Toothless at The Hope, Brighton

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(Sunday) March 05, 2017 - 20:00

The Hope & Ruin - 11-12 Queens Road (Map)

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Toothless is London’s Ed Nash.

As curious a moniker as it may seem, the name Toothless comes from a Raymond Pettibon drawing. The US artist (infamous amongst the 1980s LA punk scene for his gig posters) drew a tiger biting off a boy’s head with the caption, ‘Even toothless, she can still bite off a boy’s head.” The idea of something being toothless, but still having bite struck Ed as strangely compelling. Nobody expects ‘side projects’ to achieve very much, especially the side project of a bass player (Ed is bassist of Bombay Bicycle club), and so the name stuck.

To all intents and purposes, Toothless and his debut record has been a creation carefully conceived by its maker. Even the theme of the singles and album artwork, a play on the famous Powers of Ten video by Charles and Ray Eames, has its own narrative.

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(Sunday) March 05, 2017

Toothless at The Hope, Brighton

The Hope & Ruin 11-12 Queens Road Brighton, United Kingdom

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