New Brighton Music

Yet another rammed New Music post for you. I think this month is another record for the amount of new music that we’ve shared. The main focus for this week is around tracks released for Piano Day which took place on Sunday. Mount Bank, Adolescent, and Eva Bowan all put out tracks, and Bitbin released a whole EP for it:

Fickle Friends brand new single Could Be Wrong came out last Friday. It’s another three minutes of the catchy saccharine pop that they do so well:

It’s a good few weeks until the new Slytones single gets released. It’s the first track to come from their upcoming debut album due later this year – She Said She Came Up From The Sea comes out on 18th May just a few days after the band play at the Great Escape.

I get a lot of emails into the blog account about acts who aren’t from Brighton. Some take a bit of digging to realise this, some I work out a bit quicker. When I got a mail that seemed to be about Lionel Ritchie I almost binned it, until I saw that it was actually about Brighton’s own Larissa who’s currently touring with him. As well as sharing a stage with a legend (she’s onstage at the O2 as I type), she’s also put out her new single In Love Alone as a free download:

We posted up side A of Mitch Wade Cole‘s upcoming Electric Bath Duck EP in a new music post a fortnight ago. The flipside This Is When We is now up online to listen to and the whole EP comes out on Monday on Not Like That music:

We could mention that Fable takes on vocal duties on the new album from Orbital off-shoot Eight Fifty Eight alongside The Unthanks and Robert Smith from The Cure, but she’s got a track of her own to promote. Persuasion was co-written with James from The Freemasons (presumably the band, and not some bloke who works behind the bar at the pub on Western Road), and got it’s premier on PopJustice!

Sea Bed cropped up in last week’s new music roundup with a track from the upcoming Rosso EP. Here’s another track from the record – this is called Haunted:

Normanton Street have put up another video from one of the tracks from their Much Respect EP. No Drama is the second of a run of videos that the band are putting up this spring:

When Professor Elemental does Hip Hop rather than Chap Hop he drops the professor part of his name. For the new Elemental single he’s collaborated with Mr Simmonds from Seattle. Forget Me Lots is available to buy on bandcamp now and is taken from his upcoming album Dressed up to Fall Down.

Finally we’ve got the new video from Kings. The track’s called Thrones, and while it’s available now as a name -your-price download over on bandcamp it’ll also feature on the band’s upcoming EP.

 

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The Go! Team – The Scene Between

The Go! Team‘s brand new album is out today! The Scene Between, the band’s first record in about four years, is out in the shops (and the usual digital places) right now. As mentioned in our most recent new music roundup, last week Buzzfeed where premiering a whole week of videos of tracks from the album, kicking off with What D’You Say? (which we also posted). They followed up with videos for Blowtorch, Did You Know?, Catch Me On The Rebound, and Reason Left To Destroy all of which we’ve rounded up for you below.

If you like what you hear (and let’s face it, it’s very easy to enjoy The Go! Team), then you can catch the band live at The Haunt on 4th July.

The Knights Project, Kristin McClement and Dom Prag and the Pillow Biters at Coachwerks

Coachwerks is a former motor garage in the backs of Hollingbury which also acts as an occasional community hub and very rare live venue. It has started brewing its own beer on-site too in a rather special micro-brewery and last night I can vouch for the tastiness of the Old Bastard bitter, which is also available at a good price.

Last night the garage was packed for a live music show, featuring the Knights Project, Kristin McClement and Dom Prag and the Pillow Biters.

Dom Prag and the Pillow Biters

 

First up was Dom Prag who plays some inventive new wave songs, which his bassist tried to convince were a record of the lead singer’s sex life. The most memorable was an excellent song called ‘Unemployment’,

Kristin McClement

Kristin McClement

Kristin McClement

Kristin McClement

There was a slight pause before the second act which gave us good time to sample the home brew. Kristin McClement was en route direct from a support slot that evening for Sam Lee at the Brighton Corn Exchange, so it was quite a switch to come to the tiny Coachwerks on the same night. However, we were privileged to have her and she and drummer Jools performed an intense set of her melancholic poetic folk songs. We’ve written about Kristin before, but if you haven’t heard her new album ‘The Wild Grips’ yet we highly recommend that you do.

The Knights Project

The Knights Project

The Knights Project

The Knights Project

Last up were the Knights Project, a folk super group comprising the Pillow Biters from earlier plus assorted others, and led by Lucy Day. Theirs is a joyful sound of guitars and violins and accordion, which provided an enjoyable way to close the evening.

