New Brighton Music

Another week, another dose of new music. After a quiet summer things have got busy again, with eleven new tracks for you to listen to this week:

Sick Joy / Playing Dead (from Them Days EP)
King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Band / One Leg
Sonny Lorenzo / ID/AF
Kevin Minney / Magic
Bird in the Belly / Robin & Starling
Ornament / A Million More
GLUEM / Limbo (from Gluem EP)
Transparent Sound / Pretend Like You Care (from new Gently Evil album)
Foxy Wombat / Two Drinks, Too Deep

Meemo Comma / Tanglewood

Fragile Creatures / A New Low

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Brighton Rocks #28 : Penelope Isles

We first approached Penelope Isles about doing a Brighton Rocks with us back in June but as we’ve been told my multiple people, they’re the hardest working band in town, so the post is only finally going up now. Their album Until The Tide Creeps In came out on Bella Union back in July and the band have been on tour pretty much all this year, most recently supporting the Flaming Lips and playing at British Sea Power’s Krankenhaus festival. Next week they kick off a headline worldwide tour, starting with Europe, then North America, then Europe again and back to the UK culminating in a headline gig at the Haunt on 11th December

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Hill Top Cafe. A regular stop for us on our way outa town!

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Holiday Ghosts, Squid, Lost Horizons, Toydrum, CIEL and Bess Atwell.

What’s the best venue?
It always changes but it’s The Hope And Ruin at the moment! The Dome is a beautiful venue.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
They are all great! We did our last rehearsals at Oooch Tours.

What’s the best club?
80’s night at The Haunt.

What’s the best record shop?
Bella Union Vinyl Shop. It’s a hidden gem but worth finding it! 13 Ship Street, South Lanes.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Tlaloc. Best authentic Mexican food in the whole of East Sussex. It’s a pop up shop on Trafalgar St open Wed – Sun. only a small gaff but a very special vibe!

What’s the best pub?
The Prince Albert followed closely by The Robin Hood. But there are so many!

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
The Disco Bunny. Followed closely by Simon Raymonde.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Never had it!!!

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, a little bit later in the week than I had planned, but that just means it’ll be less time to wait until the next one (and hopefully we’ll have a Brighton Rocks to post in the next day or two as well)

Fujiya & Miyagi / Personal Space (BUNKR Remix)
Wild Cat Strike / Good Looking (from The Blood Orange Sessions EP)
Garden Centre / Naked Ape
The Cravats / Shy
Eone / Digital Vision
Remi Miles / Butterfly Behind The Fire

And here’s the non-Spotify bits

Nancy / When I’m With You (I Feel Love)

Kai Khan / Can’t Be Mine

Frank & Beans / JohnnyPoet

Dead Skin Sessions / The Height That I Am

Altamotion / Parallel Fortunes

September gig previews

It’s 2nd September, so it’s time for another of our monthly gig preview posts. We skipped August because it seems most of the promoters and venues were also taking a well earned holiday, but normal service is resumed now.

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First up is our latest Brighton Rocks subject BUNKR, who launches his new album The Initiation Well at the Rose Hill this Friday.

There’s another album launch the following Friday. On the 13th, Strange Cages launch “Pop Therapy” with a gig at the Rialto. Hopefully this won’t affect their Deadbeat Disco nights that they run every other Thursday at the Richmond, which are also highly recommended.

68555875_666494733831636_4926895450692255744_oTwo Brighton Music Blog favourites are playing on Wednesday 18th. You can catch Yumi & The Weather and Winter Gardens supporting Burning House at the Prince Albert.

A couple more release shows to mention – Pavilion launch at the Green Door Store on Fri 20th September, and King Bee  have a release show for their new EP at Pipeline on Friday 27th September.

