Rob finally got around to posting Rob’s top ten for 2015 local Brighton tracks of last year. As ever it’s a great mix, but there’s too much good music emanating from Brighton so Jon thought he should pump it up a little with ten more stonking south coast classic tracks released over the last 12 months. Obviously, between us, we’ve missed loads, for which we’re sorry, but we look forward to the coming year and more great Brighton music.
10. Grand Palace – Let it go
New alt-country duo of Hayley Savage (vocals & guitar) and Dan Harding (drums) have a fine collection of songs which we look forward to hearing more of next year.
9. The Raving Beauties – All we’ve got is now
After a while in the wings, Brian Bell finally released his album of power-pop classics written with Gordon Grahame (Lucky Jim) on local At The Helm label and it was terrific.
8. Rockerswitch – Show me
A limited edition vinyl single by Simon Bate and Martin Jenkins which perfectly absorbs a fantasy psychedelic sixties vibe.
7. Tiger Lion – Empty Chair
In a tribute to freedom of movement within the European Union, mysterious Frenchwoman Clémentine Blue produced an enchanting EP on the formerly-of-Brighton now-German-based label Woodland Recordings, from which this track is taken.
6. Mum Dad & The Kids – When In Rome
Another continental reference from live favourites MDK let this track slip as the b-side from their forthcoming single on Bleeding Hearts Recordings. We can’t wait.
5. The Delta Bell – Carry Us Home
Kate Gerrard and her band released a wonderful album this year, from which this track is taken
4. Rooster Cole – Up to the Teeth
A stunning new EP ‘Bird Don’t Sing’ included this wonderful Bad Seedish video from the inimitable Mark S Aaron.
3. Self Help Group – Luigi’s Waltz
Second album from The Self Help Group came out this autumn, and this song was the first single. The forthcoming second single Smile Club is also fabulous – due out shortly.
2. Kristin McClement – Planks
The long-awaited debut album from Kristin McClement was called ‘The Wild Grips’ and came out this year. This track is from it.
1. Bella Spinks – Regenerate
From her wonderful debut EP, suitably entitled ‘Debut’ this track was our favourite. We couldn’t find a video or bandcamp link but we like this song so much we’re sending you over to Soundcloud where you can hear the full EP