While widely known around Brighton for its bustling comedy, cabaret and theatrical events, the Electric Arcade has never before hosted live bands. Thanks to a new partnership with Iddy Biddy Promotions, that's all set to change.
Launching in 2019, Iddy Biddy might be the new kid on the block, but it's been noted that they are "bringing some of the hottest lineups in Brighton and surrounding areas to your attention” (Brighton & Hove News). Unlike many promoters, they don't stick to one genre, instead of focusing on talented new artists with an original sound. Combining this with The Electric Arcade's intimate, low ceilinged gig space and top-notch sound system and you've got a gig you won't be forgetting anytime soon.
So, what have we got lined up for the first-ever show?
Caramel + AtticOMatic + The Famous People
Thursday 28th October I 7:30 PM | £5 Adv. tickets or £7 OTD
Dynamic four-piece, caramel, are breathing new life into the Brighton music scene. Inspired by Jeff Buckley, Queens of the Stone Age and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, their wonky, guitar-driven tunes give a nostalgic nod to melodies of the 60s while retaining a fresh and futuristic tone.
I Am So Bored, their latest single, contains confrontational, speech-driven verses that give way to catchy choruses with a psychedelic edge, echoing the likes of Black Country, New Road and Squid.
The second support, North London indie-soul spinners AtticOMatic are certainly not a band you'd want to miss. The talented quartet has been dropping incredible single after incredible single since late 2019, managing to hint at funk, soul, and indie without properly conforming to any genre. Whilst catchy, their tunes never fail to keep you guessing, suddenly dropping into face-melting grunge basslines and heart-stopping vocals. Their latest single, introspective gem Align Us, was released earlier this year.
First on the bill are Brighton four-piece janky jangle-pop outfit The Famous People. Sometimes pretty, sometimes slurry, but always moaning and whining. THeir songs feature vocal harmonies between male and female voices throughout, paired with overlapping guitar parts that range from the sweetest jangle to the odd organised discordant mess.