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Personal Trainer

9 November, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Personal Trainer Brighton


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Personal Trainer Brighton

Personal Trainer live in Brighton at The Hope + Ruin on 9th November!
Get tickets with no booking fee above until 6pm, or from:
Resident Brighton: 01273 606312

Stage times for our shows tonight:
Personal Trainer: 10pm
Lande Hekt: 9.10pm
Welly: 8.20pm
Tickets on the door!

Personal Trainer is a rock collective around singer/songwriter Willem Smit. Live, they have an ever-shifting line-up with members from bands like Canshaker Pi, Pip Blom, Bull, Steve French, The Klittens, Home Counties and many more. Personal Trainer balances between a spontaneous and fun interaction between musicians being thrown together on a stage without having rehearsed too much, and playing well composed catchy and noisy pop songs with a rock attitude. They were described as “a manic indie rock orchestra that taps into the wayward spirits of Car Seat Headrest, Silver Jews, The Fall and LCD Soundsystem, with Smit playing the role of everyman poet and ringmaster” and “Perfectly organized chaos.

On record, Personal Trainer is a collaboration between Willem Smit, who records and writes most of the music at home, and producer Casper van der Lans (responsible for the production of some of The Netherlands’ greatest releases of the last couple of years, like The Homesick’s The Big Exercise, Petersburg’s Show), who helps Willem refine the productions and mixes.

In May 2019 they put out their first 7-inch “The Lazer / Stormchaser Of The Month” on Sports Team’s label Holm Front, followed by a second one “Total Total / You Better Start Scrubbing” on Paradiso Vinyl Club in September. They joined Pip Blom on their Europe/UK tour and in May 2020 they put out their third 7-inch “Edible Plastic / Issue Box / The Industry” on Dutch quality label Subroutine Records. Their first EP “Gazebo” was released by Holm Front February 2020.

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Lande Hekt (of Muncie Girls): Lande Hekt is a queer, indie-punk artist and songwriter from England. Her debut album, ‘Going to Hell’, was released in January 2021 by Philadelphia-based label, Get Better Records. Drawing inspiration from The Sundays, The Pastels, Patti Smith and Sharon Van Etten, her sound is a delicate mix of bright 80’s indie pop and dark energetic punk. ‘Going to Hell’ is a confessional record about Lande’s experience of coming out as gay, and the feelings of displacement that come with touring all-year round. 

She began touring as a teenager with her band Muncie Girls. Discovering the world through the underground network of punk rock, Lande learned about politics and connection. Her brand of honest and unveiled songwriting continues to progress as she works on new music all the time. landehekt.bandcamp.com/album/going-to-hell

Welly: Big in the suburbs apparently! Spotify

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26112021 – Warm Digits. The Hope & Ruin
01122021 – POZI. The Hope & Ruin
01122021 – BABii. The Prince Albert
03122021 – Freya Beer. The Hope & Ruin
04122021 – The Howlers. The Rossi Bar
10122021 – Penelope Isles. Concorde 2
12122021 – Honey Guide. The Hope & Ruin
16122021 – Beach Riot. The Prince Albert
06022022 – Jane Weaver. Chalk.
15022022 – Douglas Dare. The Rose Hill
15022022 – Pip Blom. Concorde 2
18022022 – Good Sad Happy Bad. The Hope & Ruin
23022022 – Beans On Toast. Chalk
24022022 – Lime Garden. The Hope & Ruin
19032022 – Molly Linen. The Rossi Bar
22032022 – Skaking Polly. The Hope & Ruin
24032022 – Mr Bruce. Green Door Store
05042022 – The Beths. Concorde 2
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25102022 – Plants and Animals. The Hope & Ruin

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. The venue can arrange this if you contact them in advance of a show on 01273325793. Please bear in mind that they can only allow access in between bands due to sound issues. Two disabled toilets upstairs, both gender-neutral. Chairs can be provided 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 ageing, we advise arriving early to secure a position. The venue is happy to accommodate assistance dogs.If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us atinfo@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.ukfor guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting or standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance.

Personal Trainer Brighton

Personal Trainer Brighton



9 November, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Hope and Ruin
9-12 Queens Road
Brighton, BN1 3WA
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