Welcome to our first new music post of 2020. We’re on catchup somewhat, having not made any new music posts in December or so far in January, so we hope you’re sitting comfortably. We’re kicking off with two albums, the first from some Brighton legends who’ve kept us waiting for six and a half since their last record, and the other from the ambient solo project of one of our city’s most prolific drummers:
Electric Soft Parade / Stages
Muddy Suzuki / Endleofta
Beat Hotel / Bury It Deep
Guru / Don’t Talk Alex Banks / Falling Down Klae / Take it Back Thrillhouse / One of These Days Liemba / Ever Evolving BUNKR / Solitary Drift (from The Initiation Well Remixed album) Ornament / Ghost of What We Knew Fukushima Dolphin / The Furry Side (from The Furry Side EP) La Lune / Holding onto U Speedboat / For Jean Thyla / December Ross Patience / Dark Days (from Dark Days EP) Hannah Renton / Skyline Leroy Horns / A Simple Joy Good Guy Clarence / Pure Ego Death (from Split Habit EP) El Train / Out of My Head
It’s Christmas Eve Eve, and we’ve left it a bit late to come up with our end of the year round up. Without much further ado, here it is – We say it every year, but this isn’t an ordered list, because you just can’t compare a band who’ve been releasing records for over twenty years with another who’ve just put out their first release. So hopefully there’s something in here for everyone, whether you’ve been listening to Nick Cave since he played with The Birthday Party, or you discovered CLT DRP at a sweaty night at the Green Door Store:
Nancy / Clic Clac Fujiya & Miyagi / Gammon Penelope Isles / Gnarbone BUNKR / For The Birds Laundromat / Humans HANYA / Dream Wife Blood Red Shoes / Howl Orchards / Young Barnacles / Manatee CLT DRP / Speak To My The Soft Walls / Every Target Can Afford To Wait Projector / Go Ahead Guru / Don’t Talk Murmur / Cradle Demob Happy / Less is More Cate Ferris / Gyroscope My Life Story / Taking on the World Winter Gardens / Coral Bells Dog in the Snow / Dual Terror El Train / Feels Like Ida Vallens / Mt Whitney Hotel La Lune / Holding Onto U Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Gallen Ship Meemo Comma / Murmur
Honorable mentions also need to go to the Spotify conscientious objectors, Electric Soft Parade and Andres Y Xavi:
Here’s this week’s new music, coming on a Saturday rather than midweek, so we’ve caught all the tracks that just dropped yesterday too, including tunes from the new albums by previous Brighton Rocks subjects Dog in the Snow and Animal House (and a new video from BUNKR too). Anyway, onto the music:
Laundromat / Humans Gnarlah / Fix Me Murmur / Cradle Kate Daisy Grant / Lullaby Chapter Four (taken from new album Lullaby) Matt Finucane / Evil Relief (taken from The Seizure EP) King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Band / 100,000 Islands (taken from The Golden Lagoon album) Thyla / Lenox Hill Gudjohr / Laidback Gene Pool / Silver Suit Fond of Rudy / Lucky Dog in the Snow / Light (taken from new album Vanishing Lands) Animal House / My Head Ain’t Right (taken from new album Premium Mediocre)
It’s 2nd September, so it’s time for another of our monthly gig preview posts. We skipped August because it seems most of the promoters and venues were also taking a well earned holiday, but normal service is resumed now. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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: Continue reading →
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.