Projector ‘I Am Shamed’ Launch Party Gallery

On Thursday night, Projector launched their new single I Am Shamed at the Green Door Store, supported by Beach Riot (who we missed), CLT DRP and Egyptian Blue. For the first time in far too long, we were down the front with our camera, and here are our pics, then below that, there’s a spotify link to the single. As usual, click through to view large:

 

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New Brighton Music

Here’s another dose of new music for you, the usual mix of styles that shows that anything goes in Brighton, which kicks off with a new favourite round here, the Stereolab-esque Record Still Spinning by Fröst

Artist: Fröst
Track Name: Record Still Spinning
Taken From: Record Still Spinning single
Release Date: 13/07/2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7ECoJSurnRLankn2IbgCbh

Artist: Twilight Driving
Track Name: Between The Sheets
Taken From: Between The Sheets
Release Date: 06/07/2018

Artist: DITZ
Track Name: Seeking Arrangement
Taken From: Seeking Arrangement single
Release Date: 10/07/2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/1nAIwznDQrAIakp7x51Edy

Artist: Cockwomble
Track Name: Henchmen
Taken From: Henchmen EP
Release Date: 27/07/2018
Next Gig: debut gig on Sunday 29/7/18 at the Rise fundraiser at the Cowley Club

Artist: Hatful of Rain
Track Name: Start Again
Taken From: Songs of the Lost and Found
Release Date: 10/07/2018

 

New Brighton Music

There’s loads of new music this week, but before I get on with that, there’s been a couple of comments on social media after the new music posts from people pointing out that I haven’t featured their band. Neither of these acts had actually sent us any links or information, which makes things quite difficult – while we try to be proactive we aren’t omniscient and things do pass us by. The best way of getting in touch to get featured is to drop a mail to BrightonMusicBlog@gmail.com, with soundcloud / bandcamp / youtube links (or Spotify if you must, but as you’ll see below they don’t look great on blogs powered by WordPress), making sure you mention that you’re from Brighton if we don’t know you.

Artist: Orbital
Track Name: P.H.U.K (edit)
Taken From: P.H.U.K single
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/4KtK0PsueNCOSGKmJTmxDH

Artist: Suzi Island
Track Name: Actor
Taken From: Actor single
Release Date: 27/06/2018
Next Gig: Green Door Store 17/7/18

Artist: Jetstream Pony
Track Name: Self Destruct Reality
Taken From: Self Destruct Reality EP
Release Date: 27/06/2018

Artist: AK Patterson
Track Name: It’s Not Over Till They Cry
Taken From: It’s Not Over Till They Cry single
Release Date: 27/06/2018

Artist: Ingrid Plum
Track Name: Taut
Taken From: Taut
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Colliding Lines at the Rosehill 15/7/18

Artist: Moon Panda
Track Name: Rabbit
Taken From: Rabbit single
Release Date: 29/06/2018

Artist: Pasa Flora
Track Name: Home’s not a place it’s a memory
Taken From: Home’s not a place it’s a memory single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Loa Loa
Track Name: Wabi Sabi
Taken From: In The Absence of Anything Else LP
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Hope & Ruin 20/8/18
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/3gRpe5b44TNU7uPW49zHiS

Artist: Ital Tek
Track Name: Blood Rain
Taken From: Bodied LP
Release Date: 7/9/2018

Artist: Wildcat Strike
Track Name: I Feel Good
Taken From: Rhubarb Nostalgia LP due in October
Release Date: 04/07/2018
Next Gig: https://www.facebook.com/events/572777519773768/Castle Snooker and Sports Bar supporting Delta Sleep 20/9/18

Artist: Johnny Kills
Track Name: Who’s Counting
Taken From: Who’s Counting single
Release Date: 04/07/2018

Artist: Charlie Melrose
Track Name: Regrettably, J
Taken From: Regrettably, J single
Release Date: 13/07/2018
Next Gig: single launch at Casablancas 13/7/18
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/246PIey6iJhlJHR6v1FteO

Artist: darktrain
Track Name: Dreaming of You
Taken From: Dreaming of You single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Fyu Jon
Track Name: Pause
Taken From: Pause EP
Release Date: 25/06/2018

July Gig Previews

Three days in it’s probably time to make our July gig post.

31958801_10156507911402941_8413843466894704640_oFirst up on Thursday 5th July the Long Goodbye launch their new album Wait Another Day at the Brunswick. Support comes from Seadog and Luke Hyttner.

DITZ release their new single Seeking Arrangement at the end of next week, and to celebrate they’re playing a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin next Tuesday (10th July). Also on the bill are Haze, Guru and Demonstration.

