New Brighton Music

Another week chock full of new Brighton music for you all. First band this week is Black Biro who have just put up their new track The Organist of Agony. Black Biro play the Prince Albert this Saturday, picking up a headline slot on only their second gig:

Abattoir Blues announced their debut EP Blinded last week. They’ve shared the title track which you can hear below, and you can hear the rest of the EP when it’s released on 24th November. The band head out on tour in December, finishing up with a gig on 15th at The Haunt.

Bad Family‘s second EP, imaginatively entitled EP2 comes out on 17th November. The first taster of this is On Your Wall which was shared online yesterday:

The new The Academy of Sun album Codex Novena comes out on 9th November, and is being launched with a gig at the Hope & Ruin on 16th November. It’s preceded by a single called Some Boys Like Thunder which you can watch below:

News arrived of the new Matt Finucane EP while I’ve been typing this blog, so this is hot off the press. Threaten Me With Your Love came out yesterday on Light Crude, and will be a followed up with another already finished EP early next year

I don’t know a great deal about King Kuda. Their new EP Lately / Halfway to Neptune is on Soundcloud and Spotify, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere else online (although there are a lot of other King Kudas on twitter and Facebook). Here’s side one of their new release anyway:

The latest Fond of Rudy single came out on 13th October. To Be Mine is the follow up to July’s L O V E and the mail we received promised some live dates, although didn’t give any detail of them. We’ll keep you posted.

Finally, Jungfrau, who are supporting Red Deer People at their single launch on 10th November at the Hope & Ruin, dropped their Glass Neck EP last weekend. Here’s Oysters and Jewels from the EP:

 

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2016 Top 10 #1 – Fujiya & Miyagi

Our favourite band this year is one that haven’t released a whole album, but have put out two thirds of one. Fujiya and Miyagi have however put out EP1 and EP2, with a promise of EP3 in the new year, with the tracks from the three releases coming out on a self titled album. When we interviewed David Best earlier this year, he spoke about Feeling really good about the band, and listening to the EPs it’s easy to hear why –  from the funky Seratonin Rushes through to the arpeggiated electro of Extended Dance Mix, the band have never sounded better. But it’s not just musically that they’re on top form. The lyrics of Extended Dance Mix are as self deprecating and witty as anything they’ve put out, and To The Last Beat of My Heart rhymed Jupiter with Stupider which is surely equal to Hal David rhyming “pneumonia” with “phone yer”. We can’t wait to hear EP3.

 

 

Fujiya & Miyagi Interview

EP2 by Fujiya & Miyagi came out last Friday so we caught up with David Best and chatted about the new EP, his second favourite joke, new band members and collaborations. We kicked off the conversation by asking to be talked through the four tracks on EP2
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David Best : The first track is Outstripping (The Speed of Light). I always wanted a song with brackets and now we have so that’s one to tick off. It’s quite a simple song – some of our songs have many layers on them and some are quite stripped back and minimal and this one has only maybe five or six things going on. I suppose it’s just talking about grasping the moment, just get on with it and don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today. It’s quite brutal sounding as well – It’s got a proper guitar solo in it which is quite fun. When we first started me and Steve had a ten commandments of things we wouldn’t do and one was “We will not have a guitar solo”. Then a few years ago around the time of Ventriloquizzing we thought “What would happen if we disregarded all these ten commandments?”

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New Brighton Music

It’s actually been a few weeks since we’ve done a new music roundup, with a bit of variety getting back into the things we’re posting. Continuing in that vein, with any luck we’ll have an interview coming soon with our first artist this week Fujiya & Miyagi. Their new release EP2 comes out this Friday, and they’ve just shared another track from it. This is the self referential Extended Dance Mix:

Without any warning (to us at least) Sea Bed put out a new EP last Friday. The EP is entitled The Art of Living, and it includes recent single Geneva which we featured in a new music roundup a few weeks ago. Here’s the title track:

We also included Hello Today by Black Honey in one of our recent roundups, but that was before they shared the brilliant video for the track:

Jacko Hooper‘s After The Storm EP came out at the end of September. Here’s the video for the lead track from the release Time Will Tell Us Enough

We don’t know a great deal about Preston Parris who sent us over his EP under the name Preston Outatime, but we do know that we quite like his Enceladus EP of instrumental hip hop:

Gang put out a double A side single out on November 25th. Dead (featured here) will be backed with another new track Enough Nothing. You can catch Gang live at the Hope & Ruin on November 4th.

Last Friday Kanzi put out their new EP “Sketches, Early Summer“. The lead track is called March and is backed with another three tracks of lush electronica:

Last but by no means least is Who You Are by Tim Woodbridge which came out last week, which reminded us a bit of the last C Duncan album, which is no bad thing at all: