New Brighton Albums – Nick Cave, Fujiya & Miyagi, British Sea Power, Emma Gatrill, King Porter Stomp and The Physics House Band

We do our best to keep on top of new tracks to share with you all, but it’s about time we made a separate post about new albums too. Some of these have been mentioned in passing already when tracks have come out in advance of the releases, but this will be the first mention for some of the others.
lovelycreatures_15-1-768x512The first of the new mentions is a best of from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. They’ve had a best of out before, all the way back in 1998, but this new release covers material from 1984 through to 2014. Lovely Creatures is out on May 5th and will come in a variety of packages – a double cd, a triple LP, a 3 cd + DVD package, and a limited edition which comes with a 256 page hardback book of photos and essays. In Nick Cave’s own words “There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”
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Album news – Wytches, Tigercub, Resonators and Bloom

It’s about time we had a catch up on the new albums by local bands which are either just out, or just about to come out. The first of these is The Wytches whose new LP All Your Happy Life came out on Heavenly right at the end of September. As a taster, here’s Crest of Death:

Tigercub are out on tour around Europe right now in support of their upcoming album. It’s called Abstract Figures in the Dark, and it comes out on 11th November on Alcopop. If you pre-order it from Resident you’ll get two free tickets to the band’s instore performance on 13th November. Here’s track three from the album, Omen:

The new album from Resonators also came out last Friday (although they played a Brighton launch at the Dome Studio Theatre a couple of weeks back). Their new release is called Imaginary People and is out on Wah Wah 45s. Here’s album opener All The Paths:

Bloom launched their debut album What Is Life with a gig at Latest Music Bar a couple of weekends ago. Formerly the Beautiful Word, the band have grown up, and are displaying a new-found maturity and a love of synths. The band have a new video out on Friday, and are also selling a very limited run if cassettes of the demos for their album (which you can find more info about on their Facebook page). If you’d like to know what to expect from the record, here’s Shout:

 

Album news – Cold Pumas / Hanging Valley

We dropped the ball a few weeks ago and missed posting about the release of The Hanging Valley, the new album by Cold Pumas, which came out in the middle of August on local label Faux Discx (run by Cold Puma Dan Reeves). Cold Pumas are giants of the local scene and we’re kicking ourselves for missing the launch at the Hope & Ruin a couple of weeks back. It’s not too late for the London launch though, which takes place tomorrow night at Moth Club. Check out the album below, buy the album digitally from bandcamp, or physically on cd or white vinyl direct from Faux Discx or from Resident.

 

Kovak album news

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Next Monday Kovak release their long awaited second album Modern Lovers. It’s being released on 74 Records and features previous singles Radiate and Swing Song. It’s an unabashed all out pop record drawing influences from the likes of Blondie and Scissor Sisters. The album was actually recorded quite a while back but the band took a break between recording and releasing while lead singer Annelies had a baby. They’re now firmly back on the scene and heading for a dancefloor near you soon!

GAPS / In, Around The Moments album news

11009859_542237605917864_850436335769325197_oGAPS announced news of their debut album today. “In, Around the Moments” is being released on 11th May on May Jane Cole’s I/AM/ME label, who also put out GAPS collaboration with May Jane Coles last year. On the same day as the album comes out, a new single All Me All You, taken from the album, also comes out. Anyone who’s seen the band live recently will recognise some of the visuals in the video. The full tracklist for In Around the Moments, which includes previous singles I Know It’s You, Keep You and Cascade, is below the video.

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I Know It’s You
All The Days Are Now
Inside Your Head
When I’m Gone
Keep You
A World Away
All Me, All You
Your Own Sweet Time
In Around The Moments
What Makes You

 

Album news – Curxes / Verxes

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Brighton Music Blog favourites Curxes have announced details of their debut album Verxes. It’s coming out on 4th May on download with a single entitled What You Want appearing shortly beforehand. The full tracklist is below the video for Further Still, one of a number of the bands earlier singles which appear on the album.

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Haunted Gold
Avant-Guarded
What You Want
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Further Still
Ghosts
Noise Pollution
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Spectre
Run From the Funeral
Animal
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Valkyrie
Pure To Last
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Album news – Will Mussett / November Storm

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News has reached Brighton Music Blog of local singer songwriter Will Mussett‘s debut album. November Storm will be released on 31st January digitally and on cd via BBrat Recordings and has been produced by fellow Brightonian Alex Wells. While the bulk of the album was written by Will there are also some collaborations from heavy hitters from the music industry – 40,000 feet was co-written with Jim Irvin (who’s worked with Lana Del Rey and Chloe Howl) and John Fortis (who’s worked with Paolo Nutini and Laura Marling) helped out with In Loving Memory. You can take a listen to the title track below:

The album launch is at the Green Door Store on 31st January. Head over to the Facebook event for a link to buy cheap advance tickets