New Brighton Music

We’ve been writing about albums more than individual tracks and without realising suddenly there’s loads to catch up. So without further ado, here’s the new one from Fujiya & Miyagi. It’s the first track to be shared from EP2, the follow up to EP1 which came out earlier this year. The track’s called Outstripping (The Speed of Light) and is out on 28th October. Fujiya & Miyagi have also announced a mini tour taking in Paris, Istanbul, Barcelona and Bristol, ending up in Brighton at The Haunt on 11th November:

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Lutine ‘Died of Love’

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An album of remixes from folk duo Lutine  seems surprising. And it is.

In 2014 Lutine released an excellent album of traditional folk-styled songs called ‘White Flowers’, featuring some beautiful harmonies and subtle instrumentation recorded in the church at Stanmer village. Now they’ve taken the bones of those tracks and invited a range of different artists to try their hand at remixing them for a collection titled ‘Died of Love’. The results are quite extraordinary and haunting.

The opening track below remixed by Laura Cannell is in some ways the most traditional, although the Sarah Angliss and Stephen Hiscock mix of the sublime ‘Sallow Tree’ also falls within their earie early-70s British horror movie soundtrack vein. After that it gets even weirder, with a ghostly mix of ‘Death and the Lady’ by Michael Tanner, an hypnotic choral approach by Kemper Norton and a brilliant brutal noise-fest by Bela Emerson, before the music descends into some dance-based mixes until ending on Pete Wiggs brilliant reinvention of the gorgeous ‘So It Goes’.

This is a highly original and fascinating reinvention of the folk idiom and a memorable release from the Brighton duo of Heather Minor and Emma Morton which is well worth searching out.

‘Died of Love’ is available to download from March 4th from Front & Follow

 

 

 

Fragile Creatures, Fierce Friend and Prince Vaseline at the Dome

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Brighton Dome’s Spectrum nights put on a monthly collection of new music and are always good value and pretty interesting. Last night we had five bands for five pounds at the Dome Studio Theatre. Kicking off proceedings were the excellent indie … Continue reading

New music from Sea Bed and IYES

We’re still on catchup (I think we will be for a while yet) but until we do a proper roundup of everything, here’s a couple of our favourite bands with their new releases.

Sea Bed‘s new 12″ Akira doesn’t come out until 2nd October, but they’ve shared the track on Soundcloud to give us a taster now. The flipside is apparently Caves, which we heard on their Rosso EP – hopefully it’s a new version for this release. You can pre-order the record here.

IYES released their new EP Part One on friday. We already posted up a couple of the tracks a few weeks ago, but they’ve also shared the rest of the EP on Soundcloud. Tracks three and four are the acoustic, heartfelt No Love and the poppier Lions. You can buy the EP from iTunes here:

Spectrum’s October showcase at the Dome Studio Theatre

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Spectrum in association with Resident records are putting on monthly gig’s of new Brighton music, following on from the long series of similar events they curated with Source magazine. October’s gig at the Dome Studio Theatre featured four bands on … Continue reading

New music – Dog in the Snow, Nick Cave, Troves, The Mojo Fins, Normanton Street, GAPS

Here’s this week’s new music roundup, as much of a mixed bag as ever, showing the fantastic diversity of this city.

Our first track is the new single from Dog in the Snow, which comes out on 22nd September on Tidal Wave Sounds. We posted up the live video of Africa which did the rounds at the end of last year, which was almost studio quality, but Helen Brown has gone into the studio and made it sound even better. There’s going to be a launch party for the single at the Green Door Store on 24th September, which support from Momotaro and Winston & Goldstein.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have a new single coming out on 1th November, taken from Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days on Earth film. A 10″ of Give us a Kiss is coming out on 10″, backed with a live version of Jubilee Street from last year’s Push The Sky Away album.

Afterthought is the b-side to Troves debut single Youth in Decay which we featured a few weeks ago. More details have emerged about the single – it’s coming out on 29th September as the first release in over seven years from Suede’s former label Nude Records.

We spotted a remix of The Mojo FinsLongwave Reach from Bristol’s Atki2 on Soundcloud last week, which gives the track a solid house beat:

Normanton Street have got a new EP out soon, entitled “Much Respect”, which their facebook cover photo tells is us being launched with a gig at The Haunt on 31st October.  A video has emerged for a track called Waiting which presume is going to be on the EP, but there’s nothing on the video or anywhere else online that we can see to confirm that just yet:

Last, and by no means least is a teaser video for a new collaboration between Brighton Music Blog favourites GAPS and Maya Jane Coles. A four track EP called In Dark, In Day has been released today and is available exclusively through Beatport.

Fiona Sally Miller – 3 EPs

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Wow, out of the blue not just one but three free-to-download EPs from the excellent Fiona Sally Miller sounding awesome, still in the lo-fi alt-folk mode and not a single sign of the long-promised techno album (well, perhaps I should have sat still is just a little bit techno…)

FSM slips her music out quietly without the slightest attention, but it is very much worthy of your ears. This may well be a clearing of the decks but we hope it is perhaps a sign that more is on the way and we might see her out and about performing again soon. Fiona Sally Miller