July Gig Previews

Three days in it’s probably time to make our July gig post.

31958801_10156507911402941_8413843466894704640_oFirst up on Thursday 5th July the Long Goodbye launch their new album Wait Another Day at the Brunswick. Support comes from Seadog and Luke Hyttner.

DITZ release their new single Seeking Arrangement at the end of next week, and to celebrate they’re playing a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin next Tuesday (10th July). Also on the bill are Haze, Guru and Demonstration.

When is a gig not a gig? When it’s a new club night. Crest of Death is a new night at Green Door store hosted by Wytches, and the first one takes place on Wednesday 11th July. Wytches play live on the first Crest of Death, which will also feature DJ sets from Rhys Webb of the Horrors and Jordan Cook of Crewel Intentions, but expect other bands on future nights.

34069152_793567730846634_7103242193749409792_oBreathe Panel release their self titled debut album in the next few weeks too, and will be playing an in-store at Resident on 17th July. The only way into the gig will be to pre-order the album, which will give you two guest list places.

Thursday 19th July is the launch party for the new Projector single at Green Door Store. I Am Ashamed comes out that day on Roadkill records. Support comes from Egyptian Blue, CLT DRP and Beach Riot. There’s an afterparty too – a new club night being run by Jamie from Tigercub. The night’s called Club Coco, runs from 11-4 and will be playing his favourite electronica, Disco and French House.

Our next gig is the following night, also at Green Door Store – Animal House headline supported by The Family Chain.

Last but by no means least on Saturday 28th July the Rock House Festival takes place at Green Door Store. There’s loads of Brighton Music Blog favourites on the bill including grasshopper, Projector, Fragile Creatures and other states, as well as a host of others. As well as all that, it’s raising money for local charity Carousel.

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June Gig Previews

We’re only a few days away from June, so it’s about time for another set of previews.

31870984_10155845867916622_8293160172981846016_oOur first tip is Crayola Lectern’s album launch at the Rosehill this Friday (1st June). Friday is also release day for Happy Endings, Crayola Lectern‘s second long player, and you can see the video for Rescue Mission in yesterday’s new music post.

Our next tip is another gig at the Rosehill, on Friday 8th June. Love Thy Neighbour and Immersion put on their fourth Nanocluster event, where Immersion and an invited guest play individual sets then join forces for the final section of the gig. Ulrich Schnauss joins them in June, following an incredible set from Laetita Sadier last month.

Friday 8th June is also the date of the Brighton leg of Normanton Street‘s upcoming tour. They’re playing at Patterns alongside Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn.

29497266_1887759464588688_1528694996562083840_nWe were sad to read about Red Deer People calling it a day. In a statement they said “And so it’s with a heavy heart that we announce that Red Deer People are calling it a day. A huge thank you to everyone who has listened to our music, bought our records, and came to see us live over the last few years. We’ve had a blast. We will be playing one final farewell show and we would love it if you could attend”. The last gig will be on June 14th at The Hope & Ruin with support from Squid and The Family Chain.

On 21st June, LibraLibra launch their new single Tongues at the Green Door Store. It’s a whole night event, carrying on until the early hours rather than finishing at 10.30 like most gigs, with DJs and a special host on top of the supports.

It’s only because we rite about things chronologically that the biggest gig of the month falls last in our write up. Yesterday’s new music post featured the first new music from Orbital since 2012’s Wonky LP and on Friday 29th June they play a massive gig at Brighton Racecourse. Orbital’s live sets are legendary (they put out an album compiled from their Glastonbury performances a few years back), and they’ll be joined by Faithless amongst others.

Gig Preview special

I know we made a gig preview post at the start of May, but there’s a couple of events this weekend that we didn’t have full details over before, but also deserve a special separate post.

