SMALL POND PRESENTS

BAD POND FESTIVAL

20-21 APRIL 2019 @ CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON

With just under three weeks to go until Bad Pond Festival (20th-21st April @ Concorde 2, Brighton), fans can now help themselves to a huge compilation of free music from the artists playing. Launched today, this 19-track behemoth is available to download for free from the Small Pond Bandcamp. Please share and embed, and generally spread the word about this grand giveaway of incredible tunes crossing all shades of experimental and progressive music from established and up-and-coming artists – from psychedelia-tinted prog rock, punk, desert rock, experimental electronica, colourful indie and post-rock, and beyond.

Bad Pond festival returns for its fourth year on 20th and 21st April 2019, with Jamie Lenman and Three Trapped Tigers leading an eclectic and arresting line-up. This year Bad Pond takes over the iconic Concorde 2 on Brighton’s seafront, increasing its capacity again following 2018’s sell-out showdown. The full line-up has now been announced, as well as day splits.

With both Early Bird tiers sold out, Standard tickets are now on sale and moving fast – HERE.

Nottingham’s absorbing and dynamic Kagoule, the tropically-inflected electronic stylings of Japanese producer Anchorsong, and fast-rising hardcore outfit Palm Reader, add to progressive metal and doom from OHHMS, intense math-influenced rock from Body Hound and a full live band performance from rising pop/folk/classical singer-songwriter Natalie EvansWild Cat Strike’s noisy-beautiful folk-inflected post-rock, Poly-Math’s instrumental prog excursions, and the edgy malcontents Cassels, rub shoulders with the deeply affecting and intricate songs of Nervus, the boundary-pushing punk of CLT DRP, self-styled five gut mathcore jump scare scream team The Guts, the raw and intense live spectacle of Broker, and the melodic powerhouse Press To Meco.

The final wave of acts – recently announced – adds math-rock royalty Tangled Hair, riff-heavy and melodic dual-fronted trio Sœur, Copenhagen’s metal-inflected instrumental rock merchants Town Portal and expansively emotive northern collective Pijn, alongside HOLYGLAM’s discordant post-punk, and rising local favourites Beach Riot and Badlaws.

Alongside the main event, the after-party will be a late night experimental trip merging the organic with the electronic, with sets from The Physics House BandColossal Squid and Slugabed.

Bad Pond is another ambitious project from Small Pond – 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 live session videos or deliver masterclasses. With a keen ear for attention-grabbing music, the Small Pond record label is home to acts including The Physics House Band (a Guardian New Band Of The Week) alongside Natalie Evans, Inwards, InTechnicolour, Town Portal, Brian Campeau, Yama Warashi, Wild Cat Strike and Luo.

With previous Bad Pond line-ups boasting standout UK and international acts – including Delta Sleep, Yumi And The Weather, LibraLibra, Cousin Kula, Valerian Swing, Mouse On The Keys and Bo Ningen – this fast-growing event has established itself as a must-do for fans of alternative and progressive live music from across the world.

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