New Brighton Music

Another week, another new music roundup. We’re starting off this week  with news of the new EP from Momotaro, who have been fairly quiet for the last few years. The new EP is called Places and is out on 5th May, and the first track from it that they’ve shared is the lovely Gone Days.

Next up, another longtime favourite of Brighton’s electronic music work, Foreign Skin, has shared her remix of Luo‘s track Lucid Dream:

Yumi & The Weather have put up the B-side to their upcoming single Distant Days, a track called In The Night. The single is out on the 12th May, but there’s a launch party at the Hope & Ruin on Monday 8th.

The New Faith‘s first proper single comes out on 2nd June and is called To Sad To Be Young. The video features nudity, although it has been pixelated to get past YouTub’s restrictions. There’s a pre-release gig for the single this Saturday at the Prince Albert.

Black Biro are a new Brighton band made up of members of older Brighton bands, who descibre their sound as Gothadelia. Thye’ve posted up a few demos on Soundcloud and you can hear A Door above My Name below, and they play their first ever gig at the Prince Albert this Saturday on at 8.30:

Orchards new track is called Darling, which marries their familiar guitar sounds with 80s synths. You can see Orchards live this weekend at the Bad Pond Festival, alongside the likes of Luo, TEEFF, Patchwork Natives, and a whole load of other bands

It was only in our last new music post that we shared a new GAPS track, but they’re already back with a second new track this month. Much like Shatter, The View showcases GAPS’ more electronic side:

OMG it’s a new Fond of Rudy track. Sorry – weak joke, but I couldn’t resist. OMG is the name of the band’s new single, out now. You can catch them at Patterns on 3rd May supporting Cassia.

Sulky Boy have only just come onto our radar even though they’ve been going for a while now. They’ve got a new EP out tomorrow on Echochamp called Sulky Boys Play Songs of Love, and you can hear Drunk Dial taken from it here:

Finally, the new single from Atlas Wynd comes out this weekend according to the mailout I got earlier from Resident. Mona Lisa is out on 7″ backed by I’ve Had Enough. Unfortunately we missed telling you about the launch, which was last night at Sticky Mikes. Oops.

 

New Brighton Music

Happy Easter! Are you still allowed to say that once you’re past Easter Sunday? Who knows. You’re all still enjoying an Easter Bank Holiday, that’s for sure (unless you’re working, in which case I apologise). Anyway, new music. It’s been a long time since the last proper release from Yumi & The Weather, but Distant Days is worth the wait. Cool-as-ice vocals flutter over effervescent electronic beats. It’s coming out on super-limited 7″ on MIOHMI records on 12th May and is backed with another new track called In The Night:

Next we have the first new music from GAPS taken from their upcoming second album. Shatter starts off with an electronic shimmer then settles into skitterish electronic beats:

The latest Wax Machine track came out quite a few weeks ago, but it’s only just popped up on our radar. Magic Machine is eight minutes of full on psych, with a video to match:

It’s taken us a little while to get around to writing about the Gender Roles EP, Planet X-ray, and consequently we missed telling you to go and see them live with Broadbay a couple of nights ago. The tour is still on though, with dates in Glasgow, Huddersfield, Harlow, Swindon, Birmingham and Bristol still to go. The EP is out on limited blue cassette, which you can order from the bandcamp link, and the lead track is called Skin:

Holly Isobelle sent us a preview of her debut single The Remains of our Love a few weeks ago, but it’s only just gone online publicly this week. The PR email said that it was influenced by Two Door Cinema Club and Lucy Rose, but we can hear a bit of Sophie Ellis Bextor in there too, which is no bad thing in our book.

Tilda Allie is Swedish but Brighton based. She’s signed to Normanton Street affiliated QM Records and has some gorgeous soulful pop out in the shape of Further Than You:

Hetton‘s debut EP comes out on 29th May. It’s called Through The Cracks, and you can watch the video for the lead track Weeds, which reminds us a lot of The Kings of Convenience, here.

Finally, to round things off we have another track from Anneka‘s upcoming Life Force EP. Life Force is the second track shared from the EP, following The End of It which we wrote about a few weeks back:

 

 

New Brighton Music

January was a fairly quiet month for new music, so our second post of the year has taken until February. We’re going to start large, with one of the biggest bands from round these parts. Orbital are back with a track called Kinetic 2017, which is a remix of an Orbital side project release from 1992:

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Gig preview : Triptych

untitled-1Happy New Year! Our first post of 2017 isn’t a new music post – nobody has sent us anything yet this year (although we have got a couple of things we missed last year that we need to catch up with). Instead we’ve got a preview of some gigs which caught our eye (a phrase specifically chosen to draw your attention to the beautiful flyers above). The last full week in January is Independent Venue Week and as part of that Love Thy Neighbour are putting on a trio of gigs that they’re calling Triptych. These aren’t just any gigs though – each night features three Brighton bands and is accompanied by it’s own super limited edition lathe cut vinyl release of the acts performing. Continue reading

Weekend Gig Picks – Gaps and Fear of Men

Once upon a time, when we used  to be far more prolific on the blog we used to write a weekly gig picks column. Every now and then we revive it when we feel it’s worthwhile, and this weekend two of our favourite bands are playing at the Prince Albert on different nights, so here we are.

