* This show has moved from The Hope & Ruin- all original tickets remain valid*
Autobahn live in Brighton at Green Door Store on 15th November 2023!
Get tickets with only a 50p booking fee above, or from: Dice
Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated – the North has risen again. Close to five years since their last record, Leeds denizens AUTOBAHN re-enter the fray with the release of their third record, Ecstasy of Ruin, on 28th April via Tough Love. Half a decade is both a long time and no time at all: forever changes while some things remain eternal… So it goes that AUTOBAHN may have re-emerged with many of the hallmarks of their characteristic blend of industrial post-punk intact, but under the bonnet they’re a much leaner, more focused machine. AUTOBAHN 3.0.
If 2017’s The Moral Crossing was a record defined by its dramatic rhythm section, then it’s not insignificant that the 2023 incarnation of AUTOBAHN arrives shaved to a four piece and sans their previous drummer. The change necessitates an evolution. Live drums have given way to drum-machines and sample-based percussion, and with it see the band reconfigure their typically blackened aesthetic into a hardened take on Electronic Body Music. As with their previous record, it’s an entirely self-produced collection, recorded between two self-built studios on a range of analogue equipment, the ghosts of their industrial forefathers haunting the circuits. Indeed, some of Ecstasy of Ruin was made with pieces salvaged from Martin Hannett’s legendary studio. https://autobahnmusik.bandcamp.com
+ Polite Bureaux: Bradford formed the broken-beat-maker, Joe Smith also known as Polite Bureaux -In 2023 Polite Bureaux supported Benefits while hitting the stage later that year performing The Great Escape Festival 2023, releasing their latest single BODYROCKER featuring on BBC Introducing withMelita Dennett.
“They’re fast moving up the ones not to miss list, with an always frenetic performance and some
masterful spoken-word lyrics from Joe Smith that veer towards the story-telling style of John
Cooper Clarke” – Breaking Glass Magazine
Dyslexic Smith attributes his words to the diabolical truths of Broken Britain. Born in the big city
of London with a family history of Irish and Filipino Malay roots, Smith’s youth was spent much
across the country than a constant in one place. Smith’s father plays a significant role in the
lyricism of Polite Bureaux as his poetry is used as power, to pride and break stigma through the
performance of music.
+ everyday saints: Dingepop 4-piece from Brighton, reminiscent of modern alternative, indie, and 80s synth post punk. Imagine pop music, but it’s 3084 and the sun has exploded leaving everyone a pale, sickly and theatrical goth. Gigging in various incarnations since late 2022, supporting the likes of Starbenders, Tizane, and Margaritas Podridas.
Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
08052023 – UNSANE. Green Door Store
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17052023 – Big Brave. The Hope & Ruin
19052023 – Langkamer. The Prince Albert
20052023 – A Place To Bury Strangers. Patterns
23052023 – The Burning Hell. The Prince Albert
24052023 – Big Lad. The Prince Albert.
27052023 – GNOD. The Hope & Ruin
01062023 – Editrix. The Hope & Ruin
05062023 – Humour. The Hope & Ruin
08062023 – Sunnbrella. The Prince Albert
08062023 – Xiu Xiu. Green Door Store
09062023 – Samana. The Hope & Ruin
12062023 – Screaming Females. The Hope & Ruin
29062023 – Motherhood. The Hope & Ruin
13072023 – Love. Concorde 2
13072023 – Public Body. The Hope & Ruin
14072023 – KUUNATIC. Green Door Store
21072023 – Jeanines. The Hope & Ruin
23072023 – Margaritas Podridas. The Hope & Ruin
30082023 – Deerhoof. Concorde 2
01092023 – Simon Joyner. The Rose Hill
12092023 – VC Pines. The Hope & Ruin
13092023 – 2nd Grade. The Hope & Ruin
13102023 – Yowl. Green Door Store
14102023 – Honeyblood. The West Hill Hall
16102023 – ALASKALASKA. The Hope & Ruin
31102023 – Hilary Woods. The Rosehill
01112023 – An Evening with Tom Robinson. Lewes Con Club
02112023 – Personal Trainer. Lewes Con Club
15112023 – Autobahn. The Green Door Store
24112023 – bdrmm. Patterns
28112023 – Ozric Tentacles + Gong. Chalk
The venue is only accessible via a flight of stairs however they can offer access via a back door at street level to the venue if mobility is an issue or you use a wheelchair. There are 3 large steps via this route so assistance to gain access and to exit the venue would be required. We can arrange this if you contact us in advance of a show. Please bear in mind that they can only allow access in between bands due to sound issues. Two disabled toilets upstairs, both gender neutral. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at email@example.com for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. They can provide chairs in the venue although if the event is very busy this will impede visibility. If you wish to make use of a chair to view a gig, we advise arriving early to secure a position. They are happy to accommodate assistance dogs.