Exquisite Noise Festival Preview
October 9, 2011, 10:36 pm
Filed under: Gig Previews

Exquisite Noise Festival is bringing together 16 bands for four gigs showcasing the best in new music at the Prince Albert from Thursday-Saturday this week.  Tickets are £5 for each gig.

It’s a night for home-grown talent on Thursday as the two top of the ‘minimal pop’ bill are Brighton’s own Sparrow and We Spies.  Following the release of their debut ‘Playtime’ earlier this year, Sparrow are creeping onto the radar with airtime on BBC 6 Music and a four-star review of the album in The Sunday Times where they were likened to Radiohead.

Expect from this band, a unique ambient sound with tantalising girl/boy harmonies and carefully crafted instrumental.  They pride themselves on not using any processed sound and in an age where every Tom, Dick and Harry is fiddling around with a pedal and a Korg or two, the organic sound is surprisingly refreshing.  Listen out for ‘Secret’ and a stunning cover of ‘Pure Imagination.’

We Spies are a brand new female-fronted experimental band so go check them out or watch this space for the review.  Also boasting female vocal is Little Signals who describe themselves as ‘three friends playing because we love to.’  Expect an energetic performance as they’ve been described as ‘Florence and the Machine meets Paramore.’

It should be worth turning up early to catch the full line-up which includes Dan Shears.  Combining richly intense vocal with folk, bluegrass and indie influences of the Veveteen Orkestra, this act promises to ‘gently pluck at your heartstrings while delicately slipping them round your neck.’

The Prince Albert provides an intimate, close-up experience, thus perfect for checking out some new talent.  Let’s hope the sound system’s behaving itself!