Getting Trigger Happy with Little Triggers


Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

A few words about their gig and also a preview for their next visit to Brighton. You can grab a ticket for this Brighton gig, with Graham Day and The Gaolers Plus Little Triggers –  Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at The Hope and Ruin HERE!

Little Triggers

These guys hail from Merseyside and they are purveyors of some damn fine rock n’ roll.  Little Triggers stormed back into Brighton on a last minute slot to open up a night of live music at The Green Door Store.

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Last time I saw them they had just dropped a superb album, Loaded Gun. They created quite a stir when they have played Brighton in the past. I have been waiting to see the guys play down here again for a while. Little Triggers are back in the city in April and are due for a full on set at The Hope And Ruin – I, for one, cant wait.

The band has undergone a bit of a change since we last met, they are now a two piece. That’s quite an extreme change!

Little Triggers are now:

Tom Hamilton – guitars, vocals and sometimes breaking strings and kicking over mic stands

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Jay Radcliffe at the back belting the hell out of his drum kit and providing vocals

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

These guys blew me away last time – seriously good. How would they sound as a new two piece? Thanks to the lovely team from Blue Door Promotions I was let in with the camera. A huge blast for a soundcheck confirmed that the “sound” was there, the intensity of their delivery hadn’t changed. Thank goodness!

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The hook laden guitar riffs I loved fired up from Tom. In came Jay as he started stomping on those drums. I had to do a double take to make sure there was only two of them. The sound fired out into the Green Door Store was incredible, and yes a lot louder than when we last met. Sadly Jay was hidden from view last time, not tonight! He was up front and loud.

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The Set

A short but massively intense 30 minutes of rock and roll and blues ooozed through the venue and Little Triggers had pulled quite a crowd by the time they had finished. We had some superb album tracks Giving Me Up, I’m Alright, Loaded Gun and more. Tom also hinted at a new single dropping any day now.

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Its live, its rock and roll, given the ferocity that Tom hits those strings and pulls off the note bends it was only a matter of time before a string gave out, and over went a mic stand into the crowd. Thankfully a red Rick was handed to him from one of the other bands.  Since becoming a twosome they have clearly worked hard to deliver a set at a breakneck speed. What they do is modern, describing themselves as Purveyors of The New Rock n Roll.

Little Triggers were let loose tonight and they ran rampant through their set.

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

There is a twist to their sound, its almost vintage 70s rock which, whilst sounds familiar somehow, will catch you out as the songs twist and turn. So Fine is a song that will highlight what these guys do. The nod as I have said before is there to early ACDC and early Queen output but they have their own unique almost indie nods tucked in there. Mix in some garage and a sound akin to the genres of alternative rock such as The Stereophonics with Dakota and you are getting there. Some of their slower material is particularly warming.

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Little Triggers: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Chatting with the guys after their set, they seemed really happy with how things were going and the superb feedback they were getting. They got themselves some new followers tonight – this ladies and gentlemen is a rock and roll band with a twist. Keep going Little Triggers!

Little Triggers: Loaded Gun

I grabbed a copy of the new album last time they played, that’s how much I had enjoyed Little Triggers and their music. It gets a regular play on the gramophone at Scene Sussex Towers.

Little Triggers are on Facebook

You can grab a ticket for this Brighton gig, with Graham Day and The Gaolers Plus Little Triggers –  Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at The Hope and Ruin HERE!

Thanks and a hug to Blue Door Promotions for letting me in with my camera. Hope we can do some more stuff soon.

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