Savages, British Sea Power, The Wedding Present to lead Brighton’s DRILL Festival

Savages (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Savages (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The likes of Savages, British Sea Power, The Wedding Present, Toy and Blood Red Shoes will lead Brighton’s DRILL Festival when it gets underway next week.

Over 100 acts are set perform at various intimate venues across Brighton from December 4th-7th, while The Quietus is to host The Basement Stage and an afternoon of music and talks from from SwansMichael Gira and Thor Harris and Goblin‘s Claudio Simonetti among others.

The Wedding Present are performing shortly after their entire back catalogue was re-released; “In the lugubrious Gedge you had a truly Yorkshire anti hero (although he is a Mancunian): throughout 99% of the band’s songs you felt he sang from direct experience of being the jilted lover, the unrequited victim caught perpetually in the friend zone, a character never far from the little heartbreaks that haunt us all,” our feature on the band reads.

“His honesty was often brutal, making you a voyeur of car crash relationships. It could all have been desperately awkward, but instead it felt that you were there in the room with him, a nice guy being pushed around by a suitcase full of tough luck stories.”

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