Cold Crows Dead – Guardian New Band of the Day

Congratulations to Cold Crows Dead, who are the Guardian’s New Band of the Day. I’ll be honest and say that they weren’t on my radar until now, except for reading the name as one of the supports for Electric Soft Parade’s London gig on 23rd October. Neither their Twitter or Facebook profiles mentions that they’re local which is why they’d passed me by. Anyway, their new single I Fear A New World is out on 2nd December (which actually isn’t too far away now) and the band play The Hope on 15th December. Electric Soft Parade described the lead track from their debut EP Ghost That Burned Your House Down as their tune of the year:


Blood Red Shoes and Grinderman album streams

Two Brighton acts’ forthcoming album streams have popped up on the web this week. The new Blood Red Shoes album In Time To Voices is available to stream at, and the new Grinderman remix album is available on the Guardian website. Take a listen to them here:

Blood Red Shoes / In Time To Voices

Grinderman 2 RMX

Grinderman is dead, Long live the Bad Seeds

Although technically he’s Australian, I reserve the right to post about Nick Cave, since he’s one of Hove’s most notable residents these days. Anyway, news just out is that Nick Cave has laid his Grinderman project to rest, and that ‘s back working with his old band, The Bad Seeds (although the current band seeds line up is completely different to the original). More news at The Guardian here.