Gig Review: Dirt Farmer at Brighton Up Bar

The intimate Brighton up bar venue was treated to a seriously solid night of live music on Thursday 21 August. Big Nothing got things started with their brand of indie folk. Intricate 3 (even 4) part vocal harmonies shone above bouncy instrumentation. The guys clearly enjoy what they do and are pretty damn good at it. A cover of outkasts ‘roses’ saw vocalist Will Freedman rapping like a boss to a very appreciative audience. I had not heard of these guys before but they out on a good fun show, love what there doing and the enthusiasm is infectious.

Following Big Nothing were Dirt Farmer, I had had the pleasure of seeing them earlier this year just around the corner at the Beresford, so I knew I was gonna have a good time. Their unique well crafted songs are a joy to listen live as all the subtle instrumental changes are more satisfying. (And the mighty harmonica takes centre stage). The tight drumming and base coupled with the satisfying riffs from lead guitarist provide the perfect platform for Stuart’s soothing vocals and harmonies.
It’s really splitting bees dicks to pick a standout track but Johnny Marble and Delilah lightning are both awesome slacker indie tunes.


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