New Brighton Music

It’s been a few weeks since out last post for which we can only apologise – we had a holiday, then jet lag, and only now we’re back on the blogging wagon. In that time both The Magic Gang and Fickle Friends have released their albums, and it seems to have been one of the busiest periods for other bands to share new music. We’d have no hope of catching up if we wrote up our new music post the way we normally do, with us much info as we have and details of any upcoming gigs, so for this post we’re going to keep things brief – just names of bands and tracks – and hopefully by next week we can get back to normal.

The Magic Gang – Take Care

Projector – Break Your Own Heart

Warsaw Radio – Ms Monroe

BUNKR – Appl Skies EP

Lacuna Bloome – Only One

Roman Scott – Addicted to Love

Battery Operated Orchestra – Perfect Wreck

Dog in the Snow – Consume Me:Re remix EP

Lazybones – Crazy

Birthday Card – Berlin

Comfort – Pass Me The Syrup

Guru – Medicine Man

Wax Machine – That, from The This EP

Morning Myth – Murmur

Something Leather – Disappear on Me

Oxomo – Green Leaves

Thyla – I Was Biting

Fruity Water – Dance With Me

Libra Libra – Animali

I Feel Fine – Lifer

Viktor Magick – Blue Light

Fierce Friend – Don’t Fade Me To White

Fickle Friends – Wake Me Up


March Gig Previews

The beast from the east might be making it feel like deepest midwinter, but it’s actually the first day of March, so it’s time for some more another gig preview post. First up, this weekend AK/DK play their first Brighton gig since their album launch at the end of last year. It’s at Patterns on Saturday night, and support comes from Fruity Water.

Guru Hake

Then on Tuesday 6th March Guru and Hake launch their new release at the Green Door Store. The split 10″ contains Medicine Man by Guru and After Space Legacy by Hake and can be bought at the show.

On Friday 9th March, Anushka play Patterns – their first Brighton gig in almost two years, and their first local headline gig in over three years. On the same night Warsaw Radio launch their album Midnight Broadcast at the Green Door Store. The album’s out later this month preceded by a single called Ms Monroe which we’ll be posting up in a New Music post soon.

27709857_1568281953287573_6423325331377615459_oLazybones launch their new single Crazy at the next HW x Tigmus Locals night at the Prince Albert on Monday 12th March. It’s three pounds in advance, but there are bundles where you can get a ticket, tee shirt and the single on cassette. See the facebook event for more details.

The Wytches play a hometown gig at the Green Door Store on Wednesday 21st March. Support comes from Crosa Rosa.

This year sees local promoters Melting Vinyl turn twenty years old. To help them celebrate, they’re teaming up with Spectrum to put on some of their favourite acts. On the 29th March at the Basement you can catch Oddfellows Casino and Collectress with more acts to be announced between now and then.28337649_1571741426266193_5686916867029660947_o


Our last gig to mention is Wax Machine‘s EP launch at the Hope & Ruin on 31st March. Support comes from Jungfrau, Rokurokubi and Puppet Alan Watts. The four track The This officially comes out the following day but can be bought on the night (or you could pre-order it through the band’s bandcamp page).

New Brighton Music

It’s a quiet week for new music, but it’s quality over quantity. First up is sometime member of Frost and The Larsens Johanna Bramli, whose debut solo EP came out last Friday. The five track EP is entitled Spirals and also features vocals from Debbie Clare:

Back with their first single in almost two years is Rockerswitch. Godzilian was an surprise midweek release, announced out of the blue yesterday:

Before Soph Nathan was in The Big Moon, and before she formed Our Girl, she posted a few tracks on Soundcloud under her own name, and one of those was an early demo of a track called Our Girl (which has long been taken down from the internet, although we did include it in a New Music post in July 2014). It’s now been recorded properly, and you can listen to it here:

The new single from Dove House came out earlier this month. Teeth had a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin, but will be playing live at the Haunt on 10th March,

The Hungry Mothers debut single Tiger Song came out last Friday on At The Helm Records. If you like what you hear, and are free on Thursday night then you can see the band live at the launch of the single at Latest Music Bar.

The Go! Team at Concorde 2 gallery

Last night we went to see The Go! Team play a sold out show at the Concorde 2. It’s no surprise it was sold out – their new album Semicircle is their best in years and their live performances are second to none. Not even the freezing weather could put a dampener on things. Here’s our pics. As usual, click through to view large:

February Gig Previews

27024292_1758823704148932_4865391248267470806_oSo, that’s January pretty much done with, which means it’s time for our February gig roundup. First up is an all dayer at the Green Door Store this Saturday from our friends over at Brighton Noise. Thanks to the Facebook event saying “in no particular order” we can’t quite work out who’s headlining out of Dirty White Fever, Breathe Panel, Garden Centre, Penelope Isles (playing songs from their individual solo projects), Leatherhead, Tilt, Merlin Tonto, Perch and the National Intelligence Agency, but we trust their judgement and it’ll be great whatever you get to see.

The big gig for us this month is the Go! Team, who have had the venue upgraded for the hometown show of their tour to the Concorde 2 (so please don’t go to the Haunt!). They’re supported on 11th February by Neon Saints Brass Band (who are also on their great new album) and Berlin’s Gurr.


The following night (Monday 12th February) promoters Hot Wax and Tigmus to put on this months Locals night at the Prince Albert. This time round that’ve got Hanya, Circe, Tuval and Olivia May Green on the bill. Then on Wednesday 14th why not take your valentine to Rixson Music’s Support Your Local Girl Gang night at Sticky Mike’s where CLT DRP are headlining.

As well the Go! Team, another of one of Brighton’s heavy hitting bands are playing – If you’re lucky you will have got yourself a ticket to see British Sea Power play at the Concorde 2 on 20th. Unsurprsingly, It’s sold out.

26904176_1963961806966177_2958757112995555075_nThe next Spectrum takes place on 22nd February at the Basement and is a QM records special. Playing live are Lebeaux, Hush and The Isle of CC.

Finally, our last recommendation is the Strange Cages single launch on February 23rd, where they’re playing CBGBs night at the Green Door Store to celebrate the launch of their next release Hypothalamus Blues, with support from Guru and a DJ set from Wytches.

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:

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:

The Pure Conjecture and Brother Twain

We saw a couple of fantastic local bands last night at the Hope & Ruin, comprising a range of familiar local talent.

Brother Twain are the band of brothers Adrien and Etienne Rodes, and fronted by Miles Heathfield (of Clowwns) they play a 60s influenced garage psych with great applomb.  Their first album was released a year ago and can be heard here but they have a range of new tunes now too.

Headliners The Pure Conjecture are fronted by Matt Eaton, an unlikely looking soul singer but a man who carries his songs well, and with a tight backing band (including three quarters of the Brakes) who manage to create real energy and excitement behind Eaton’s excellent Stax-Motown influenced  songs. Reminiscent to thse ears of Elvis Costello and the Attractions in their Get Happy guise, this was a thilling set featuring songs from all three of the band’s albums and including excellent guest vocal appearances from trombonist Gram Parsons, on Baby Stop Crying a barnstorming Andrew Willis.

The Pure Conjecture‘s superb ‘No Ghosts’ LP from last year is available to listen and buy on bandcamp.