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Personal Trainer

1 March, 2025 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£17.00
Personal Trainer Brighton

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Personal Trainer Brighton

Personal Trainer play Chalk, Brighton on Saturday 1st March. Get tickets from 10am on 12th July with only a £1 booking fee above, or from Seetickets.

If you like pop music to keep you on your toes, Amsterdam’s Personal Trainer provide that service fulsomely on their superb second album. Essentially the project of Willem Smit (working with co-producer / collaborator Casper van der Lans) on record and a band live, Personal Trainer showed a facility for DIY indie-pop exuberance and experiment in sync with 2022’s debut, “Big Love Blanket”. Now signed to Bella Union, Willem returns re-energised with Still Willing, a multi-faceted album of shining contrasts and spry melodies, effusive arrangements and subliminal sounds, playful lyrics and self-reflection: in short, a pop album executed with dynamism, vim and charm.

Willem is the epicentre of the band, which originated from impromptu and exhilarating live shows featuring ever-shifting members of different local bands sharing a bustling stage. The live line-up has solidified somewhat but Willem still welcomes the contrast with his recorded work: “When I make the record, it’s me calling the shots. But I can’t tell everyone exactly what to do every second when we’re on stage. There’s, like, shakers flying around or instruments being thrown all over the place, so I don’t have the capacity to control that. And that’s really exciting to me.”

Meanwhile, Still Willing arrives as a fervid expression of Willem’s home-recording and studio methods, tethered to inviting pop instincts and rich with the fertile promise of more to come. Willem doesn’t want to tell you what or how to think about the album but, he says, “It would be awesome if people like it and buy the record, so that I can make another one.” On the strength of Still Willing, he’s fit for the long distance.

Plus support.

Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
18072024 – Love. Concorde 2
18072024 – The Klittens. The Hope & Ruin
21082024 – Wednesday. Chalk
31082024 – Jake Xerxes Fussell. Lewes Constitutional Club
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05092024 – Palehound. Green Door Store
07092024 – Martha. The Hope & Ruin
12092024 – Tunic. The Prince Albert
14092024 – Mary Lattimore. West Hill Hall
17092024 – Me Lost Me. The Prince Albert
22092024 – Charlie Parr. Lewes Constitutional Club
24092024 – Battlesnake. Dust
24092024 – Eades. The Hope & Ruin
26092024 – Melt Banana. Concorde 2
26092024 – Mermaid Chunky. Green Door Store
27092024 – Prolapse. Lewes Con Club
28092024 – Los Campesinos! Chalk
01102024 – Douglas Dare. Dust
03102024 – Twen. The Hope & Ruin
05102024 – Parsnip. Komedia Studio
06102024 – Loose Articles. The Hope & Ruin
08102024 – The Howlers. The Prince Albert
10102024 – Balderdasch. The Hope & Ruin
13102024 – Skating Polly. Green Door Store
13102024 – Frankie Archer. Komedia Studio
19102024 – Maruja. The Hope & Ruin
23102024 – Benefits. The Hope & Ruin
24102024 – Junior Brother. The Prince Albert
24102024 – The Tom Robinson Band. Concorde 2
25102024 – DZ Deathrays. Green Door Store
26102024 – Old Sea Brigade. Dust
26102024 – Man & The Echo. Alphabet
27102024 – Art Brut. Concorde 2
03112024 – John Francis Flynn. Lewes Constitutional Club
05110224 – Dame Area. The Hope & Ruin
06112024 – Lack of Afro. Patterns.
21112024 – Alasdair Roberts & Donald WG Lindsay. Komedia
22112024 – Getdown Services. Hope & Ruin
23112024 – The Orb + Ozric Tentacles. Chalk
23112024 – Desperate Journalist. Dust
02122024 – Victory Lap. The Hope & Ruin
08122024 – Stick in the Wheel. Lewes Constitutional Club
22012025 – Jim Moray. Komedia Studio
01032025 – Personal Trainer. Chalk.

Accessibility:
Fully accessible venue, disabled toilet at the back. Ask bar for assistance. Entrance for wheelchairs at the back of the venue. Toilets gender neutral on some nights. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk 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. Wheelchair area, and sofa at the side for seating, but depending on how many people are in it may affect the viewing.

Personal Trainer Brighton

Personal Trainer Brighton

Details

Date:
1 March, 2025
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£17.00

Venue

Chalk
Pool Valley
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NJ United Kingdom
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