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No Friends In The Industry- Fiddlers Elbow

16 May @ 11:30 pm - 18 May @ 2:00 am

No Friends In The Industry Brighton

Love Thy Neighbour’s unofficial parties return!

No Friends in the Industry is a free entry show at Fiddlers Elbow every night. The stage runs across all three days of the festival from Thursday 16th May to Saturday 18th May.

11.30pm – Other Half

12.20am – King Isis –Born and raised in the cultural hub of Oakland, CA, King Isis shifts shapes and fuses sounds ranging from rock and R&B to jazz and blues, sweeping through pain, growth, and transformation.

Music has been in King Isis’ blood for generations. They were taught on the piano of their great-great-grandmother Omega King, one of the first Black opera singers in Chicago. King Isis’ artist moniker pays reverence to Omega’s legacy of pursuing her passion of art and creation in segregated, post-slavery America. “Her name holds a lot of power in my house and in my family,” Isis reflects, “A big part of the reason my artist name incorporates hers is to remind me that there is power in my voice, that music has always been a deep-rooted part of me, and to keep going.”

1.10am – Joe & The Shitboys: The queer vegan shitpunks, Joe & The Shitboys, formed with the intention of calling out shitty behaviour in the conservative Faroe Islands, where the rock scene is filled with boneless homophobes and meat-eating misogynists – and continue to take their aim at general vibe killers everywhere.

11.30pm – Really Big Really Clever: really big really clever is the new project from Jared Tomkins and Jordan Lilford, formed in 2022 after the split of their previous band Gender Roles. After years of touring, writing & recording together, the pair wasted no time in writing and recording their self-titled debut album (released 1st Dec ‘23 through Beth Shalom Records) at London’s The Bookhouse Studio with producer Tom Hill. Expect 10 chaotic fast-paced guitar bangers about doubt, uncertainty and self-help. The band are currently in the studio recording album 2 before heading out on tour in UK/EU in March/April/May ‘24.

12.20am – Battlesnake: Battlesnake is an Australian 7-piece metal band that have emerged from the depths of the underworld. With a powerful sound that can only be described as the genetically engineered cyborg super child of Queen, King Gizzard and Judas Priest, the band has quickly gained a reputation for their high-impact live performances and epic, theatrical songwriting. Mortals tremble, all hail Battlesnake!

1.10am – Triple Drain:: Founded in the muggy streets of Brighton are Triple Drain, three babes that have slid into the UK’s alternative rock scene. The trio draw influence from artists such as Sonic Youth, Just Mustard, Pixies and Witch Fever. With their powerful riffs and hypnotic hooks, this post-punk power trio are ones to watch!

11.30pm – Handcuff: London based four piece Handcuff came together from different corners of the South East’s DIY punk and indie scenes, and find a home somewhere between noisy indie-rock, garage punk and hardcore. After releasing their debut EP on Church Road Records, the past 18 months has seen praise from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan, Kerrang and Distorted Sound as the band have worked their way across the UK with the likes of High Vis, Crows, Cheekface, Ovlov, Upchuck and more. Self described “short songs for bored people”.

12.20am – Marathon: Marathon is not just a band, it’s a top-level sport. The Amsterdam-based trio is bursting with energy, and it explodes out of them on stage, captivating audiences everywhere they go. With four Paradiso shows under their belt, a packed Popronde, Welcome to the Village, Grauzone and many more, Marathon has quickly amassed an impressive live reputation, culminating in a top-10 spot at Noorderslag. Both KINK and 3voor12 recognize the band as one of the talents of 2023.

1.10am – Jools: At any moment the Jools experience, on stage and on record, can turn on a sixpence from that of unbridled rage at the world to a celebration of the beauty that can still be found hidden in its murky corners. The punk rock of Jools is at once visceral and violent, cathartic and confrontational, and at the next exultant and exhilarating. Jools is duality by design, where contradiction is empowerment harnessed as a force for progress, sonically and societally.

We also run a stage at The Hope & Ruin that runs before this stage, so if you’re still wanting more after these shows we have your back! Head here for more info.

Please remember that these shows often get very busy! If you want to catch a particular band we would advise turning up at least 30mins beforehand as it is a small venue.



16 May @ 11:30 pm
18 May @ 2:00 am


Fiddler’s Elbow
11-12 Boyces Street
Brighton, BN1 1AN United Kingdom
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