LTN: No Friends In The Industry
17th May 2024 - 2:30 am
Hope & Ruin
Age Restrictions: 18+

Love Thy Neighbour’s unofficial parties return!

No Friends in the Industry is a free entry floor show in the bar area of The Hope & Ruin. The stage runs across all three days of the festival from Thursday 16th May to Saturday 18th May.


2.30pm – Flat Party

3.30pm – Ugly: Originally hailing from Cambridge, now residing in London – Ugly have been using downtime to craft a sound true to their own. 
 Fusing inspiration from various backgrounds of Choral, Post-Rock and the staples of the 60s/70s, Ugly’s take on the writing process is unique and constantly moving forward.

4.30pm – Plantoid: Take a look at the cover art for Plantoid’s debut album, the jazzy, prog-rock opus Terrapath. In a desolate, misty landscape, a massive half-vegetable, half-machine structure resembling a spaceship looms above figures shrouded in shadow. It’s weird and eerie, but it also ignites a feeling of wonder and nostalgia, like cracking open your favourite sci-fi novel as a kid.

5.30pm – Ellie Bleach: Ellie Bleach narrates a world of peculiar characters. With a penchant for cinematic storytelling, her wry wit and esoteric lyrical style harbour a biting cynicism that examines the strange eccentricities of modern life. Pulling from
the world-building mastery of Ethel Cain and the charismatic showmanship of CMAT, her music soundtracks a
rotating cast of lonely misunderstood people that exist within suburbia.

7.30pm – TBA

8.30pm – Ducks Ltd: Ducks Ltd. are a Toronto band featuring Australian lead guitarist Evan Lewis and U.K-born, U.S.-raised singer, bassist, and rhythm guitarist Tom McGreevy. As Ducks Ltd., the two thrive on skirting the edges of buoyant jangle pop and driving power pop. Their latest album, Harm’s Way, contains anxious songs that McGreevy explains are “about struggling. About watching people I care for suffer, and trying to figure out how to be there for them. And about the strain of living in the world when it feels like it’s ready to collapse.”

9.30pm – Home Counties: When disenchantment runs high, when city life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be — when you’re forking out seven quid for a pint, shivering in a queue for a club night you don’t really care about, getting ripped off by landlords over blu tac stains, and squeezing in studio sessions around a relentless 9-5 schedule, there is only one logical response: fun.

10.30pm – Caitlin Rose: With a voice equal parts honeyed and world-weary, Caitlin Rose sings self-aware songs of self-destruction, documenting proclivity and impulse control, bad habits in life and in romantic pursuits. Her albums brim with incisive, well-observed tracks full of searching vulnerability, ruminating on the things done to us and the various coping mechanisms and behaviors we adopt to feel in control in their wake. A standout staple of Nashville’s rock scene, Rose is “witty, brilliant company” (Pitchfork) and a “promisingly wry lyricist” (The Guardian) with a “wily and impressive blend of melancholy and cheek.” (New York Times)


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