Brighton Music Blog Best of 2019

It’s Christmas Eve Eve, and we’ve left it a bit late to come up with our end of the year round up. Without much further ado, here it is – We say it every year, but this isn’t an ordered list, because you just can’t compare a band who’ve been releasing records for over twenty years with another who’ve just put out their first release. So hopefully there’s something in here for everyone, whether you’ve been listening to Nick Cave since he played with The Birthday Party, or you discovered CLT DRP at a sweaty night at the Green Door Store:

Nancy / Clic Clac
Fujiya & Miyagi / Gammon
Penelope Isles / Gnarbone
BUNKR / For The Birds
Laundromat / Humans
HANYA / Dream Wife
Blood Red Shoes / Howl
Orchards / Young
Barnacles / Manatee
CLT DRP / Speak To My
The Soft Walls / Every Target Can Afford To Wait
Projector / Go Ahead
Guru / Don’t Talk
Murmur / Cradle
Demob Happy / Less is More
Cate Ferris / Gyroscope
My Life Story / Taking on the World
Winter Gardens / Coral Bells
Dog in the Snow / Dual Terror
El Train / Feels Like
Ida Vallens / Mt Whitney Hotel
La Lune / Holding Onto U
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Gallen Ship
Meemo Comma / Murmur

Honorable mentions also need to go to the Spotify conscientious objectors, Electric Soft Parade and Andres Y Xavi:

November / December gig previews

It’s the fourth of November and we haven’t got around to this month’s gig preview post yet. That means we’ve missed out on telling you about Tru Thoughts 20th Birthday Party which was at Patterns on Saturday, and British Sea Power’s all dayer at the Concorde yesterday. There’s still a lot of other gigs to tell you about though, including a couple in December – The music world shuts down towards the end of November and only posts end of year lists, so I’m including them now so they don’t get missed.

Anyway, first gig to mention is Projector, who are playing at the Green Door Store this Thursday following the release of their latest single Superstar a few weeks back. Support comes from Gaygirl, Zooni and The Golden Age of TV.

Then on Friday night Yonaka kick off their tour with a hometown gig at the Concorde 2. It’s sold out, so well done if you’ve got tickets.

Blood Red Shoes are fresh from supporting the Pixies on their tour, so are bound to be on top form when they play at Chalk on Thursday 14th November. They’ve got a new live four piece set up so they’ll be sounding bigger than ever.

We always try and make sure we mention when Brighton bands play an instore at Resident, and this month it’s the turn of BMB favourites Dog in the Snow, who play on 15th November in support of their new album Vanishing Lands which comes out on the same day on Bella Union. This will be your only chance to them live around the time of release (as far as we can see), so don’t pass this up.

On 21st November Lazybones play a gig at Latest, which we’re pleased to see hosting more shows again these days. They’re out on the road currently promoting their new single Trash Talk which is out now.

Hanya are just about to put out their first single since signing to Outre records. The launch party is at The Richmond on Wednesday 27that The Richmond on Wednesday 27that The Richmond on Wednesday 27th, and support comes from Langkamer and World News.

On now to the December gigs that we mentioned earlier. We couldn’t not mention Penelope Isles – one of the nicest and hardest working bands in town. Not that they’ve been in town much in 2019, having spent every waking hour off on tour. But their touring comes to a close on 11th December, when they headline Chalk. If it’s not sold out yet it will be, and don’t say that we didn’t warn you. Support comes from Ciel, and Innerstrings will be on visuals duty.

Last but by no means least Steve Mason plays a Christmas show at St Barts on Friday 20th December – They’ve even photoshopped a santa hat onto his picture. If he doesn’t play any Christmas tunes that probably means you can ask for your money back. Maybe.

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 our first new music post for a couple of weeks. Who knows what was going on last week, but we were really light on releases. This weekend, being a bumper bank holiday weekend, we’ve got more tracks than usual to blog about.

Artist: Projector
Track Name: Go Ahead
Taken From: Go Ahead single
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Next Gig: multiple Great Escape gigs which we’ll cover in a bigger post soon.
https://open.spotify.com/album/2ymSD1ljbwqaS0f9l2TYms?si=3FXHbrZ5TXSSShLRNk6-7A Continue reading

Projector / Go Ahead single launch at the Rialto

We don’t get out to nearly enough gigs (if there weren’t other priorities we might be at the Hope & Ruin watching Arxx right now), and we certainly don’t get to enough gigs armed with a camera, but we did make it along to the launch of Projector‘s new single Go Ahead at the Rialto last Friday. Here’s our pics, click through to view large

New Brighton Music

Here’s this week’s new music post, which starts a bit differently from normal because the first track I wanted to share isn’t online as far as I can see – It’s the Record Store Day release from Blood Red Shoes’ Jazz Life record label, and the release is called AA Sessions Volume One. It features contributions from AK/DK, Blood Red Shoes, Tigercub, Sick Joy and Projector. Hopefully by the time you read this they might still have a copy at Resident. If not, give Cult Hero, Vinyl Revolution or Rarekind a try. There’s only 500 for the whole country though, so good luck. Continue reading