Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea are a Brighton based four piece who make a post-rock/post-hardcore racket along the lines of Fugazi, Cursive, and Drive like Jehu. In 2009 they recorded a debut EP described by reviewers as ‘a shouty delight’, ‘a raw, atonal blast of alt-rock’ and ‘astonishingly mature’. The band came to the forefront of the Brighton scene, playing shows in nearly every venue and sharing stages with the likes of Itch and Everyone to the Anderson, as well as being played on BBC 6 music by Tom Robinson. 2010 will see them taking their sounds elsewhere with the release of their absolutely brilliantly titled second EP ‘It’s the Falling That Counts, Not the Landing’.
Hold Your Horse Is are a three piece from Frimley/London/Brighton who take a heavy influence from 90’s American Indie and 00’s British Post-Hardcore. Their unusual name istaken from the title of a seminal album by 2 piece Californian noise merchants Hella; whom they don’t sound much like.
In just over a year of existence, they have been: played on Radio 1 by Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, played on 6 Music by Tom Robinson, picked up ex-Reuben bassist Jon Pearce as manager, self released 2 EPs sold and played over 60 shows, sharing stages with a huge range of bands such as Micachu & The Shapes, Baddies, To The Bones, Tubelord, Blakfish, Brontide, Copy Haho, Dive Dive, Spectrum 7, Chickenhawk and the Outcry Collective.