Fear of Men / Luna

Fear of Men - 10 Below - Friday - (c) Rob Orchard (2)sFear of Men have announced the first single from their upcoming album Loom. Luna will be released on a 7″ flexi disc on 7th April on Art is Hard, preceding the album which is out on 21st April on Kanine Records (with a special edition being released for Record Store Day on 19th April).

Fear of Men play a launch party for the album at the Dome Studio Theatre on 15th April before playing some more gigs in London and New York.

Dog in the Snow / Factory

We’ve just had an email drop into the Brighton Music Blog in box with the video for Dog In The Snow‘s upcoming single Factory. The video was mostly shot along the south coast by Eleanor Hardwick and tells a strange tale involving mysterious crystals and increasingly less appealing lunch. The single is out on 3rd March, and the band play at the Prince Albert on 6th March supported by Foreign Skin and Myyths.

Brighton Unsigned with Yourgardenday, Stark and Mortie Pockett

 

Brighton Unsigned launched their latest issue with a gig at the Hope featuring their cover stars yourgardenday, and three other up-and-coming acts. Another excellent night’s entertainment, emphasising the vast musical talent that exists in Brighton.

First up was a young guy called Mortie Pockett, who hails from Storrington but is now a local town player. His sound felt like a throwback to Elvis in his Sun Sessions period, strong rhythmic strumming and a twang-infused vocal style over some nice rocking tunes.

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Next up were the startlingly youthful looking but exceptionally talented Stark, with a harder powerful sound that took us out of 1950s rockabilly into a late 60s bluesy heavy rock vibe, akin to Led Zeppelin. All three members of Stark were incredibly impressive, and the sound whilst rocking was also soulful and full of great tunes. They ended their set with a stunning and original version of Dylan’s Crash on the Levee. There’s an EP being launched at the Prince Albert on 4th March which comes highly recommended.

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Then came the cover stars yourgardenday with their first full band set of the year, following last year’s successful launch of the Flat Stream EP. Another favourite of this blog, Robin Coward has a bunch of really strong songs which are highly memorable and stand out form the crowd. Robin can be heard every week at one of the open mic spots he runs around town, but in a full band setting songs like the opener Something in the Music, sons of a Gun and the beautiful closer Spring is Springing can be heard as they were intended. Pop classics every one.

Robin Coward (YourGardenDay)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Final band Unsung Lilly are out-of-towners, reflecting Brighton Unsigned magazine’s desire to spread a little more widely and cover more of the talent across the south east. They’re a big loud band with a powerful pop sound and oodles of talent.

Unsung Lilly (Sera and Frankie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs and word by Jon Southcoasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brighton Source New Music night with Chris T-T, the Self Help Group and Sam Walker

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Last night was the final Source new Music night at the Dome Studio Theatre, and a fitting send off for this Brighton institution of the arts it was too with a dynamic, high quality and varied line-up of some of … Continue reading

New Music – Fujiya & Miyagi, Electric Soft Parade, Hypnotized, The Hundredth Anniversary

We’ve got an interesting New Music post for you this week – new tracks from some of our city’s biggest bands as well as some exciting stuff from some of Brighton’s younger home grown talent.

Fujiya & Miyagi‘s last album (excluding solo projects Omega Male and I am Ampersand) was back in 2011. The band are back now with an album due in the spring, the first taster of which is Tetrahydrofolic Acid – much more electronic and a lot less krautrock than before:

Electric Soft Parade have put up a video for another track from last year’s Idiots. One of Those Days comes out to coincide with a Spanish tour that the White brothers kick off tomorrow:

Love Thy Neighbour, home to Abi Wade, Us Baby Bear Bones and A Lily have just signed Hypnotized. Their first release for the label will be Telesto – a five track EP coming out on 24th March. There’s a launch party at the Green Door Store on 10th March, and you can hear the title track from the EP here:

Last, but by no means least, The Hundredth Anniversary announced news of their new five track EP Wreckers this week, which is released on 17th March. Only a hundred copies are being pressed and if you can pre order it from the Odd Box bandcamp page. you get an early download of It Becomes Us from the EP:

 

Ellie Ford and EZ Stone supporting Lily & Madeleine

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Lily & Madeleine are two sisters from Indiana with an excellent album under their belt and a musical presence that belies their teenage years. Suffice to say, they put on an excellent performance at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar last night … Continue reading

The New Union / Now

NUOn the 17th March, The New Union release their new single Now. Now is another slice of fantastic guitar pop which follows up 2013’s Without You 7″ and Staying Friends EP. We already gave a mention to the band’s upcoming Brighton gig at the Bermuda Triangle on 7th March, but at the time we didn’t know it was to promote a new single. Support at the gig comes from Fickle Friends and The Hundredth Anniversary. You can hear the new single now (see what we did there) on soundcloud via the link below:

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