Brighton Music Blog 2018 Highlights

I’m not a fan of end of year lists. There’s the forced ranking of things, introducing subjectivity and pitting people against each other. There’s the fact that you might not remember things from the start of the year as well as recent tracks, or that some songs sounded great in the sunshine but right now it’s cold, wet and miserable. So instead, here’s a few tracks from 2018 that are highlights for us. No particular order, no claims that one is better than another, just what we think are a bunch of great tunes. There’s a few maybe more obvious bands missing (naming no names) – it’s been a brilliant year for Brighton Music – but some of the bands you might be thinking of haven’t been in touch, or haven’t got back to us when we’ve been in touch. Given how successful they’ve been they obviously haven’t needed a blog like us, and it’s not like we’ve been short of great music to post this year. Anyway, we’ve tried to post bandcamp links where we can, so if you like what you can hear, you can click through and buy from the site where the biggest proportion of the price goes back to the artist:

Fröst – Trail Away

The Fiction Aisle – Gone Today

Yumi & The Weather – Hustle

La Lune – He Breathes Colour When I Feel So Grey

Crayola Lectern – Secrets

Ex-Display Model – Autopilot

Blood Red Shoes – God Complex

LibraLibra – Animali

Projector – Break Your Own Heart

Anneka – Burst

The Go! Team – Chico’s Radical Decade

Moon Panda – Gun

Wax Machine – Time

Cate Ferris – Rise

Orchards – Double Vision

 Our Girl – In My Head

Inwards – When She Flashes Her Smile On Me

Steve Mason – Walking Away From Love

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New Brighton Music

Welcome to what’s probably our last New Music post of the year. We’re going to go into hibernation mode soon, with maybe just a post with some of our favourite tracks, and then we’ll be back in the new year, bright eyed and bushy tailed. But for now, it’s business as usual:

Artist: Blood Red Shoes
Track Name: Howl
Taken From: Get Tragic album
Release Date: Howl out now, Get Tragic out 25th January
Next Gig: 11th December at Sticky Mike’s
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6YbkaToi9iQbv4RgZ0b783

Artist: Yumi & The Weather
Track Name: Find Another
Taken From: Find Another single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 6th December at Spectrum Unplugged at Brighton Museum

Artist: Guru
Track Name: Consumer Helpline
Taken From: Consumer Helpline single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Green Door Store 8th Birthday on 5th January

Artist: Jacko Hooper
Track Name: The Long Road
Taken From: Together We’re Lost
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5VA6hJhv9nPHZ22QCvbXu3

Artist: Thyla
Track Name: Blue
Taken From: What’s on Your Mind EP
Release Date: 1st February 2019
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/34PFa8obv2n5a5s1zEGnus

Artist: Eloise Viola
Track Name: For My Eyes
Taken From: For My Eyes single
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5KxQ7MiJP5LAvnkmJLrzpk

Artist: Kudu Blue
Track Name: Auras
Taken From: Auras EP due next year
Release Date: 23rd November 2018
Next Gig: 1st December at Patterns supporting Children of Zeus

Artist: Edward Sansom
Track Name: I Got a Lover
Taken From: I Got a Lover single
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5VA6hJhv9nPHZ22QCvbXu3

Artist: Seadog
Track Name: Yesteryear
Taken From: Yesteryear single
Release Date: out now

Artist: The Peeps
Track Name: The Other Side of Town
Taken From: The Other Side of Town single
Release Date: out now

New Brighton Music

The received wisdom is that new music tends to dry up as you head towards the end of the year, but more than halfway into November, there’s no abating from our local music scene. Here’s this week’s dose of new music:

Artist: grasshopper
Track Name: Grin
Taken From: Stricken EP
Release Date: 30th November 2018

Artist: Moon Panda
Track Name: Gun
Taken From: Gun single
Release Date: 16/11/2018

Artist: Grymm
Track Name: Br-Ea-The
Taken From: Br-Ea-The single
Release Date: 16/11/2018

Artist: Heirloom
Track Name: Speak in Tongues
Taken From: Speak in Tongues single
Release Date: 14/11/2018
Next Gig: Green Door Store 8th Birthday on 5th January

