the red penguin

Salad – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton

A new venue for me, and I managed to get there from Billericay in about an hour and 15 minutes which is probably quicker than me trying to get into London. And I managed to find somewhere to park for free round the corner in car-unfriendly Brighton too!

I wasn’t able to get there in time to see the support as I was working this afternoon, but I managed to perch myself nicely up at the front to catch the band who played about an hour and 20 minutes, finishing conveniently (for old people like me) just before 10pm. I got another shout out from the stage, as my interview with Marijne and Paul was the inspiration for Details. And yes I think my face goes red every time.

A good set list with a nice mix of old and new, including one song getting its live debut, Where I’m At (I seem to remember a reggaeish chorus which is new for the band).

I liked the Hope and Ruin – the sound was good and the stage was unusually roomy for a venue of that size.


  • Diminished Clothes
  • The Selfishness Of Love
  • Granite Statue
  • In The Dark
  • Details
  • Your Face
  • Your Ma
  • Namedrops
  • Things In Heaven
  • Yeah Yeah
  • I Didn’t Know You’d Gone
  • On A Leash
  • Where I’m At
  • A Man With A Box
  • Drink The Elixir


  • Motorbike To Heaven
  • Kent

No ticket scan this time, as I did a rare “pay on the door”.

Sunday 16 April 2023, 9638 views

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