27356349_1722171724511857_4684434858931215523_oThe first is the Mind My Music all dayer at the Circle Arts Centre in Portslade this Saturday. It’s headlined by BC Camplight, who won over everyone who saw them at the Great Escape last weekend and who has also just announced details of their new album on Bella Union due in August. Also on the bill is a rare opportunity to see The Electric Soft Parade, as well as a host of other local artists. The one day festival is being put on to raise funds for Music Minds Matter, a charity providing mental health support to the music industry, which following several sad events this year seems more necessary than ever. You can find out more, including where to buy tickets, on their Facebook event page.

30425336_2019145904781236_4970463182837084544_oAlso this weekend is an event at the Rosehill Tavern put on by graduating students from Brighton MET who studied Creative Music Production. The event is called It’s Not a Phase, Mom, and mixes live performance alongside audio visual art. It’s a free Brighton Fringe event, but rather than head to the Fringe website there’s a lot more info over on facebook.

 

The Great Escape Festival Preview

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It’s nearly that time again. Next weekend, the Great Escape rolls into town again, turning everywhere that you could fit a stage, and a lot of places where you can’t imagine a stage normally, into venues for a few days. We’re not going to go through the whole line up – first of all there are literally hundreds of bands playing, but also most of them aren’t from Brighton. Also, a lot of the good local stuff happens as part of the Alt Escape. What we’ve done instead is compiled a list of what we think is every Brighton band who are playing as part of the main festival, and asked a few of our favourite bands for their recommendations for the weekend. We’ve also got a list of what we believe is all the facebook events set up for Alt Escape gigs, which will provide you with a lot more information than you’ll get from anywhere else.

AK/DK (The Arch, 8pm Saturday + Fortune of War, 8.30pm Friday)
Tshegue – a Congolese / Parisian act that bring a brilliant Afro-electro post punk show, awesome!

La Lune (North Laine, 12:15 Saturday + Beyond Retro, 1:50pm Friday + Jubilee Square, 8pm Saturday)
My tips would be RYD, The Yellow Bellies, Amelia Caesar, and Currls.

LibraLibra (North Laine Brewery, Saturday 10pm + Brighton Electric Alt Escape Afterparty)
I just saw Idles at Liverpool sound city and they blew me away the performance was electric and there was this fierce buzz from the crowd, I couldn’t take my eyes off them.
Slugabed is also playing with his full live band and that’s an experience in itself, definitely check that out!
Black Futures – I am desperate to go to one of their shows, it’s fully Immersive and engages the audience – they sound huge!

Yumi & The Weather (Café Plenty, 8pm Thursday, White Rabbit 5.30 Saturday)
Hey Buddy, Alabaster dePlume, LU’AMI, Jouis, Cousin Kula, Bloom, Family Fiction, 47 Soul, Kaamal Williams, Ross From Friends, Slugabed, AK/DK, Sons of Kemet, Puppy, Yussef Dayes, Libralibra

Dark Horses (Hope & Ruin, 5.30 Thursday)
Say Sue Me and Deep Throat Choir

Frost (Marlborough, 7.45 Friday, Johanna Bramli solo sets Seven Stars 5pm Thursday as well as part of the Rose Hill’s Fake Escape)
Alice Boman, AKDK, Drahla, Jimothy Lacoste, Lisa Morgenstern, Men I Trust

Brighton Bands at the Great Escape:

Thursday:
Scuffle / Walrus / 13:00
Orchards / Hope & Ruin / 15:15
Noble Jacks / Jubilee Square / 16:00
Grace Carter / Sallis Benney / 21:30
Underwater Boys / Patterns Upstairs / 22:00

Friday:
Grace Carter / Beach Club / 18:00
Fine Creatures / The Hope & Ruin / 20:45
Underwater Boys / Green Door Store / 21:15
Maisie Peters / Unitarian Church / 21:30

Saturday:
Breathe Panel / One Church / 14:15
White Room / Prince Albert / 14:40
Fur / Beach Club / 17:30
Demob Happy / Beach Club / 18:30
Gender Roles / Sticky Mike’s / 19:30
La Lune / Jubilee Square / 20:00
AKDK / The Arch / 20:00
Hungry Joe / Green Door Store / 20:15
The Magic Gang / Beach Club / 20:30
The Go! Team / Beach Club / 21:45
Scuffle / Latest / 21:45
Lucy Barat / Hope & Ruin / 22:45

