Enter Gallery are delighted to announce our new collaboration with United We Stream and we’ve got a cracking line up to keep you shimmying at home, filmed and performed in our very own gallery space on Bond Street.
Launched April 3rd, United We Stream has been supporting the entertainment industry that has been badly affected by the COVID lockdown. Working across 66 countries on a pay-as-you-feel basis, you get access to music streams from across the globe. All donations go to all of the local restaurants, pubs, theatres, freelancers, artists that you love. Which is pretty damn impressive, a lot of fun and for a good cause. What’s not to like?
So we’re getting involved and we've got quite the line up for you. Representing the eclectic Brighton music scene on the virtual world stage, we’ve got...
Lads, if you’ve ever had trouble finding it, worry no more. CLT DRP are pro-trans, pro-sex work, redefining feminist punk with playfulness and rage in equal measure. Their sound has a self-awareness that allows them to feel fresh and have fun with the punk genre. Annie Dorrett’s explosive vocals howl alongside the growling bass, perfectly matched by the blisteringly empowering lyrics. CLT DRP cuts right to the nerve of the patriarchal strings that are still being pulled on women, owning sexuality with a fearlessness that still feels taboo. Any band that gets told after their first show “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” by Margaret Atwood is destined for greatness, fact.
Gary And The Yays
Pop fanatic Gary Yay is a self-proclaimed ‘80s-pop obsessed punk idiot desperately trying to figure out life in general’. We can relate. His solo work is an entirely non-for-profit venture, with all profits going to mental health charity Mind. Now performing as a full band, Gary and the Yays has that Americana optimism, drawing on the influences Weezer, Lemonheads and Bruce Springsteen. If you’ve already accidentally grown your hair out and are now playing around with the idea of buying a convertible, this band might be the one to push you over the edge.
Three Button Hand Me Down
It’s not everywhere that you can run into a Primal Scream bandmate on the beach, but that’s exactly what Enter Gallery’s CEO Lawrence Alkin went and did. Lawrence caught up with Martin Duffy on the Brighton seaside, the keyboardist of the iconic Britpop band, and he agreed to perform something pretty special for United We Stream.
Three Button Hand Me Down is a recent project between friends Martin (Primal Scream), Steve Mason (Beta Band) and Charlotte (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds). The name is a ‘nod to the mod Rod’, and they've agreed to do an unplugged set filmed live at the gallery. With no Glastonbury this year, the band are thrilled to play live together, something that they’ve missed as musicians during lockdown. We’re excited to witness live musical alchemy. It’s rare to see a passion project from such established musicians so early on, so expect some magic!
Brighton’s own psychedelic garage band Skinny Milk is formed of Johnny Hart on bass and vocals and Tim Cox on drums. Ferociously driven by bass and drums, their cathartic and addictive songs are difficult to get out of your head. Johnny takes the bass pitch where few dare to, screeching and seamlessly reverting back to that trademark devious snarl. Its impressive, and their distorted psychedelic edge sets them apart from other garage bands. Attitude and polish in equal measure, they’ll definitely be one on your Spotify rotation.
As a part of the art community in Brighton, we recognise the essential importance of culture in the UK. We are working on ways to resume hosting events for the community soon and continue making art accessible for everyone, and we’re excited to welcome you back in the coming months. In the meantime, please enjoy our gallery safely and our online offerings any which way you like….
26th July - Three Button Hand Me Down and Gary and the Yays
7th August - CLT DRP and Skinnymilk