* Yonaka’s new single, Seize The Power is out now. Available on all major platforms. The synth rockers give us … More
Tag: The Hope & Ruin
Five Stars For Five Bands At The Hope & Ruin
31st January 2020 is a date that’ll remain in the memory for a long time. At The Hope & Ruin … More
Idle Crooks & Englishmen – Criminal Song: Washes of Lyrical, Layered Sound
There is always a very specific moment of melancholy on a Sunday afternoon. The time itself is never precise but … More
Chris Sez: Support Local Brighton Music Businesses
Less polemic than usual, but a heartfelt plea to spend your spare change (pounds if you have them even) at … More
Gig Review by Joe Arnold: John X McClane/The Guts/Tether/Plastics, The Hope &; Ruin, Thursday 4th April 2019
My ears were still ringing for a few days after this one. Local band Plastics kicked off the night with … More
Gig Review: Lazybones/Holyglam/Two Tribes/Demonstrations, The Hope & Ruin, Wednesday 20th February 2019
Four bands, three new to this reviewer. Up first Demonstrations. A trio delivering college rock meets post-punk with a bit … More
Gig Review: NOBUNNY/The Damn Shebang/Slushy/Young Francis – The Hope & Ruin, Monday 17th September 2018
An unseasonal warm Monday in September and the aircon is on full blast upstairs in the Hope & Ruin to … More
Gig Review: Pink Narcissus/Peter Cat/Matt Finucane/Lewis McKale, The Hope & Ruin, June 11th 2018.
Having seen Matt Finucane and Pink Narcissus previously but not for a while I was intrigued to see what would … More
Gig Review: Red Deer People/Squid/Night Vision, The Hope & Ruin, Thursday June 14th 2018.
Having seen Red Deer People only four weeks previously at The Sidewinder, it was a shock to hear that the … More
Gig Review: Thee Hypnotics/Rex Speedway and the Denim Avengers, The Hope & Ruin, Sunday June 3rd 2018.
On a sultry Sunday night, the Hope & Ruin became the fulcrum for no-nonsense rock n’ roll/garage sounds courtesy of … More