When is a gig not a gig? When it’s a new club night. Crest of Death is a new night at Green Door store hosted by Wytches, and the first one takes place on Wednesday 11th July. Wytches play live on the first Crest of Death, which will also feature DJ sets from Rhys Webb of the Horrors and Jordan Cook of Crewel Intentions, but expect other bands on future nights.

34069152_793567730846634_7103242193749409792_oBreathe Panel release their self titled debut album in the next few weeks too, and will be playing an in-store at Resident on 17th July. The only way into the gig will be to pre-order the album, which will give you two guest list places.

Thursday 19th July is the launch party for the new Projector single at Green Door Store. I Am Ashamed comes out that day on Roadkill records. Support comes from Egyptian Blue, CLT DRP and Beach Riot. There’s an afterparty too – a new club night being run by Jamie from Tigercub. The night’s called Club Coco, runs from 11-4 and will be playing his favourite electronica, Disco and French House.

Our next gig is the following night, also at Green Door Store – Animal House headline supported by The Family Chain.

Last but by no means least on Saturday 28th July the Rock House Festival takes place at Green Door Store. There’s loads of Brighton Music Blog favourites on the bill including grasshopper, Projector, Fragile Creatures and other states, as well as a host of others. As well as all that, it’s raising money for local charity Carousel.

Brighton Rocks #17 : LibraLibra

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What is the best thing about Brighton?
BETH: It’s a very open and accepting city, it’s a place where you come out of your shell and be your true self. I think what’s really telling of this is how the Brighton art/music scene is flourishing, there are some crazy talented bands / musicians / artists left right and centre. It’s an exciting place to be right now.

What are your favourite local bands?
BETH: Brighton has a lot to give but at the forefront of this Tigercub are one of my top favs – their sound is huge, bold and fierce and send shivers down my spine.
JOE: I’m absolutely loving Yumi & The Weather – their new single is guna be massive – check it out and get to know.
BETH: Others that should most definitely be on your radar – Dog in The Snow, Blush, Crayola Lectern, Drip Gloss, Clt Drp, Projector… I could go on.

What the best venue?
JOE: We love the Green Door Store, the team there are fantastic, run by Toni, who is very cool and let us completely decorate the venue for our single launch on the 22nd June.
BETH: Yeah it’s great when a space lets you have complete control and has no qualms with letting you run wild. It’s a great place for bands to start out too.

What’s the best rehearsal space/studio?
BETH: Small Pond – Joe helped build it and runs it with a team over there and we’re there writing, recording and rehearsing all the time.

What’s the best club?
JOE: For electronic/ dance and club nights Patterns definitely wins, they work really hard at getting the best djs and artists in and the sound system is awesome.
BETH: Tbh I’m happy at the 80s night at The Haunt.

What’s the best record shop?
JOE: Resident is a bit of a Brighton institution, isn’t it – they have a great collection, some awesome in store shows. I’d also like to mention Rarekind they always have a cool collection and worth checking out.

Where’s the best places to eat?
BETH: Well… there are so many and I love food. Narrowing it down is very very hard but I was taken to 64 Degrees on my Birthday and my God – it was beautiful and an experience too.
JOE: Now being Vegan, finding a good Vegan pizza has been challenge until Purezza, they smash it.

What’s the best pub?
JOE: We are both suckers for Lion & Lobster, it’s the best in the winter.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
BETH: Nick Cave, he is one of my hero’s – If I have seen him I just go red and have ‘I’m not worthy’ running in my brain and dart off.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
JOE: I think I was nine…
BETH: I’ve looked but not touched.

Tongues by LibraLibra is out now

New Brighton Music

We didn’t have a new music roundup last week, because we only had two tunes to write about, so we had two Brighton Rocks in a row. Now we’ve left it another week we’ve got plenty:

Artist: The Academy of Sun
Track Name: The Lily Tree
Taken From: The Lily Tree EP
Release Date: 15/6/18
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/6RTYH9zYFBAyung0M4lE2u

Artist: La Lune
Track Name: Love / Sick
Taken From: Love / Sick single
Release Date: 15/6/18

Artist: LibraLibra
Track Name: Tongues
Taken From: Tongues single
Release Date: 21/6/18

Artist: Giant Peach
Track Name: Melatonin
Taken From: Melatonin single
Release Date: 21/6/18
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2Je46d5rnycpVB9kDgvhPi

Artist: Battery Operated Orchestra
Track Name: Bella
Taken From: Snare LP (due in August)
Release Date: 21/6/18

Artist: Oktoba
Track Name: Chance
Taken From: Folklore Vol 1 EP
Release Date: 29/6/18
Next Gig: Launch happening right now at the Prince Albert

Artist: Big Spring
Track Name: New Wave
Taken From: New Wave EP
Release Date: 21/6/18
https://open.spotify.com/embed/artist/5mGGqrCotZt5NvTxb6nsma

Artist: Trench
Track Name: Revolver
Taken From: Electric Imposter EP
Release Date: 21/6/18

Brighton Rocks #16 : Crayola Lectern

Normally we’re very strict about making sure we only write about Brighton based acts, and Crayola Lectern lives in Worthing these days, but he’s one of the precious few who we relax our rules for. He’s been a fixture on the Brighton scene for a number of years now, his first album came out on Brighton label Bleeding Hearts Recordings, and the launch for his new album Happy Endings was at the Rosehill.

