love, loss, rejection and redemption in her songs. Her brand of electronic pop floats and drifts around her ethereal vocals. You might need some tissues ready after this set.
Together the People champions local talent, and the Brighton music scene is one of the most exciting and vibrant in the country today. Fur, who played an incendiary set at The Great Escape Festival back in May, look set to claim the ‘Best Band in Town’ title. Think the Arctic Monkeys covering Brian Jonestown Massacre regarding their sound.
The Rocking Horse Club
Another local band taking to the big stage are The Rocking Horse Club. This quartet produce visceral, grunge, garage rock, and are definitely ones to watch.
Tru Thoughts Takeover with Lakuta
Tru Thoughts are a Brighton institution and have been releasing quality albums since 1999 from the likes of: Quantic, Bonobo, Nostalgia 77, Alice Russell, and Rodney P to name a few. The Tru Thoughts DJ’s will be culling their set from over 150 album!