New Brighton Music

We’re going to have a switch around this week, because for a change there’s less Spotify stuff to share than stuff from other platforms. Don’t miss out on the Spotify link though, because there’s the brand new track from Blood Red Shoes in there.

Electric Soft Parade / Roles reversed

Barnacles / And So We Begin (album)

King Bee / The Man Who Invented Science
The Man Who Invented Science by KING BEE

Thyla / Two Sense

Rare Devices / Deadhouse

Blood Red Shoes / Kid Don’t Be So Shy
Megan Lara Mae / All for Love
Para Fiction / No Comment
Mystic Rain Frogs / Fluidity
Olivia May Green / Passed Our Prime
Groom Lake / No Relief

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October Gig Previews

It’s the first of the month, so it’s time to see what we’ve spotted to get you out the house in October.

First up, Magic Gang play a rare hometown show at the Green Door Store this Fridayat the Green Door Store this Friday at the Green Door Store this Friday. I hope you’ve got a ticket already though – it sold out yesterday.

Thyla are back with a new track (which we’ll have in our next New Music post) and a gig next week at the Green Door Store. They play on Monday 7th October.

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Brighton’s music scene isn’t just about indie bands, so time to give a shout out to jazz outfit Barnacles, who launch their new album at the Rose Hill on Thursday 10th October. Rather than have a support, the band will be playing two sets over the course of the evening.

One venue we haven’t mentioned on the blog yet (or made it up to, at least while they’ve been open) is the new Loud Shirt Brewery up in Kemptown. As well as brewing beer there they’re also putting on gig – an encouraging thing to see when you hear so many stories of venues closing. On Friday 11th October you can catch Oh Mama and Hill playing – we’ll be keeping our eyes out for any other gigs they might be putting on too.

Moving now from something new to something that’s very much part of the furniture of the Brighton Music Scene (and we mean that in the nicest possible way). Jacko Hooper‘s Folklore are holding a special gig for their fifth birthday at the White Rabbit
on October 15th. As well as Jacko, the bill also features Paper Hawk and Family Fiction.

There’s a new studio in town. Pirate Studios already have a few other branches dotted around the country, but they’ve just opened up in Brighton (well, Hove actually). They’ve got a two part launch event on 18th October, taking place from 3-6 at their studios then moving on to Art Republic for the evening from 7pm onwards.

Finally, ARXX are off on tour throughout October. Things are rounded off with a hometown gig at the Hope & Ruin on Monday 28th October, where fellow locals LIME also form part of the bill

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post. It was almost ready to go yesterday, but then we spotted that there was a midweek release from Projector, so we held out for a day to include that.

Projector / Superstar
Scarlett Fae / Solace
Badlaws / I’m Not Myself
IVI / Roses in my Mouth
Lacuna Bloome / Plastic

Dog in the Snow / Dual Terror

Penelope Isles / Round

Ellis D / Elastic

My-Hi / Lost In Design

A Lily / Wara Id-Dar

The Distance Collective / self titled album (with apologies – this came out on 23rd August, but I’d written down 23rd September)

New Brighton Music

Another week, another dose of new music. After a quiet summer things have got busy again, with eleven new tracks for you to listen to this week:

Sick Joy / Playing Dead (from Them Days EP)
King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Band / One Leg
Sonny Lorenzo / ID/AF
Kevin Minney / Magic
Bird in the Belly / Robin & Starling
Ornament / A Million More
GLUEM / Limbo (from Gluem EP)
Transparent Sound / Pretend Like You Care (from new Gently Evil album)
Foxy Wombat / Two Drinks, Too Deep

Meemo Comma / Tanglewood

Fragile Creatures / A New Low

Brighton Rocks #28 : Penelope Isles

We first approached Penelope Isles about doing a Brighton Rocks with us back in June but as we’ve been told my multiple people, they’re the hardest working band in town, so the post is only finally going up now. Their album Until The Tide Creeps In came out on Bella Union back in July and the band have been on tour pretty much all this year, most recently supporting the Flaming Lips and playing at British Sea Power’s Krankenhaus festival. Next week they kick off a headline worldwide tour, starting with Europe, then North America, then Europe again and back to the UK culminating in a headline gig at the Haunt on 11th December

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Hill Top Cafe. A regular stop for us on our way outa town!

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Holiday Ghosts, Squid, Lost Horizons, Toydrum, CIEL and Bess Atwell.

What’s the best venue?
It always changes but it’s The Hope And Ruin at the moment! The Dome is a beautiful venue.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
They are all great! We did our last rehearsals at Oooch Tours.

What’s the best club?
80’s night at The Haunt.

What’s the best record shop?
Bella Union Vinyl Shop. It’s a hidden gem but worth finding it! 13 Ship Street, South Lanes.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Tlaloc. Best authentic Mexican food in the whole of East Sussex. It’s a pop up shop on Trafalgar St open Wed – Sun. only a small gaff but a very special vibe!

What’s the best pub?
The Prince Albert followed closely by The Robin Hood. But there are so many!

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
The Disco Bunny. Followed closely by Simon Raymonde.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Never had it!!!

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, a little bit later in the week than I had planned, but that just means it’ll be less time to wait until the next one (and hopefully we’ll have a Brighton Rocks to post in the next day or two as well)

Fujiya & Miyagi / Personal Space (BUNKR Remix)
Wild Cat Strike / Good Looking (from The Blood Orange Sessions EP)
Garden Centre / Naked Ape
The Cravats / Shy
Eone / Digital Vision
Remi Miles / Butterfly Behind The Fire

And here’s the non-Spotify bits

Nancy / When I’m With You (I Feel Love)

Kai Khan / Can’t Be Mine

Frank & Beans / JohnnyPoet

Dead Skin Sessions / The Height That I Am

Altamotion / Parallel Fortunes

September gig previews

It’s 2nd September, so it’s time for another of our monthly gig preview posts. We skipped August because it seems most of the promoters and venues were also taking a well earned holiday, but normal service is resumed now.

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First up is our latest Brighton Rocks subject BUNKR, who launches his new album The Initiation Well at the Rose Hill this Friday.

There’s another album launch the following Friday. On the 13th, Strange Cages launch “Pop Therapy” with a gig at the Rialto. Hopefully this won’t affect their Deadbeat Disco nights that they run every other Thursday at the Richmond, which are also highly recommended.

68555875_666494733831636_4926895450692255744_oTwo Brighton Music Blog favourites are playing on Wednesday 18th. You can catch Yumi & The Weather and Winter Gardens supporting Burning House at the Prince Albert.

A couple more release shows to mention – Pavilion launch at the Green Door Store on Fri 20th September, and King Bee  have a release show for their new EP at Pipeline on Friday 27th September.