Brighton Rocks #19 :Yumi & The Weather

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Brighton would not be what it is without the people… but love the starlings flying about by West Pier, also sitting in Pavilion Gardens with friends on a sunny day. I also love the buildings in Brighton and the graffiti.

Who are the your favourite local bands?
I’d say at the moment: Knightstown, Slugabed, Wild Cat Strike and Bobbie Johnson.

What’s the best venue?
Very hard to narrow it down. I really like Sticky Mikes cause it’s like a bass cave and great for bands and electronic music – but have also seen some amazing international acts at Rose Hill, and you can’t miss out Concorde 2 and The Dome. Some great shows have been seen there.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
We usually switch it up between Studio 95, Small Pond and Brighton Electric, but ultimately, Studio 95 – as just the one room which we know well and the assistant manager is a Cat called Ponyo who steals and eats cigarette filters.

What’s the best club?
Green Door, Casablanca, and The Haunt are great for a boogie.

What’s the best record shop?
Used to love browsing at Borderline but now it would have to be Rarekind or Resident.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Planet India, Giggling Squid, Hells Kitchen for the best baguette.

What’s the best pub?
Too hard. Variety is the spice of life. For food – Saint James’. Black Dove is great and Lion and Lobster is really nice layout and garden.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
My Auntie Alexia Lazou. A photo of her dressed as a Victorian was on some of the Brighton buses.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Too long ago, I think I am overdue.

Yumi & The Weather’s self titled debut EP comes out this Friday on MIOHMI records

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