Weekend Gig Picks

It’s a bank holiday weekend, so we’ve got a bumper round of gigs to tell you about this week, extending all the way out to Monday.

fragile creaturesOn Thursday night Juice FM return to the Haunt for a series of gigs showcasing local bands that they’re calling IntroJuice-ing. On the first of these DrDr launch their new EP with support from Dirty Damn Humans and Vaude Villains. It’s also the first night of Fragile Creatures residency at The Blind Tiger, and they’re joined by Mynie Moe. As well as that, TigerBiteFever launch their Love Is Strange EP at Latest Music Bar.

There’s another two launches on Friday night. Speak Galactic and P For Persia launch their split 12” at the Green Door Store, and yourgardenday launch their Flat Stream EP at St Andrews Church.

Late night on saturday at Sticky Mikes, The Repeat Prescriptions play their last show for a while, supported by The Space Agency.

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At The Edge of the Sea is a festival curated by The Wedding Present which has been running at the Concorde over the August Bank Holiday Weekend for a good few years now. This year The Wedding Present play George Best on Saturday and The Hit Parade A-sides on Sunday. Support comes from his 90s pop incarnation Cinerama playing the two sides of their debut Va Va Voom across both nights, and a whole host of supports including Brightonians Dog In The Snow, Pete Fij & Terry Bickers and Monster Bobby.

Finally, if you’re still standing come Monday night, get down to the Green Door Store where Kill Moon headline, with Puppet Kings, The Hunger Pact and The Downing Street Years also on the bill.

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New Music – DrDr, Tiger Bite Fever, The Raving Beauties, Kill Moon, Adolescent

Here’s some new and upcoming music that’s dropped into our inbox recently that we thought we’d share with you.

First up is thew new DrDr EP – Drums Never End came out yesterday on Champion Records. They describe their sound as future bass, I’d say it was slightly garage-y vocal house. DrDr headline the first IntroJuice-ing at the Haunt on 22nd August which we wrote about in our last post. You can buy the EP on iTunes here.

Tiger Bite Fever got in touch with us back in July, but their Love Is Strange EP isn’t out until 22nd August, so we’ve held off posting about it for a little while. Tiger Bite Fever are made up of Stuart Wray from Gentleman Starkey and vocalist Amy Tinsley, who have started making soulful Americana together. The band are also launching their EP on 22nd August, but they’ll be at Latest Music Bar

Here’s some more American flavoured music, this time from The Raving Beauties with their sun drenched debut single Oh Lover, which is out today on new Brighton label At The Helm. You can buy the track via Amazon.

Black & Blue serves things up with a bit more attitude than the other tracks in this post. The new single from Kill Moon is out today apparently, although we can’t find anywhere to buy or download it right now. Kill Moon are back at the Green Door Store on 26th August.

Finally, we have Shy by Adolescent, which appears on a compilation out a couple of weeks ago called Coast To Coast put together by Irish based music blog Believe in Sound. Shy is a gorgeous sparse piece of electronica, peppered with lovely vocal samples. You can download the whole compilation on bandcamp here.