New Brighton Music

Happy Valentines Day from Brighton Music. Because we love you, and because you love music, here’s a host of tunes to serenade you tonight.

Our first tune is what was described as Anneka‘s first track of 2018 (which we’re taking to imply that there will be more to come). Burst was released today and is available by signing up on Anneka’s website or via bandcamp:

Next up is the new one from Normanton Street which came out last Friday. It’s a downtempo number called Unclear, and also came with a promise of “so much more new music on the way”
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Getting Along is the new single from The Magic Gang. It’s taken from their self titled debut album which will be released on March 16th.
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Pablo’s Ashtray is the first taster of the debut mini EP from Night Vision, soon to be released on Echochamp records

Fresh from supporting Tigercub at the Concorde, Glum have released their Compassion Fatigue EP. You can catch the band again on 22nd February at Green Door Store.
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Porshyne premiered their new single Miles Away over on Clash Music today. The launch party will be at the Green Door Store next Monday (19th) with support coming from Vrona and My-Hi

Twilight Driving don’t seem to be embracing the Valentines spirit with their new release When Love Goes Wrong which has come out today. You can catch Twilight Driving supporting Orchards at the Hope & Ruin tomorrow night.

Grace Carter‘s new single Silhouette came out last Friday. The piano led ballad has been shared in advance of Grace’s debut EP which is due in the spring

Freja Frances‘ new release Papercuts is also another pared back piano led track. It comes backed with a remix from Alex Hughes which sprinkles some electronica flourishes over things. You can catch Freja at Maggie Maes on 28th February.

Finally we have Mr Jones & His Guitar, who releases his Somewhere New EP on 9th March. The launch takes place the following dat at the Brunswick. The EP features My Metal Friend which Mr Jones has paired with a video from Animation Workshop:

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New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music roundup, as eclectic as always. First up is Mayday by The Go! Team, which we’ve previously featured the audio of, but there’s a proper video for it now, and it also gives us a chance to remind you all that their gig this weekend has been moved to the Concorde:

Next up is Bird in the Belly, whose new single Give Me Back My Heart Again came out last Friday. It’s taken from their debut album The Crowning which comes out on March 23rd. You can catch them playing at The Village on 1st March :

Relax is the new Doves-esque single from Breathe Panel, out now on Fatcat records:

The Isle of CC released a new single at the end of January on Tapeline records. It’s called Listen and you can, erm, listen on Spotify below. If you want to hear more, The Isle of CC will be playing at the QM Records Spectrum night coming up on February 22nd at the Basement.

The Touch is the first single taken from the new Thieves by the Code album from Ava’s Revenge. The single is out now, the album comes out on 14th March:

wuuad are releasing a six track self titled EP on 17th February. In advance of that they’ve shared EP opener Cathedral. The single launch is up in London, but the band are playing Brighton gig on Feb 24th at Brighton Electric with Ezekiel Doo, PUSSLIQUOR, Gloomz and Grymm also on the bill.

I Feel Fine are a new emo band who have just released their debut single entitled Everyday Safari:

Strange Cages release their new single Hypothalamus Blues on 16th Feb, and are lanuching it at a late gig at the Green Door Store on Feb 23rd. Listening to the six minutes of bluesy psychedelia, it only seems right that it’s a late show.

Nick West has been working under a number of different aliases over the last few years, but has recently settled in Brighton and has started releasing music under his own name. The first track as himself is the synthpoppy The Watcher, whose lyrics draw upon his experience of depression:

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music roundup, starting off quiet, and getting noisier as we go along.

First up is La Lune, whose Bliss EP is every bit as lovely as the name suggests. Here’s EP opener He Breathes Colour When I Feel So Grey:

Next we have Night House with Ellie Ford. Their video for The Roots in the Wires just went live today:

Fruity Water released the video for their second single Rules this week. It’s taken from their upcoming album Thirst Takes which will be coming out on Big Salad Records on 30th March:

Last week Small Pond released the new double A side from InwardsAmsterdam is relatively chilled electronica while it’s flipside Computertalsk lets things go a bit wonkier:
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Dirty White are a new Brighton rock band, who’ve just put up their first tracks which they’re calling their “Demonstration” recordings. You can catch them live at the Admiral on Elm Grove on 8th February:

Finally we have CLT DRP, who have drop the vowels to get around NSFW filters. The electro-punk band launched their debut single Merry Go Round at new venue Bau Wow last week:
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New Brighton Music

After a couple of weeks of live posts, here’s our second new music post of the year.

Our first track this week is the new release from Adal called Synthesize. Tight eighties synths provide the perfect accompaniment to vocals provided by Alexanderson from Cardiff’s XY&O.

