New Brighton Music

What with planning for the Great Escape we’ve got a bit behind with our new music posts, so there’s a LOT to get through this week. Hopefully we’re back up to date after this, but if you’ve heard of something local that we haven’t, let us know!

Artist: Physics House Band
Release Name: Death Sequence EP
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Friday 5th July at the Hope & Ruin

Artist: Fujiya & Miyagi
Track Name: Personal Space
Taken From: Flashback LP
Release Date: 31st May 2019
Next Gig: Wednesday 29th May at the Green Door Store
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Brighton Rocks #23 : Fragile Creatures

On the weekend of the release of their new EP, we caught up with Adam Kidd from Fragile Creatures to take some photos and ask our set of ten questions:

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
I just think it’s a really beautiful place to be both aesthetically and in terms of the inhabitants. It’s a really pretty little city and it’s full of lovely people. I miss it terribly whenever I go away!

Who are your favourite local bands?
There are so many great local bands, it’s really hard to pick favourites, so I’m going to frame this in terms of new releases I’m excited about, whether they’re out yet or not! Other States have just brought out their debut album and it’s amazing – I love the atmosphere of their tracks, there’s a completeness to the ideas and how they’ve been captured that seems rare. Ellie Ford is about to release her second record – I had a sneak preview the other day and it’s mad: really good stuff. The Electric Soft Parade are working on a new album, in spite of getting caught up in that Pledge Music fiasco. It’s going to be very different from their other work, and I’m really keen to hear it. Octopuses have a new one on the horizon too – lead single ‘Farmer’ was a lot of fun. Finally I’d like to shout out about the second Fierce Friend record. I am biased as I’ve been helping to record it and have played bass on some tracks, but honestly the writing is top notch. Really great songs: that’s my thing!

What’s the best venue?
The Hope & Ruin will always have a special place in my heart, as it’s the first venue I played at when it was The Lift above The Pig In Paradise and I was 16! This is also the first pub I got served in as a teen. Fond memories, but crucially it has improved massively since then, in terms of the sound system and the layout of the room. Honorary mentions to The Green Door Store, and The Albert, but The Hope wins for me – both as a performer and a punter.

What’s the best club?
I don’t really go clubbing any more! Actually tell a lie, I did go to The Haunt for It’s Still 1985 in December last year. Can’t go wrong with that night… although I kind of preferred the space when it was at New Hero (which is now The Rialto, of course).

What’s the best record shop?
I can only really say Resident. I’ve not had a record player for very long, so my vinyl collection is tiny, but they all came from there, pretty much!

What are the best places to eat?
Franco’s Osteria near the King Alfred is a hidden gem: beautiful family style Italian food. Planet India near The Richmond is fantastic. Moshimo is probably my favourite sushi place at the moment, and I love sushi. Every time Fragile Creatures play a gig in Brighton we end up having dinner in the The George. Last, but by no means least, the Giggling Squid in The Lanes is excellent.

What’s the best pub?
Only one? Too hard – can I give you a Top 3? The Robin Hood, The Basketmakers, and The Mucky Duck.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Caroline Lucas

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Hmmm… maybe my friends Joe and Mel’s wedding rock from over a decade ago. It was commemorative – I shouldn’t have eaten it. I saved a bit for posterity, I promise!

Heartbeat EP by Fragile Creatures is out now:

The Brighton Music Blog guide to The Great Escape 2019


Next week sees the return of The Great Escape, where we all get even less sleep than normal, and anywhere you could imagine a stage, and a few places you couldn’t, turn into venues for three days. It overshadows most other musical happenings in May, which is quite remarkable since May is also the month of Brighton Festival, so this post replaces our usual monthly gig preview.

There’s quite a few Brighton Bands playing as part of the main Great Escape, but there’s even more playing Alternative Escape gigs or unofficial gigs, none of which are listed in the Great Escape app. There’s over 60 of these gigs that I’ve managed to find, so rather than put them all into this post, I’ve put them into some Google spreadsheets which will help you find your way around.

Without further ado, here are Brighton bands playing as part of the main Great Escape:

Projector / 12:45 / Queens Hotel
Gwenifer Raymond / 13:00 / Latest Music Bar Upstairs
Thyla / 14:30 / Three Wise Cats (Casablanca)
Projector / 15:15 / The Hope And Ruin
Freddie Long / 15:40 / Tempest
Zooni / 20:15 / The Walrus
Sick Joy / 21:00 / Volks
Penelope Isles / 21:15 / Green Door Store
Marthagunn / 22:15 / Fabrica

Bobbie Johnson / 18:15 / The Arch
Ak Patterson / 21:15 / Fabrica
Black Peaks / 21:15 / The Old Market
Gwenifer Raymond / 21:30 / Unitarian Church
Fur / 23:15 / Horatios
Black Honey / 01:45 / The Haunt

Gaffa Tape Sandy / 13:00 / Prince Albert
Birthday Card / 13:30 / The Hope And Ruin
Orchards / 14:00 / Prince Albert
Ralph Tv / 14:30 / The Hope And Ruin
Garden Centre / 15:30 / The Hope And Ruin
Drowningboy / 19:15 / Queens Hotel
Ellie Ford / 19:30 / Unitarian Church
Garden Centre / 20:15 / Jubilee Square
Penelope Isles / 20:15 / Sallis Benney Theatre
Michael Baker / 21:15 / Marine Room (Harbour Hotel)
Porridge Radio / 22:15 / Green Door Store
Peggy Sue / 23:15 / Green Door Store

And here are the links to the other shows. Highlights include Love Thy Neighbour’s shows at the Hope & Ruin – they haven’t announced all their acts, but they always have a great bill, and the One Inch Badge vs Rockfeedback gig at the Haunt, which has had a fantastic every year (and needs signing up for, so click through to the facebook event):




New Brighton Music

Here’s our first new music post for a couple of weeks. Who knows what was going on last week, but we were really light on releases. This weekend, being a bumper bank holiday weekend, we’ve got more tracks than usual to blog about.

