New Brighton Music

Hope you all had a good bank holiday. We spent it not blogging. Normal business is resumed, and here’s the last new music post for August.

Artist: Orbital
Track Name: P.H.U.K.U.
Taken From: P.H.U.K.U. single
Release Date: 17th August 2018
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Artist: The Go! Team
Track Name: Chico’s Radical Decade
Taken From: Semicircle album
Release Date: out now

Artist: AK Patterson
Track Name: A Woman’s Word
Taken From: A Woman’s Word single
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/23mdixPRID2VeUjGDcmfNV

Artist: Blue & The Blonde
Track Name: Dog Meat Blues
Taken From: Blood Violence EP
Release Date: 25th August 2018

Artist: Via Tirana
Track Name: The City
Taken From: The City EP
Release Date: 28/08/2018

Artist: Lacuna Bloome
Track Name: I am
Taken From: I am single
Release Date: 24/08/2018
Next Gig: Supporting Saltwater Sun at Sticky Mike’s 14th September

Artist: El Train
Track Name: Gold featuring Javeon
Taken From: Gold single
Release Date: 24/08/2018
Next Gig:

Artist: Wild Cat Strike
Track Name: Satellite Towns
Taken From: Satellite Towns single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Supporting Delta Sleep at The Haunt 20th September

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Greenness launch their new EP Cyclicity

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Popular psych-folk Brighton duo Greenness launched their excellent new EP Cylicity at the Hope & Ruin last night, with a mix of acoustic, duo and full-band songs. The band were on top form and it was a terrific night. Support … Continue reading

Ex-Display Model / Immaculate Rip

We don’t generally do posts about individual tracks. That’s what other blogs do. Blogs that have plenty of time on their hands, and whose writers have that ability to turn on a tap of descriptive prose, a skill that still hasn’t come to us yet even after nearly seven years of Brighton Music Blog.

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But yesterday saw the unexpected release from an offshoot of one of our favourite bands, at a time when another band member also has a track out. Ex-Display Model is a new project from David and Ed from Fujiya & Miyagi, who have just put out the debut track Immaculate Rip. This isn’t David’s first excursion from Fujiya & Miyagi – he was involved in a project called Omega Male a few years back (and if you haven’t listened to their track Buildings Like Symphonies you’re missing out) – and Ed has been half of AK/DK for many years long than he’s been drumming with Fujiya & Miyagi, so fans shouldn’t be concerned that they’re splitting up. In fact, when I caught with Fröst (Steve Lewis’ side project with Johanna Bramli) to shoot the latest Brighton Rocks, he hinted that there’s a new F&M album in the works.

When Immaculate Rip starts you could be forgiven for thinking it was a Fujiya & Miyagi track. David hasn’t changed his vocal style for it, and the music wouldn’t be out of place on any of their albums. At 53 seconds in you realise it’s a different band, as new rave guitars and electroclash synths bring a shock to the system.

It contrasts a fair bit with Record Is Still Spinning by Fröst, which musically looks back on F&M’s influences – krautrock played on analogue synths – but thanks to Johanna’s vocal and songwriting input feels like wholly different band rather than just an analogue Fujiya & Miyagi project.

If Frost is the sound of F&M connecting with their roots, then Ex Display Model is the sound of them reconnecting with their youth.

You can catch Fujiya & Miyagi playing their only Brighton date of the year at Kitfest at St Georges Church on 15th September. Frost launch their album at the Prince Albert on 3rd October.

New Brighton Music

Another week, another new music post. As diverse as always, and kicking off this week with Brighton Music Blog favourite Yumi & The Weather, who’s just on the cusp of putting out their debut album.

