Kicking off this week’s new music post is the latest track from David Harks, who featured in last year’s top ten tracks (which reminds us, we really should think about getting something together for this year). Tripping Ghosts is a more ethereal affair, mirroring the reflective nature of the lyrics. It’s out now on Jumjum records, backed with a remix by French duo Loframes:
Here’s this week’s dose of new music, catching up after a break last week when we slacked a bit because it was Easter.
The first tune this week is the debut single from Tom White’s new band The Fiction Aisle. It’s a A-side with the track below A Promise Kept being backed with another new song Each & Every One. It came out yesterday on new Brighton label Chord Orchard and you can download it now from Bandcamp.
Next up is the new single from Black Honey. Spinning Wheel is the bands liveliest track yet. sounding like something from a Tarantino soundtrack. The single came out last week on Duly Noted records and is backed with Madonna, which we featured last month.
After a bit of a break (up until last week, the last time they had posted to their facebook page was February 2014), The Bobby McGees are back. Four new tracks have been posted to Jimmy McGee’s YouTube page, with Kings of England being the track they used to tell us about the new material on facebok.
Back to the rock now for the new track from Jolta. One Apple Tree is taken from the band’s debut EP Sunset Surrender which came out last week:
Ambassadeurs new EP came out yesterday as an exclusive download on Beatport. If you buy your music elsewhere, you’ll have to wait until the end of the month, but till then here’s track two from the EP, My Way:
BentCousin have gone disco. Technically it’s not just Bentcousin, they’ve collaborated with Alcatraz for their joint new single Under The Sun, which you can pick up on Bandcamp for only a pound.
Last but by no means least is the new single from Bunty, which comes out on Beatabet next month. Before she releases We Are Here, Bunty is off on a tour of the UK which started earlier this month in Norwich and stops off at the Speigeltent as part of Brighton Fringe on 11th May. You’ll also be able to catch her a few days later as part of the Great Escape.
We quite often put up blog post about new tracks, but we don’t post about new albums so much. Tonight’s post makes a small step to redressing that balance, rounding up a few bits of local album news.
First up is news about Flying Ant Day by Tyrannosaurus Dead, which came out on 10th November on Odd Box records. Yes, that was a fortnight ago, and we admit that we took our eyes off the ball on this one but in our defence, the band didn’t make any announcements on Twitter or Facebook on release day saying that it was actually out, and we seem to have dropped off their PR list. Anyway, by all accounts it’s a great album – Drowned in Sound gave it nine out of ten. Here’s the title track:
Next up is a new release from ZOFFF, psychedelic krautrock band assembled from various members of Crayola Lectern, but not sounding anything like their alter identity. ZOFFF have played gigs around town as LSD25 and The Bad Black Dots, but have settled on ZOFFF as their name for their first full release. The launch party for the album takes place this thursday at Club Stramonium at The Hope where they support Knifeworld. Here’s a five minute snippet from the album:
If there’s a Brighton band who sound like their name it’s FVNERALS, whose album The Light comes out on December 1st. Don’t expect any Christmas cheer from this record though – The band’s sound is sombre and, well, funereal, and the album is laden with minor chords and large slabs of sound. At times though it shimmers with it’s majesty, and Tiga let’s a little light through the cracks. There aren’t any tracks that we can embed, but you can listen to album opener Oath over on Soundcloud, as well as another track from the album. FVNERALS are on the bill at Drill Festival taking place all over Brighton in a few weeks time.
Finally news of Bunty‘s Multimos album – the culmination of the Multimos project which was launched at Source New Music at the Dome Studio Theatre back in September 2012. The launch party will be a full on audio visual treat and is happening on 12th December at the Brighthelm Centre, and will feature an all new AV live show from Metaluna, and an audience choir.
Slightly delayed since we’ve been on holiday, here’s out top ten tunes from June:
1 Fear of Men – Descent
Descent is the second single taken from Fear of Men’s fantastic debut album Loom. The band have spent the past few months supporting Pains of Being Pure at Heart across the US and Europe. The tour’s now over, so hopefully they’re taking a well earned rest before playing a few festival dates over the summer, including Green Door Store’s 234 festival taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
2 Anushka – Mansions
Mansions is taken from Anushka’s brand new album Broken Circuit, out now on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings label. It’s good, but play it loud and it’s even better.
3 Jacko Hooper – Egg Shells
Because we’ve been away we missed the launch party for Jacko Hooper’s new For You EP, which took place last week at the Green Door Store. The EP is out now on One Inch Badge’s record label.
4 Palm Springs – Seal My Fate
Seal My Fate is one of those slow burners which has got under our skin a little bit more every time we’ve played it. It’s out now on 7″ on Random Acts of Vinyl
5 Alex Banks – All You Can Do
The whole of Alex Banks’ new album Illuminate but we’ve decided to put the Gazelle Twin collaboration All You Can Do into our top ten.
6 Moulettes – So It Goes
To promote their new album Constellations, Moulettes put out a double A-side single, with Lady Vengeance backed with So It Goes which we’ve featured.
7 Bunty – We Are Here
We Are Here is the new single from the ever-creative Bunty, launched at last month’s Spectrum night at the Dome Studio Theatre.
8 Black Honey – Sleep Forever
Black Honey are the latest band to have a single put out by Duly Noted Records, which have put out previous releases by IYES and Fickle Friends. In a change of style for the label, Sleep Forever’s backing isn’t electronica but lush reverb drenched guitars.
9 The Mojo Fins – Longwave Reach
Longwave Reach is the latest single from The Mojo Fins brand new album Circa, which has been getting plenty of plays at Brighton Music Blog towers.
10 Faux Flux – You Know
Fuax Flux came out with another new track in June, the summery You Know.
We seem to be chasing our tail with new music again – this week we’ve got absolutely loads again for you up with more from Fear of Men (who appeared in the last new music roundup we did with their French version of Luna), Bentcousin, Fujiya & Miyagi, Moulettes, Hundredth Anniversary and many, many more:
First up is the video for Fear of Men‘s new single Descent, directed by Eleanor Hardwick, who also directed the video for Dog in the Snow’s last single Factory.
Fujiya & Miyagi have put out a video for the lead track from their new album Artificial Sweeteners. The band are currently off touring the new album and have taken AK/DK along as support.
Palm Springs new single Seal My Fate is out now on Hove’s Random Acts of Vinyl label on 7″ and download, and also has this rather tasty black and white video:
FEVRS (pronounced “Fears” – the V is actually an upsidedown A) put out their debut EP on Everything is Chemical earlier this month. Here’s the first track, the ambient electronic Sirens / Control
Mother of Billions are a new London / Brighton based pop duo who are putting out their debut single Universe on 10th July. The launch party for the single takes place at The Hope on 11th July.
We’re gutted that we missed Bunty‘s single launch which took place at the Spectrum night at the Dome last Friday. The summery We Are Here is out now:
Egg Shells is the lead track from Jacko Hooper‘s upcoming For You EP, which had a very successful pledge campaign last year. The EP comes out on 30th June on One Inch Badge’s imprint:
Boon Magazine put out a 12″ Record to coincide with their last print issue. Here’s The Hundredth Anniversary‘s contribution, a slow brooding number called Stretched Lungs
Water Canvas are a new Brighton based rock band. You can grab their new At Least EP at bandcamp or take a listen to lead track Memorial Drive here:
The brand new Rooster Cole track Up To The Teeth only appeared on Soundcloud this afternoon. We don’t know much about it, but we like it!
Something else only uploaded today is the video to Moulettes new single. So It Goes is out today and is backed by an edit of Lady Vengeance which we’ve previously featured.
Bentcousin had an early demo of Dizzy up on Soundcloud last year, but that got taken down a long time ago. Since then they’ve rerecorded their ode to Brighton Summers for a full release on Team Love records on 1st July:
Adolescent have a video for another track from last month’s Golden Halls EP. The video for Hangshai is a digital animation which matches the music it accompanies:
Finally we have another remix from IYES, who have mixed up Brooklyn’s Paperwhite, making their track Magic sound much much cooler than the original
Here’s this week’s batch of new tunes that we’ve heard: First is Tigercub, who are showing their grungier side with their new single Blue Blood, which is out on May 5th on Raygun Records. There’s a launch party for the single at Bermuda Triangle on 24th April. Also coming out soon on Raygun Records is Beautiful Boy‘s debut single. It’s a double A side with a track called Home on one side, and the rousing guitar pop of Love Me More that we have here on the flip. It’s coming out on May 19th on limited 7″ and the band’s next gig in Brighton is on 18th April at the Clarendon Centre with Fickle Friends. Next up is Bunty‘s new single, Enemy. Last year’s multimedia Multimos project is being turned into an album, and Enemy is the first single to be released from it. We’ll give you more details on the album as we get them. Spit Shake Sisters latest offering Jesus Was a Homewrecker was actually posted up a couple of weeks ago, but for some reason we dropped the ball and have only just spotted it. How we missed this four minute garage wig out is beyond us, but better late than never.