Artist: Azure
Track Name: Redtail
Taken From: Redtail single
Release Date: 16th November 2018

Artist: Fond of Rudy
Track Name: Illuminate
Taken From: Illuminate
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 30th November at the Hope & Ruin with Twilight Driving

Artist: HOLYGLAM
Track Name: Teeth
Taken From: Teeth single
Release Date: 16/11/2018
Next Gig: The Quadrant 28th November

Artist: Howls
Track Name: Eye to Eye / Brick to Brick
Taken From: Eye to Eye / Brick to Brick EP
Release Date: 16th November 2018

Artist: The Academy of Sun
Track Name: The House
Taken From: The Quiet Earth LP
Release Date: single out now, album “upcoming”
Next Gig: Supporting Mogwai at the Dome on 25th November

Artist: Lazybones
Track Name: Heart Beat Like a Drum
Taken From: Heart Beat Like a Drum single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Mei
Track Name: 3 star hotel
Taken From: 3 star hotel single
Release Date: out now

New Brighton Music

Another week, another dose of new music. Here’s what Brighton has to offer this week:

Artist: Mount Sinai
Track Name: Weightless
Taken From: Weightless single
Release Date: 9th November 2018

Artist: Charlie Melrose
Track Name: The Original Ghost
Taken From: The Original Ghost single
Release Date: 10th November 2018

Artist: Hanya
Track Name: Radio
Taken From: I used to love you, now I don’t single
Release Date: 23rd November 2018
Next Gig: launch gig at the Rialto 25/11

Artist: BlueBound
Track Name: Different Kind of Crazy
Taken From: BlueBound EP
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Idle Hands 23/11/18
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/4niuqi9lVGkUpLPDk05jDJ

Artist: LibraLibra
Track Name: Lilith
Taken From: Lilith single
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/0I2xm2F7gN8GeRFR0vepFP

Artist: Safe to Swim
Track Name: Friends
Taken From: Friends single
Release Date: out now

New Brighton Music

So, that’s bonfire night and Halloween over and done with for another year. What’s there to brighten your lives up? All these tracks, that’s what:

Artist: Yumi & The Weather
Track Name: Find Another / Find Another (Slugabed remix)
Taken From: Find Another single
Release Date: 2nd November
Next Gig: 6th December at Spectrum at Brighton Museum

Artist: Eden Farrow
Track Name: Play You
Taken From: Play You single
Release Date: 5th October 2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6EwNgftZfBrLuIGT1ClWnf

Artist: Mojo X
Track Name: Gimme Your Love
Taken From: Gimme Your Love (single
Release Date: 3rd November 2018

Artist: Movement Ten
Track Name: Border
Taken From: Border (single)
Release Date: out now

Artist: Twenty-one Crows (feat Mary Hampton)
Track Name: The Shores of Australia
Taken From: Australia EP
Release Date: 18th October 2018

November Gig Preview

Every other blog post made today is probably a spooky Halloween themed blog post, but for us the date being the thirty first signifies that it’s time for our next new music post. Sometimes we that by a day or two, but we’ve got our housein order because the first gig to plug is a night called In Heaven Everything Is Fine, being put on tomorrow night (Thursday 1st November) by Super8Sync at The Nightingale Room above Grand Central. Nick Hudson (from The Academy of Sun), Mudlow, Seadog and Blatnova are all on the bill, accompanied by visuals from Cinema Iloobia and TAOS films.
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There’s two gigs to mention on Thursday 8th November, both of which are EP launches. Projector play their biggest Brighton gig to date at The Haunt, launching their How Does It Feel EP, supported by LibraLibra and Ditz. Meanwhile, over at the Richmond, which seems to be doing a great job of re-establishing itself as a music venue rather than just a pub, Wax Machine are playing a gig to celebrate the launch of their new EP Mind Palace.

44423374_2098178203546812_2022415901147529216_oFinally, It’s Dana from Porridge Radio’s birthday on Saturday 10th, so Brighton Noise are putting on a special matinee gig to celebrate from 2pm until 5.30. There’s a threat of Porridge Radio playing happy birthday for half anhour, which you’ll have to go to the gig to find out how real that threat is. Support comes from Canadian Embassy, The Tubs and SUEP.