Artist: Yumi & The Weather
Track Name: Hustle
Taken From: Hustle / Without You single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Yumi & The Weather album launch at Sticky Mike’s 7th September 2018

Artist: Spec
Track Name: Sonder
Taken From: (-) album
Release Date: 13th August 2018

Artist: Nik Barrell
Track Name: A Promise To Myself
Taken From: Joy album
Release Date: 4th August 2018

Artist: Libby Whitehouse
Track Name: Too Deep
Taken From: Too Deep single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Great Pagans
Track Name: Renaissance
Taken From: Renaissance single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Dom Champ
Track Name: All In
Taken From: All In Single
Release Date: 4th August 2018

Artist: Strange Cages
Track Name: False Prophet Death Waltz
Taken From: Silver Queen EP
Release Date: 28th September 2018
Next Gig: EP Launch at the Hope & Ruin 26th September

Artist: Oxomo
Track Name: Cold Summers Day
Taken From: Blue Rizla LP
Release Date: tbc

Artist: Nature TV
Track Name: Get High / Get Down
Taken From: Get High / Get Down single
Release Date: 13th August 2018
Next Gig: right now at Green Door Store

New Brighton Music

I’m sure that when I looked at the end of last week about how much I would have to post about in our new music post this week things were looking a bit sparse, but it seems that actually we’ve got plenty, starting off with a band who’ve just been announced for the Reading / Leeds festival line up…

Artist: Sit Down
Track Name: Mothership
Taken From: Cheap Luxe EP
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Supporting Gloo at Sticky Mike’s Friday 17th August

Artist: Mon Frere (feat Kate Wild)
Track Name: Caught Up Caught Out
Taken From: Caught Up Caught Out single
Release Date: 4/8/2018

Artist: Greenness
Track Name: Dance With The Night
Taken From: Cyclicity EP
Release Date: 17/8/2018
Next Gig: Cyclicity EP launch at the Hope & Ruin Saturday 18th August

Artist: Hungry Mothers
Track Name: Easy
Taken From: Easy single
Release Date: 3/8/18
Next Gig: 9th August at Komedia

Artist: Oh Mama
Track Name: Walk on Child
Taken From: Walk on Child single
Release Date: tbc

August Gig Preview

We’ve been a bit slow off the mark getting our August gig preview together, but August is actually a pretty quiet month for the local music scene (Let’s not let the fact that Britney and Chic played as part of Pride this weekend get in the way of things – it’s incredible that they played but hardly representative of what happening the rest of the month).

21369032_1560882130635579_931757122990434948_oThe big gig to mention this month is David Gedge’s At The Edge of The Sea mini-festival which takes place over two days at the Concorde 2. Both his bands always play every year and this time around there’s a 30th anniversary performance of Tommy by The Wedding Present on Friday 10th August as well as a headline set by them on the following night too. Cinerama play on Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm. The rest of the bill looks pretty tasty too (with a bit more Brighton representation in there) – Desperate Journalist, Terry de Castro, Young Romance, Helen And The Horns, Salad, The Catenary Wires, Amelia Coburn, Vinny Peculiar, Jetstream Pony, Oliver Elf Army and All Flags Are Grey are listed on the line up for the rest of the weekend. On top of the music, this year also features a showing of Something Left Behind, a documentary that tells the story of the Wedding Present’s debut album George Best, at the Duke of York’s Cinema at 4pm on Friday that also features a Q&A with David Gedge.

Our most straightforward gig in our previews this month is on Tuesday 21st August at the Green Door Store. It’s straightforward in that it isn’t a festival or an in-store, but the fact that The Academy of Sun are headlining probably means that it won’t be that straightforward as your average gig. Support comes from Kemper Norton and M. Butterfly & The Glass Saints.

37592963_10155780140873775_8857996707967795200_oThe following day Our Girl play at Resident roughly coinciding with the launch of their album Stranger Today (the album’s out on 17th August, but the in store isn’t until Wednesday 22nd). If you pre-order the album from Resident (which is available on a variety of CD, LP and cassette formats), you’ll get a guest list place which will get you in.

Our last thing to mention is the Fiddlers Street Festival taking place on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday, which is being curated by Warsaw Radio and Night House outside the Fiddlers Elbow. Keep an eye out of Facebook for line up announcements.