This year, BIMM’s official fresher’s week is monumental and covers a variety of venues, and we couldn’t resist giving a rundown on the artists playing. If you happen to be starting there this year, you’ll be able to get in for free with your wristband, or you can buy them from £15-£20.
Patterns – Sep 24 – 7pm
Currls Like a garage rock band with a twist of soul, this charismatic three-piece brings a unique, catchy sound. And the name doesn’t lie – they earn their two R’s worth of curls.
Lazybones Brighton fuzz-masters Lazybones will be ready to impress fans of artists like Slaves and Queens Of The Stone Age with their raw alt-rock sound.
Sœur A little bit grunge, a little bit math rock and a little bit incredible, this excellent group will be swinging by in support of their new single ‘Fight’.
Youth Sector This energetic four-piece are an indie/alt force to be reckoned with. Known for their live antics that need to be seen, to be believed.
The Hope & Ruin – Sep 25 – 7pm
This London songwriter fuses soul and jazz together to deliver some truly emotional and powerful performances. Expect to hear some new tunes at this huge show.
Get ready for some soul, hip-hop and R&B hits from this hard-working Belgian singer. Nothing but great tunes and good vibes.
With a blend of electronic, dance and soul, this Malaysian artist will bring some jams that fans of Disclosure and Rudimental will get right along with.
With three guitarists and three vocalists, this stacked seven piece takes alt-soul to exciting places. Expect a creative performance as they round out the night.
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Sep 25 – 6pm
This two-piece is the definition of colossal. With huge drumming and powerful guitars, this duo are as intense as they are cool.
Brighton fuzz-lords Beach Riot bring their noise to the Sticky Mike’s basement just as they’ve announced their debut EP, so expect some fresh tunes.
This punk outfit caused a lot of ruckus after their Reading set this year when their latest single “Boot Fillers” brought their edgy sound to the BBC Introducing stage.
Probably the noisiest duo in Brighton, their powerful live show is to be seen to be believed. Huge riffs, huge vocals, huge times.
Patterns – Sep 26 – 7pm
Having released the smooth tune “Extradite” earlier this August, this garage outfit looks to bring some classic garage rock to the evening.
Blitz together some prog-rock, some grunge, some math-rock and a sprinkle of everything alternative, and you get El Moono. Expect some massive sound.
Fuzzy, psychedelic rock is Guru’s bread and butter. Lovers of harsh, heavy rock will love their affinity for big basslines and rewarding riffs.
Crowd favourites Hotel Lux have been serving up delicious tunes since they first turned up, so expect nothing less from this talented band.
Patterns – Sep 27 – 7pm
This neo-soul master was a hit back at The Great Escape where he played two shows in one day, and his solo show for Freshers week should be another hit.
Atmosphere and ethereal vibes are la lune’s plaything, with her wispy brand of rose-tinted electronic pop.
Beat machine Klsr is a talented, up and coming producer that combines internet-age hip-hop beats and retro synth-pop shapes for a truly exciting musical experience.
One of NME’s ‘sure bets’ for 2018, this group have been trailing the festival circuit all summer and now bring their solo tour to town.
Brunswick Pub – Sep 27 – 7pm
With her folk and soul sounds, Amelia Caesar’s spent the last year playing festivals and touring Europe, and is now back for this intimate evening.
Having just dropped her single “Out Of My Mind”, this talented artist will be a hit with fans of names like Courtney Barnett and Soccer Mommy.
Introspective singer-songwriter Horace delivers emotional folk songs and heartfelt acoustic jams. His EP came out earlier this summer, and will fit right in here.
Blues and soul are this BIMM Alumni’s game, with his vintage vocal style evoking the sounds of the past and pulling them into the modern day.
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