Wednesday, February 1, 2012



This website will no longer be updated, we've moved over to here:

It's a bit sexier (in our eyes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder afterall). There is a blog, where we post tracks by bands we love, regardless of whether we're putting them on or not, plus all the usual info, videos, streamable tracks and an email sign up thing.

You can also follow us on twitter;!/lovethyneighbr or like us on facebook here:

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dan Mangan show announced!

Hello again!

So this fellow was one of my highlights of End of the Road festival last year, which as you can imagine, had a lot of highlights! Dan Mangan played the mainstage on a beautiful sunny day with just a string section, for the first time ever. Ballsy. He was utterly fantastic that day and I'm chuffed to bring him to Brighton in the intimate confines of The Hope.

Once a mere fresh faced folk singer from Vancouver, Canada, Dan Mangan now stands at the world’s doorstep. He has toured the US with The Walkmen, Decemberists and Okkervil River and played Glastonbury twice.

The 2010 Polaris Music Prize short list nomination for his sophomore album Nice, Nice Very Nice capped a stellar year in which Dan won iTunes Album of the Year in the singer songwriter category, a trio of CBC awards and was named XM The Verge Artist of the Year.

His new album 'Oh Fortune' was produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Cave Singers) and is a far more ambitious offering than its predecessor. A rich, textured, indie-folk(ish) statement that explores the genre’s boundaries with great influence from his band, which pushed Dan beyond his comfort zone sonically, even as he dug deeper within himself.

His band now includes free-jazz experimentalists Gord Grdina (guitar), Kenton Loewen (drums) and the inimitable John Walsh (bass), as well as a near orchestra that helped shape the production. There was also a ringer call to Seattle’s Eyvind Kang (Bill Frisell, Beck, Mike Patton, Marc Ribot) who helped write the lush arrangements on Oh Fortune.

So yeah, did you notice the seamless transition between my tinpot English and the PR speel there? Thought not. Either way, I'm really looking forward to this show. It will happen on Friday 27th April, with support from Zeus and The Line of Best Fit's Oh! Canada DJs. Tickets can be purchased here as well as the usual ticket outlets; Resident Music, Rounder Records and Ape.

Here's a video. I hope his beard is this well grommed in real life, or there'll be trouble.

Right, that's that. Remember that we have our first show of 2012 tomorrow night. It's at the Hope and features Woman's Hour, The Vaudeville and Two Jackals. More info on that can be found here:



Friday, January 6, 2012

First show of 2012


Happy New Year.

The first Love Thy Neighbour show of 2012 is happening on Friday 13th January at the Hope. As we did last year, every second Friday is completely ours from 9pm, with Love Thy Neighbour & occasional guest DJs downstairs and some awesome bands upstairs. A week today hotly tipped London via Kendal types Woman's Hour will be joined onstage by The Vaudeville and Two Jackals. As everyone is broke in January, it is only £3 in advance and £4 on the door. BARGAIN!
Woman's Hour released their debut single at the end of last year and sound like the midpoint between the XX and Vampire Weekend. They've been bigged up in all the right places for such a new band; Loud & Quiet, Vice, some random french blog and This Is Fake DIY. You can watch a nice little video here;

In other news, we've added experimental folk act Foxpockets and Milk & Biscuits (who feature members of Electric Soft Parade & Restlesslist in their number) to the Nat Baldwin show at The Hope on Monday 30th January. We've also added My Sad Captains and Us Baby Bear Bones to the Still Corners show on 10th February.

Tickets for these shows and all our others, can be found at Resident (01273 606312), Rounder (01273 325440), Ape, and

Thanks for your support in 2011, I hope our shows in 2012 keep you entertained!



Upcoming shows:
13012012 - Love Thy Neighbour 09 - Woman's Hour + The Vaudeville + Two Jackals @ The Hope
30012012 - Nat Baldwin (of Dirty Projectors) + Foxpockets + Milk & Biscuits @ The Hope
03022012 - Upset The Rhythm tour w/ Gentle Friendly, Peepholes + Way Through @ Green Door Store
10022012 - Love Thy Neighbour 10 - Still Corners + My Sad Captains + Us Baby Bear Bones @The Hope
11022012 - Outfit @ Green Door Store
15022012 - Errors + Remember Remember @ The Haunt
30032012 - LTN + OIB present: Shearwater @ The Haunt

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two more Love Thy Neighbour shows for 2012!

Hello again readers!

Two more shows for the early part of 2012 have just been confirmed; one featuring Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors and the other is the Upset The Rhythm Kingdom Tour featuring Gentle Friendly, Way Through and Peepholes!

Double-bassist Nat Baldwin has an impressive résumé. He's studied under free jazz guru Anthony Braxton, contributed to Department of Eagles' In Ear Park as well as Vampire Weekend's Contra, and is a member of Dirty Projectors. Over the course of nine years, he's also recorded several solo full-lengths (not to mention a split collaboration with Extra Life) that are equally varied. People Changes, his fifth, is a rich addition. He's just had a fantastic review in Pitchfork.

