The Brunswick closed Brighton Live with three bands intent on doing it their way.
The Beautiful Word inhabited a fantasy place, where visitors to the moon can take along a pet cow. The easy harmonising and tinkling xylophone, though, masked the wryness in their lyrics, and their rolling crescendos were enough to silence the aggressively stood-up woman at the front.
Crescendos were thick on the ground, as Man Sky Ray threw everything into Radiohead’s kitchen-sink.
Pink Narcissus were the feel-good hit of the night, their cartoonish raids on nearly every punk subgenre ensuring daft grins amongst the exiting crowd.
The Brunswick, 8 October