Spectrum / Dog in the Snow Album Launch gallery

Last night we went along to our first Spectrum gig in about eighteen months. They haven’t been quite as frequent in that period, but those that there have been we haven’t been able to make it along to. Now that they’re back to monthly again, hopefully they’ll be appearing a bit more regularly in these pages too.

Saturday evening’s Spectrum doubled up as the launch for Dog in the Snow’s debut album Consume Me which came out last week. Support came from Knightstown and Yumi & The Weather, although we didn’t spend quite as long watching the latter thanks to an incident with a missing camera memory card. Anyway, here’s our pics. Click through to view large.

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Brighton Rocks #12 – Dog in the Snow

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The hint of sea salt in the air

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Mother Me, Anneka and Merlin Tonto

What’s the best venue?
Studio Dome Theatre which is currently under renovation but I look forward to its return. Rialto Theatre is a nice little gem too.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Small Pond is my new favourite.

What’s the best club?
I have no idea, probably my own room with Todd Terje on.

What’s the best record shop?
Bella Union Vinyl shop!

Where the best place to eat?
Sushi Garden on Preston Street. I pretty much take anyone I know there.

What’s the best pub?
Robin Hood.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
I live near Noah Taylor so I walk past him occasionally. The last time I saw him he had on the most miraculous sky blue coloured suit I’ve ever seen.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
I’ve never had it! I don’t really like sweets :0

Dog in the Snow‘s album Consume Me is released tomorrow (20th October) and is launched at the next Spectrum gig on 28th October which will be at Wagner Hall (and not at the Basement as previously mentioned)

New Brighton Music

It’s been a fortnight since our last New Music roundup, so we’re playing catchup from the off. We’ll kick off with the new EP from Yonaka, Heavy, which came out last Friday. As mentioned in our gig preview post they’re playing in a few weeks time at Patterns, and then again at the Green Door Store in January. Here’s EP lead track Bubblegum:

We were away when Blood Red Shoes got in touch with us and told us that they had a track produced by Steven Ansell and released on their label Jazz Life that they wanted to send over. And then when they sent it the email dropped into our spam mailbox first time around so we missed it. Thankfully after a bit of chasing up, we’re pleased to share Circe‘s Blood and Wine
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Dog in the Snow have put out a video for latest release from their upcoming album. Child is the second single to be taken from Consume Me, which comes out on 28th October. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Brighton Rocks feature with Helen Brown:

Next up we have Warsaw Radio‘s new single Whispers. The launch gig for the single is on 25th October at the Hope & Ruin:

Come Back To Me is the new single from Other States, which came out at the end of September. Your next chance to catch Other States live show will be this Friday, when they’re on the bill at the New Faith’s album launch gig at the Brighthelm Centre.

Underwater Boys have shared the flip side to their newly released single Everyone You Know, which is a track called Bye & Bye. Since we’re talking about everyone else’s gigs, it’s only right that we mention that Underwater Boys will be supporting Dream Wife at their gig on October 21st.

Pink Narcissus‘ new EP Pig Miracle Day came out last Friday. Here’s the video for Time, featuring vintage footage from 1907. I’d mention their gig too, but it was last Sunday, so I missed it:

The Delta Bell‘s new album Hold Fast The Fire comes out later this month on Random Acts of Vinyl records. The launch party for the album is at Hotel Pelirocco on November 16th, and the lead single is Berlin:

Oceans new single Dopamine launched at the Green Door Store at the end of September. Their next local-ish gig is on October 24th in Worthing. Check out the band’s facebook page for more details.

Finally we have Knightstown‘s second single Eyes Wide Open. Looking at his facebook page, it seems that there’s an album nearly ready to go, so we’ll update with more info on that as we have it. In the mean time, you can catch Knightstown live at Dog in the Snow’s album launch that we mentioned in our October gig previews, or Matthew Hodson’s album launch which is this Saturday night at the Hope & Ruin.

October Gig Previews

Here’s our now-officially-regular-again October gig preview post. And it’s only the 3rd October! It’s getting nearer to the start of the month every time we do one.

