Good Friday lived up to its name at Green Door Store, and the fact the show was free made it even more value for money. I have a lot of fond memories of Green Door Store, it’s the location of the first proper Art Noise event, and that show (back in 2011) happened to be the first gig for Them The Sky too.
Frontman Francisco Iannuzzi announced that this was the bands first show in Brighton, and I hope it marks the first of many. Funk rock is the description they give themselves, and it’s easy to see why. The cross genre sound makes for easy listening, and coupled with Francisco’s stage presence (his Michael Jackson influences shining through) the band had the crowd dancing, head nodding and feet tapping along to the catchy riffs.
Them The Sky
Them The Sky returned to The Green Door Store to mark the second show of 2015 for the 7 piece. With two new performers in the form of cellist Fern and violinist Laura and a couple of brand new tracks (complete with visuals too) they grabbed the attention of the fired up crowd. With complex layers their is no one dominant aspect to the band, the sum of the parts combined is what makes them so majestic to listen to. As always, we recommend them fully.
This Alt-Rock outfit were fittingly headlining the night. After the funk fuelled warm up from Cousin Avi, followed by the visually compelling and aural complexity of Them The Sky, Echoic finished with energetic driving guitar. Energetic and powerful in their sound, they created an exciting climax to the evening. A really powerful show, and well worth catching live.