We took a bit of a break over lockdown, but after a couple of other posts this week we’re properly back. We’ve got a bit of catching up to do with our new music, so this week’s post has over thirty tracks:
Cate Ferris / Keep Going Battery Operated Orchestra / The Getaway CLT DRP / Like Father (Sit Down remix) Kudu Blue / Are You With Me (DJ Zinc remix) El Train & Kallitechnis / MAD Megan Lara Mae / Jungle Jacko Hooper / You Don’t Understand Oxomo / Keep it Blessed (feat Skinny Tallss) Idyll / Sunny B Maida Vorn / River (from Face Like Thunder EP) Penfold Gate / Asteroids MarMan / Space SABRINA / Losing Sleep Black Square / The Hope and the Crutch (from Beggars Opera Album) Alysha / Stronger Jack Barnes / Down & Out Para Fiction / Roy (from Pandemic EP) Boudicca / Mountain (from Pushing Up Daisies album) Beachtape / Somewhere Better (from Bigger Picture EP) Osaro / Think of You Hear Lies / Ministry (from In War, Grief, Hope & Peace EP) Tilda Allie / Boi Niches / Beautiful Daydream Orpine / Two Rivers Sianon / Overthinking The Psycho Relics / Rocking Chair Giant Sinclair / Mountain’s Gone Gulls / Shame Shame Shame Nature Trip / Parley The Brave Faces / In The Dark Octopuses / Yesterday Man
It’s been a funny few weeks since I last posted – Coronavirus has changed the world as we know it. Festival season has been decimated – Glastonbury has been cancelled this year, as has Brighton’s own Great Escape. I doubt I’ll be doing my monthly gig previews post for a bit. But there is still music to listen to, so here’s what’s new including a few Lockdown themed songs:
Knightstown / Rewire (from Rewire EP) Man Like Malcolm / Don’t Cry For Me Ruby Dutch / Listen To The Rain The Ducks / Disco Fox (from Up To No Good album) Ahsoka / Creature of the Deep Ralph TV / Making Movements (from Cabin Fever Dreams LP) Chxrlotte / Don’t Save Me Mariah Casals / For You Night House / To Be With (from Everyone is Watching from Afar LP) Heights / Let Down CLT DRP / Worth It (AKDK remix) Samuel / Karma
Kate Gerrard and Beth Chesser from The Delta Bell / May You Bring Light // The New And The Old
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: Continue reading →
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.
So, that’s January pretty much done with, which means it’s time for our February gig roundup. First up is an all dayer at the Green Door Store this Saturday from our friends over at Brighton Noise. Thanks to the Facebook event saying “in no particular order” we can’t quite work out who’s headlining out of Dirty White Fever, Breathe Panel, Garden Centre, Penelope Isles (playing songs from their individual solo projects), Leatherhead, Tilt, Merlin Tonto, Perch and the National Intelligence Agency, but we trust their judgement and it’ll be great whatever you get to see. Continue reading →