He comes to Brighton on Monday 30th January to play at The Hope. Tickets can be purchased here;

Here is a fine video for Weights, taken from his most recent album;, you can hear the album on Spotify here; Nat Baldwin – People Changes

Over the last eight years Upset The Rhythm have inexhaustibly sought out the best underground sounds from all over the world. With fifty releases under their belt and their inspired series of YES WAY festivals they continually focus the spotlight on the UK’s own idiosyncratic DIY music. February 2012 sees the label hit the road with three incredibly inventive bands from their native soil to bring their pastoral punk, junked rhythms and tribal synth dance parties to the near and far of the United Kingdom.

GENTLE FRIENDLY are a duo from London, comprised of David Morris and Richard Manber, who have a penchant for circular melodies, tidal fuzz and rapid junked rhythms. 2009 saw Gentle Friendly release their debut album 'Ride Slow' to critical acclaim, with Pitchfork even citing Clipse and Lil Wayne as influences on the band. Bringing us up to date, new EP 'Rrrrrrr' is the first fruit to fall from the tree, with its seven tracks washing the band's insistent prism punk alongside more tender, filmic textures.

WAY THROUGH are a pastoral punk duo originally from Shropshire, now residing in London. Informed by the field as much as the flyover, Way Through write songs which phase in and out with guitar, tapes, damaged drums and vocals.    Their debut album 'Arrow Shower' is out now on Upset The Rhythm, alongside the band's new deep map project of London's East End.

PEEPHOLES are Katia Barrett (drums, vocals) and Nick Carlisle (keyboards). The Brighton / London duo formed in 2006 after bonding over a Chinese violin and the quietest of music. Walking a tightrope between underground punk and dance music, Peepholes write cloaked anthems as likely to open celestial gates with keys of repetition as to soundtrack a slow motion fairground accident. Their sound is otherworldly, aching with wild beats, echoing with cavernous atmospheres.

This show is happening at The Green Door Store on Friday 3rd February. Tickets can be purchased here.



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Love Thy Neighbour's Free Entry Christmas Special!

'Woah there, two Love Thy Neighbour updates in one week, what the hell is going on here?' I hear you ask. Well, we have a new show to announce AND we need to remind you about our final show of the year; our Free Entry Christmas special at The Hope on Friday.

Firstly, our Xmas special. It features 3 of our favourite local acts and is completely free! Headlining is Tense Men, a two piece featuring Sauna Youth / Cold Pumas member Ollie. Bands like Woven Bones come to mind as they mix shoegaze, punk, pop and noise. But enough of of the lazy comparisons and genre pigeon-holing, hear them here:


Main support comes from Speak Galactic, another duo, although up until recently were more of a one-man-orchestra, employing an array of pedals, samplers, a guitar and vocals. Now featuring a live drummer, the band continue to paint an incredible wash of textures, but now with added live punch!

Speak Galactic by speakgalactic

First on are a band who have been causing quite a stir in industry circles lately and are well worth checking out. Hockeysmith revolve around the sister duo of Annabel and Georgina, but upset this show's numeric equality by actually being a four piece. Their internet presence has been minimal / mysterious, but they released the below video which indicates their sound; a pop infused grunge / rock act.

Secondly, we're proud to announce that we're co-promoting Shearwater's return to Brighton with our good friends One Inch Badge. It will be at the Haunt on Friday 30th March and you can get tickets here: // // // Resident Music (01273 606312) // Rounder Records (01273 325440).

That's all for now,

Love Thy Neighbour

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Remember Remember join Errors at the Haunt

I'm really happy to announce that Remember Remember will be joining Errors at The Haunt on 15th February 2012. Like Errors, Remember Remember are also on Mogwai's Rock Action label and released one of my favourite albums of 2008. They also supported Growing at The Freebutt on my birthday, which was rather nice. Since then, they have released 'The Quickening', which has picked up rave reviews from sources as disparate as The Stool Pigeon and Mojo. If you are on spotify, you can hear said album here; Remember Remember – The Quickening

Errors themselves are on tour in support of their new album 'Have Some Faith in Magic', which is out on 30th January 2012. You can download a track from this here; Needless to say, we're psyched to have them back after their rather intimate show at The Hope last year.

Tickets are available from Resident, Rounder, Ape and

Friday, November 11, 2011

This Promoter Needs To Update Their Website

Eek. So I've been busy. Like REALLY BUSY. As a result I haven't done proper updates about a few shows. But you have facebook right? It's all on there.

Anyway, We have the following shows confirmed;
Django Django, Hind Ear and The Physics House Band @ The Hope on 11.11.11
Followed by 2 shows in one day:
Neon Indian, Trophy Wife and Anneka @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on 15.11.11
Islet and Gentle Friendly @ Green Door Store on 15.11.11
Pat Jordache plus support @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on 28.11.11
This Town Needs Guns, Cousin plus support @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on 02.12.11 (see below on that too)
Forest Fire plus support @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on 05.12.11

and in 2012
Errors plus support @ The Haunt on 15.02.12

I'll do proper updates on these soon. In the meantime, keep up-to-date with our happenings by liking us on facebook, following @andyrossiter on twitter or by subscribing to our mail outs via that cheeky little form over on the right of the page.