Tomorrow (or thursday, if you’re not reading this the day it was posted) Love Thy Neighbour are putting on GAPS supported by Chelou and Native Ray. Their new EP of remixes of A World Away came out last Friday, and the vinyl edition of their album In, Around The Moments comes out this Friday, so they’ve got lots to celebrate.

Then on Sunday it’s Fear of Men‘s turn, courtesy of Melting Vinyl and Teen Creeps. They’re supported by Girl Ray and Tiger Lion. Their new LP Fall Forever comes out on 3rd of June and they’ve just shared the video for Island, the first taste of the new material. By our calculations, they haven’t played a hometown gig in over eighteen months but we bet it’ll be worth the wait.

 

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s dose of new music for you all, slightly bigger than normal because I didn’t get around to posting last week. Our first track is the new one from Sea Bed called Moving Ghosts, which gets a release on Four Thieves records on vinyl on 11th March (which you can pre-order here):

Miamigo have shared some more 80s-tastic synthpop. This is Pot Luck:

Thyla have followed up last year’s Us and Them with Car Crash, an ambitious, angular slice of guitar pop:

Great Pagans premiered their new single over on Steregum last week. The band are releasing  Call of the Wild on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray on 11th March.

Tuska are the third band we’re writing about who are releasing their new single on 11th March. Their new track is called We Could Be Alone, and is a must-listen for fans of Tame Impala. If you like what you hear you can catch the band at Sticky Mike’s on 4th March:

Landslide is the debut single from Loa Loa, a raucous three minute garage cacophony committed to tape at Brighton Electric

Changing tack completely, this is White Peaks, with their new dreamy electronic pop song Easy:

Nicolas and the Saints are releasing their album Years in the Making at the end of the month (or at the start of the month if you pledged to their indiegogo campaign). The album was literally years in the making, with recording taking place over seven years. Here’s the album’s penultimate track Been Hurt Before:

Warsaw Radio are returning to their Irish roots for the launch of their new single Down by the Sea. Their mini tour starts this time next week and takes in Dundalk, Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway:

 

 

 

Electric Greyhound make woozy electronica, and have just posted up their latest track Flounder:

Finishing up this post we have three videos – Just posted today was GAPS video for their track A World Away, from their album In Around The Moments:

Next we have the fuzzy shoegaze of Tuval‘s In My Head:

And finally we have a hip hop track sung in Albanian. This is Ledio, Te Lutem! by Via Tirana:

 

 

Brighton Music Blog Top Ten 2015

Here’s a blog post that I meant to write back at the start of December, but you’ve probably read enough excuses from me about why I’m not blogging as much as I ought to these days. As ever, it’s been a nightmare to cut things down to ten (which is why we’ve got eleven), and if you asked me tomorrow the order would no doubt change. But any further ado, here’s our end of year round-up:

10 : Tigercub / Demob Happy

Back in October Demob Happy snuck out their debut album Dream Soda, and then at the end of November Tigercub released their Repressed Semantics EP. Both releases are fantastic, and both bands have been touring hard all year. we couldn’t choose between the two:

9 : Prince Vaseline

Prince Vaseline’s first full length A Naturally Coloured Pleasure really was a pleasure for us when it came out in the middle of this year:

8 : Black Honey

Last time we saw Black Honey they were supporting fellow Brightonians The Wytches at The Haunt and they wiped the floor with them:

7 : Grasscut

We kept going back to Grasscut’s third LP Everyone Was a Bird, and everytime it sounded better and better, and then last month they gave us a video premier of The Field:

6 : The Go! Team

We thought that The Go! Team had split up for good after 2011’s Proof of Youth, so their return this year, sounding fresher than ever, with The Scene Between was some of best news we heard:

5 : IYES

IYES have kept a lower profile live this year, but put out two very strong EPs called Part One and Part Two:

4 : Clowwns

We’ve been waiting for The Artful Execution of Macho Bimbo for years here at the blog. We only wish we’d been recording when Bleeding Hearts label boss Chris explained the reasons for all the delays over a pint about a year ago, although half of it was prefaced with “this is just between us…”

3 : Sea Bed

Sea Bed were our great new find this year. Electronic music with soul who we end up evangalising about to everyone we meet. They haven’t got much music online at the moment, but there’s promises of exciting things to come this year:

2 : The Fiction Aisle

Heart Map Rubric was a thing a majestic, beautiful work of art and was arguably the finest thing that Tom White has put his name to to date:

1: GAPS

GAPS managed to top last year’s collaboration with Maya Jane Coles with In, Around The Moments, their first long player which straddled the line between electronic and acoustic while managing to sound unlike anything else which would be labelled folktronica: