The band want to help Brighton And Hove Albion buy a new player to help them battle relegation...

Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster are to headline a benefit gig for their local football team BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION next week (February 28).

The band, who scored a UK Top 40 hit last month with ‘Psychosis Safari’, want to help raise funds so the team can buy a new player to assist them in their bid to avoid relegation from Division One of the English Football League. They are currently in the bottom three in their first season since promotion.

The team already have rock and roll connections – they are sponsored by Skint Records, whose biggest star Fatboy Slim is a regular at the team’s Withdean Stadium.

The gig takes place at Hove Town Hall.

A statement from the band reads: “We’re doing this benefit for Brighton And Hove Albion to buy a new player

because they aspire to greatness and that’s tough to do if you get


“Brighton and Hove Albion FC obviously support rock and

roll music, as we like rock and roll and most footballers that like rock and

roll do as well. The boys are coming home, bring on the boys.”