Brighton Rocks #13 : The Delta Bell

Our thirteen Brighton Rocks is with Kate Gerrard, songwriter and frontwoman for The Delta Bell:

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The sea and the people.

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Stephanie Goodman, grasshopper, Seadog, Lucas & King (they’ve only moved down the coast, so it still counts). Have to mention my label mates Palm Springs and Beat Hotel too!

What’s the best venue?
The Prince Albert, the Brunswick, and the Pelirocco’s great for a cheeky gig.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Church Road studio is our spiritual home, we rehearse there and that’s where we recorded the album. I’ve spent many an hour sitting on that sofa looking at the back of Paul Pascoe’s head.

What’s the best club?
Does the Bleeding Hearts Club count?

What’s the best record shop?
Wax Factor.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Red Snapper, The Blue Man, Solera. The George for giant slabs of halloumi.

What’s the best pub?
So many pubs in Brighton but I only ever seem to go to The Crescent, The Heart and Hand or The Albert.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Super Hans! Though it’s always slightly disconcerting to see him with a child attached to him.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
We played on a Cantonese Junk boat on the Seine in Paris last year, and we took sticks of Brighton Rock with us to give the audience. We ended up eating most of it!

The Delta Bell’s new album Hold Fast The Fire is out now, with a launch party at Hotel Pelirocco on 16th November.


Brighton Rocks #8 – Pete Fij

Normally at the top of each Brighton Rocks we put up a picture that we’ve shot ourselves of our interviewees, but despite a fair few emails back and forth between us and the Pete Fij & Terry Bickers camp we haven’t managed to sort things out yet, and their beautifully sublime album We Are Millionaires comes out tomorrow so we thought we’d get the words up and hopefully the picture can follow at some point.


What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The North Laines, the sense of adventure, the liberalism, and the wide choice of Japanese cuisine. Continue reading

Brighton Rocks #6 – Animal House

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?

The people. We were incredibly warmly welcomed into a big group of friends as soon as we arrived and it’s never been difficult to meet a friend here. The music scene follows along that same vein. Continue reading