*POSTPONED* Big Brave + Broker + Earth Moves
22nd April 2020 - 7:30 pm
The Hope & Ruin

POSTPONED: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this show is being postponed. More details on a new date soon. All original tickets will remain valid.

Yeah Go On Then Presents:


+ Guests

Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE have explored terrains of experimental rock with a clear focus on the key principles; space, volume, and raw emotion. The essence of BIG | BRAVE’s magic has always been the way they balance these dynamics, and particularly how much sheer power comes from the beautifully quiet moments. The same principles are the starting point for the new album, only the approach is different, beginning with the question “How do we take very little and make something bigger than what we actually have?” vocalist and guitarist Robin Wattie explains further “the biggest challenge was to not do what is easiest. i.e. what we knew worked for the last albums or what is, for us, easy to write. With A Gaze Among Them, Mathieu and I put ourselves through the ringer – I did not want to do what seemed to me to be a ‘logical next step’ in what we could do musically. I wanted to go back to our original concepts and work from there – space, tension, minimalism and voice (finding melody and musicality in pieces that consist of one note for longer than ten minutes, for example) were the primary concentrations I wanted to push.” 

In the process of revisiting their early intentions, BIG | BRAVE have boldly evolved, emerging with a thrilling new body of work that is all at once refreshingly new, explosively heavy, dynamically loud, beautifully minimal, carefully repetitive, and totally and utterly cathartic. A Gaze Among Them features Robin Wattie (vocals, electric guitar, guitar amp, bass amp), Mathieu Ball (electric guitar, guitar amps) and Loel Campbell (drums) with guest appearances from Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion) on Contrabass and Seth Manchester‘s synth overdubs. The album was recorded with Seth Manchester at Machine with Magnets in Pawtucket Rhode Island. The beautiful image adorning the cover (created by Robin Wattie) further demonstrates that BIG | BRAVE have blossomed. The trio sound rejuvenated and confident, and A Gaze Among Them is the sound of a band truly honing their craft, and feeling totally satisfied with it. Compelling. Necessary. Important.


Drawing from the explosive fury of hardcore, the DIY sensibilities of punk and blending them with a healthy dose of math-rock experimentation. Exploring themes of mental health and relationship dissolution, as well as holding a microscope up to the hypocrisy and falsehoods found in modern 21st Century living. – The Independent
‘Madness, otherness and marginality are definitely at the fore in terms of themes… but more importantly, the difficult questions about truth and the cultures which produce it are being looked at in these contexts’ – Duncan Harrison


Earth Moves:

An underground supergroup, with members from We Never Learned To Live, Grappler, and Cloud Boat, the band straddle musical worlds. A combination of post-metal, screamo, shoegaze and black metal, Earth Moves boast an abundance of musical influences, including Deftones, Amenra, Slowdive, and Wolves in the Throne Room.



The Hope & Ruin 11-12 Queens Rd
Brighton BN1 3WA