Artist: Projector
Track Name: Go Ahead
Taken From: Go Ahead single
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Next Gig: multiple Great Escape gigs which we’ll cover in a bigger post soon.

Artist: La Lune
Track Name: Grape Soda
Taken From: Grape Soda single
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Next Gig: Jubilee Square Wednesday 8th May (another Great Escape gig)

Artist: Guru
Track Name: Fixation
Taken From: Fixation single
Release Date: 24/04/2019
Next Gig: 10th May Alt Escape gig We just read that Guru’s Great Escape gigs have been cancelled. Boo!

Artist: Something Leather
Release Name: Sip The Thrill EP
Release Date: out now

Artist: Bobbie Johnson
Track Name: Waves
Taken From: Waves single
Release Date: 17th April 2019
Next Gig: Great Escape

Artist: Emma Seeberg
Track Name: About You
Taken From: About You single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: right now at the Prince Albert

Artist: Holy Magick
Track Name: Even Though
Taken From: Holy Magick album
Release Date: 10th May 2019
Next Gig: 9th May at the Brunswick

Artist: Gulls
Track Name: Shop
Taken From: single
Release Date: 19/04/2019
Next Gig: 5th May Robin Hood Street Party

Artist: Launa
Track Name: You Make Me
Taken From: You Make Me single
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Artist: School Disco
Track Name: Dadada
Taken From: Dadada single
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Artist: Dreams of Empire
Track Name: Northern Lights
Taken From: Northern Lights single
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Artist: Kev Minney
Track Name: God is an Algorithm
Taken From: God is an Algorithm single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Shona
Track Name: Shape I’m In
Release Date: 17/04/2019

Artist: Georgie Femme
Track Name: (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me
Taken From: (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me single
Release Date: out now

Projector / Go Ahead single launch at the Rialto

We don’t get out to nearly enough gigs (if there weren’t other priorities we might be at the Hope & Ruin watching Arxx right now), and we certainly don’t get to enough gigs armed with a camera, but we did make it along to the launch of Projector‘s new single Go Ahead at the Rialto last Friday. Here’s our pics, click through to view large

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, which starts a bit differently from normal because the first track I wanted to share isn’t online as far as I can see – It’s the Record Store Day release from Blood Red Shoes’ Jazz Life record label, and the release is called AA Sessions Volume One. It features contributions from AK/DK, Blood Red Shoes, Tigercub, Sick Joy and Projector. Hopefully by the time you read this they might still have a copy at Resident. If not, give Cult Hero, Vinyl Revolution or Rarekind a try. There’s only 500 for the whole country though, so good luck.

Artist: Penelope Isles
Track Name: Chlorine
Taken From: Until The Tide Creeps In
Release Date: July 12th
Next Gig: at least three dates over Great Escape weekend

Artist: Alex Banks
Track Name: Chasms
Taken From: Beneath The Surface
Release Date: single out now, album due 6th June

Artist: Bloom
Track Name: Ground
Taken From: Ground / Escape double a side
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Next Gig: Afternoon single launch gig on 27th April at The Brunswick

Artist: Larry Marks Band
Track Name: Warts and All
Taken From: Warts and All single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Hare
Track Name: Another Mistake
Taken From: Another Mistake single
Release Date: 12/04/2019
Next Gig: right now at Pipeline

Artist: Moth
Track Name: Cloud Nine
Taken From: Cloud Nine single
Release Date: 12/04/2019

Artist: Leo Aram-Downs
Track Name: The Grand Complication
Taken From: The Grand Complication single
Release Date: out now

New Brighton Music

Once again another busy week for new Brighton music, including a big new tunes from Yonaka, Porridge Radio and LibraLibra:

Artist: Yonaka
Track Name: Lose Our Heads
Taken From: Lose Our Heads single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: June 7th at the Old Market

Artist: Porridge Radio
Track Name: Give / Take
Taken From: Give / Take single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 11th April at the Rialto

Artist: LibraLibra
Track Name: Loverboy
Taken From: Loverboy single
Release Date: 05/04/2019
Next Gig: 12th April at Brighton Electric

Artist: Fruity Water
Track Name: The Grove
Taken From: The Grove single
Release Date: 05/04/2019
Next Gig: 3rd May at Pipeline

Artist: Currls
Track Name: Let Down
Taken From: 0
Release Date: 05/04/2019
Next Gig: single launch gig 9th April at the Hope

Artist: Isla
Track Name: The Verve
Taken From: The Verve single
Release Date: 05/04/2019

Artist: Fierce Friend
Track Name: The Great Elephant
Taken From: The Great Elephant single
Release Date: 05/04/2019

Artist: Pavilion
Track Name: Between Days
Taken From: Between Days single
Release Date: out now