New Brighton Music

We’ve got a bit of a change around for our New Music posts. When I first started doing them things were mostly soundcloud and youtube links, but as time has gone on more and more things have ended up on Spotify. Initially Spotify and WordPress (that we use to write the blog) didn’t play nicely at all and all I could post was a link. Then I could embed tracks but the formatting was quite frankly awful. So now I’m going to put together a playlist and embed that instead. There’ll still be a few bits and pieces that are listed elsewhere, so I’ll put them at the bottom of the post, but to make things easier for you (and for me) just hit play now: Continue reading

New Brighton Music

With two Brighton Rocks posts and one live gallery last week, we didn’t get around to making a new music post, so once again we find ourselves in a position where we’re playing catch up a bit. Top of the pile are another reworking from Blood Red Shoes, and a track from the band new Penelope Isles album: Continue reading

Orchards at the Hope & Ruin gallery

Last night Orchards headlined the Hope & Ruin, playing their first sold out headline show of their careers to date. The gig was in aid of Brighton Women’s Centre, so selling out is the best thing that could have happened for both the band and the charity involved. Support came from Libra Libra (who we saw) and Pollon (who we sadly missed). Continue reading

Brighton Rocks #26 : Steve Ellis from Andres Y Xavi

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The sea. I love living here because I get to look at the sea every day – I can see it from my bed – how amazing is that! I grew up in north London and seeing the sea was very much restricted to holidays and rare day trips (I came down here for the first time on a Network Day when, as a kid, you could buy a rail ticket anywhere in Network Southeast for £1) but always in summer and mostly when the weather wasn’t too bad. I had no idea then that the sea has so many different faces, so many moods: when it’s rough and dark and full of foreboding it’s a delight to get up close to; when it’s calm and peaceful and blue it’s nice to look at from a distance. I can sit and watch and listen to the waves for hours and our album reflects that a little! Continue reading

New Brighton Music

We’ve got a huge post this week, thanks to not getting around to doing it last weekend, and then making our Gig preview post when we did have time to do some blogging. This week’s post kicks off with the new single from My Life Story, which is taken from their first new album since 2000.

Artist: My Life Story
Track Name: Taking on the World
Taken From: Taking on the World (single)
Release Date: Out today
https://open.spotify.com/album/1R4C2YzWKOEXhneSZ57zxh?si=nlWSO0K_STKKT2MjEmRWlw Continue reading

July Gig Previews

It’s the first of July and summer’s definitely here. What’s hot in the world of Brighton music over the next month though? Read on and we’ll tell you…

65013478_2449985405052630_1447428644749180928_oThe first gig we have to mention takes place this Friday (5th), when The Physics House Band play at the Hope & Ruin, off the back of their recent Death Sequence EP. There are two local supports – Inwards and Jouis – and the nightwill be lit by Innerstrings.

Yumi & The Weather are on the road around the UK from today for their first full band tour. They’re playing at the Green Door Store on Monday 8th July.

60436134_1591482550986495_1297388407554572288_nIf you want to see a great band AND do some good this month, then go and see Orchards, who play at the Hope & Ruin on Wednesday 10th July, where profits are going to Brighton Women’s centre. This will be the first time we’ve actually caught a full Orchards set, having missed them so many times and only managing to catch the last couple of songs at this year’s Great Escape. Support comes from Libra Libra and Pollon.

61639715_1561958160604325_3454111926072639488_oPenelope Isles‘ new album When The Tide Comes In comes out a week on Friday, and they’re playing an instore at Resident on Wednesday 17th July. Unless you’re lucky enough to be at one of the European festivals they’re playing at this summer, this is going to be your only chance to see them until their tour in November / December (which finishes at the Haunt on December 11th).

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Finally, we couldn’t close off our gig preview without mentioning Rag’n’Bone Man’s gig at the Racecourse on Saturday 27th July. I’m not sure if he still lives locally, but does that really matter when he’s done so much for the local music scene – working his way up with Rum Committee, supporting AudioActive, and playing at the Brits in front of visuals of the pier.