New Brighton Music

It’s a quiet week for new music, but it’s quality over quantity. First up is sometime member of Frost and The Larsens Johanna Bramli, whose debut solo EP came out last Friday. The five track EP is entitled Spirals and also features vocals from Debbie Clare:

Back with their first single in almost two years is Rockerswitch. Godzilian was an surprise midweek release, announced out of the blue yesterday:

Before Soph Nathan was in The Big Moon, and before she formed Our Girl, she posted a few tracks on Soundcloud under her own name, and one of those was an early demo of a track called Our Girl (which has long been taken down from the internet, although we did include it in a New Music post in July 2014). It’s now been recorded properly, and you can listen to it here:

The new single from Dove House came out earlier this month. Teeth had a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin, but will be playing live at the Haunt on 10th March,

The Hungry Mothers debut single Tiger Song came out last Friday on At The Helm Records. If you like what you hear, and are free on Thursday night then you can see the band live at the launch of the single at Latest Music Bar.


Matthew Hodson / Detach album launch

DETACH ALBUM FINAL -smallSo, Friday night’s New Faith gig wasn’t the only album launch we went to this weekend. Saturday night Matthew Hodson launched his debut album Detach at the Hope & Ruin. Matthew Hodson has previously graced the blog under his former artist name Bitbin, and his current moniker makes similar bass heavy electronic music. Support on the night came from Johanna Bramli and Knightstown, who Matthew Hodson plays with live, which meant that in essence he was supporting himself. The album is out now on Solitude records. Continue reading

AK/DK and Fröst at the Hope & Ruin

On Friday night we were lucky enough to be right down the front for two fantastic bands at a sold out gig at the Hope & Ruin. It’s been more than a year since AK/DK played in Brighton, but it’s been less than a year since Fröst have been going (although both members are have been in bands for over ten years). Here’s our pics – as usual, click through to view large:

And if you missed out because it was sold out, or want to relive the experience, here’s a couple of live videos from both bands, courtesy of Small Pond and BMusic: