New Brighton Music

Welcome to our first new music post of 2020. We’re on catchup somewhat, having not made any new music posts in December or so far in January, so we hope you’re sitting comfortably. We’re kicking off with two albums, the first from some Brighton legends who’ve kept us waiting for six and a half since their last record, and the other from the ambient solo project of one of our city’s most prolific drummers: Continue reading

Brighton Music Blog Best of 2019

It’s Christmas Eve Eve, and we’ve left it a bit late to come up with our end of the year round up. Without much further ado, here it is – We say it every year, but this isn’t an ordered list, because you just can’t compare a band who’ve been releasing records for over twenty years with another who’ve just put out their first release. So hopefully there’s something in here for everyone, whether you’ve been listening to Nick Cave since he played with The Birthday Party, or you discovered CLT DRP at a sweaty night at the Green Door Store: Continue reading

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, which kicks off with an alternate version of one of the singles from Blood Red Shoe’s latest album Get Tragic

Artist: Blood Red Shoes
Release Name: Howl (Alt version)
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/album/5ONnaqcWCUwIqzNygiEIFp?si=slyS-V6VTxKwLYJveMr8hg Continue reading

New Brighton Music

As mentioned yesterday, we’ve got a lot of new music to catch up on. We made a bit of progress yesterday, but hopefully after today we’ll be up to date.

Artist: Crayola Lectern
Track Name: Barbara’s Persecution Complex
Taken From: Happy Endings (album)
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: 29th June at the Brunswick
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June Gig Preview

It’s almost June, which means that we’re almost due for our regular monthly gig preview, back to a standard one after our amended format for May when focussed on the Great Escape.

55492891_2184570844970172_3197399841005109248_oHad May been a normal month, top of the bill would have been Fujiya & Miyagi‘s launch for their new album Flashback at the Green Door Store this Wednesday. 29th May is pretty much June, so it can take top of the bill on this post instead. Continue reading

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.
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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
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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
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The Great Escape Festival Preview

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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