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:
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.
Pretender by Sea Bed is out now. Signed CDs can be bought through the band’s webstore