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:
Here’s this week’s new music post, a little bit later in the week than I had planned, but that just means it’ll be less time to wait until the next one (and hopefully we’ll have a Brighton Rocks to post in the next day or two as well) Continue reading →
We’ve got a bit of a change around for our New Music posts. When I first started doing them things were mostly soundcloud and youtube links, but as time has gone on more and more things have ended up on Spotify. Initially Spotify and WordPress (that we use to write the blog) didn’t play nicely at all and all I could post was a link. Then I could embed tracks but the formatting was quite frankly awful. So now I’m going to put together a playlist and embed that instead. There’ll still be a few bits and pieces that are listed elsewhere, so I’ll put them at the bottom of the post, but to make things easier for you (and for me) just hit play now: 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!
A few months ago, a new account appeared in Instagram suggested people to follow section. It was in the name Ex-Display Model, but it didn’t have any posts, or any follows. Thanks, but no thanks Instagram. It popped up again a few weeks later, followed by a few music accounts that I follow, but still with no posts, so this time I thought maybe I would start following it myself. Then a few weeks later a single picture was posted, which looked like it might have been David and Ed from Fujiya & Miyagi, but I wasn’t 100% sure. And then in August, Ex-Display Model put out their first single Immaculate Rip. A couple more tracks were drip fed out, then last Friday their self titled debut album was released with no great fanfare, slipped out for people to discover themselves. I got in touch to ask if they fancied doing a Brighton Rocks, but it turned out that AKDK are on tour in Brazil for the next few weeks so Ed wasn’t about. David was keen to strike while the iron was hot though, so he arranged for a stand in and the photo shoot went ahead anyway: Continue reading →