New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, two weeks after our last one – we were out of the country last week though, so we’re playing catchup a bit now. Our first tune this week is from Brighton supergroup Alien Stadium, made up of Steve Mason and Primal Scream‘s Martin Duffy. Their first release is a track called This One’s for the Humans, a lolloping almost-baggy almost-bluesy number which is taken from a mini LP called Livin’ in Elizabethan Times which gets released on 1st December. Have a dig around for the version that’s up on Spotify which clocks in over six minutes long and gets a much more psychedelic groove on.
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RIP Robert “Throb” Young

There was sad news amongst the music press today of the death of Robert “Throb” Young from Primal Scream. The band were famously Brighton residents for many years, although haven’t been associated with the city since Bobby Gillespie moved away, and today the Guardian reported that Throb passed away at on Tuesday in Hove. Throb hadn’t been a member of the band since 2006, when he took a sabbatical which he never returned from. Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes put out a statement saying:

“We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young.

A beautiful and deeply soulful man.
He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers,
In the words of Johnny Marr “Throb with a gold top Les Paul -unbeatable”

He was a true rock and roller. He walked the walk.
He had “Heart & Soul” tattooed on his arm and I’m sure on his heart too.
He once said to me “When we go onstage it’s a war between us and the audience”
He never let go of that attitude.

Our love and thoughts are with his sons Brandon and Miles and their mother Jane, his wife Rachel, and his immediate family.”