Brighton Rocks #5 – Eleanor Rudge from The Hundredth Anniversary

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?

It’s colourfulness and liveliness. And it’s got loads of my friends in it. Continue reading

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Manchester

I took a day off blogging yesterday in memory of the people of Manchester. To continue as if it hadn’t happened would have been inappropriate, and our thoughts are with anyone who has been affected by the incident at the Ariana Grande concert at the MEN Arena.

While Brighton Music Blog is very much about Brighton many of my favourite bands are from Manchester, and it was photographer Kevin Cummins’ shots of bands from Joy Division to Oasis that sowed the seed of the idea of a city having a scene that might work for Brighton too. I went to a gig at MEN Arena once about ten years ago – an all dayer for Manchester Vs Cancer, where New Order, Doves, Elbow, 808 State, Johnny Marr and Badly Drawn Boy all played. On that day the people of Manchester showed hope, resilience and unity against a common cause. They did too following the IRA bombing in 1996 too, and I’m sure they will again.

New Brighton Music

I had a thought this week that I should make all my new music posts on the same day of the week, and then they’d be New Music Mondays or something like that, but then I realised I could never be so organised as to organise my week like that, so we’re stuck with New Brighton Music as the post name, and they’ll come out as I manage to get the time in front of my computer. Anyway, our first track this week is from Dog in the Snow, a song called Magic taken from their upcoming album Consume Me due later this year:

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Brighton Music Blog Great Escape / Alt Escape 2017 preview

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It’s almost that time again – the highlight in the Brighton musical calendar, when anywhere you can fit in a PA becomes venue for a few days. Yes, this coming weekend is The Great Escape Festival. We haven’t finalised our plans, but we’re probably going to end up seeing more Alt Escape stuff than proper Great Escape stuff, because that’s where the bulk of the local bands are playing. If you haven’t got yourself a ticket yet then you can get into all the Alt Escape stuff without one anyway.

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New Brighton Music

We’ll hopefully have the third in our Brighton Rocks series for you some time this week, but until then, here’s a regular dose of new music. Our first track is the new one from Fröst, their third in about six months. Delta Antenna wouldn’t sound completely out of place if it had been put out by Steve Lewis’ other band Fujiya & Miyagi:

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