Brighton Rocks #2 : TEEFF

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The people. I’ve lived in Brighton for nearly 10 years and in that time I’ve met so many free-spirited, creative individuals. That’s what’s kept me here. Lord knows it’s not the rent prices!
Who are the your favourite local bands?
I’m adoring Other States right now. They have this sleazy, coy, American vibe going on which just does it for me.
What’s the best venue / rehearsal space / studio? 
I really like Brighton Electric as a venue. Primarily it’s a recording and rehearsal space but they also put on gigs and when they do, there is a real sense of community that comes from all of the musicians gathering in one place to support each other.
What’s the best club?
I don’t really go out clubbing anymore, I’m more of a get-smashed-on-a-bunch-of-cocktails kind of girl so I’m not sure.
What’s the best record shop?
Spotify. Jokinngggg! Resident I’d say, they stock all the music that I like (including my new EP ‘Who Are You, Really?’. Available now in all the best record stores!)
Where’s the best place to eat?
It’s got to be Riddle And Finns. I’ve only eaten there once and that was when my friend won £500 and offered to take me out for dinner anywhere I liked… So I picked the most expensive place I could… I’m sorry Josh. Champagne and oysters are just what I crave.
What’s the best pub?
From day one it’s always been the Bees Mouth. It’s so womblike in there. My friend and I used to play the open mic night in there when we were underaged and broke so that we could get a free beer for playing. I hope they still let me back in despite BREAKING THE LAW!
Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Bird Man.
When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Never. The doughnuts on the pier are good though!

Who Are You, Really? by TEEFF is out now on Love Thy Neighbour:

New Brighton Music

Happy Easter! Are you still allowed to say that once you’re past Easter Sunday? Who knows. You’re all still enjoying an Easter Bank Holiday, that’s for sure (unless you’re working, in which case I apologise). Anyway, new music. It’s been a long time since the last proper release from Yumi & The Weather, but Distant Days is worth the wait. Cool-as-ice vocals flutter over effervescent electronic beats. It’s coming out on super-limited 7″ on MIOHMI records on 12th May and is backed with another new track called In The Night:

Next we have the first new music from GAPS taken from their upcoming second album. Shatter starts off with an electronic shimmer then settles into skitterish electronic beats:

The latest Wax Machine track came out quite a few weeks ago, but it’s only just popped up on our radar. Magic Machine is eight minutes of full on psych, with a video to match:

It’s taken us a little while to get around to writing about the Gender Roles EP, Planet X-ray, and consequently we missed telling you to go and see them live with Broadbay a couple of nights ago. The tour is still on though, with dates in Glasgow, Huddersfield, Harlow, Swindon, Birmingham and Bristol still to go. The EP is out on limited blue cassette, which you can order from the bandcamp link, and the lead track is called Skin:

Holly Isobelle sent us a preview of her debut single The Remains of our Love a few weeks ago, but it’s only just gone online publicly this week. The PR email said that it was influenced by Two Door Cinema Club and Lucy Rose, but we can hear a bit of Sophie Ellis Bextor in there too, which is no bad thing in our book.

Tilda Allie is Swedish but Brighton based. She’s signed to Normanton Street affiliated QM Records and has some gorgeous soulful pop out in the shape of Further Than You:

Hetton‘s debut EP comes out on 29th May. It’s called Through The Cracks, and you can watch the video for the lead track Weeds, which reminds us a lot of The Kings of Convenience, here.

Finally, to round things off we have another track from Anneka‘s upcoming Life Force EP. Life Force is the second track shared from the EP, following The End of It which we wrote about a few weeks back:

 

 

Brighton Rocks #1 : Jim Corbin from Sea Bed

Being called Brighton Music Blog, we don’t actually talk too much about Brighton. Sure, we write about plenty of bands from Brighton, but we don’t often go much beyond that. All that’s about to change with our new feature, Brighton Rocks, where we hear a bit more about what local bands like about Brighton, and get a shot of them somewhere unmistakeably familiar. First in the hot seat is Jim Corbin, from BMB favourites Sea Bed:

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The feeling of being able to truly be yourself. That and the fact you can escape to the beach in about 10 minutes from wherever you are.
Who are the your favourite local bands?
Theres so many… TEEFF is a new electronic project that is really exciting us. There’s also Kudu Blue who are pushing the electronic alternative pop sound in the same vein as us. Yonaka are also killing it at the moment so Brighton’s in good shape.
What’s the best venue?
The Haunt when packed or sold out is something special. Saw Moon Duo there a few years ago and it still stands out as one of the best raw live performances I’ve been to. And Savages at Concored2. My head hurt after that one.
What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Best rehearsal space is Brighton Electric hands down. Studio wise Saint Studios has it going on for us.
What’s the best club?
MONO along the seafront. For me is picking up a lot of the interesting underground and electronic music that the larger clubs cant justify putting nights on for.
What’s the best record shop?
Middle Floor above Rarekind Records. Underground house techno and everything else that sits in that camp can be found there. Its been a while since I’ve been cause monies too tight to mention…. but I will return.
Where’s the best places to eat?
Burger Brothers, Bills, Food for Friends and The Hobgoblin. I think that’s everything from pure filth to health covered right?
What’s the best pub?
Bees mouth. It has what you actually want from a pub… nice booze and a decent place to meet people.
Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Disco Pete. I’ve seen him everywhere from Brighton seafront to the Amex watching Carl Cox. Legend.
When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
When I didn’t have to pay for my dental costs.
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Pretender by Sea Bed is out now. Signed CDs can be bought through the band’s webstore.

New Brighton Albums – Nick Cave, Fujiya & Miyagi, British Sea Power, Emma Gatrill, King Porter Stomp and The Physics House Band

We do our best to keep on top of new tracks to share with you all, but it’s about time we made a separate post about new albums too. Some of these have been mentioned in passing already when tracks have come out in advance of the releases, but this will be the first mention for some of the others.
lovelycreatures_15-1-768x512The first of the new mentions is a best of from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. They’ve had a best of out before, all the way back in 1998, but this new release covers material from 1984 through to 2014. Lovely Creatures is out on May 5th and will come in a variety of packages – a double cd, a triple LP, a 3 cd + DVD package, and a limited edition which comes with a 256 page hardback book of photos and essays. In Nick Cave’s own words “There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”
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