August Gig Previews

A few days later than anticipated (aren’t we always apologising for late posts?) here’s a few of the gigs happening around town in August.

joker sFirst up is a series of gigs at the Joker called “Wanna Hang?”. They’re taking place every Tuesday in August (so there’s been one already and the next is tomorrow night). The future gigs see headlines from Breathe Panel, The New Tusk and Beachtape, but there’s four bands on each night. Tickets are only a mere three pounds which strikes us as a bargain.

Next Sunday is what’s probably Brighton Music Blog faves grasshopper‘s last gig for a while. They’re on the bill with Murder Boys and Strange Cages at The Prince Albert.

The following night (Monday 14th August), Brighton Noise are also putting on a night at the Prince Albert. It’s headlined by 80’s Matchbox B-line disaster spin-off Piano Wire, and also has T House from Charlottefield / Sweet Williams on the line up, but we’re most interested in this gig because it’s the debut performance from Black Bunny, Thomas White’s new band.

Small Pond got in touch to tell us about what they’re up to. There’s a gig at the end of August (27th), where locals Delta Sleep are supporting the female math rock Tricot from Japan at The Haunt. If you’re after a gig with a few more Brighton bands on the bill, next Wednesday (16th) there’s one with so many that doors open at five. In Technicolour, Heimway, The Guts and Dagobah Sisters all play alongside Palm Reader from Nottingham and Town Portal from Denmark.

One gig that’s caught our eye in the third week of August is at the Prince Albert on 24th. Sunderland’s Warm Digits come to town to support their new album Wireless World and have Merlin Tonto and Inwards as support.

Finally, Pete Fij and Terry Bickers gig at the Rialto on 30th August doesn’t need a plug because it’s sold out already, but we’ll give it a mention anyway, because we’re loving their new album We are Millionaires. If you’re lucky enough to have got a ticket, we’ll see you there, if not you can head over to bandcamp and pick up the album.

New Brighton Music

As mentioned in our last new music post, we’ve got some catching up to do. Apologies to any of the bands we’re writing about who got in touch with us weeks ago. Normal service should resume shortly.

First up is Psylhouette, a band from Brighton and Berlin who make beautiful motorik pop. Their new single is called Asking and features vocals by Juli Holz:

Junkyard Choir‘s new double A side single came out nearly four weeks ago Someone, below, is backed with another track called The Border, and both feature on the band’s album due in August.

Mother Me also have a new double A side. Here’s the video for Make Me Whole, which is backed by Norwegian Wool:

Fond of Rudy premiered their new track L O V E on Clash in July, which they describe as South Eastern Calypso Alt Pop:

The Rocking Horse Club are probably the band who we owe the biggest apology to – their mail came in the day after we did our last proper new music post. Sorry! The got in touch to ask us to feature their track Straight White Man, which looking at their facebook page seems to be doing a great job of upsetting all the people they’re intending to upset.

Birdskulls recently released Over It, which will also be the title track of their forthcoming EP on Art is Hard records, which is also going to be called Over It.

Vanguards have just put out their debut single Rosie & The Blackheart. If you like what you hear, there’s some live dates due to be announced any day now on their facebook page.

Thyla‘s new single Pristine Dream came out last Friday. If I’d have been a bit more on the ball I’d have got this post up in time to mention that they played this evening at The Joker, so instead I’ll tell you that you can catch them supporting Husky Loops at the Green Door Store on 10th August.