21199608_10155790394317376_1071634475236220162_oThere’s a lot to see this weekend, and hopefully something for everyone. On Friday night (6th) you could opt for The Dials, who launch their album at the Hope & Ruin, accompanied by a lightshow by Innerstrings and also a DJ set by Steve Mason. Alternatively you could head to the Rosehill where Shona Foster plays with her new band, supported by Ellie Ford. Or you could head to the Prince Albert, where Sparrow (or should that be Sprrw these days?) launch their new album21762858_1975943142689831_1015946315148142499_o.

Then on Saturday night you’ve got King Mob Magazine’s first All Dayer at the Green Door Store. Their headliner Leyya is from out of town, but for the price of your ticket (only a fiver in advance), you’ll also get to see Blush, Tuval, Mother Me, Good Guy Clarence, Sad Girls Club, Circe, and Ezekiel Doo. If that doesn’t float your boat, then Normanton Street headlining the Haunt is also a good bet.

20690388_1868747650041573_4992534138454513008_oThere’s a gig at Sticky Mike’s that caught our eye on Thursday 12th October – The Professor and the Gentleman, which puts Professor Elemental And Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer on the same stage for a night of chap hop. I expect The New Faith frontman Will Charlton to be just as dapper as them when they launch their new album, Me on You, on Friday 13th October at the Brighthelm Centre.

22046019_1844937522201940_7004050308091849527_nOur next pick is AK/DK’s gig at the Green Door Store to launch their new album Patterns / Harmonics which is on Tuesday 24th October. Yesterday the supports were announced as Battery Operated Orchestra and Japanese Sweets. The following night (Wednesday 25th) Yonaka play at Patterns as part of the Hopscotch tour alongside Anteros and Stereo Honey. If you fancy seeing Yonaka but can’t make the 25th, the band have just announced a gig at the Green Door Store on 19th January.

Onto the last weekend in October now with two gigs on Saturday 28th October to tip. The first of these is the next Spectrum gig (they’re also running a seminar on 25th October with Tru Thoughts called How To Put A Record Out). This gig at the Basement doubles up as the launch party for the Dog In The Snow album Consume Me, and also has Knightstown and TEEFF on the bill. The other gig that night that we’d be at if we could be in two places at once is the Heavy Load reunion gig at the Green Door Store. Heavy Load were a much loved punk band made up of band members with and without learning disabilities, formed in the noughties who were active until their final gig in Trafalgar Square as part of the Paralympics in 2012. They also formed Stay Up Late, a charity set up to help people with disabilities to take part in evening activities where they might not have support from carers. A documentary was made about them which was screened in March this year and subsequently reunion talks took place, but sadly lead singer Simon Barker died in August. The reunion gig is taking place in his memory, and rather than getting a new singer in a raffle is taking place for people to sing songs. You can apply here.

 

New Brighton Music

It’s only been 10 days since our last New Music post, but somehow it feels like we’ve got a month’s worth of new music to share. Things are normally quiet in August, but the last couple of weeks have gone crazy. First up is the new single from Other States entitled Come Back To Me. Other States headline Brighton Electric on 19th September.
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New Brighton Music

Back to a normal sized New Music post this week, which doesn’t take me several evenings to write up. We’ve got plans for a new album roundup later this week too, so watch this space.

Our first track this week is Impossible Objects of Desire by Fujiya & Miyagi, taken from their self titled album, or EP3, depending on how much you like vinyl. Listening to the lyrical content of the track, I’d say that they’d probably describe it as being from EP3:

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New Brighton Music

I had a thought this week that I should make all my new music posts on the same day of the week, and then they’d be New Music Mondays or something like that, but then I realised I could never be so organised as to organise my week like that, so we’re stuck with New Brighton Music as the post name, and they’ll come out as I manage to get the time in front of my computer. Anyway, our first track this week is from Dog in the Snow, a song called Magic taken from their upcoming album Consume Me due later this year:

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