Beats from the Bedsit

A weekend of music and fanzines in aid of RISE UK, from Friday 27th - Sunday 29th July!

Beats from the Bedsit

Friday 27th July, 2018

The Cowley Club & The Yellow Book Bar, Brighton

Come along to this Brighton-based mini-festival, featuring a plethora of unsigned musical talent from around the UK, across two venues! Also featuring a fanzine fair, speakers and a raffle to raise funds for RISE. Some of the fabulous raffle prizes donated so far include hand made jewellery, 6 Revitalise yoga classes, an £100 recording session and more!

Entry cost is donations for each session, with the recommended donation being £5. A CD featuring tracks by all the bands will also be available if you're not able to make the festival.


8-11pm @ The Cowley Club

  • Astronauts

Headed up by cult eccentric Mark Astronaut, these semi-legendary psych-punk weirdos were part of the original Glastonbury lineup, stalwarts of the free festival scene,
and a perfect fusion between punk, folk and prog.

Venerable street punk driven by Mel Shock's brutal vocals. Recently reformed and by golly we're thankful for it.

El has been playing in all sorts of bands around Portsmouth for years, but her solo persona has endured. Soulful, honest songs that deal with the local and the global.

Plymouth raised but currently living in Southsea, Kelly Kemp is an acoustic singer / songwriter with her roots in punk rock. She once fronted skate punkers No Comply, and now plays a unique mix of country-tinged folk punk


12-7pm @ The Cowley Club

  • Fanzine & Small Press Fair

2-6pm @ The Yellow Book Bar

  • Project Adorno

John Hegley meets Kraftwerk - two librarians performing unique electronic beat poetry about Dr Who, jetpacks, cricket and, well, libraries.

Wonderful and mesmerising songs that sit somewhere between early REM and Leonard Cohen.

Punk n Poetry brought together arising from the solo original acoustic work of Peesh Logoz and the provocative burlesque, political poetry of Cherry B.

  • Archecca 

A mystery - all we know is that one half of this duo is from legendary vaudeville outfit The Communist Homosexuals.

Lewis has gigged across the UK and Europe and has shared the stage with artists such as John Power (The La's/Cast), Dave McPherson (InMe), Chris T-T, Nell Bryden and Attilla The Stockbroker and many more

8-11pm @ The Cowley Club

The Metatrons are a fuzz-pop band from Hitchin in the UK. Like a blend up of the best parts of Cuckooland, The Darling Buds and The Pop Guns. Breathless and wonderful.

Brighton-based, violin and clarinet driven folk punk with songs about all sorts of grumpiness.

Transcontinental ATS belly bance troupe.


6-11pm @ The Cowley Club

Egg and chips pound shop pop that conjures up the playful magic of early Violent Femmes, Jonathan Richman and TV Personalities.

Austerity are a three piece post-punk / anarcho-punk / dance-punk band from Brighton. Producing a high-octane collision of swaggering bass & drum grooves, scratchy, chaotic
guitar and snarling vocals, spitting bile on complex political ideas

Imagine a band made up of Jimmy Tarbuck, the Krankees and Harold Shipman, playing scratchy pop punk that is every bit as relevant.

World rock reggae hip hope folk music London style from this wonderful, captivating fellow.

Cockwomble are the best/worst band you've never heard of. Until now! They sound like all your favourite bands from when you were young that eventually broke up because they weren't successful enough and all hated each other.

Thank you to all the artists playing free of charge, helping to raise money for RISE! 

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