Orchards at the Hope & Ruin gallery

Last night Orchards headlined the Hope & Ruin, playing their first sold out headline show of their careers to date. The gig was in aid of Brighton Women’s Centre, so selling out is the best thing that could have happened for both the band and the charity involved. Support came from Libra Libra (who we saw) and Pollon (who we sadly missed).

We put some of these on Instgram earlier, but what’s the point of taking photos for the blog and them not ending up on the blog? As with all our galleries, click on the pics to view large:

 

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July Gig Previews

It’s the first of July and summer’s definitely here. What’s hot in the world of Brighton music over the next month though? Read on and we’ll tell you…

65013478_2449985405052630_1447428644749180928_oThe first gig we have to mention takes place this Friday (5th), when The Physics House Band play at the Hope & Ruin, off the back of their recent Death Sequence EP. There are two local supports – Inwards and Jouis – and the nightwill be lit by Innerstrings.

Yumi & The Weather are on the road around the UK from today for their first full band tour. They’re playing at the Green Door Store on Monday 8th July.

60436134_1591482550986495_1297388407554572288_nIf you want to see a great band AND do some good this month, then go and see Orchards, who play at the Hope & Ruin on Wednesday 10th July, where profits are going to Brighton Women’s centre. This will be the first time we’ve actually caught a full Orchards set, having missed them so many times and only managing to catch the last couple of songs at this year’s Great Escape. Support comes from Libra Libra and Pollon.

61639715_1561958160604325_3454111926072639488_oPenelope Isles‘ new album When The Tide Comes In comes out a week on Friday, and they’re playing an instore at Resident on Wednesday 17th July. Unless you’re lucky enough to be at one of the European festivals they’re playing at this summer, this is going to be your only chance to see them until their tour in November / December (which finishes at the Haunt on December 11th).

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Finally, we couldn’t close off our gig preview without mentioning Rag’n’Bone Man’s gig at the Racecourse on Saturday 27th July. I’m not sure if he still lives locally, but does that really matter when he’s done so much for the local music scene – working his way up with Rum Committee, supporting AudioActive, and playing at the Brits in front of visuals of the pier.

The Brighton Music Blog guide to The Great Escape 2019

TGE19

Next week sees the return of The Great Escape, where we all get even less sleep than normal, and anywhere you could imagine a stage, and a few places you couldn’t, turn into venues for three days. It overshadows most other musical happenings in May, which is quite remarkable since May is also the month of Brighton Festival, so this post replaces our usual monthly gig preview. Continue reading

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music. There’s no big preamble this week, other than to note that our Brighton Rocks series is kicking off again soon (we took some photos this weekend and we’ve got another band booked in for next weekend)

Artist: Guru
Track Name: Suntrap
Taken From: Suntrap single
Release Date: 28/2/2019
Next Gig: supporting at the Tundra Love single launch at the Green Door Store 12th March
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Brighton Music Blog 2018 Highlights

I’m not a fan of end of year lists. There’s the forced ranking of things, introducing subjectivity and pitting people against each other. There’s the fact that you might not remember things from the start of the year as well as recent tracks, or that some songs sounded great in the sunshine but right now it’s cold, wet and miserable. So instead, here’s a few tracks from 2018 that are highlights for us. No particular order, no claims that one is better than another, just what we think are a bunch of great tunes. There’s a few maybe more obvious bands missing (naming no names) – it’s been a brilliant year for Brighton Music – but some of the bands you might be thinking of haven’t been in touch, or haven’t got back to us when we’ve been in touch. Given how successful they’ve been they obviously haven’t needed a blog like us, and it’s not like we’ve been short of great music to post this year. Anyway, we’ve tried to post bandcamp links where we can, so if you like what you can hear, you can click through and buy from the site where the biggest proportion of the price goes back to the artist: Continue reading

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music roundup, which comes with an apology to half of the bands included. We’re off on holiday at stupid o clock tomorrow morning and that means I should be spending my evening packing rather than blogging, so the tracks are included but half of my accompanying words aren’t, leaving you with just the words I note down before I flesh things out for some tracks. Sorry!

This weeks first tune is the new single from Orchards which somehow got missed from our last roundup. It’s called Luv You 2 and came out on 4th April. You can catch Orchards representing Brighton at the Great Escape next month

Next up is Underwater Boys who have a new single called Apricot. Underwater Boys next local gig will also be part of the Great Escape (get used to me saying this a lot over the next four weeks)

We can’t see Tuval mentioned in the line up for the Great Escape yet though. That doesn’t mean he won’t be playing (we know of at least one band who aren’t listed yet), or that he won’t pop up at an Alt Escape gig somewhere. Their My Love Don’t Worry EP came out last Friday and is released on download or limited CD:

Pandaux has a new three track EP out of effervescent electronic, called XYZ
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/4snPKdEVqKKE934FUl1fws

Fractured / London Road – 21st April launch gig at the hope. I can’t get out of bed:

El MoonoKilling Time / Out 12th April

ContraTelic – debut EP Irreguate 13th April
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/4AqbWhorGnUTt3fNmb8n1V

TiltSo It Goes

Yumi & The WeatherLook at the Night

Dove HouseTeeth EP

New Brighton Music

Another week, another new music roundup. We’re starting off this week  with news of the new EP from Momotaro, who have been fairly quiet for the last few years. The new EP is called Places and is out on 5th May, and the first track from it that they’ve shared is the lovely Gone Days.

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