Fear of Men and The Hundredth Anniversary at The Hope

On Thursday Fear of Men kicked off their first headline tour of the UK, which is also the last round of promotion for their album Loom. Last week they also put out a video for album track Tephra, directed by the band themselves, which shows the effigy created for the front cover of Loom being burned to ash, also marking the end the band’s links to the album. The band have already played Norwich last night and are also taking in Leeds and Manchester this weekend, with the tour concluding in London at Concrete on 2nd October.

Our pics from of Fear of Men, and support The Hundredth Anniversary, are below the video.

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Momotaro and Winston & Goldstein at the Hope

Last night Momotaro and Winston & Goldstein supported Garden City Movement at a sweltering night at The Hope.

We’ve written about a few of Winston & Goldstein‘s tracks before but this was only her second proper gig (after playing with Dog in the Snow a few weeks ago). There’s an album that’s being sold at the live shows which showcases not just her dancier tracks we’ve posted about already, but a whole spectrum of electronica – we’ll be writing more about that when it’s a bit easier to get hold of. Last night was Momotaro‘s first gig as a five piece, having recently added a bassist and a VJ to their line up. Their set was mostly taken from this year’s album Second Side with a couple of new tracks, or maybe radical reworkings thrown in, bolstered with live bass, and accompanied by visuals which they’ve played to a few times but are now on a permanent basis. Here’s our photos we took of the night:

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More assorted bits and pieces

Time for a blog post with more bits and pieces that have come up on my radar to share with you all.

First up is Pete Fij & Terry Bickers. Back in the 90s, Pete was signed to Creation Records as part of the band Adorable. These days he sells second hand books down by the West Pier. Terry Bickers played with House of Love back in the day and now teaches in Brighton. I’m glad neither of them have completely turned their back on music though, because otherwise we wouldn’t have “I don’t give a sh*t about you”:

Next Monday, Sealings release their new EP on the Italian Beach Babes label. You can download the Face Basement from it here:

Thomas White has put up a video for I’ve Seen The Sunshine from his album Yalla, which you can watch here:

The Kingsmiths have put out another taster from their EP. Bottle Top is also currently available as a free download over on Soundcloud if you like the sound of it:

Finally, here’s the video to Augustus Caesar’s Hope, a beautifully shot film made late last year on Brighton Beach.