Here’s this week’s new music. It looks like the Spotify embedding is back to normal again this week – fingers crossed it stays that way.
Oxomo / The Process (title track from LP of the same name) Soto / Elm Grove (from Shogun EP) Hanya / Cement (from Sea Shoes EP) CLT DRP / Where The Boys Are Lime / Surf’n’Turf Black Square / Coral Blues Jacko Hooper / Beg, Steal or Borrow Wax Machine / Birdsong Klae / Consume Me
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:
What with planning for the Great Escape we’ve got a bit behind with our new music posts, so there’s a LOT to get through this week. Hopefully we’re back up to date after this, but if you’ve heard of something local that we haven’t, let us know!
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. Continue reading →
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: Continue reading →
At the end of the month Small Pond, rehearsal and recording studio, label and all round good eggs, are putting on the third annual installment of their festival. Bad Pond Festivalis taking place on 27th and 28th April at The Arch and features a host of bands from Brighton and beyond.
The Physics House Band headline the main stage on Friday night (with the other headliners being Alpha Male Tea Party, TTNG and USA Nails over the other stages / nights) with more local representation from InTechnicolour, Wild Cat Strike, Gender Roles, Delta Sleep, Cousin Kula, CLT DRP, Frank & Beans, Drip Gloss, Inwards, LibraLibra, Sit Down and Yumi & The Weather.
To get you warmed up for the festival Small Pond have shared a sampler with all the bands playing (see the bottom of the post, as well as a live video of Skin Remover by CLT DRP filmed at their studios:
Fans of The Physics House Band are hopefully already all over the band’s record store day release this weekend of a coloured vinyl edition of their album Mercury Fountain with additional bonus tracks.