Firmly established as one of Brighton’s best-loved monthly clubs, SPELLBOUND – The Alternative 80s Night – happens on (usually) the third Saturday of every month in the Studio Bar of Komedia. DJs SIMON PRICE (Stay Beautiful) & JAYNEY BLAMBLAM (Total Blam Blam) play Goth, Post-Punk, New Romantic, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Indie Rock, Synth and Ska classics 1979-1989.

It’s just like walking into your actual local alternative club at any random point in the 80s, right down to the smoke and the snakebite. A proper drinking and dancing session with a wonderfully mixed crowd of grown-ups who remember it all from first time around and young ‘uns just discovering it afresh. And look out for the Eighties visuals to help with the Time Travel…


You want names? Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, The Cramps, The Human League, The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Smiths, Bauhaus, Talking Heads, Joy Division, The Specials, Public Image Ltd, Adam & The Ants, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The B-52’s, Gary Numan, Psychedelic Furs, The Cult, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke, The Jam, The Damned, Japan, New Model Army, Dead Or Alive, Fields Of The Nephilim, Teardrop Explodes, Violent Femmes, The Fall, The Birthday Party, Devo, Associates, Fuzzbox, Simple Minds, The Beat, Spear Of Destiny, Pixies, Alien Sex Fiend and loads more. Check out our Spotify playlists: https://linktr.ee/SpellboundClub



Door Price Tickets: £7.00 (2024) 

Spellbound – May 11th 2024: 

This month we’re going to try something a little bit different, and step outside our usual 1979-1984 comfort zone by focussing our attention on the other end of the decade. On SATURDAY 20th APRIL, for only the second time ever, we’re throwing a LATE EIGHTIES SPECIAL! Every single track we play will be from 1985-1989. We’ll acknowledge what some of our core artists (eg Cure, Sisters, Cramps, Siouxsie, Depeche, Smiths, Bunnymen) were up to in the latter part of the 80s, but more importantly, we’ll be giving time to some of the acts who don’t normally get much of a look-in. Just few examples, in alphabetical order: 808 State, 10,000 Maniacs, Age Of Chance, Beastie Boys, Big Audio Dynamite, Birdland, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, De La Soul, Dinosaur Jr, Faith No More, Fields Of The Nephilim, Front 242, Fugazi, Gaye Bykers On Acid, The Godfathers, Happy Mondays, The House Of Love, The Housemartins, Husker Du, The Inspiral Carpets, James, Laibach, Loop, Ministry, The Mission, Mudhoney, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Nitzer Ebb, Pet Shop Boys, Pixies, The Pogues, Pop Will Eat Itself, Primal Scream, The Primitives, Public Enemy, REM, Run DMC, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Sonic Youth, The Soup Dragons, Spacemen 3, The Stone Roses, Sugarcubes, That Petrol Emotion, Throwing Muses, The Wedding Present, We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It, The Wonder Stuff, The Young Gods, Zodiac Mindwarp… you’re starting to get the idea, and we’re sure you can think of others (we’re open to suggestions!). So please RSVP to the Facebook event, share it, nag your mates to come along, stick it in your diary, and most importantly of all, come along on the night!

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR (For all dates apart from Halloween Special which will be in The Komedia Basement)


AGES 18+

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