We’ve got a bit of catching up to do in our new music round up – it’s been nearly two weeks since we made one of these posts, and we found a couple of other bits and pieces from when we were away a few weeks.
Man Ray Sky – Luma
Man Ray Sun have put up a video for their new track Luma, taken from their forthcoming EP Coreless, which comes out in November on Beatabet Records
Bunty – Multimos 6
Talking of Beatabet, Bunty released the sixth episode of her Multimos project a few weeks back. This time round it’s a free bandcamp download, so you can enjoy it even if you’ve got a tight budget.
Samuel Organ – Bay
The Physics House Band’s Samuel Organ has posted up a taster of his forthcoming album onto soundcloud with the track Bay. The track is a bit more chilled and a bit less aurally challenging than his previous solo releases, but doesn’t lose anything for it.
Lonesome Heights – Nagasaki
The new single by Lonesome Heights is a track that came out back in September while we were away, but we’re pleased to write about it now. Once you’re done with watching the video you can buy the track on iTunes.
Circ – Unself
The new track from Circ is called Unself and features vocals by Hane Laure.
Ez Stone – Moroccan Whiskey EP
Ez Stone’s Moroccan Whiskey EP is coming out next week on TLS Records – the new label set up by The Loft Sessions. For now, you can listen to the second track Old Man Soul on Bandcamp and pre-order the cd. The first hundred will be signed!
Waxwork Figurine – Peace With the World
Peace With The World is the new track from Waxwork Figurine. The first half is a little like some of Radiohead’s more electronic output, but then halfway through, the guitars kick in!
Eone – Dispersion
The new release on Numerology Records is another one which came out while we were on our holidays in September. Eone’s Dispersion EP has got deep house beats for the dance floor, and enough detail and ambience to make it worth a listen through headphones too.
Invokal, Asbest & The Paragraph Pirates – Yo Ho Ho
The new hip hop poetry from Invokal comes in a variety of different versions – Jungle Step, Glitch Hop, Electro Hop and Space Funk – and is available to download now on Bandcamp.
Moulettes – Songbird
Our last track in this mammoth roundup is my favourite from Moulette’s album The Bear’s Revenge. The band have just finished all of their touring and promotion for the record, and to put a close to that chapter are giving away the lovely Songbird as a free download.
It’s been a while since we wrote about Bunty, when she headlined the Source New Music Beatabet takeover Night back in September last year. That was around the time of the launch of Multimos 1, and since then she’s released another four parts of her seven part multimedia album.
Multimos five is out this week, available as a free download from bandcamp. If you click play on the widget below you can enjoy the musical element, but you only get the full Multimos experience buy clicking through downloading the whole package.
Anyone who’s seen Bunty live knows to expect experimental looped beats. Mysterious Fruit feels exotic and, well, mysterious. Overview Effect is built around guitar, vocal and what sounds like telephone samples, and third track Moon Arise sounds like it could be a traditional chant with it’s vocal motif and drone. There’s also a video in the download package, with some 1920s looking film, and a remix containing elements of all of the tracks.
Get on the download now!
We turned up a bit later than we’d hope to the night (distracted en route by Brighton’s newest pub), and arrived as P For Persia had just taken to the stage. P For Persia are a three piece who make indie rock fused with 8-bit keyboards. It was an energetic, intense performance, made all the more enjoyable by vocalist / guitarist Daniel McNally hamming up his role as the band’s focus.
The next act to perform stretched the limit of what you’d call a band. Goodbye Leopold are a vocal trio whose songs are more like chanting than the songs we’re used to at Source New Music nights, and they sported some rather interesting leotards and headwear. But they’re from London, so time to move on to the night’s headliner.
Bunty was taking the opportunity of using the Source New Music / Brighton Digital Festival gig as the launch and showcase of her new project Multimos, which is being released a few tracks at a time over the next year, with the first three available on bandcamp now:
Bunty was making pretty much all of the sound onstage herself, using a loopstation to record parts on the fly before moving onto a different instrument or vocal part. And not to be outdone by the other acts, as well as a live bassist and drummer (wearing hard harts, of course), and visuals from Metaluna, Bunty had dancers, and a man dressed as a bear.
The next episode of Multimos is out in a few weeks time on 2nd October. In the meantime, you can read more about the project in Bunty’s interview with the Source.