Here’s this week’s new music, coming on a Saturday rather than midweek, so we’ve caught all the tracks that just dropped yesterday too, including tunes from the new albums by previous Brighton Rocks subjects Dog in the Snow and Animal House (and a new video from BUNKR too). Anyway, onto the music: Continue reading
Here’s this week’s new music. There’s no big preamble this week, other than to note that our Brighton Rocks series is kicking off again soon (we took some photos this weekend and we’ve got another band booked in for next weekend)
Track Name: Suntrap
Taken From: Suntrap single
Release Date: 28/2/2019
Next Gig: supporting at the Tundra Love single launch at the Green Door Store 12th March
With December being a quiet month for new music and with us being a bit busy with our end of year round up, we thought it would be an idea to combine the new music we heard December and January for our Top Ten this time around.
1 Fickle Friends / Swim
In the middle of winter, Swim was exactly what we needed to hear to be reminded that it won’t always be cold and grey.
2 IYES / Crazy in Love
Beyonce released a new album, so IYES shared their cover of her most popular tune with us.
3 GAPS / I Know It’s You
GAPS second single I Know It’s You came out in early December but it’s been on heavy rotation since then round these parts, along with its B-side Inside Your Head, getting a bit more interest thanks to the fantastic Foreign Skin remix.
4 Curxes / Avant Guarded
Avant Guarded is another of December’s single releases, which came easy listening YouTube teasers, drums which could be used as sonic weaponry and a video featuring the band wearing budgerigar heads. Obviously.
5 Do You Feel What I Feel Deer / Golden Future
Do You Feel What I Feel Deer quietly split up midway through 2013, then snuck out their gorgeous album Beat Glorious Heart before Christmas when they thought people weren’t looking. By then it was too late to appear in our end of year round up, but it would have done if we’d heard it sooner. It’s difficult to pick out one track, because the whole record is lush, but we’ve put up album closer Golden Future to listen to here.
6 Ital Tek / Golden
By the time we had blogged about Ital Tek’s free Christmas giveaway Golden a few weeks ago it had already reached its download limit. Thankfully for everyone who missed it, it’s been reuploaded, so go and grab it while you can!
7 Calico / Nightowl
Calico put out their first single Night Owl right at the end of November, after we’d put together our November top ten list. We haven’t enjoyed anything this cinematic and funky since David Holmes’ soundtrack stuff.
8 Kins / Opsimplistic
We wrote about Kins single Aimless and went to the launch party at The Hope back in November last year, but what we didn’t spot at the time was that the track – and a brand new B-side Opsimplistic – had been uploaded to Soundcloud. The B-side is just as good as anything on the album and definitely deserves a bit more exposure.
9 Thomas White / Go Your Own Way
Last year Electric Soft Parade’s Thomas White covered the whole of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Alex White covered Steely Dan’s Katy Lied. They’re both very good indeed.
10 Gudjohr / I Built A Home
Some sunny guitar pop to round off our top ten, which we only got hold of last week.
It seems like only yesterday that we put up a post of new music. That’s probably because it was only yesterday. But as fast as we can post about it, more music is coming out. We can barely keep up.
First up is Woodpecker Wooliams last ever single, Crow, taken from 2012’s The Bird School of Being Human. Woodpecker Wooliams apparently came to an abrupt death in September of last year, but Gemma Williams is putting out one last single from her alter ego. There’s a rather brutal (and NSFW) video, and a five track bandcamp download which comes with four new remixes.including one by Becky Becky, one of Gemma Williams other projects.
Next we have Gudjohr‘s new EP, which is a lot less acoustic than his previous outings. Gujohr appears to have forgotten that it’s winter with five tracks of sun drenched almost tropical pop:
Caveman Genius has a new track of shimmering electronica on the Physic House Band’s KLDSCP label. Favourite is available for download on Soundcloud now:
Finally, a track that we’ve posted up before and rather liked. We were such a big fan of Milk & Biscuits‘ Hairstyles that we made it day 16 on our advent calendar / end of year round up. In 2013 it got a digital release. In 2014 it’s getting a physical release on Lick Music (who happen to be the same people who sold frozen yoghurt on Gardner Street) alongside another three tracks – Town & Country, Rivers and Middle Distance – two of which recorded in the shop. Suitable entitled “Tape” the EP will on 24th February.
It’s barely been a week since we updated you with the new music that we’ve heard about, but our mailbox has been overflowing with loads of tunes and videos. Here’s what we’ve heard:
We heard about the new Phantom Runners just this afternoon. It Takes Me Away is lovely jangly late 80s / early 90s sounding indie, and is probably our favourite out of this post’s selection:
New State Masses are a new band formed from the ashes of previous projects foiled by the machinations of the music industry. So far there’s only a few tracks up on Soundcloud, and we rather like the mournful Somehow, Someday which we’re featuring here, but they’ll have a single out later this year called Keep The Love which we’ll tell you more about as we hear it.
Last Heir‘s new video was filmed down on the beach, and it looks like it was on the nudist beach, although they’re all fully clothed. Monkey Heart is a catchy slice of guitar pop, which is available as a free download if you follow the link underneath the video.
We wrote about Gudjohr‘s last EP back in February. In Tandem is his new seven track mini-LP, which is a bit less acoustic, but no less endearing. It’s available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp.
Wake Up by My New Favourite Tribe was released this week and is out on iTunes and the other usual suspects. It’s wonky electro pop, not a million miles from Hot Chip, or early nineties synthpop band Beloved. My New Favourite Tribe play at Les Enfants Terribles at the Blind Tiger this friday.
Bright Lightbulbs is King of Cats’ contribution to a new split single with Ides coming out on 9th September on Reeks of Effort. It’s a bit lo fi and a bit like marmite – you’ll either love it or hate it. You can go and watch the video over at The Line of Best Fit – As much as I try I haven’t been able to embed it here!
Finally we have a video from Flash Pan Hunter. Overcome Love With The Devil is a stripped back acoustic version of the original which is on his new album Quick Way To Enemy which came out a week or two ago. The video was filmed at Tim Bidwell’s Clockwork Owl Studios up in Kemptown.
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a roundup of the new music that’s dropped into our inbox, so time for an update.
First up is Impellers main man Ed Meme, who’s roped in the vocal talents of Myles Sanko for his first solo slab of 7″ vinyl on a track called Oh Yes I Will, which is coming out on classic funk label Breakin’ Bread on 25th February.
We’ve already mentioned Luo today, in our Weekend Gig Picks. His new EP Antidote is available as a free download, and is three tracks of lovely, jazzy, glitchy, electronica. And it’s free.
The last track of the Luo EP features the vocal talents of Jacko Hooper but In Angers couldn’t be more different from Luo. This is haunting sparse folk:
Raven also have the lyrics to their tune popping up in the video for Sounds Like Home, which puts a spin on rock by adding occasional glitchy 8-bit electronica, which gets reflected in the video:
Because of the snow the other week we missed Tiger Cub at Sea Monsters, so we’re happy to give their new single Little Rope a mention:
Gudjohr picked a funny time of year to put out an EP with an opening track entitled Summertime. Don’t be put off though, because Memories of Once Known is five tracks of lovely gentle lilting folk, which is available for free over at bandcamp.