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
For me, these days it is its proximity to Worthing. This works both ways as the two towns complement each other and provide things the other lacks. I love Brighton for its vibrancy and the feeling that you may follow your dream, at least for a while, that you can be your glorious, unedited self without fear of small town tut-tuttings. It has worn off significantly on the neighbour town, where a burgeoning community of creative types, writers, artists, weirdos, poets, bad-ass rock’n’rollers, radish-worshipping occultists, DJ’s, string quartets and experimentalists all do their thing whilst the town retains a sleepy serenity. Collaboration between the towns is increasing dramatically culturally, not least with Brighton’s creaking City College having being merged with Worthing’s thriving Northbrook, whose Theatre departmant is one of the top in the country and whose music department boasts some of the best equipped recording facilities in the South, giving incredible opportunities to students.

Who are your favourite local bands?
Le Juki – the album doesn’t seem to want to leave my CD player. Very organic, kind of playful, oddly beguiling, familiar somehow, yet a little out of reach, like a dream. The sound of being alive. I love it.
Here’s a list of ones who are up to interesting things who I recommend: Dog In The Snow, MUMMY, Brother Twain, Chop Chop, L C Pumpkin, Libra Libra, Map 71, Porridge Radio, The Fiction Aisle and Muddy Suzuki for starters.

What’s the best venue?
Well, on this subject I’m going to have to rule out all the venues without pianos, which will narrow things down somewhat. Komedia Studio Bar has given me some treasured memories (piano 9/10) and is lovely, ditto the Friends Meeting House (grand piano 9/10). Brunswick is good too (piano 6/10) and The Verdict (piano 8/10).
But my winner here is The Rose Hill, a very vibey space, great layout, good people, top sound, a low upright (piano 7.5/10) which is of course great for sight lines. Feels like a hub for my kind of musical echo chamber.
If we could include Worthing, I’d say St Pauls Arts Centre, a deconsecrated church, feels like you’re in a film, such is the enchantment of the place (piano 10/10).

What’s the best rehearsal space/studio?
I like the way Brighton Electric has grown over the years. It is such a beautiful old building and is so conducive to band practising with the whole lounge / bar thing, whilst being really well laid out and equipped.
For recording, I use Metway as again, I love the space itself. You can hole yourself up in there without fear of the outside world intruding.

What’s the best club?
The only club I’ve really attended with any frequency over the last few years is Synthesize Me. It was hosted at Pelirocco Hotel and the lights of Innerstrings competed with the kitsch interior decor to provide a setting in which some weird and wonderful sounds would be regularly exorcised from musicians and DJ’s alike. It has moved to Worthing now. I just went there again yesterday at the groovy Coast Cafe. Always a great feeling in the room.

What’s the best record shop?
Bella Union vinyl shop. The day Simon Raymonde upped sticks from the big smoke was a great day for Brighton. A generous soul, meticulous curator, laid back (but slightly dangerous) rockstar / label boss and maximum dude, his little shop hidden away on Ship Street Gardens is a magic place to discover some of the musical gems from the incredibly impressive Bella union family. It is like a sweetie shop for music lovers.

Where’s the best places to eat?
I always stop off at Necot in Kemp Town, whose Americanos hit the spot exactly, as they add the perfect amount of water of water, ensuring the “hit” is achieved and the taste uncompromised. I actually look forward to going by there, very calm environment, light, food looks tasty and the people working there are ace.
For food, I’ve phoned a friend and Bic recommends the Vegetable Patia from Maharani or Bankers for chunky chips. As he says, “who doesn’t like chunky chips?”

What’s the best pub?
The Robin Hood or The Bees Mouth if I’m over that side of town. Dimly lit, dens of iniquity generally are good for evening japes.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
The Australian Contingent. Noah Taylor, a friend, I bumped into right after this photo shoot on my way home and his buddy, Mr Cave without whom….

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
La Mômo (krautische punky pop band with Sadie and me) had some bespoke Brighton Rock made up as band merch in about 2004. We also did La Mômo knickers which were amazingly popular. I still have the rock. Horrible stuff!

Happy Endings by Crayola Lectern is out now on Onomatopoeia Records now. The next Brighton Crayola Lectern gig in on 17th September at the Komedia supporting Lost Horizons.