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.


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.

Currls second single Let Down comes out at the end of this week, and the launch
party takes place at the Hope & ruin on Tuesday 9th April. Support comes from Winter Gardens who featured in our most recent Brighton Rocks.


We mentioned Pete Fij in our new music post yesterday – he’s on tour currently midway through a tour of Europe, and plays at Latest Music Bar on Sunday 14th April.

Our second festival to mention this month is Bad Pond Festival, which is happening at Concorde 2 on Saturday 20th April. The overall line up features a lot of bands from across the country, but also includes Holyglam, Beach Riot, CLT DRP and Wild Cat Strike.


The final gig to mention is the launch party for Projector‘s new single Go Ahead. It’s at the Rialto on Friday 26th April, the same day as the single comes out, and they’ll be supported by Heirloom and Murmur.


New Brighton Music

No attempted April fools from us. We’ve never tried, mainly because if we did, they’d probably be a bit crap. There is an April gig preview post on the way though, so look out for that. In the meantime, here’s this week’s new music:

Artist: Pete Fij
Track Name: Sci Fi Siren
Taken From: Sci Fi Siren single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: April 14th at Latest Music Bar

Artist: Evangeline Eastwood
Track Name: That Little Bit Higher
Taken From: That Little Bit Higher single
Release Date: 28/03/2019

Artist: Suzi Island
Track Name: The Real Life
Taken From: The Real Life single
Release Date: 29/3/19
Next Gig: St Ann’s Well Festival, 18th May

Artist: Lower Slaughter
Album Name: Some Things Take Work
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: album launch 3/4/19 Green Door Store

Artist: Fragile Creatures
Track Name: Can You
Taken From: Heart Beat EP
Release Date: 3rd May 2019
Next Gig: Green Door Store 15th April

Artist: Fyu Jon
Track Name: Pomegranate Drift
Taken From: Pomegranate Drift single
Release Date: 28th March 2019

New Brighton Music

It’s a fairly quiet week for new Brighton music this week for some reason – I’ve already got as many tracks lined up for next week’s new music post. Here’s what’s new now though:

Artist: Adal
Track Name: Sleeping Alone
Taken From: Sleeping Alone single
Release Date: 15/03/2019

Artist: Wounded Gods
Track Name: Ghost
Taken From: Ghost single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Garden Centre
Track Name: Folds in the Washing
Taken From: strap EP
Release Date: out now

Artist: Tundra Love
Track Name: Sacrificial Man
Taken From: Sacrificial Man single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Caitlin Moss
Track Name: Me in Your Mind
Taken From: Me in Your Mind single
Release Date: out now

Brighton Rocks #22 : Winter Gardens

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Always plenty to do, no feelings of being judged and the vibrant atmosphere

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Well that is a tough one, Brighton is home to one of our most favourite labels – Bella Union, so naturally Penelope Isles are first to spring to mind, it’s been amazing to witness them grow over the past few years. Currls, Radidas, The GO! Team, Bad For Lazarus (RIP), Toy, Sit Down, Projector…

What’s the best venue?
Hope & Ruin! the food is good, the sound is good and the staff are lovely. As for a bigger venue, we are both quite partial to The Dome.
What’s the best rehearsal space / studio? Well I (Jamie) have only practiced in a couple of studios in Brighton and haven’t had the opportunity to record in Brighton either, WG practice in the middle of nowhere near Battle, I guess it’s pretty perfect as we are surrounded by country and have very little to distract us.

What’s the best club?
It’s a shame we have lost Sticky’s 😦 Went to some fantastic Club Nights there, the Brit-pop night Star Shaped was a lot of fun, The Volks for the Skanival too.

What’s the best record shop?
We both tend to buy new-released vinyl rather than crate-digging the secondhand shops (which we still do of course), so it’s got to be Resident hasn’t it? The’re great at supporting the local promoters and make it easy to obtain gig tickets. I would like to give Michael a shoutout from Pebble Records in Eastbourne too.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Well this is bloody difficult, hmm.. Purezza, The Earth & Stars, Coffee Counter, Beelzebab, Deadwax Social & The Revelator.

What’s the best pub?
The Earth & Stars! The best beers on tap and probably the best pub-grub money can buy. We also have a soft spot for The Colonnade.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Clarissa Dickson Wright or Nick Cave

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
True story, a friend of mine used to own The Brighton Rock company and mocked up a prototype stick of rock for The White Stripes, he managed to secure a meeting with Jack – who (being fond of British culture) fell in love with it. They were planning on making thousands to sell on a huge tour… alas Meg fell ill and the tour was cancelled. Not really fans of rock, unless you’re talking about ROCK’n’ROLL.

Coral Bells by Winter Gardens is out now on Austerity Records. You can catch them live at Deadbeat Disco at the Richmond on 21st March.

