It feels like it’s been a little while since our last New Music Roundup, what with the last few posts being the gig preview for the month a Brighton Rocks, and the Kitfest gallery, so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do:
It’s the third of September, which means we’re overdue for our September gig preview post.
The big gig to mention this month though is Kitfest, taking place at St George’s Church on Saturday 15th September. It’s in aid of the Kit Tarka Foundation, a charity set up by The Miserable Rich lead singer James De Malplaquet following the sad early passing of his son at just thirteen days old. The Miserable Rich have been on hiatus for a few years but are reforming for the concert which sees Fujiya & Miyagi (playing their only Brighton gig of the year) and Alice Russell & TM Juke at the top of the bill for the evening, which will be MCed by David Shrigley. Gloria Cycles are also reforming for the night – newcomers to Brighton might know the name from the vintage sign in the Basketmakers, but Gloria Cycles was also the name of one of the city’s top bands around ten years ago – alongside Jess Bishop, We Bop Choir and 1BTN DJs.
After a summer of festivals, The Magic Gang are finally doing an extensive tour to promote their debut album. They played a handful of dates when the album came out earlier this year, but 2018’s only Brighton gig so far has been a packed out Great Escape slot. You can catch them at Concorde 2 on Tuesday 25th September.
Here’s this week’s New Music roundup, kicking off with two acts who have albums out imminently, so look out for them.
Artist: The Daniel Wakeford Experience
Track Name: Pub Nights to the British Holidays
Taken From: That’s How I See It album
Release Date: single out now, album out 28th September
Next Gig: Saturday 24th November at The Haunt (although if you’ve pre-ordered the album from their website, you may be in with a chance of attending the private launch on the i360 in a couple of weeks)https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5IvHpLW6NmFV11g7ELKHS0
Popular psych-folk Brighton duo Greenness launched their excellent new EP Cylicity at the Hope & Ruin last night, with a mix of acoustic, duo and full-band songs. The band were on top form and it was a terrific night. Support … Continue reading →
I’m sure that when I looked at the end of last week about how much I would have to post about in our new music post this week things were looking a bit sparse, but it seems that actually we’ve got plenty, starting off with a band who’ve just been announced for the Reading / Leeds festival line up…