New Brighton Music

Here’s our first new music post for a couple of weeks. Who knows what was going on last week, but we were really light on releases. This weekend, being a bumper bank holiday weekend, we’ve got more tracks than usual to blog about.

Artist: Projector
Track Name: Go Ahead
Taken From: Go Ahead single
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Next Gig: multiple Great Escape gigs which we’ll cover in a bigger post soon.

Artist: La Lune
Track Name: Grape Soda
Taken From: Grape Soda single
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Next Gig: Jubilee Square Wednesday 8th May (another Great Escape gig)

Artist: Guru
Track Name: Fixation
Taken From: Fixation single
Release Date: 24/04/2019
Next Gig: 10th May Alt Escape gig We just read that Guru’s Great Escape gigs have been cancelled. Boo!

Artist: Something Leather
Release Name: Sip The Thrill EP
Release Date: out now

Artist: Bobbie Johnson
Track Name: Waves
Taken From: Waves single
Release Date: 17th April 2019
Next Gig: Great Escape

Artist: Emma Seeberg
Track Name: About You
Taken From: About You single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: right now at the Prince Albert

Artist: Holy Magick
Track Name: Even Though
Taken From: Holy Magick album
Release Date: 10th May 2019
Next Gig: 9th May at the Brunswick

Artist: Gulls
Track Name: Shop
Taken From: single
Release Date: 19/04/2019
Next Gig: 5th May Robin Hood Street Party

Artist: Launa
Track Name: You Make Me
Taken From: You Make Me single
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Artist: School Disco
Track Name: Dadada
Taken From: Dadada single
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Artist: Dreams of Empire
Track Name: Northern Lights
Taken From: Northern Lights single
Release Date: 26/04/2019

Artist: Kev Minney
Track Name: God is an Algorithm
Taken From: God is an Algorithm single
Release Date: out now

Artist: Shona
Track Name: Shape I’m In
Release Date: 17/04/2019

Artist: Georgie Femme
Track Name: (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me
Taken From: (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me single
Release Date: out now


New Brighton Music

I nearly put off making a new music post earlier this week – I only had a couple of things to write about and I thought I’d carry them over to next week. but then I double checked what I had to post about and suddenly there was more than enough. So let’s get on with it…

Artist: Demob Happy
Track Name: Less Is More
Taken From: Less Is More
Release Date: 1st February 2019
Next Gig: 2nd March at the Concorde, supported by Sick Joy and Heirloom Continue reading

Brighton Music Blog 2018 Highlights

I’m not a fan of end of year lists. There’s the forced ranking of things, introducing subjectivity and pitting people against each other. There’s the fact that you might not remember things from the start of the year as well as recent tracks, or that some songs sounded great in the sunshine but right now it’s cold, wet and miserable. So instead, here’s a few tracks from 2018 that are highlights for us. No particular order, no claims that one is better than another, just what we think are a bunch of great tunes. There’s a few maybe more obvious bands missing (naming no names) – it’s been a brilliant year for Brighton Music – but some of the bands you might be thinking of haven’t been in touch, or haven’t got back to us when we’ve been in touch. Given how successful they’ve been they obviously haven’t needed a blog like us, and it’s not like we’ve been short of great music to post this year. Anyway, we’ve tried to post bandcamp links where we can, so if you like what you can hear, you can click through and buy from the site where the biggest proportion of the price goes back to the artist: Continue reading

New Brighton Music

We didn’t have a new music roundup last week, because we only had two tunes to write about, so we had two Brighton Rocks in a row. Now we’ve left it another week we’ve got plenty:

Artist: The Academy of Sun
Track Name: The Lily Tree
Taken From: The Lily Tree EP
Release Date: 15/6/18 Continue reading

The Great Escape Festival Preview

It’s nearly that time again. Next weekend, the Great Escape rolls into town again, turning everywhere that you could fit a stage, and a lot of places where you can’t imagine a stage normally, into venues for a few days. We’re not going to go through the whole line up – first of all there are literally hundreds of bands playing, but also most of them aren’t from Brighton. Also, a lot of the good local stuff happens as part of the Alt Escape. What we’ve done instead is compiled a list of what we think is every Brighton band who are playing as part of the main festival, and asked a few of our favourite bands for their recommendations for the weekend. We’ve also got a list of what we believe is all the facebook events set up for Alt Escape gigs, which will provide you with a lot more information than you’ll get from anywhere else. Continue reading

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music roundup, starting off quiet, and getting noisier as we go along.

First up is La Lune, whose Bliss EP is every bit as lovely as the name suggests. Here’s EP opener He Breathes Colour When I Feel So Grey:
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