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:

Electric Soft Parade / Stages

Muddy Suzuki / Endleofta

Beat Hotel / Bury It Deep

Guru / Don’t Talk
Alex Banks / Falling Down
Klae / Take it Back
Thrillhouse / One of These Days
Liemba / Ever Evolving
BUNKR / Solitary Drift (from The Initiation Well Remixed album)
Ornament / Ghost of What We Knew
Fukushima Dolphin / The Furry Side (from The Furry Side EP)
La Lune / Holding onto U
Speedboat / For Jean
Thyla / December
Ross Patience / Dark Days (from Dark Days EP)
Hannah Renton / Skyline
Leroy Horns / A Simple Joy
Good Guy Clarence / Pure Ego Death (from Split Habit EP)
El Train / Out of My Head

Brighton Rocks #29 : Leroy Horns from Barnacles

What’s the best thing about Brighton?
The Downs. We’re in a city that is surrounded by top notch nature. Lucky!

Who are the your favourite local bands?
I really need to make more effort to see local acts. Must book a baby sitter! Having said that – Physics House Band for sheer originality and musicality, and The Mingus Underground Octet for playing the music of one of my favourite composers so well.

What’s the best venue?
The Rose Hill. What Kass and Jules have done with that space is truly amazing. I’m excited to see how the new Haunt sounds. I played at the Dome with Resonators and that was and ace gig, maybe one day Barnacles can do the same!

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
Currently I do all my rehearsing at Bottega rooms. Cheap and best and also rather convenient as the studio I share with Cate [Ferris, Brighton Music Blog fave, and Leroy’s partner] is there too. If I need high end gear and sound it’s always been Brighton Electric.

What’s the best club?
Any Roots Garden event. When I first moved to Brighton I was at the Tuesday night Jazz Room sessions every week without fail. I’ve always had a big passion for reggae and always try and get to the sound system sessions.

What’s the best record shop?
Rarekind records on Trafalgar Street, where incidentally you can purchase the new Barnacles album!

Where’s the best places to eat?
The food at Brewed on Lewes Road is awesome. Plus Chris and Thom are great. We’ve been going there since before my son Obi was born. He knows how to use the till now!

What’s the best pub?
I hardly ever drink these days but if I do I’ll head to Brighton Beer Dispensary. If it’s date night and we’re feeling flush The Plotting Parlour cocktail bar.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
Nick Cave put some money in our hat when we were busking once.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
I never have. I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. Is it?

And So It Begins by Barnacles is out now: