March Gig Previews

Is it the end of February? It feels more like the end of April with this weather at the moment. It’s definitely the end of the month though, which means it’s time for our regular gig preview post.

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This Saturday (2nd March) Demob Happy headline the Concorde 2 playing a homecoming gig at the end of their current tour, before they head off to conquer America in the spring. Support comes from Sick Joy and Heirloom, so get there nice and early. Continue reading

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Greenness launch their new EP Cyclicity

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Popular psych-folk Brighton duo Greenness launched their excellent new EP Cylicity at the Hope & Ruin last night, with a mix of acoustic, duo and full-band songs. The band were on top form and it was a terrific night. Support … Continue reading

July Gig Previews

Three days in it’s probably time to make our July gig post.

31958801_10156507911402941_8413843466894704640_oFirst up on Thursday 5th July the Long Goodbye launch their new album Wait Another Day at the Brunswick. Support comes from Seadog and Luke Hyttner.

DITZ release their new single Seeking Arrangement at the end of next week, and to celebrate they’re playing a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin next Tuesday (10th July). Also on the bill are Haze, Guru and Demonstration. Continue reading

Gig Preview special

I know we made a gig preview post at the start of May, but there’s a couple of events this weekend that we didn’t have full details over before, but also deserve a special separate post.

27356349_1722171724511857_4684434858931215523_oThe first is the Mind My Music all dayer at the Circle Arts Centre in Portslade this Saturday. It’s headlined by BC Camplight, who won over everyone who saw them at the Great Escape last weekend and who has also just announced details of their new album on Bella Union due in August. Also on the bill is a rare opportunity to see The Electric Soft Parade, as well as a host of other local artists. The one day festival is being put on to raise funds for Music Minds Matter, a charity providing mental health support to the music industry, which following several sad events this year seems more necessary than ever. You can find out more, including where to buy tickets, on their Facebook event page. Continue reading

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

August Gig Previews

A few days later than anticipated (aren’t we always apologising for late posts?) here’s a few of the gigs happening around town in August.

joker sFirst up is a series of gigs at the Joker called “Wanna Hang?”. They’re taking place every Tuesday in August (so there’s been one already and the next is tomorrow night). The future gigs see headlines from Breathe Panel, The New Tusk and Beachtape, but there’s four bands on each night. Tickets are only a mere three pounds which strikes us as a bargain.

Next Sunday is what’s probably Brighton Music Blog faves grasshopper‘s last gig for a while. They’re on the bill with Murder Boys and Strange Cages at The Prince Albert.

The following night (Monday 14th August), Brighton Noise are also putting on a night at the Prince Albert. It’s headlined by 80’s Matchbox B-line disaster spin-off Piano Wire, and also has T House from Charlottefield / Sweet Williams on the line up, but we’re most interested in this gig because it’s the debut performance from Black Bunny, Thomas White’s new band. Continue reading