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post. Another busy week, so let’s get straight to it:

Artist: Stranger Girl
Track Name: Wasting
Taken From: Wasting single
Release Date: 04/03/2019

Artist: Mei
Track Name: The Rapture
Taken From: The Rapture single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Swoon
Track Name: Down The Rabbit Hole
Taken From: Down The Rabbit Hole single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Ansell
Track Name: Easy
Taken From: Easy single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Roma Palace
Track Name: Tell Me
Taken From: Tell Me single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Birthday Card
Release Name: Shy Away EP
Release Date: 01/03/2019

Artist: Para Fiction
Release Name: Episode One
Release Date: out now

Artist: Mount Wycheproof
Release Name: Is Everybody Dead Yet
Release Date: 01/03/2019

Artist: Salt Ashes
Track Name: Don’t
Taken From: Don’t single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Noble Jacks
Track Name: Lights Out
Taken From: Lights Out single
Release Date: 08/03/2019
Next Gig: Album launch gig at Concorde 30th March

Artist: Octopuses
Track Name: Farmer
Taken From: Farmer single
Release Date: 16th March 2019
Next Gig: launch gig 16th March at the Hope & Ruin

Artist: Human Leather
Release Name: Succulent EP
Release Date: 08/03/2019

Artist: Last Seen Alive
Track Name: Edge of the World
Taken From: Edge of the World single
Release Date: out now

Brighton Rocks #21 : Guru

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Simon: Most definitely the people here, it’s hard to find another place where you instantly feel so comfortable and vibe off other people. The sea is alright as well.
Ferg: I like how small it is too. Some people don’t like that but it’s nice being able to walk from one end to the other in half an hour. I don’t like public transport

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Simon: There’s always a healthy dose of new music going on which is great. I have to say I love seeing frank and beans when I get the chance those guys are great! The Slaughter House Band are also pretty new and exciting so go check them out.
Ferg: I rate Big Slammu. They got some pretty wacky things going on and some tasty riffs. Dreamwave are new faves on the block too bringing home the Fuzz. I’m ooking forward to hearing more of Tundra Love, they’ve been quite elusive until now but they’re about to drop some bangers. There’s always lots of exciting music in Brighton!

What’s the best venue?
Simon: Green door store is our spiritual home so I’d probably have to say that, the guys there work really hard and really give a shit about the local music scene! I’m not sure what bands would do without it.
Ferg: It used to be The Globe for me (RIP). Whenever you ended up there it was going to be a good night. No stage, totally DIY, cheap pints. What more do you need?! A couple of our most memorable gigs were there. We still miss it dearly

What’s the best rehearsal space / studios?
Simon: We’ve been playing at Small Pond a lot recently and love the vibe there. All the people who work there are friendly and inviting and everything’s always up to scratch.
Ferg: Don’t forget the PlayStation in reception! I quite like Campbell Road though it’s pretty vibey but we’re yet to try them all.

What’s the best club?
Simon: I’ve always liked pubs more than clubs to be honest so would rather stay late drinking in the boozer more than anything. Having said that patterns has always been a good one, especially the midnight funk night.
Ferg: I’ve never been to most of the clubs in Brighton to be honest. It’s not for me thanks

What’s the best record shop?
Simon: I’ve always liked just browsing through Resident, I’ve only just got hold of a record player so haven’t been out to discover that many yet! Hit me up some places for me to check out.
Ferg: Monkey Music Emporium on Baker Street is pretty sick. It’s tiny and the owner seems like such a dude. There’s loads of rare and expensive records on the walls. Way out of my price range but they’re interesting to see. I never leave empty handed so I actually had to stop going because I was spending all my money there!

Where’s the best places to eat?
Simon: Probably market diner at 4am, who doesn’t like a 24 hour cafe with 24 hour breakfast eh
Ferg: I think pizza is legit the best food in the world. You can just do anything with it. But it’s worth doing it properly. So a decent Italian over that Dominoes shit any day. Fatto a Mano is my favourite so far. They do these garlic and rosemary chips too, they’re peng.

What’s the best pub?
Simon: I quite like the Hare and Hounds and the Worlds End, mainly cause I used to live near them and they were always nice enough. The East Street Tap is probably my current favourite though.
Ferg: I’d have to say either Great Eastern and Fortune of War. They’re both really small and cozy which I like.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Simon: The guy who blares his boombox while riding about his bike on the level. He’s class
Ferg: Matt King, the guy who plays Super Hans in Peep Show. I’ve never seen him but he’s been in Tom’s restaurant a couple of times. I just love Peep Show man

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Simon: Don’t think I ever have to be honest, more into the Brighton roll.
Ferg: hey good one bro… You know those sweets that are basically sliced up rock? Well I had one a few weeks ago. Not had a stick in a hot minute though

Suntrap by Guru is out now. Their next live gig is at the Tundra Love single launch at Green Door Store on 12th March.


New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music. There’s no big preamble this week, other than to note that our Brighton Rocks series is kicking off again soon (we took some photos this weekend and we’ve got another band booked in for next weekend)

Artist: Guru
Track Name: Suntrap
Taken From: Suntrap single
Release Date: 28/2/2019
Next Gig: supporting at the Tundra Love single launch at the Green Door Store 12th March
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