Brighton Rocks #3 – Anneka

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?

Forgetting how great Summers are here, then being reminded by Spring of what’s to come.

Who are the your favourite local bands?

I’ve been enjoying the latest Fear of Men album recently – they released it last year but I’ve only just got around to giving it a proper listen. I’ve not seen them play so will have to check them out next time they perform here.

What’s the best venue?

The Green Door Store for the venue, The Haunt or the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre for the sound.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?

Brighton Electric. I’ve heard great things about Small Pond recording studios so need to give that place a go when I start rehearsing for live shows again.

What’s the best club?

I’m a bit out of touch with clubbing now! I used to be a regular at The Volks and Audio (now Patterns). Now I’m getting nerdy and older – I prefer to play Risk 2210AD with friends while drinking and listening to music from the comfort of a chair at 1am on a Saturday night.

What’s the best record shop?


Where’s the best places to eat?

Bincho Yakitori (very tasty Japanese) and Food For Friends (best cocktails and delicious veggie food) are my currently top of my list. One of my favourite things to do here is getting pizza at Franco Manca before watching a film at The Dukes Komedia.

What’s the best pub?

It was The Foundry but it’s recently closed! Such a shame, hopefully whoever takes it over will keep it as it was. At the moment The Dover is becoming a new favourite. Although you can’t fault sitting outside The Waggon & Horses on a sunny evening.

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?

I saw the actor who plays SuperHanz in Peep Show with the most amazing puppy the other day. So he’s a clear winner.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?

A very long time ago, not a fan.

Anneka’s Life Force EP is out now on Anti Ghost Moon Ray records

New Brighton Music

Happy Easter! Are you still allowed to say that once you’re past Easter Sunday? Who knows. You’re all still enjoying an Easter Bank Holiday, that’s for sure (unless you’re working, in which case I apologise). Anyway, new music. It’s been a long time since the last proper release from Yumi & The Weather, but Distant Days is worth the wait. Cool-as-ice vocals flutter over effervescent electronic beats. It’s coming out on super-limited 7″ on MIOHMI records on 12th May and is backed with another new track called In The Night:

Next we have the first new music from GAPS taken from their upcoming second album. Shatter starts off with an electronic shimmer then settles into skitterish electronic beats:

The latest Wax Machine track came out quite a few weeks ago, but it’s only just popped up on our radar. Magic Machine is eight minutes of full on psych, with a video to match:

It’s taken us a little while to get around to writing about the Gender Roles EP, Planet X-ray, and consequently we missed telling you to go and see them live with Broadbay a couple of nights ago. The tour is still on though, with dates in Glasgow, Huddersfield, Harlow, Swindon, Birmingham and Bristol still to go. The EP is out on limited blue cassette, which you can order from the bandcamp link, and the lead track is called Skin:

Holly Isobelle sent us a preview of her debut single The Remains of our Love a few weeks ago, but it’s only just gone online publicly this week. The PR email said that it was influenced by Two Door Cinema Club and Lucy Rose, but we can hear a bit of Sophie Ellis Bextor in there too, which is no bad thing in our book.

Tilda Allie is Swedish but Brighton based. She’s signed to Normanton Street affiliated QM Records and has some gorgeous soulful pop out in the shape of Further Than You:

Hetton‘s debut EP comes out on 29th May. It’s called Through The Cracks, and you can watch the video for the lead track Weeds, which reminds us a lot of The Kings of Convenience, here.

Finally, to round things off we have another track from Anneka‘s upcoming Life Force EP. Life Force is the second track shared from the EP, following The End of It which we wrote about a few weeks back:



New Brighton Music

It’s been less than a week since our last new music round up, but this week we have NINE new tracks to share. So without further ado… We got our first taste of Fröst last November when they shared their debut track Crackling on the Wire. Three months later they’ve shared another – this one is called Keratin:

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