New Brighton Music

I’m sure that when I looked at the end of last week about how much I would have to post about in our new music post this week things were looking a bit sparse, but it seems that actually we’ve got plenty, starting off with a band who’ve just been announced for the Reading / Leeds festival line up…

Artist: Sit Down
Track Name: Mothership
Taken From: Cheap Luxe EP
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Supporting Gloo at Sticky Mike’s Friday 17th August

Artist: Mon Frere (feat Kate Wild)
Track Name: Caught Up Caught Out
Taken From: Caught Up Caught Out single
Release Date: 4/8/2018

Artist: Greenness
Track Name: Dance With The Night
Taken From: Cyclicity EP
Release Date: 17/8/2018
Next Gig: Cyclicity EP launch at the Hope & Ruin Saturday 18th August

Artist: Hungry Mothers
Track Name: Easy
Taken From: Easy single
Release Date: 3/8/18
Next Gig: 9th August at Komedia

Artist: Oh Mama
Track Name: Walk on Child
Taken From: Walk on Child single
Release Date: tbc

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August Gig Preview

We’ve been a bit slow off the mark getting our August gig preview together, but August is actually a pretty quiet month for the local music scene (Let’s not let the fact that Britney and Chic played as part of Pride this weekend get in the way of things – it’s incredible that they played but hardly representative of what happening the rest of the month).

21369032_1560882130635579_931757122990434948_oThe big gig to mention this month is David Gedge’s At The Edge of The Sea mini-festival which takes place over two days at the Concorde 2. Both his bands always play every year and this time around there’s a 30th anniversary performance of Tommy by The Wedding Present on Friday 10th August as well as a headline set by them on the following night too. Cinerama play on Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm. The rest of the bill looks pretty tasty too (with a bit more Brighton representation in there) – Desperate Journalist, Terry de Castro, Young Romance, Helen And The Horns, Salad, The Catenary Wires, Amelia Coburn, Vinny Peculiar, Jetstream Pony, Oliver Elf Army and All Flags Are Grey are listed on the line up for the rest of the weekend. On top of the music, this year also features a showing of Something Left Behind, a documentary that tells the story of the Wedding Present’s debut album George Best, at the Duke of York’s Cinema at 4pm on Friday that also features a Q&A with David Gedge.

Our most straightforward gig in our previews this month is on Tuesday 21st August at the Green Door Store. It’s straightforward in that it isn’t a festival or an in-store, but the fact that The Academy of Sun are headlining probably means that it won’t be that straightforward as your average gig. Support comes from Kemper Norton and M. Butterfly & The Glass Saints.

37592963_10155780140873775_8857996707967795200_oThe following day Our Girl play at Resident roughly coinciding with the launch of their album Stranger Today (the album’s out on 17th August, but the in store isn’t until Wednesday 22nd). If you pre-order the album from Resident (which is available on a variety of CD, LP and cassette formats), you’ll get a guest list place which will get you in.

Our last thing to mention is the Fiddlers Street Festival taking place on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday, which is being curated by Warsaw Radio and Night House outside the Fiddlers Elbow. Keep an eye out of Facebook for line up announcements.

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post. We’re kicking off this week’s post with the new track from Knightstown, who as well as sharing Catcher this week, also announced news of their debut album.

Artist: Knightstown
Track Name: Catcher
Taken From: Knightstown album
Release Date : 17th August 2018

Artist: Normanton Street
Track Name: That’s It (remix)
Taken From: That’s It single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Paul Steel
Track Name: I See Sadness
Taken From: Carousel Kites album
Release Date: out now

Artist: Edward Sansom
Track Name: Headlock
Taken From: Headlock single
Release Date: 27/07/2018

Artist: Reuben J Falle
Track Name: Nancy
Taken From: Blue EP
Release Date: 28/07/2018

Artist: a lily
Track Name: Paint Me With Your Blood Again
Taken From: id-dar-tal-missier album
Release Date: 31/08/2018

Artist: Daniel Wakeford Experience
Track Name: It’s a Wonderful City
Taken From: That’s How I See it LP
Release Date: 21/09/2018
Next Gig: 24th November at The Haunt

Artist: SpringHill
Track Name: Talk To Me
Taken From: Talk To Me single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 7th September at Patterns

Brighton Rocks #18 : Fröst

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Who are the your favourite local bands?
Jo: Electrelane, Gazelle Twin (not technically Brighton anymore…), Grasshopper, Merlin Tonto, AK/DK, I Am Ampersand…
Steve: All the above plus Pete Fij & Terry Bickers, Transformer and Jamal & Alaa

What’s the best venue?
Jo: The Prince Albert – it’s intimate and feels super special. The Dome has got to be up there too. I also love going to The Rosehill – Kassia and Jules have created a real hub.
Steve: I’ve also seen some great gigs in the Green Door Store recently.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Jo: Brighton Electric. Most of the time we rehearse in my little studio room at home though.
Steve: Ooosh Tours in Portslade has a great rehearsal space. For recording, Church Road Studios in Hove is excellent.

What’s the best club?
Jo: With a bunch of friends we’ve recently started a film club which involves lots of wine drinking, swimming in the sea, and talking about great films. My kind of club these days…!

What’s the best record shop?
Jo: Resident
Steve: I also like Mr Bongo

Where’s the best places to eat?
Jo: Cin Cin on Vine Street is a current favourite. Carlito Burrito, Fatto a Mano, Murasaki, Plateau, Kitgum Kitchen, Baby Boa at The Pond are always good options and The Set for a special occasion. Belgian Chips on St James are amazing with all the Belgian sauces just like back home.
Steve: I love the Chilli Pickle

What’s the best pub?
Steve: I normally drink in the Reservoir or the Village in Hanover these days, but I like the Battle of Trafalgar when I’m in town.
Jo: The Great Eastern

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Jo: Matt King aka Super Hans and Nick Cave obviously.
Steve: Steve Coogan

What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Jo: being so close to the Downs, the cliffs, the sea; so easily connected to the rest of the world via Gatwick; and on top of that being a place of open mindedness, creativity and a green dot in the sea of blue.
Steve: Brighton & Hove Albion and the music scene of course

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Jo: don’t think I’ve ever had one…
Steve: Not sure I have either. I had some Southend rock when I was a kid.

Record Still Spinning by Fröst is out now. It will appear on the album Matters, due out on 28th September on Lost Room records

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, which kicks off with the return of a Brighton Music Blog favourite after nearly four years:

Artist: Cate Ferris
Track Name: Rise
Taken From: Rise single
Release Date: 20/07/2018

Artist: Blood Red Shoes
Track Name: Call Me Up Victoria
Taken From: Call Me Up Victoria single
Release Date: 13/7/2018

Artist: Projector
Track Name: I am Shamed
Taken From: I am Shamed single
Release Date: 19/07/2018

Artist: Battery Operated Orchestra
Track Name: Strange Goodbye
Taken From: Snare album
Release Date: 10/8/2018

Artist: Blackfeather
Track Name: Skeletons and Wolves
Taken From: Skeletons and Wolves single
Release Date: 6/7/2018

Artist: The RPMs
Track Name: Gotta Let Go
Taken From: Gotta Let Go single
Release Date: 28/09/2018

Artist: Sealings
Track Name: Sports
Taken From: SCUM / The Sound of Music cassette
Release Date: 21/8/2018
Next Gig: 10th September 2018 supporting Prettiest Eyes

Artist: Bobbie Johnson
Track Name: Another Man
Taken From: Another Man single
Release Date: 18/7/18

Artist: Vesture
Track Name: Dust & Parts
Taken From: Dust & Parts single
Release Date: 29/6/2018

Artist: Sunny
Track Name: Hello Friend
Taken From: Hello Friend single
Release Date: 21/7/2018

Projector ‘I Am Shamed’ Launch Party Gallery

On Thursday night, Projector launched their new single I Am Shamed at the Green Door Store, supported by Beach Riot (who we missed), CLT DRP and Egyptian Blue. For the first time in far too long, we were down the front with our camera, and here are our pics, then below that, there’s a spotify link to the single. As usual, click through to view large:

 

New Brighton Music

Here’s another dose of new music for you, the usual mix of styles that shows that anything goes in Brighton, which kicks off with a new favourite round here, the Stereolab-esque Record Still Spinning by Fröst

Artist: Fröst
Track Name: Record Still Spinning
Taken From: Record Still Spinning single
Release Date: 13/07/2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7ECoJSurnRLankn2IbgCbh

Artist: Twilight Driving
Track Name: Between The Sheets
Taken From: Between The Sheets
Release Date: 06/07/2018

Artist: DITZ
Track Name: Seeking Arrangement
Taken From: Seeking Arrangement single
Release Date: 10/07/2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/1nAIwznDQrAIakp7x51Edy

Artist: Cockwomble
Track Name: Henchmen
Taken From: Henchmen EP
Release Date: 27/07/2018
Next Gig: debut gig on Sunday 29/7/18 at the Rise fundraiser at the Cowley Club

Artist: Hatful of Rain
Track Name: Start Again
Taken From: Songs of the Lost and Found
Release Date: 10/07/2018