Alt Escape gigs (at least the ones that we know about):
Thursday:
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https://www.facebook.com/events/235263460383150/
https://www.facebook.com/events/202842330341062/
https://www.facebook.com/events/157498285090881/

Friday:
https://www.facebook.com/events/107050373462966/
https://www.facebook.com/events/131305364303885/
https://www.facebook.com/events/223989338152717/
https://www.facebook.com/events/613313565667774/
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https://www.facebook.com/events/2117646471788950/
https://www.facebook.com/events/220473228722787/
https://www.facebook.com/events/438926903216057/
https://www.facebook.com/events/166237770717915/

Saturday:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1825025127802591/
https://www.facebook.com/events/229731457585767/
https://www.facebook.com/events/386368818502955/
https://www.facebook.com/events/121302828733190/
https://www.facebook.com/events/788538448002393/
https://www.facebook.com/events/197506027642482/
https://www.facebook.com/events/225476091341229/
https://www.facebook.com/events/245452679361458/
https://www.facebook.com/events/197414127679007/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1679538698805868/
https://www.facebook.com/events/185092965633332/
https://www.facebook.com/events/344476772739657/
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May Gig Previews

May is both the quietest month and the busiest month for gigs. It’s the busiest because The Great Escape hits town on the 17th turning every pub and street corner into a venue. We’ll be making a full blog post about who to see nearer the time. Aside from that though, things are pretty quiet , but we have found a few things that you might fancy.

30623893_2147671231926661_7631411409960070976_nPaper Hawk launch their new EP The Tide (which featured in yesterday’s new music post) at The Marlborough tomorrow night (Wed 2nd May). Support comes from Jacko Hooper and Josh McGovern.

Another single launch we spotted, also from a band who were in last night’s post, is Yakul‘s launch of their single Realigned. It takes place at Patterns on Wednesday 9th May, and Yakul are joined on the night by Isle of CC and Chloe Badur playing live and Tru Thoughts’ J Felix DJing.

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May’s the only month that we get to mention gigs at the Spiegeltent, so we scoured their listings and spotted that you can see Resonators there on Thursday 10th May. They’ll be joined by Barnacles and Root Garden.

Our last gig to mention is the launch of Fierce Friend‘s album Lies The Comfort You, which is also on 10th May. It takes place at the Prince Albert, and Brighton Music Blog faves Fiction Aisle and Crayola Lectern are also playing.

Bad Pond Festival

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At the end of the month Small Pond, rehearsal and recording studio, label and all round good eggs, are putting on the third annual installment of their festival. Bad Pond Festival is taking place on 27th and 28th April at The Arch and features a host of bands from Brighton and beyond.

The Physics House Band headline the main stage on Friday night (with the other headliners being Alpha Male Tea Party, TTNG and USA Nails over the other stages / nights) with more local representation from InTechnicolour, Wild Cat Strike, Gender Roles, Delta Sleep, Cousin Kula, CLT DRP, Frank & Beans, Drip Gloss, Inwards, LibraLibra, Sit Down and Yumi & The Weather.

To get you warmed up for the festival Small Pond have shared a sampler with all the bands playing (see the bottom of the post, as well as a live video of Skin Remover by CLT DRP filmed at their studios:

Fans of The Physics House Band are hopefully already all over the band’s record store day release this weekend of a coloured vinyl edition of their album Mercury Fountain with additional bonus tracks.

April gig previews

OK, so we’re several days into April before posting our April gig previews, but I’m sure you’ve all been eating chocolate eggs (and reading the comeback Fruity Water Brighton Rocks post) to be thinking about going to gigs. But the Easter holidays are over, so let’s crack on (egg pun intended) Continue reading