The Verse’s Nammie Matthews previews BN1 Magazine’s Hallowe’en Special gig, headlined by Norwegian’s indie-punk quartet Sløtface and support from Brighton’s own Frankie Furlow and Elka.
Having fallen on a Monday, you may think your odds of having a truly wicked night out on actual Halloween this year are ruined. Well, think again. Be prepared to rock out in your most ghoulish and ghastly of outfits this 31st October, as Norwegian indie-punk four-piece Sløtface (pronounced Slutface), local indie band ELKA and BIMM alumni Frankie Furlow head down to London Road’s BLEACH for a special gig to mark the darkest night of the year.
Norwegian hell-raisers, feminists and eco-warriors – Sløtface – have been causing quite a stir over the past few months. Due to social media restrictions on their former name, Slutface, the foursome were forced to rebrand – but take that as the only censorship they’ll endure. Political, provocative and playful, their songs reflect the widespread malaise of modern values and society, the release of their Bright Lights single last month only serving to further cement the reputation of this fierce and pertinent four piece, who bang out some amazing pop-punk tracks reminiscent of the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack. Fans of Metric/Weezer/Spiderbait rejoice.
Support for the evening comes from two of Brighton’s very best: Frankie Furlow and ELKA. After a stellar performance at The Great Escape earlier this year, Frankie Furlow return to Brighton to offer their gorgeously constructed songs full of social commentary, alternative emotional insight and heartfelt vocals. Turning up the tempo, guitar-pop quintet ELKA are also set to play a set to impress, hot off the release of their debut EP earlier this year. Under a previous name, ELKA’s infectious debut single made the Made in Chelsea soundtrack; with beginnings like these, we expect big things ahead. Catch them while they’re still playing smaller, intimate shows – they won’t be for long.
Sløtface, Frankie Furlow and ELKA play BLEACH in Brighton on Monday 31st October 2016 for BN1 Magazine’s Halloween Special (Doors 7pm). Tickets £6 adv – available here or here – or on the door for £5 concessions. For more information visit the Facebook event page.