New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music. As is now usual, there’s a dozen tracks in this week’s Spotify playlist, and four more tracks that we’ve got YouTube / BandCamp links for below:

Beachtape / Someone like Hugh
My Life Story / #No Filter
Kai Khan / (Can’t) Be Mine
ARXX / YGWYW
Beach Riot / Robot
Freja Frances / Catching Fire
Animal House / Legs Out For The Summer
Sick Joy / Vibe Sucker
Gender Roles / You Look Like Death (from Prang LP)
Kudu Blue / Somebody To
Safe to Swim / Why Does He Wanna Know (from Boyhood EP)
Nelson Navarro / Who? (from Starlord EP)

Sleeper / More Than I Do

Strange Cages / Dance Like an Alpha Male

Porridge Radio / Give/Take

Sit Down / Feel It

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New Brighton Music

It’s a fairly quiet New Music Post this week – or maybe it’s just that it’s only been a week since the last post I made and I haven’t let things build up. Anyway, here’s this week’s New Music Playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y7Z5L6w5JDVb9g9IR714e?si=PwvsgEokRQy3uziTE7NuFQ

Strange Cages / Dance Like an Alpha Male
Sad Funeral / Escape
Yonaka / You Need To Calm Down

And here’s the non-spotify bits:

Dog in the Snow / Dark

Oli Spleen / Furnace

Brighton Rocks #27 : BUNKR

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
It’s hard to single out one particular thing, so I’ll be a cop out and list a few. The merry month of May for the Brighton Festival, Fringe and The Great Escape. The thriving live music scene. The general feeling of acceptance. The surrounding Sussex countryside. And of course the seagulls (the birds, not the football team) – they’re the true keepers of
the city.

Who are the your favourite local bands?
When I moved to Brighton in 2002 the first gig I went to was Fujiya & Miyagi playing at a friend’s night called Slouch which happened every Sunday upstairs in The Prince Albert. They completely blew me away and I’ve followed them ever since. I love the fact that they’ve persevered when so many other bands would’ve chucked the towel in years ago, and they’re still making great records (new album Flashback is a corker). So yeah, them. As newer bands go, grasshopper are amazing, as are Frost. On the more electronic tip Alex Banks is producing some technically and melodically amazing music, and of course I’ve got to doff the cap to Orbital as they’re one of the originals who sparked my interest in electronic music in the first place.

What’s the best venue?
Currently I’d say the Rose Hill. It’s just got great vibes and is run by good folk who have a passion for putting on a diverse selection of bands.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
I’ve only ever recorded and rehearsed at home, so I’d have to say my shonky home studio.

What’s the best club?
Being honest, I don’t know. I never go to clubs. Seems somewhat strange I guess
considering I make vaguely club-orientated music. I think I’m probably more of a free party kinda person. I used to love the thrill of trying to find a soundsystem set up in some disused quarry in nowheresville, jumping around to acid techno for 8 hours. It’s funny, the only experience I’ve had like that recently was the For The Birds installation during Brighton Festival in 2017. You got on a bus from Asda in Hollingbury then got whisked off to a mystery location in some woods. There was strange lights and illuminations in the trees, audio loops and all manner of oddness going down – the whole experience totally felt like an illicit rave, minus the banging techno and comedowns.

What’s the best record shop?
Edgeworld (RIP) will always hold a special place in my heart. That was definitely my favourite Brighton record shop. These days it’s got to be Resident – it’s good to see they’ve expanded and are doing a lot to support artists and releases with instores and signings.

Where’s the best places to eat?
On my sofa with a good fish biryani cooked up by my wife. We’re pretty spoilt for veggie curry with Planet India and Manjus, can’t go wrong with Fatto a Mano pizzas and I’ve recently discovered Souvlaki Station near my work who do some banging gyros.

What’s the best pub?
I’ve got to shout my locals really – The Signalman and The Roundhill. Actually The Roundhill has recently been taken over by some good people who serve up some amazing veggie/vegan food. Props too to The Joker for dishing up the dirtiest chicken burgers in Brighton (in a good way). I almost forgot the Bee’s Mouth – love that place. Always expect the unexpected in the Bee’s Mouth.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
I’m no royalist, but living in Brighton you’ve got to acknowledge the Prince Regent for setting up his decadent den of debauchery in the city. I think if he hadn’t have set up shop here all those years ago things could have turned out very differently for the city. I’ve heard Jimmy Cauty (ex-KLF) lives down here – that’s pretty cool. When I was a kid the KLF had a huge impact on me. Teaming up with Extreme Noise Terror at The Brits and firing blanks in to the crowd. Shipping a load of journalists off to a remote Scottish island to partake in
some culty Wickerman-esque ceremony. Pop stars these days have a lot to learn from the KLF. They played the music industry at it’s own game and won, at least until they burned all their cash.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Can’t say I ever have. Am I missing out?

