New Brighton Music

It’s been a few weeks since out last post for which we can only apologise – we had a holiday, then jet lag, and only now we’re back on the blogging wagon. In that time both The Magic Gang and Fickle Friends have released their albums, and it seems to have been one of the busiest periods for other bands to share new music. We’d have no hope of catching up if we wrote up our new music post the way we normally do, with us much info as we have and details of any upcoming gigs, so for this post we’re going to keep things brief – just names of bands and tracks – and hopefully by next week we can get back to normal.

The Magic Gang – Take Care

Projector – Break Your Own Heart

Warsaw Radio – Ms Monroe

BUNKR – Appl Skies EP

Lacuna Bloome – Only One

Roman Scott – Addicted to Love

Battery Operated Orchestra – Perfect Wreck

Dog in the Snow – Consume Me:Re remix EP

Lazybones – Crazy

Birthday Card – Berlin

Comfort – Pass Me The Syrup

Guru – Medicine Man

Wax Machine – That, from The This EP

Morning Myth – Murmur

Something Leather – Disappear on Me

Oxomo – Green Leaves

Thyla – I Was Biting

Fruity Water – Dance With Me

Libra Libra – Animali

I Feel Fine – Lifer

Viktor Magick – Blue Light

Fierce Friend – Don’t Fade Me To White

Fickle Friends – Wake Me Up


March Gig Previews

The beast from the east might be making it feel like deepest midwinter, but it’s actually the first day of March, so it’s time for some more another gig preview post. First up, this weekend AK/DK play their first Brighton gig since their album launch at the end of last year. It’s at Patterns on Saturday night, and support comes from Fruity Water.

Guru Hake

Then on Tuesday 6th March Guru and Hake launch their new release at the Green Door Store. The split 10″ contains Medicine Man by Guru and After Space Legacy by Hake and can be bought at the show.

On Friday 9th March, Anushka play Patterns – their first Brighton gig in almost two years, and their first local headline gig in over three years. On the same night Warsaw Radio launch their album Midnight Broadcast at the Green Door Store. The album’s out later this month preceded by a single called Ms Monroe which we’ll be posting up in a New Music post soon.

27709857_1568281953287573_6423325331377615459_oLazybones launch their new single Crazy at the next HW x Tigmus Locals night at the Prince Albert on Monday 12th March. It’s three pounds in advance, but there are bundles where you can get a ticket, tee shirt and the single on cassette. See the facebook event for more details.

The Wytches play a hometown gig at the Green Door Store on Wednesday 21st March. Support comes from Crosa Rosa.

This year sees local promoters Melting Vinyl turn twenty years old. To help them celebrate, they’re teaming up with Spectrum to put on some of their favourite acts. On the 29th March at the Basement you can catch Oddfellows Casino and Collectress with more acts to be announced between now and then.28337649_1571741426266193_5686916867029660947_o


Our last gig to mention is Wax Machine‘s EP launch at the Hope & Ruin on 31st March. Support comes from Jungfrau, Rokurokubi and Puppet Alan Watts. The four track The This officially comes out the following day but can be bought on the night (or you could pre-order it through the band’s bandcamp page).

New Brighton Music

It’s a quiet week for new music, but it’s quality over quantity. First up is sometime member of Frost and The Larsens Johanna Bramli, whose debut solo EP came out last Friday. The five track EP is entitled Spirals and also features vocals from Debbie Clare:

Back with their first single in almost two years is Rockerswitch. Godzilian was an surprise midweek release, announced out of the blue yesterday:

Before Soph Nathan was in The Big Moon, and before she formed Our Girl, she posted a few tracks on Soundcloud under her own name, and one of those was an early demo of a track called Our Girl (which has long been taken down from the internet, although we did include it in a New Music post in July 2014). It’s now been recorded properly, and you can listen to it here:

The new single from Dove House came out earlier this month. Teeth had a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin, but will be playing live at the Haunt on 10th March,

The Hungry Mothers debut single Tiger Song came out last Friday on At The Helm Records. If you like what you hear, and are free on Thursday night then you can see the band live at the launch of the single at Latest Music Bar.

New Brighton Music

Happy Valentines Day from Brighton Music. Because we love you, and because you love music, here’s a host of tunes to serenade you tonight.

Our first tune is what was described as Anneka‘s first track of 2018 (which we’re taking to imply that there will be more to come). Burst was released today and is available by signing up on Anneka’s website or via bandcamp:

Next up is the new one from Normanton Street which came out last Friday. It’s a downtempo number called Unclear, and also came with a promise of “so much more new music on the way”

Getting Along is the new single from The Magic Gang. It’s taken from their self titled debut album which will be released on March 16th.

Pablo’s Ashtray is the first taster of the debut mini EP from Night Vision, soon to be released on Echochamp records

Fresh from supporting Tigercub at the Concorde, Glum have released their Compassion Fatigue EP. You can catch the band again on 22nd February at Green Door Store.

Porshyne premiered their new single Miles Away over on Clash Music today. The launch party will be at the Green Door Store next Monday (19th) with support coming from Vrona and My-Hi

Twilight Driving don’t seem to be embracing the Valentines spirit with their new release When Love Goes Wrong which has come out today. You can catch Twilight Driving supporting Orchards at the Hope & Ruin tomorrow night.

Grace Carter‘s new single Silhouette came out last Friday. The piano led ballad has been shared in advance of Grace’s debut EP which is due in the spring

Freja Frances‘ new release Papercuts is also another pared back piano led track. It comes backed with a remix from Alex Hughes which sprinkles some electronica flourishes over things. You can catch Freja at Maggie Maes on 28th February.

Finally we have Mr Jones & His Guitar, who releases his Somewhere New EP on 9th March. The launch takes place the following dat at the Brunswick. The EP features My Metal Friend which Mr Jones has paired with a video from Animation Workshop:

The Go! Team at Concorde 2 gallery

Last night we went to see The Go! Team play a sold out show at the Concorde 2. It’s no surprise it was sold out – their new album Semicircle is their best in years and their live performances are second to none. Not even the freezing weather could put a dampener on things. Here’s our pics. As usual, click through to view large:

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music roundup, as eclectic as always. First up is Mayday by The Go! Team, which we’ve previously featured the audio of, but there’s a proper video for it now, and it also gives us a chance to remind you all that their gig this weekend has been moved to the Concorde:

Next up is Bird in the Belly, whose new single Give Me Back My Heart Again came out last Friday. It’s taken from their debut album The Crowning which comes out on March 23rd. You can catch them playing at The Village on 1st March :

Relax is the new Doves-esque single from Breathe Panel, out now on Fatcat records:

The Isle of CC released a new single at the end of January on Tapeline records. It’s called Listen and you can, erm, listen on Spotify below. If you want to hear more, The Isle of CC will be playing at the QM Records Spectrum night coming up on February 22nd at the Basement.

The Touch is the first single taken from the new Thieves by the Code album from Ava’s Revenge. The single is out now, the album comes out on 14th March:

wuuad are releasing a six track self titled EP on 17th February. In advance of that they’ve shared EP opener Cathedral. The single launch is up in London, but the band are playing Brighton gig on Feb 24th at Brighton Electric with Ezekiel Doo, PUSSLIQUOR, Gloomz and Grymm also on the bill.

I Feel Fine are a new emo band who have just released their debut single entitled Everyday Safari:

Strange Cages release their new single Hypothalamus Blues on 16th Feb, and are lanuching it at a late gig at the Green Door Store on Feb 23rd. Listening to the six minutes of bluesy psychedelia, it only seems right that it’s a late show.

Nick West has been working under a number of different aliases over the last few years, but has recently settled in Brighton and has started releasing music under his own name. The first track as himself is the synthpoppy The Watcher, whose lyrics draw upon his experience of depression:

February Gig Previews

27024292_1758823704148932_4865391248267470806_oSo, that’s January pretty much done with, which means it’s time for our February gig roundup. First up is an all dayer at the Green Door Store this Saturday from our friends over at Brighton Noise. Thanks to the Facebook event saying “in no particular order” we can’t quite work out who’s headlining out of Dirty White Fever, Breathe Panel, Garden Centre, Penelope Isles (playing songs from their individual solo projects), Leatherhead, Tilt, Merlin Tonto, Perch and the National Intelligence Agency, but we trust their judgement and it’ll be great whatever you get to see.

The big gig for us this month is the Go! Team, who have had the venue upgraded for the hometown show of their tour to the Concorde 2 (so please don’t go to the Haunt!). They’re supported on 11th February by Neon Saints Brass Band (who are also on their great new album) and Berlin’s Gurr.


The following night (Monday 12th February) promoters Hot Wax and Tigmus to put on this months Locals night at the Prince Albert. This time round that’ve got Hanya, Circe, Tuval and Olivia May Green on the bill. Then on Wednesday 14th why not take your valentine to Rixson Music’s Support Your Local Girl Gang night at Sticky Mike’s where CLT DRP are headlining.

As well the Go! Team, another of one of Brighton’s heavy hitting bands are playing – If you’re lucky you will have got yourself a ticket to see British Sea Power play at the Concorde 2 on 20th. Unsurprsingly, It’s sold out.

26904176_1963961806966177_2958757112995555075_nThe next Spectrum takes place on 22nd February at the Basement and is a QM records special. Playing live are Lebeaux, Hush and The Isle of CC.

Finally, our last recommendation is the Strange Cages single launch on February 23rd, where they’re playing CBGBs night at the Green Door Store to celebrate the launch of their next release Hypothalamus Blues, with support from Guru and a DJ set from Wytches.