New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music round up. We’re kicking things off with news of the second album from the brilliant Fiction Aisle who completely unexpectedly put out a new album last week. It’s called Fuschia Days, and is available as a download or on very limited cd. There’s only two cds left – that’s how limited it is. Where The Fiction Aisle’s first album was a huge orchestral widescreen affair, the new album feels more sparse, but no less lacking in vision. A fantastic progression.

If you’d have been in town on Saturday you’d have seen a whole bunch of helium balloons outside Fitzherberts, spelling out two words. It was all in aid of the launch party for Via Tirana‘s new EP The Colours Are Always There which was taking place there all afternoon. Here’s the EP opener Girl:

Production duties on the first few Dog in the Snow releases was the work of Steve Hillier, once a third of Dubstar, but now recording as Ggghost. He’s also on remix duties on the latest track to surface from Helen Brown and Eva Bowan, called Flotsam:

We missed the release of the Mount Bank album back in May and only just realised this week. It’s out now (obviously) on Donkey Pitch records and is an awesome collection of the kind of electronica that last year’s Island Life introduced us to. The album’s called Counter Real, and here’s the closing track We Could Be Real:

Fragile Creatures have a new single out next month. It’s taken from their debut album Fragile Creatures and Other Wild Things and is called Ready to Go:

Brighton has got a good history of Krautrock bands, with Fujiya & Miyagi and Electrelane drawing from the genre. Now there’s also Merlin Tonto, who released their Baotou EP a few weeks ago on Love Thy Neighbour.

Miamigo‘s new track Forever dropped last week. If you like your pop dripping with 80s synths this is for you:

Brighton Music Blog favourites Clowwns released their new single on Friday. Love Vigilantes has long been one of the standout tracks of their live set, and if there’s any justice it’ll be all of the airwaves now too. I read something on Facebook saying that the band would be headlining a small local festival next week, but that post got deleted. I don’t know if that was because it was announced too early or isn’t happening , so it might be an idea to keep an eye on the band’s facebook page over the next few days just in case.

Finally we have some catchy lo fi indie pop from new Brighton band House Points. The tracks’ called I Don’t Like You and it came out about a week ago:

 

New Brighton Music

We’re catching up a bit with new music at the moment, so we’re going to dive straight in, starting off with Sea Bed, fresh from going down a storm at Glastonbury, here’s their new single Young:

Fujiya & Miyagi have put out a video to one of the tracks from their recent release EP1. This is To The Last Beat of My Heart:

As well as putting on regular gigs at the Dome showcasing local bands, Spectrum also do something called “Site and Sound”, getting acts to video tracks live in the amazing settings at the Dome complex. The latest of these is from Barnacles with their track Power Up. The next Spectrum night takes place next Thursday (7th July) where Kirsty McClement headlines.

Next up is some glitchy electronic soul from Kudu Blue with their new track Call Out. If you like what you hear (and we like it a lot), you can catch the band playing at Paddle Round The Pier this Saturday.

Jolé‘s new track A Year of Ages gets released this Friday. It’s three minutes of uplifting guitar pop which might hopefully distract you from politics, or the weather, or whatever’s making you feel glum today.

Dove House launched their new single Cheap Tricks at The Hope & Ruin last week, and it was BBC Introducing’s track of the day today. You can listen to it here:

Seems Strange is taken from the new album Duets by Matt and Boog, a husband and wife team who have made a darkly comic record on the theme of long term relationships. It features a whole host of musicians, not just from Brighton, including members of Bonobo, The Miserable Rich, The Leisure Society and Rockerswitch:

Said The Ghost is the solo project from Brightonian Jamie Lees. He’s just released an EP called Inhale Day and this is the opener Ode to Rise.

Finishing things off with something to wind down with, here’s Eva Bowan remixed by Memoryloop with the Sapphire Helix edit of Dawn Warmth, originally from Eva’s Ringwoodite EP which came out last month:

 

 

 

New Brighton Albums

After a bit of an absence because a teething baby is higher up my priorities than writing blog posts, we’re back with some new music and not just new tracks, but whole albums.

Fear-of-Men-Fall-ForeverFall Forever by Fear of Men came out on Kanine Records on June 3rd, the same day as the band played a live instore at Resident to promote the record. The album is a follow up to 2014’s Loom and shows the band branching out sonically and lyrically. Jess Weiss went into the process of writing with a desire to develop her own voice, rather than hiding behind metaphors and oblique references, and the album features a much broader aural palette compared to it’s predecessor. We already posted up the video for Island, so here’s the video for one of the other tracks, Trauma:

 

Moulettes-Preternatural-300x300We’ve been fans of Moulettes for a long long time at Brighton Music Blog, and their performance at One Church confirmed that they still deserve a place in our hearts. Moulettes also played a live instore at Resident to promote Preternatural, the week before Fear of Men and are now off on tour all around the world, currently in Canada. Moving further and further away from their folk roots, the new material could be described as prog, with it’s switching time signatures and 70s sounding guitars. Here’s the lead single from the album, Behemoth:

Phoria-VolitionLast of all we have news of the debut album from Phoria, which has been a long time coming – their first EP appeared in 2013. Volition was released on 3rd June on X Novo, and the album launches (in Brighton and London) were meant to be taking place this week. Sadly, Phoria main man Trewin Howard is out of action, so the gigs have been postponed for now. We’ll bring you details of the rescheduled dates as we have them. In the meantime, here’s Loss, which has been suggested to us as one of the standout tracks:

New Brighton Music

Nipping in quickly before The Great Escape turns the city crazy, here’s another round of new music. A few of the bands we’re going to mention are playing at the Great Escape too, so we’ll give their sets a mention while we’re here. First up is a new video from The Fiction Aisle, whose debut album came out at the end of last year, and whose next album is already on the way. Here’s a track that isn’t from either though – Will I Get Where I’m Going Before I’m Ready? will apparently appear on the band’s third long player. Thomas White and his band play at Bar Rogue on Friday at 6pm as part of the Earworm Events / Northbrook College stage:

Next up, some summery indie pop from The Island Club. Let Go is out now from the usual digital download places. Island Club have two Great Escape gigs – Thursday 2.30 at the Hope & Ruin, and Friday 4.15 at One Church

Fickle Friends aren’t playing the Great Escape, but they are re-releasing their favourite track of ours. Swim comes out on monday, and they’ve shared the Good Fine OK Remix in advance:

Salt Ashes‘ new track Save It is out now and is taken from her upcoming self titled debut album which is getting released in July:

This Party aren’t at the Great Escape either, but there is a free gig coming up for their new single Taste. The track comes out on 10th June, and the launch is the night before at the Green Door Store.

Common Tongues have three sets at the Great Escape – Friday 10pm at the Dorset, and two on Saturday, 12pm at East Street Tap and 5.45pm at Marwoods Cafe. Oh, and they have a new single out too, called It Doesn’t Last Forever:

Tiago Saga‘s debut EP Busy With My Head came out a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the title track from it, Poles Apart. He isn’t doing any Great Escape gigs on his own, but…

When Tiago isn’t playing solo, he’s also the front man in  Time for T, who are playing at Marwoods on Saturday at 9.45pm. Their new single Rescue Plane is out now:

Last in our round up this week is Merlin Tonto, who releases a new EP called Baotou on May 27th, which comes in a 5¼” floppy disc (which contains a cd inside). Below we’ve got the first track on the EP, Time Pilot. The launch show is at the Green Door Store next week, but they’re also playing at Love Thy Neighbour’s Great Escape show this friday at The Hope & Ruin:

 

Guest Post : Bee Adamic’s Great Escape Picks

Now Europe’s most talked about showcase festival, is taking place in a matter of days in our fantastic city. The Great Escape Festival is seen as a ‘mecca for music lovers’. It’s baby sister the Alternative Great Escape will soon be eclipsing the main event.. with the 2016 lineup proving to be even stronger. One of the things I love about the alternative events, is not only are they in your standard live music venues, but you’ll also see them hosted in at your favourite bagel bar, vintage clothes shop or even courtyard. Here are my top 10 highlights for this year’s Alternative Escape:

Ellie Ford

Details – Friday 20th May, Marwood’s Cafe, 6pm

Time For T

Details – Saturday 21st May, Marwoods, 9.45pm

Phantom Runners

Details –
Friday 20th May, Hotel Pelirocco, 7pm
Friday 20th May, Mesmerist, 12pm – 2pm (DJ set)
Saturday 21st May, Pool Valley Coach Station. 6pm
Saturday 21st May, Synergy Centre, 10.20pm

Fond Of Rudy

Details – Saturday 21st, Synergy Centre, 1pm

MOK

Details – Friday 20th, Fiddler’s Elbow, 10pm

Common Tongues

Details – Friday 20th May, The Dorset, 10pm
Saturday 21st May, East Street Tap, 12pm
Saturday 21st May, Marwood’s Cafe, 5.45pm

MØSS

Details – Saturday 21st May, Beyond Retro, 1pm
Friday 20th May, Hotel Pelirocco, 4pm

Fable


Details

Friday 20th May, Fiddler’s Elbow, 9pm
Saturday 21 May , Marwood’s Cafe, 4.15pm
Saturday 21 May, Hotel Pelirocco, 10pm

Noisy Pots

Details – Friday 20th May, Hotel Pelirocco, 5.20pm
Saturday 21st May, Synergy Centre, 7.20pm

ELKA

Details – Friday 20th May, Hotel Pelirocco, 4.10pm

 

Bee Adamic is a Brighton based promoter, journalist, PR and long term friend of Brighton Music Blog

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s dose of new music. First up is Heaven by Martha Gunn, who I assume isn’t made up of bar staff from the pub on Lewes Road (although they may well be), but are also named after the Prince Regent’s best known dipper.

 

Next up is a brand new track from Los Albertos, who I’m sure split up a few years ago. Anyway, they’re back now, the track’s called Fall From Grace and is taken from an EP called This is a Serious Party which is out on 20th May

Purple have just released their debut EP Born To Dance. It contains four tracks of jangly 60s influenced pop, the first of which is Can You Feel:

Here’s the latest track from J Tropic, an airy day-glo cover of Jai Paul’s Jasmine:

A week or so ago, Alphabets Heaven shared their latest track, which features the vocal talents of Charo. Say What You Mean is taken from an upcoming EP entitled Wander, more details of which  as we get them:

The June EP by Heath came out on April 29th. Here’s the lead track from the EP – Brambles:

Jolé sounds like the name of a band, but is just the work of one man, Josh Oliver. New Start is his second release and is out now:

Last, but by no means least is another track taken from Fear of Men‘s upcoming album Fall Forever which appeared online earlier this week alongside news of a comprehensive US tour. That’s not so handy for people in Brighton who are most likely to be reading this, but if you pre-order the album from Resident, you’ll get a pair of tickets to the band’s instore gig on 3rd June:

 

 

Ellie Ford launch for ‘The Other Sun’

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Ellie Ford launched her debut album ‘The Other Sun’ at Bleach in Brighton on 22nd April. Brighton Music Blog were there to share in the fun. Opener Alabaster dePlume decided to play in the middle of the room without amplification, … Continue reading