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One decade ago a tiny local venue appeared, run by Allan Sherman of Jukebox Timebomb promotions. Saw some good gigs there during its short-lived existence. This event celebrated ten years of The Stars & Stripes with an eclectic line-up including young local band, My Device, ‘A fervent fiery three piece from Brighton playing frenzied pop songs as loud as they possibly can’. Times certainly change since we first caught them live in 2001. They’ve recorded two albums, played hundreds of gigs, recently appeared in New York, and won the Walkman NME Breaking Bands award




After Doctor Razzu’s set, a re-arranged stage accommodated My Device’s drum kit. All mic’s moved down to the floor area. Not seen this since Rob Lloyd (Nightingales) mingled with his audience brandishing a mop. Suddenly they appeared- Todd Jordan (guitar/vox) & Russell Eke (bass) stood at crowd level, flailing everywhere. Drummer Alex ripped off his t-shirt- not surprised, he must’ve been sweating.

Wouldn’t call it pop- they ROCK! These lads could cause serious ear damage (in the nicest possible way). What a joy to watch with real stage (or floor?)  presence. A good mix of songs from both LPs and brilliant cover of The Mekons ‘Where Were You’ ended a truly energetic set with Russell lying flat out. We certainly won’t wait seven years before seeing them again.


Set list:

I cast you out
Eat lead
Xmas in November
Show me the ropes
House on fire
Super tonio!
Fountain of youth
Life is a blast
Where were you

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Review by Shelley Guild. Photo’s from Phil Guild.

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