Matthew Hodson / Detach album launch

DETACH ALBUM FINAL -smallSo, Friday night’s New Faith gig wasn’t the only album launch we went to this weekend. Saturday night Matthew Hodson launched his debut album Detach at the Hope & Ruin. Matthew Hodson has previously graced the blog under his former artist name Bitbin, and his current moniker makes similar bass heavy electronic music. Support on the night came from Johanna Bramli and Knightstown, who Matthew Hodson plays with live, which meant that in essence he was supporting himself. The album is out now on Solitude records.

New single Who Are You came out yesterday, and the visuals (along with the visuals for previous singles Big Dipper and Solitude) formed the backdrop of the live show too, as you’ll see from the gallery below:

 

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The New Faith – Me On You album launch

new faithOn Friday night we were privileged to be invited to the launch of The New Faith‘s debut album Me On You, held at the Brighthelm Centre. Support on the night came from Whiskey for the Wounded, Other States and Supermarket, and all ticketholders got a couple of free beers thrown in too, from local brewers Bartlebeys.

The New Faith seem bemused by the reviews they’ve received so far, with Will Charlton and the band’s backing singers carrying boards referencing comments that have been made (which they’ve also done on their facebook page cover image too). The band needn’t worry though – Their sound sets them apart from so many other bands doing the rounds, and they have talent and charisma in spades.

We went along with our camera, and our gallery is at the bottom of the page, but before that, here’s the video for their latest single There, There:

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New Brighton Music

It’s been a fortnight since our last New Music roundup, so we’re playing catchup from the off. We’ll kick off with the new EP from Yonaka, Heavy, which came out last Friday. As mentioned in our gig preview post they’re playing in a few weeks time at Patterns, and then again at the Green Door Store in January. Here’s EP lead track Bubblegum:

We were away when Blood Red Shoes got in touch with us and told us that they had a track produced by Steven Ansell and released on their label Jazz Life that they wanted to send over. And then when they sent it the email dropped into our spam mailbox first time around so we missed it. Thankfully after a bit of chasing up, we’re pleased to share Circe‘s Blood and Wine
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Dog in the Snow have put out a video for latest release from their upcoming album. Child is the second single to be taken from Consume Me, which comes out on 28th October. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Brighton Rocks feature with Helen Brown:

Next up we have Warsaw Radio‘s new single Whispers. The launch gig for the single is on 25th October at the Hope & Ruin:

Come Back To Me is the new single from Other States, which came out at the end of September. Your next chance to catch Other States live show will be this Friday, when they’re on the bill at the New Faith’s album launch gig at the Brighthelm Centre.

Underwater Boys have shared the flip side to their newly released single Everyone You Know, which is a track called Bye & Bye. Since we’re talking about everyone else’s gigs, it’s only right that we mention that Underwater Boys will be supporting Dream Wife at their gig on October 21st.

Pink Narcissus‘ new EP Pig Miracle Day came out last Friday. Here’s the video for Time, featuring vintage footage from 1907. I’d mention their gig too, but it was last Sunday, so I missed it:

The Delta Bell‘s new album Hold Fast The Fire comes out later this month on Random Acts of Vinyl records. The launch party for the album is at Hotel Pelirocco on November 16th, and the lead single is Berlin:

Oceans new single Dopamine launched at the Green Door Store at the end of September. Their next local-ish gig is on October 24th in Worthing. Check out the band’s facebook page for more details.

Finally we have Knightstown‘s second single Eyes Wide Open. Looking at his facebook page, it seems that there’s an album nearly ready to go, so we’ll update with more info on that as we have it. In the mean time, you can catch Knightstown live at Dog in the Snow’s album launch that we mentioned in our October gig previews, or Matthew Hodson’s album launch which is this Saturday night at the Hope & Ruin.

October Gig Previews

Here’s our now-officially-regular-again October gig preview post. And it’s only the 3rd October! It’s getting nearer to the start of the month every time we do one.

21199608_10155790394317376_1071634475236220162_oThere’s a lot to see this weekend, and hopefully something for everyone. On Friday night (6th) you could opt for The Dials, who launch their album at the Hope & Ruin, accompanied by a lightshow by Innerstrings and also a DJ set by Steve Mason. Alternatively you could head to the Rosehill where Shona Foster plays with her new band, supported by Ellie Ford. Or you could head to the Prince Albert, where Sparrow (or should that be Sprrw these days?) launch their new album21762858_1975943142689831_1015946315148142499_o.

Then on Saturday night you’ve got King Mob Magazine’s first All Dayer at the Green Door Store. Their headliner Leyya is from out of town, but for the price of your ticket (only a fiver in advance), you’ll also get to see Blush, Tuval, Mother Me, Good Guy Clarence, Sad Girls Club, Circe, and Ezekiel Doo. If that doesn’t float your boat, then Normanton Street headlining the Haunt is also a good bet.

20690388_1868747650041573_4992534138454513008_oThere’s a gig at Sticky Mike’s that caught our eye on Thursday 12th October – The Professor and the Gentleman, which puts Professor Elemental And Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer on the same stage for a night of chap hop. I expect The New Faith frontman Will Charlton to be just as dapper as them when they launch their new album, Me on You, on Friday 13th October at the Brighthelm Centre.

22046019_1844937522201940_7004050308091849527_nOur next pick is AK/DK’s gig at the Green Door Store to launch their new album Patterns / Harmonics which is on Tuesday 24th October. Yesterday the supports were announced as Battery Operated Orchestra and Japanese Sweets. The following night (Wednesday 25th) Yonaka play at Patterns as part of the Hopscotch tour alongside Anteros and Stereo Honey. If you fancy seeing Yonaka but can’t make the 25th, the band have just announced a gig at the Green Door Store on 19th January.

Onto the last weekend in October now with two gigs on Saturday 28th October to tip. The first of these is the next Spectrum gig (they’re also running a seminar on 25th October with Tru Thoughts called How To Put A Record Out). This gig at the Basement doubles up as the launch party for the Dog In The Snow album Consume Me, and also has Knightstown and TEEFF on the bill. The other gig that night that we’d be at if we could be in two places at once is the Heavy Load reunion gig at the Green Door Store. Heavy Load were a much loved punk band made up of band members with and without learning disabilities, formed in the noughties who were active until their final gig in Trafalgar Square as part of the Paralympics in 2012. They also formed Stay Up Late, a charity set up to help people with disabilities to take part in evening activities where they might not have support from carers. A documentary was made about them which was screened in March this year and subsequently reunion talks took place, but sadly lead singer Simon Barker died in August. The reunion gig is taking place in his memory, and rather than getting a new singer in a raffle is taking place for people to sing songs. You can apply here.