With the arrival of the ‘Music’s Not Dead’ pop-up record store in the upstairs bar at De La Warr Pavillion a whole new opportunity has arisen for up-and-coming bands to showcase themselves in advance of headline acts downstairs in the main hall.

And Saturday’s Sam Calver gig proved just how well this format works, with a collection of young artists playing under the Eggtooth / Incubate banner – all of whom have the potential to hit the big stage some time soon. Brooke Shorter, Kiana, Blue Lily, Honey Badger, Tom, Bibi & Joe, and Sam Brown each brought something a little different to proceedings and drew in an appreciative crowd that was treated to some terrific songwriting and musicianship.

Eggtooth / Incubate at De La Warr Pavillion

Showing a real mastery of both her violin and her loop pedal, Sam Brown just oozes confidence.
Tom, Bibi and Joe juxtapose gritty and sometimes disturbing poetic talent with haunting vocals across understated guitar lines. Spellbinding stuff...
Blue Lily is a name to look out for and is becoming a regular fixture on the more discerning bills across the region. Immerse yourself in this gentle but powerful sound.
We like Honey Badger a lot. Now all we need to know is who they are and where they are playing next...right now they are doing a great job staying below the social media radar...
Brooke Shorter is another name we're pleased to be seeing increasingly more of on line-ups showcasing new local talent. It won't be long before headline shows beckon.
Kiana opened the night and set the bar incredibly high for the following acts to achieve...

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