Brighton Rocks #15 : La Lune

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
I think the best thing about Brighton is how free-spirited it is. It’s so quirky and weird, and no one’s afraid to express themselves, which is really cool – you don’t get that so much in other places. I’m from London originally, and I now find it quite plain, but also sort of pretentious in comparison. Also, the beach is great, obviously!

Who are the your favourite local bands?
I’m probably biased because their my friends, but my favourites are Peace In Protest, Seeva, the Yellow Bellies, and Sal Paradise. I also love Yonaka – the front-woman seems so cool, and is an incredible performer.

What’s the best venue?
The Old Market is such a nice venue! I’d love to play a show there one day. I’m yet to go to the Haunt or Brighton Dome for a gig – I’m really keen to check those venues out. During the Great Escape, they open Wagner Hall as a venue for Vevo, and it’s honestly amazing! I think it’s usually a gallery or exhibition centre or something, but it makes such a cool venue.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Small Pond is great – although not if you’re in the same room as a sweaty band that have just finished practicing.

What’s the best club?
I’m not really one for clubbing, but Casa Blanca is decent. They have a sick live band that play all the classic bangers, so it’s good fun. And if I’m smashed, Revenge is a great night out. I went to Shooshh once. Never again.

What’s the best record shop?

Before I moved down to Brighton, I always used to go to Resident to buy my records. I really like it there – it’s a nice vibe, and they often have in-store performances and signings, which is pretty cool.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Terre à Terre does the most amazing vegan food – it’s actually insane. It’s a bit pricey, but SO worth it.

What’s the best pub?
As trashy and uncultured as it, I do love a good Wetherspoons. You can’t beat their pitchers of cocktails to get you started. Crowns is also good – they do £3 doubles for students.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?

I sometimes see Gabrielle Aplin and Natti from Fickle Friends around. They’re super cool music ladies.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?

Maybe when I was, like, twelve? It has been a while!

Love / Sick is out today on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music

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New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music, which kicks off with a brand new track from Fickle Friends that only went up earlier today. Not too many gigs to mention alongside the releases this week though for some reason.

Artist : Fickle Friends
Track Name : Wake Me Up (alternate version)
Taken From : You are Someone Else (versions)
Release Date : 14/6/18

Artist : Simon D James
Track Name : In The Fields
Taken From : Dream Long Forgotten EP
Release Date : 16/7/2018

Artist : The Self Help Group
Track Name : Pictures
Taken From : Pictures single
Release Date : out now

Artist : Adal
Track Name : Synthesize
Taken From : Synthesize single
Release Date : out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/79U6dOegFyrBjGUgqttqsW

Artist : Oxomo
Track Name : Get Rich or Try Sharing
Taken From : Get Rich or Try Sharing single
Release Date : out now

Artist : Dirt Royal
Track Name : Glory Days
Taken From : Glory Days single
Release Date : 15/6/18

Artist : Klae
Track Name : Expectations / Fake
Taken From : cassette on Weather Girl Records
Release Date : 15/6/18
Next Gig : https://www.facebook.com/events/175953993219971/Friday 15/6/18 at the Hope & Ruin supporting Cape Cub with La Lune

Artist : Para Fiction
Track Name : W Y S X
Taken From : W Y S X single
Release Date : 8/6/18

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post. Last week’s more minimal format seemed to work, so we’re going to carry on that way (for now at least).

Artist: Immersion
Track Name: Propulsoid
Taken From: Sleepless LP
Release Date: 15th June 2018
Next Gig: Friday 8th June at Rosehill Arts Centre

Artist: Orchards
Track Name: Double Vision
Taken From: Double Vision single
Release Date: 31st May 2018
Next Gig: https://www.facebook.com/events/157828714887779/supporting Rolo Tomassi at The Haunt on Thursday 7th June

Artist: Phoria
Track Name: When Everything was Mine
Taken From: When Everything was Mine / Rrotor single
Release Date: 31st May 2018

Artist: Voodoo and the Crypts
Track Name: Off My Mind
Taken From: Off My Mind single
Release Date: 1st June 2018

Artist: Reuben J Falle
Track Name: State of Glow
Taken From: State of Glow EP
Release Date: 1st June 2018

Artist: Great Pagans
Track Name: Renaissance
Taken From: Renaissance single
Release Date: 29th June 2018

Artist: Saltlake
Track Name: Dreaming in the Dark
Taken From: Dreaming in the Dark single
Release Date: 1st June 2018

Artist: Oxomo
Track Name: Here for the Ride
Taken From: Here for the Ride single
Release Date: 1st June 2018