>>>Ménages à trois?

Hello Pain-fans,
We bring you good tidings and news of some imminent Miss Pain live action and L’Amour Electronique which has now moved to the 4th Saturday of the month (ie 24th Feb). First the Live Action…

The animals came in two by two, and here’s what they came to see: some prowling beasties with their claws out, howling at the moon.

It's Miss Pain’s Menagerie
With live music from
Miss Pain + Finlay + Mittens
The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA
Doors: 8pm
Entry: £5/£4 mit flyer

Plus, there will be an army of toy animals, creature comforts, and swinging safari music. Do come, it will be fun fun fun FUN-FUR-tastic. And we will cry if you don’t.

We shouldn’t need an introduction, but for the uninitiated…
We’ll be showing off our trademark wall-of-sound garage/electro pop, as well as some tasty new songs about libraries and carousels.
The NME says: “Trashier than a night of Lambrini in your perverted uncle’s caravan, and fun if you can stomach it.” And who are we to argue with that?

And now may we introduce
East London noiseniks influenced by Pavement, Sonic Youth, Quickspace, and Eric’s Trip, Finlay take their love of lo-fi and American alt-rock, then screw them up into a fizzing ball of skewed noise pop. Renowned for their blistering, unpredictable live sets, which see them falling and laughing their way into the hearts of the audience. Finlay are signed to Fortuna POP! records.

"a skelter stitch together of heroic and inspired pop music” (Careless Talk Costs Lives)
"The best, most hypnotic, moving, engaging, skewed, lo-fi, glittering, colourful, concise, inventive guitar record of 2006." (Robots and Electronic Brains)

A trio from Boston, USA, Mittens write short, snappy songs with a nod to Nick Lowe, Jonathan Richman, and The Jam. They say their aim is to make melodic music that is both enduring and concise, and a little stupid on the side.

Their second full-length album “Fools on a Holiday” was named among the Top 10 releases of 2006 by the Boston Metro

And now for something completely

We have moved to the 4th Saturday of the month, but we are still at The Penthouse, keeping the fires burning.

Miss Pain DJs play Synth Pop, French Pop and Electro Pop
The Penthouse, above The Freebutt, Phoenix Place, Brighton
8pm - 1am
entry: FREE

Come and listen to us play records by the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, John Foxx, Francoise Hardy, Human League, Stereo Total, Jacques Dutronc, Les Georges Leningrad, Soft Cell, The Knife, Jacques Brel, Stereolab, Human League, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, with plenty of other electronic delights and Yé-Yé moments along the way.

More info is on our MySpace

see y'all there
Thank you and bon nuit