The Initiation Well by BUNKR is released on VLSI records on 6th September and has a launch party on the same day at the Rose Hill

New Brighton Music

It’s been a bit quiet recently musically around town. There are always fewer gigs, and I thought there hadn’t been that many new releases until I sat down to write today’s new music post, and it turns out that maybe it’s not quite as quiet as I’d realised. As per our last new music post, we’ve now got a spotify playlist for all the new tracks:

Wild Cat Strike / Everyone Feels The Same (Blood Orange Sessions)
Luvia / Kiss
Salt Ashes / Into The Groove
Gnarlah / Slave
Oxomo / What You Told Yourself (feat Boudicca)
Garden Centre / Wide Sea
Yassi V / You Deserve Better
JOSEPHPOISON / Apollo (from Life Is Precious EP)
Eden Farrow / How To Treat An Ex
Yakul / Getting Late (feat Louis IV) (from Getting Late EP)
Time for T / Screenshot
Distant Animals / Weaves
Harry Aiden / Somebody Better (Thomas Godel remix)
Zac Samuel / Take It Back

And here’s the non-spotify bits:

BUNKR / For The Birds (from forthcoming The Initiation well album)

Self Help Group / Fame

New Brighton Music

We’ve got a bit of a change around for our New Music posts. When I first started doing them things were mostly soundcloud and youtube links, but as time has gone on more and more things have ended up on Spotify. Initially Spotify and WordPress (that we use to write the blog) didn’t play nicely at all and all I could post was a link. Then I could embed tracks but the formatting was quite frankly awful. So now I’m going to put together a playlist and embed that instead. There’ll still be a few bits and pieces that are listed elsewhere, so I’ll put them at the bottom of the post, but to make things easier for you (and for me) just hit play now:

In the playlist:

Fujiya & Miyagi / Fear of Missing Out (Vince Clark remix)
Demob Happy / Autoportrait
School Disco / Caught in Space
Disbanded / What I Know
Sofia Edevane / Battleground
Launa / Thinkin’
Morning Myth / Murmur (Taken From Glass Sky album)
Bubba Janko / Sweet Tooth
Freja Frances / The Wolf
Holy Magick / Even Though
Altamotion / How strange it is to be anything at all
Creeping Jean / Whispers

And onto the non spotify stuff:

The Academy of Sun / Don’t Let Go

Megan Clifton / For Horkus

New Brighton Music

With two Brighton Rocks posts and one live gallery last week, we didn’t get around to making a new music post, so once again we find ourselves in a position where we’re playing catch up a bit. Top of the pile are another reworking from Blood Red Shoes, and a track from the band new Penelope Isles album:

Artist: Blood Red Shoes
Track Name: Elijah (rework)
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 14th November at the Haunt

Artist: Penelope Isles
Track Name: Cut Your Hair
Taken From: Until The Tide Creeps album
Release Date: 12/07/2019
Next Gig: Resident Instore 16/7

Artist: Hatter x Saffa Ghorishi
Track Name: Check In
Release Date: out now

Artist: Frank
Track Name: Her Bricks, Her House
Release Date: out now

Artist: Hayley Ross
Track Name: Tumbledown
Release Date: out now

Artist: Jay Rico
Track Name: Dappah
Release Date: 15/07/2019

Artist: Preston Outatime
Album Name: Coplanar
Release Date: 12/07/2019

Artist: M Butterfly
Album Name: Live @ The Evening Star
Release Date: out now

Artist: IAmWarface
Track Name: Say My Name
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 3rd August at Green Door Store

Artist: Van Coeur
Album Name: Crosshairs
Release Date: 05/07/2019

Artist: Jetstream Pony
Track Name: Mitte (demo)
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 19th July at the Prince Albert

Orchards at the Hope & Ruin gallery

Last night Orchards headlined the Hope & Ruin, playing their first sold out headline show of their careers to date. The gig was in aid of Brighton Women’s Centre, so selling out is the best thing that could have happened for both the band and the charity involved. Support came from Libra Libra (who we saw) and Pollon (who we sadly missed).

We put some of these on Instgram earlier, but what’s the point of taking photos for the blog and them not ending up on the blog? As with all our galleries, click on the pics to view large: