New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, two weeks after our last one – we were out of the country last week though, so we’re playing catchup a bit now. Our first tune this week is from Brighton supergroup Alien Stadium, made up of Steve Mason and Primal Scream‘s Martin Duffy. Their first release is a track called This One’s for the Humans, a lolloping almost-baggy almost-bluesy number which is taken from a mini LP called Livin’ in Elizabethan Times which gets released on 1st December. Have a dig around for the version that’s up on Spotify which clocks in over six minutes long and gets a much more psychedelic groove on.

Next up is the return of the incredible Dark Horses who are back with some ghostly krautrock vibes. Their new single VIII comes out on Tricky Spirits Records:

The Fiction Aisle describe their new single Some Things Never Die as having “Winehouse-does-Spiritualized narco-pop vibes”. There’s more Amy than J Spaceman to these ears, but it’s every bit as lovely as everything that’s gone before in the world of the Fiction Aisle. If you’re as big fans as us then we’ll see you down the front at the Hope & Ruin on December 13th.

Dig is the sultry new single Black Honey, who currently on the road with Royal Blood playing huge venues across the country (they stop off at the Brighton Centre on 29th November). It’s coming out on white 7″ on 14th December, but you can pre-order here now.

Psylhouette first graced our pages back in the summer with their single Asking. They’ve teamed up with Berlin vocalist Juli Holz once again for their new EP entitled Everything & Nothing. Here’s the EP opener Rain:

Knightstown‘s new single Border came out last Friday. The album is due next year on Fatcat records – we’ll bring you more details of that as we have them

We gave the most recent Projector single Love a mention back in August but that feels like an age away – it didn’t actually come out until October and the video for it has only just come too. They’re on our list of bands that we MUST get around to seeing in 2018, so we’re more than happy to give it another plug:

Pussyliquor wrote to us a month ago with details of their debut double A side single, but streams have only just gone online this week. Get Out is backed with another track called Kitty Kitty and comes out on 8th December. You can catch them live on 1st December at the Haunt supporting Los Albertos.

It’s been about three years since we last wrote about Anushka, and they had dropped so far off our radar that we missed Do You Have Soul? that they put up last month. It’s obviously all systems go with them now because it’s been quickly followed up with another new track called Mountains:

Next up we have Cannibal Song by White Room, taken from their forthcoming double EP Eight (out this year the PR blurb said without giving a date, but there isn’t that much of this year left). White Room go on their first ever headline tour later this month, playing a date at the Hope & Ruin on 27th November:

No So Bad by Johnny Kills came out last month, but even a mid October release stretches their claim of being a summer single a bit:

These Blind Giants are a new Brighton band who’ve just released their debut single Witch Magnet . You can catch them playing at Brighton Electric on 18th November.

Bella Spinks has been a fixture on the Brighton scene for a number of years, but she’s only just gearing up to release her debut album. The first single to be taken from it is  Noble Lie, out now on Spotify, but with a live piano version here (since Spotify links always seem to look terrible)

 

 

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Brighton Rocks #13 : The Delta Bell

Our thirteen Brighton Rocks is with Kate Gerrard, songwriter and frontwoman for The Delta Bell:

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The sea and the people.

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Stephanie Goodman, grasshopper, Seadog, Lucas & King (they’ve only moved down the coast, so it still counts). Have to mention my label mates Palm Springs and Beat Hotel too!

What’s the best venue?
The Prince Albert, the Brunswick, and the Pelirocco’s great for a cheeky gig.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Church Road studio is our spiritual home, we rehearse there and that’s where we recorded the album. I’ve spent many an hour sitting on that sofa looking at the back of Paul Pascoe’s head.

What’s the best club?
Does the Bleeding Hearts Club count?

What’s the best record shop?
Wax Factor.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Red Snapper, The Blue Man, Solera. The George for giant slabs of halloumi.

What’s the best pub?
So many pubs in Brighton but I only ever seem to go to The Crescent, The Heart and Hand or The Albert.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Super Hans! Though it’s always slightly disconcerting to see him with a child attached to him.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
We played on a Cantonese Junk boat on the Seine in Paris last year, and we took sticks of Brighton Rock with us to give the audience. We ended up eating most of it!

The Delta Bell’s new album Hold Fast The Fire is out now, with a launch party at Hotel Pelirocco on 16th November.

November / December gig preview

For this month’s gig preview post we’re actually going to cover November and December. Generally there aren’t as many gigs in December, and we’re normally distracted with end of year stuff on the blog, so it’s seems appropriate to cover two months in one post now.

22219815_1643943542303616_7426102628117662491_oThere’s lots of launch gigs that caught our eye this month. Red Deer People launch their single C’est Bon at the Hope & Ruin on 10th November, supported by Porridge Radio and Jungfrau. Then on the 16th November the Pelirocco is playing host to the launch of The Delta Bell‘s new album Hold Fast The Fire, supported by Stephanie Goodman. Not billed as an album launch gig, but coming shortly after the release of Ojala, Simon Raymond’s new band Lost Horizons play a sold out gig at the Rialto on 18th November. The Lost Horizons live band includes Helen “Dog in the Snow” Brown (who also provides support on the night) and Chris “Crayola Lectern” Anderson.  The last launch to mention is for the new Night House single The Roots in the Wires, which features Ellie Ford. As with Lost Horizons, Ellie Ford will also be playing as part of Night House on the night and will also be the support. The gig is at the Unitarian Church on 24th November and will be raising money for the Hummingbird Project refugee charity.

22289784_1581396571924520_4191942121452910496_oThere’s plenty of gigs that have caught our eye over the next weeks – Moulettes headline an all day even at One Church on 2nd December to celebrate Moulettes-linked label Sotones Records 10th Birthday. Rather than list everyone involved, you can read more and buy tickets here. Fujiya & Miyagi play Patterns on 7th December. They’re on the road at the moment to promote the vinyl release of their breakthrough album Transparent Things, so not exactly a launch gig. The Fiction Aisle are playing their second annual Christmas gig at The Hope & Ruin on 13th December. As if the Fictional Aisle wasn’t enough of a draw Rose Elinor Dougall is also on the bill, who should be headlining but hasn’t topped a non-festival bill in Brighton since 2010. We were sad to hear that King Porter Stomp will be heading out on their last ever tour at the end of November. After a week or two out on the road, their last ever gig will be at The Haunt on 19th December. Finally Spectrum have two more gigs coming up – Animal House headline Brighton Youth Centre on November 24th alongside Porridge Radio who get their second mention in this post, and then there’s a second mention for Ellie Ford, who headlines the Spectrum Winter Special at Brighton Museum on December 7th.