Next is Gone Today, taken from The Fiction Aisle‘s new album Jupiter, Florida which comes out tomorrow. The kind of track where I’d normally say “close your eyes and it might be summer”, but instead I’ll tell you to watch the video which instantly transports you to sun drenched days on the beach

Knightstown released their new single Charlatan last Friday. It comes backed with a remix by Pye Corner Audio, which can you can hear on Fat Cat records Soundcloud page:

Horses is the new single from Wild Cat Strike, out now on Small Pond. We actually gave it a mention last year when the audio went online, but now there’s a video too. You can catch Wild Cat Strike supporting LIRR at the Hope & Ruin a month today (18th Feb):

Finally we have KLAE who put out their debut single Fake a few weeks ago. You can catch them playing an acoustic gig at the Shakespeare’s Head on 1st Feb, or as a full band the following day at the Green Door Store for Femrock’s fifth birthday party.

 

The Go! Team / Semicircle

PRESS3I had a dream last night where the centrepiece of the upcoming Brighton Festival was a concert by The Go! Team, but instead of being in a venue it was a parade through the streets with the band accompanied by a brass band and a steel band and loads of vocalists and dancers. It was a joyous celebration. As the procession wound it’s way around the lanes the crowds grew bigger and bigger, culminating in a massive finale on the beach. Sadly it was just a dream, but close your eyes listening to the band’s new album Semicircle and it isn’t too hard to imagine (and if David Shrigley or anyone from the Festival reads this, it’s not too late to make it happen!)

a0843136294_10The Go! Team return this Friday with their fifth album Semicircle, a joyous slab of day-glo kaleidoscopic psychedelia. What marks their new record out from their previous releases is that it’s also their funkiest yet, thanks in part to collaborations with the Detroit Youth Choir and Brighton’s own Neon Saints Brass Band. The samples are still there, from 1960s French pop on Hey! through to a bouncing ping pong ball at the start of Tangerine Satsuma Clementine, but it’s the live instrumentation of parts that Ian Parton would have previously used samples for that gives the record a real boost.

It isn’t all about the funk though – Chico’s Radical Decade is one of those brilliant instrumentals they do so well with woozy flutes that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Boards of Canada record over skittering beats which slowly somehow morphs into the theme to an imaginary remake of Bonanza. There are 8 bit bleeps and reversed sections on Chain Link Fence, and All The Way Live packs a hip hop punch that wouldn’t have been out of place on their 2007 album Proof of Youth. With any luck they’re holding back the release of If There’s One Thing You Should Know as a single until May or June when, if there was any justice, it wouldn’t leave the radio for the whole summer.

The album closes with the words “It’s alright” being sung over triumphant brass. Semicircle isn’t alright – it’s much, much better than that.

New Brighton Music

Happy New Year! Our first New Music post of the year is a bit of a catch up, since we put these on hold in December while we were posting our end of year roundup. It’s been so long since our last post that the band we’re most excited about blogging has put out two new tracks. The Go! Team posted up their latest track All The Way Live just yesterday:

And Mayday went up right at the very end of November. If you haven’t got a ticket to their gig at The Haunt on 11th February yet, then move fast because the dates for the whole tour are selling out all over the place:

Black Biro have a new track, The Artic Windows of Sound, posted up in the wilderness period between Christmas and New Year:

We rather like this new track from Such Small Hands. You is minimal, intricate vocal electronica – just we need to get us through the long winter nights. There’s a full EP promised, which we’ll keep you updated on as we hear more:

Jumanji fell foul of sending us details of their new single in the middle of December. Apologies for not posting it up then guys, but as I mentioned we were busy then, and I’m sure people won’t be so distracted by Christmas parties if I post it now:

 
Kai-A‘s new EP has apparently been three years in the making, but has already grabbed the attention of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra. Here’s Five 45 AM, from ‘w You : The Prelude Tapes:

Finally, we have Blood and Moonlight by Beatastic, which is the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album 40 Moons Project:
Projector – Break Your Own Heart (launch next Friday)

Brighton Music Blog 2017 Top 25 – numbers 25-11

Making end of year lists is tough, especially for us. No, hear us out – this isn’t just some sob story. Most of the bands we write about are just starting out, so haven’t had albums out yet – should they be lower down the list or even omitted because they haven’t put out a long player? And conversely what about the bands who have released an album – surely they shouldn’t be higher in the list by default. And what about the more established bands – should we be including them at the expense of smaller bands? And how are we going to get around the fact that bands with more recent release or live dates are nearer the front of our mind than those who put records out at the start of the year? It’s a metaphorical minefield, so our list is rather arbitrary. It could easily have been twice as long, and as usual we’ve gone for bands rather than tracks or albums to get around it. Here’s numbers 25 through to 11:

25 : Lucky Soul

24 : Normanton Street

23 : Other States

22 : Prince Vaseline

21 : Tigercub

20 : The Hundredth Anniversary

19 : The New Faith

18 : Knightstown

17 : Clever Thing

16 : Wax Machine

15 : The Delta Bell

14 : Black Honey

13 : The Fiction Aisle / Black Bunny

12 : British Sea Power

11 : The Go! Team