Brighton and Hove News »Vaccines and Icelandic band BSÍ perform in Brighton as part of ‘Music Venue Trust’ ReviveLive music program
VACCINES + BSI – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 3.10.21
The Music Venue Trust has partnered with The National Lottery to help #ReviveLive music and bring bands such as’Vaccines‘in concert halls across the UK which started in late summer with a fantastic lineup of tours, one-off events and special performances. And it’s about bringing friends and communities together and everyone for tonight’s show had to show a lottery ticket they bought as part of the entry requirements.
The National Lottery helps artists and teams perform in local concert halls in front of the public… back to where they are supposed to be. But concert halls aren’t limited to shows. Live music is about bringing people together, celebrating this moment, this band, this song, together.
The Music Venue Trust and the National Lottery want to invite the public to create new moments of shared experience with your family, friends and communities as they understand the important role music plays in bringing people together.
The Concorde 2 concert hall quickly filled with fans queuing in the rain outside. The moment when the Icelandic band BSÍ took the stage, they seemed very energetic and poo from the start! This Icelandic duo includes Silla Thorarensen (drums and vocals) and Julius Pollux Rothlaender (guitar). They trained three years ago and had to learn their instruments from scratch.
Tonight, they get the audience moving with their hands in the air and offer a variety of styles ranging from an early 90s pop rhythm, reminiscent of the beginning of Saint Etienne ‘Foxbase Alpha’, to riot girl screams “Garbage” and heavy drumbeats! An added touch to the BSÍ ensemble was a cover of The Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ with a touch of synth and heavier drum beats. With their recent EP album release ‘Sometimes depressed, but always anti-fascist’, you can see the group at the beginning of their roots and prepare to evolve!
“My knee against the kyriarchy”
Find them on Instagram HERE.
Vaccines, is an indie-punk group made up of Justin Hayward-Young (vocals and guitar), Freddie Cowan (guitar and vocals), rni Árnason (bass and vocals), Timothy Lanham (keyboard) and Yoann Intonti (drums).
Formed in 2010, the group released five albums: “What did you expect from the vaccines? “ (2011), ‘Mature’ (2012), ‘English Graffiti’ (2015), ‘Combat sports’ (2018) and ‘Return to the city of love’ (2021). Their first album “What did you expect from the vaccines? “ was the top-selling debut album of 2011. They’ve been nominated and won numerous music awards, and haven’t stopped making hits.
You would expect nothing less than a charismatic class performance from The Vaccines, which normally play in larger venues such as Alexander Palace and Brighton Center. They have a decade-long catalog to loot, but have obviously performed fan favorites such as “If You Wanna”, ‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra) ‘ and ‘Spirit of adventure’ from the acclaimed new album ‘Return to the city of love’.
Tonight fans had the personal and up-close experience of attending The Vaccines in the compact Concorde 2 venue, located just off Brighton Beach on the way to Brighton Marina. As you might expect, their light show was impressive for a “smaller room”. Looking around I could see the fans with smiles on their faces and really enjoy the whole experience live. Leaving after containment was so essential for these people and it was all made possible by teams of people working together for a big goal… .. bringing back the live music! WELL DONE! I’m glad live music is finally back!
The vaccine setlist:
‘Spirit of adventure’
“I can not stop”
‘I always knew’
“After the sexual breakup”
“Your love is my favorite band”
“Jump from the top”
“All my friends are falling in love”
‘If you want’
‘Demolition Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’
“All in white”
More information on vaccines can be found HERE.