It’s time for round three!
Six video sessions. Six different acts. A one-day multi-venue inner-city festival. It’s time for the second in our series of Southsea Sound Icebreaker Showcases 2023.
TURN UP, SET UP, TWO TAKES, AND YOU’RE DONE.
This time, it’s Beige from Brighton consisting of Leanna Mercer – Vocals, Tom Collyer – Guitar, Jack Basely – Bass and Conor Bradley – Drums. They brought us their own brand of Alt- Grunge Desert Rock and are the first of our full band sessions from the day. They recently played for ABH at the Edge of the Wedge and have been kind enough to answer some questions for us. Read on for all things Beige.
How did you get into music?
But for all of us when we got into music, we loved rock. Bands such as RATM, Nirvana and QOTSA…the classics…which has progressed into our love of grunge and the desert rock scene, ultimately leading to Beige.
What is a cause you feel passionate about?
What inspired the track you sang for us on 4th Feb?
Jack came up with the verse riff and brought it to practice. We jammed and it grew as a bit of a beast from there. We wanted to keep it punching and pounding…something for people listening to really nod their head to. It then further progressed to having a big riffy outro…which took a fair bit of self control to not have it grow and grow with riff iteration after riff iteration. It’s a good set ender!
What are you up to next?
What artists should we be listening to?
Too many to name. The Brighton scene…and even South Coast scene has some amazing bands in it. There’s the big hitters such as Tigercub, Demob Happy, Keg & Kid Kapichi…and then there’s the ones knocking on the door of being huge; My-Hi, Belmondo, Wytch Pycknyck, Snayx, Arid Wave, Electric Milk, Honey Badger, Congratulations, Blue Stragglers, Paris Blue & Novas….just to name a few. We’re spoilt for choice…