 

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music. As is now usual, there’s a dozen tracks in this week’s Spotify playlist, and four more tracks that we’ve got YouTube / BandCamp links for below:

Beachtape / Someone like Hugh
My Life Story / #No Filter
Kai Khan / (Can’t) Be Mine
ARXX / YGWYW
Beach Riot / Robot
Freja Frances / Catching Fire
Animal House / Legs Out For The Summer
Sick Joy / Vibe Sucker
Gender Roles / You Look Like Death (from Prang LP)
Kudu Blue / Somebody To
Safe to Swim / Why Does He Wanna Know (from Boyhood EP)
Nelson Navarro / Who? (from Starlord EP)

Sleeper / More Than I Do

Strange Cages / Dance Like an Alpha Male

Porridge Radio / Give/Take

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New Brighton Music

It’s a fairly quiet New Music Post this week – or maybe it’s just that it’s only been a week since the last post I made and I haven’t let things build up. Anyway, here’s this week’s New Music Playlist:

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Strange Cages / Dance Like an Alpha Male
Sad Funeral / Escape
Yonaka / You Need To Calm Down

And here’s the non-spotify bits:

Dog in the Snow / Dark

Oli Spleen / Furnace

Brighton Rocks #27 : BUNKR

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
It’s hard to single out one particular thing, so I’ll be a cop out and list a few. The merry month of May for the Brighton Festival, Fringe and The Great Escape. The thriving live music scene. The general feeling of acceptance. The surrounding Sussex countryside. And of course the seagulls (the birds, not the football team) – they’re the true keepers of
the city.

Who are the your favourite local bands?
When I moved to Brighton in 2002 the first gig I went to was Fujiya & Miyagi playing at a friend’s night called Slouch which happened every Sunday upstairs in The Prince Albert. They completely blew me away and I’ve followed them ever since. I love the fact that they’ve persevered when so many other bands would’ve chucked the towel in years ago, and they’re still making great records (new album Flashback is a corker). So yeah, them. As newer bands go, grasshopper are amazing, as are Frost. On the more electronic tip Alex Banks is producing some technically and melodically amazing music, and of course I’ve got to doff the cap to Orbital as they’re one of the originals who sparked my interest in electronic music in the first place.

What’s the best venue?
Currently I’d say the Rose Hill. It’s just got great vibes and is run by good folk who have a passion for putting on a diverse selection of bands.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
I’ve only ever recorded and rehearsed at home, so I’d have to say my shonky home studio.

What’s the best club?
Being honest, I don’t know. I never go to clubs. Seems somewhat strange I guess
considering I make vaguely club-orientated music. I think I’m probably more of a free party kinda person. I used to love the thrill of trying to find a soundsystem set up in some disused quarry in nowheresville, jumping around to acid techno for 8 hours. It’s funny, the only experience I’ve had like that recently was the For The Birds installation during Brighton Festival in 2017. You got on a bus from Asda in Hollingbury then got whisked off to a mystery location in some woods. There was strange lights and illuminations in the trees, audio loops and all manner of oddness going down – the whole experience totally felt like an illicit rave, minus the banging techno and comedowns.

What’s the best record shop?
Edgeworld (RIP) will always hold a special place in my heart. That was definitely my favourite Brighton record shop. These days it’s got to be Resident – it’s good to see they’ve expanded and are doing a lot to support artists and releases with instores and signings.

Where’s the best places to eat?
On my sofa with a good fish biryani cooked up by my wife. We’re pretty spoilt for veggie curry with Planet India and Manjus, can’t go wrong with Fatto a Mano pizzas and I’ve recently discovered Souvlaki Station near my work who do some banging gyros.

What’s the best pub?
I’ve got to shout my locals really – The Signalman and The Roundhill. Actually The Roundhill has recently been taken over by some good people who serve up some amazing veggie/vegan food. Props too to The Joker for dishing up the dirtiest chicken burgers in Brighton (in a good way). I almost forgot the Bee’s Mouth – love that place. Always expect the unexpected in the Bee’s Mouth.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
I’m no royalist, but living in Brighton you’ve got to acknowledge the Prince Regent for setting up his decadent den of debauchery in the city. I think if he hadn’t have set up shop here all those years ago things could have turned out very differently for the city. I’ve heard Jimmy Cauty (ex-KLF) lives down here – that’s pretty cool. When I was a kid the KLF had a huge impact on me. Teaming up with Extreme Noise Terror at The Brits and firing blanks in to the crowd. Shipping a load of journalists off to a remote Scottish island to partake in
some culty Wickerman-esque ceremony. Pop stars these days have a lot to learn from the KLF. They played the music industry at it’s own game and won, at least until they burned all their cash.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Can’t say I ever have. Am I missing out?

The Initiation Well by BUNKR is released on VLSI records on 6th September and has a launch party on the same day at the Rose Hill