SMALL POND PRESENTS
BAD POND FESTIVAL
27-28 APRIL 2018 @ THE ARCH, BRIGHTON
Small Pond are excited to present the third instalment of the Bad Pond Festival, taking over both rooms of iconic seafront club The Arch in Brighton on 27th and 28th April 2018; this venue marks a notable step up in size for the festival, building on the huge success of the event over the past two years.
With both Early Bird tiers sold out, Standard tickets are now on sale and moving fast – HERE.
Bad Pond sees the Small Pond crew bringing together some of their favourite established and up-and-coming bands, for an eclectic and adventurous line-up. The acts range from the experimental rock of internationally acclaimed bands TTNG, Delta Sleep, Slabdragger, Tangled Hair and The Physics House Band, to the psychedelic jazz-inflected dream pop of rising Bristol band Cousin Kula, via electronic noise rock outfit CLT DRP, self-styled hyper groove merchants Suffer Like G Did, and intrepid instrumental trios Chiyoda Ku and TOSKA. Skirting the outer edges of indie, Yumi And The Weather’s colourful, soulful and shimmering electronic-laced guitar songs join the hazy indie-punk of Gender Roles. This adds to folk-inflected, noisy-beautiful four-piece Wild Cat Strike; heavy desert/stoner rock band InTechnicolour; psychedelic misfit supergroup The Brackish (featuring members of This Is The Kit, Phantom Limb and Zun Zun Egui); the arresting, poly-rhythmic outsider pop of LibraLibra (fronted by Beth Cannon, also known for work with Nordic Giants and Bella Union’s Lost Horizons), and many more.
Bad Pond is yet another ambitious project from Small Pond. Fully up-and-running for just over two years now, Small Pond is a young music company centred on a thriving recording and rehearsal studio complex in the heart of Brighton, which is becoming a favourite haunt for rising bands and renowned acts alike – many of whom have also stopped by to film intimate live session videos or deliver masterclasses. Turning a hand to all aspects of the modern independent music industry, the company also offers live filming and photography, touring services, and gig promotions, as well as being home to a rapidly expanding record label. Applying the same keen ear for attention-grabbing music to their own roster, the Small Pond label is home to acts including The Physics House Band (a recent Guardian New Band Of The Week) alongside rising artists Natalie Evans, Inwards, InTechnicolour, Wild Cat Strike and Luo.
With previous Bad Pond line-ups boasting standout acts from the UK scene alongside international bands – including Italy’s Valerian Swing, Town Portal from Denmark, and Japan’s Mouse On The Keys and Bo Ningen – this fast-growing event has established itself as a must-do for fans of experimental and progressive live music from across the world.
01. TTNG – Whatever, Whenever
02. The Physics House Band – Calypso
03. Delta Sleep – Strongthany
04. Tangled Hair – Nao Is My Driver
05. Slabdragger – Evacuate!
06. Alpha Male Tea Party – Carpet Diem
07. Toska – Illumo
08. USA Nails – University Home
09. Yumi And The Weather – Love
10. Gender Roles – About Her
11. Suffer Like G Did – Beow
12. Cousin Kula – Working For It
13. Cut Glass Kings – Shadow Of Your Love
14. Inwards – Computertalsk
15. Wild Cat Strike – Horses
16. InTechnicolour – Shaker
17. The Brackish – Beermoth
18. CLT DRP – Merry Go Round
19. Chiyoda Ku – Smile You’re On CCTV
20. Frank & Beans – Card Song
21. LibraLibra – Animali
22. Sit Down – Bloodlust