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Photographs by Jon Southcoasting

Neonfiller night at The Joker with Tigercats, Fever Dream and Seadog

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Last night Neonfiller hosted a fun-filled three-band session at the newly kitted-out upstairs room at the Joker featuring Seadog warming up for their support slot at tonight’s Spectrum show (2000s math-rock crossed with Elliott Smith-infused indie harmonies), Fever Dream (1990s … Continue reading

Sofar Sounds at Hotel Pelirocco

We haven’t been so great about getting out to gigs so far this year. The fact that it’s still so cold that I can still see my breath when I leave the house in the mornings and a couple of colds which have knocked me for six have meant that the allure of the sofa was stronger than that of leaving the house. Last night though, we were invited out to Hotel Pelirocco where the Brighton Sofar Sounds crew put on their latest night.

I think I described the last Sofar Sounds gig as possibly the most tightly packed gig that I’d ever been to. Last night was even busier. When I heard it was at Hotel Pelirocco I thought it would be in the bar area where I’d been to many nights in the past, but on arriving someone on the door asked if we were here for the comedy, and if we weren’t we were guided down some stairs, doubling back on yourself, going down some more stairs, turning corners until you had no idea quite which direction you were facing, into a room where the door wouldn’t open fully because of the number of bodies. It turns out that we had been directed to the Kraken’s lair – Pelirocco’s most recently refurbished rum-sponsored room.

First up was Alex KP, who initially looked fairly innocuous with just her voice and guitar to entertain us, but very early on proved she had a great soulful voice. By the end of her short set she’d also introduced a loop pedal and a violin into the mix. Definitely someone to watch out for in future (her album is apparently due next week). Next up was Slam The Poet, performing as a two piece under the new guise of MVC. Think Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius pip without so much facial hair and more freestyling.

After a short break to allow everyone to nip to the bar we came back to find that there was even less room than before because final act Our Girl had set up taking up twice as much space as the previous bands. We’ve written Our Girl frontwoman Soph Nathan before when she was writing and recording under her own name. Having a full band behind her has transformed her ideas into the real deal. She had the best songs of the night, sounding fantastic drenched in reverb.

You can find out more about Sofar Sounds Brighton on their facebook page or their website. Click on the pics below to view large.

GAPS / In, Around The Moments album news

11009859_542237605917864_850436335769325197_oGAPS announced news of their debut album today. “In, Around the Moments” is being released on 11th May on May Jane Cole’s I/AM/ME label, who also put out GAPS collaboration with May Jane Coles last year. On the same day as the album comes out, a new single All Me All You, taken from the album, also comes out. Anyone who’s seen the band live recently will recognise some of the visuals in the video. The full tracklist for In Around the Moments, which includes previous singles I Know It’s You, Keep You and Cascade, is below the video.

Cascade
I Know It’s You
All The Days Are Now
Inside Your Head
When I’m Gone
Keep You
A World Away
All Me, All You
Your Own Sweet Time
In Around The Moments
What Makes You

 

New Brighton Music – The Go! Team, Self Help Group, Sea Bed, Fools Empire

Here’s this week’s new music roundup which starts off with a video and a whole heap of news about The Go! Team.

These days people are more likely to visit Buzzfeed than more traditional media, so with that in mind, The Go! Team have premiered a new video for What D’you Say? there. It’s not just the one video either – every day this week they’re putting up a new video. What you won’t find over on Buzzfeed is news about the band’s tour, kicking off on 5th June in Bristol and finishing up with a hometown gig at The Haunt on 4th July. Tickets go on sale this friday.

Next up is a track called Caves, by a new band called Sea Bed. Sea Bed are made up of Lizzie Massey and Jim Corbin, who used to be in Tiny Dragons. They’ve put the rock side of their character to bed with their old band name and have embraced dance music still layered with live instruments to give the sound a more rounded feel. Caves is taken from the Rosso EP, out on 6th April on DEPF records.

Next up is a new remix of a Self Help Group track. The original version of Prisoner appeared on their album Not Waving but Drowning, but you can grab a free download of the Small World Orchestra remix over on bandcamp:

Fools Empire are a new Brighton Based five piece playing soaring rock. The Professionals came out last friday and is the first of a set of three singles that the band are putting out this year.