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).

We put some of these on Instgram earlier, but what’s the point of taking photos for the blog and them not ending up on the blog? As with all our galleries, click on the pics to view large:

 

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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.

June Gig Preview

It’s almost June, which means that we’re almost due for our regular monthly gig preview, back to a standard one after our amended format for May when focussed on the Great Escape.

55492891_2184570844970172_3197399841005109248_oHad May been a normal month, top of the bill would have been Fujiya & Miyagi‘s launch for their new album Flashback at the Green Door Store this Wednesday. 29th May is pretty much June, so it can take top of the bill on this post instead. Continue reading

The Brighton Music Blog guide to The Great Escape 2019

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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. Continue reading

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

April Gig Previews

It’s the start of a new month, so it’s time for us to share the local gigs with local bands that have caught our eye. This month, lots of launches and festivals:

First up, Jouis launch their new album Mind Bahn at the Rose Hill on Thursday 4th April. Support comes from Ellie Ford and ticket are £5.50 in advance.

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Our first festival to talk about is QM Records Moves Festival, which takes place at the Old Market on Saturday 6th April. There’s a fantastic line up of some of the finest Brighton based bands, headed up by Normanton Street and Kudu Blue. Continue reading

March Gig Previews

Is it the end of February? It feels more like the end of April with this weather at the moment. It’s definitely the end of the month though, which means it’s time for our regular gig preview post.

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This Saturday (2nd March) Demob Happy headline the Concorde 2 playing a homecoming gig at the end of their current tour, before they head off to conquer America in the spring. Support comes from Sick Joy and Heirloom, so get there nice and early. Continue reading