Brighton Rocks #10 – Brigitte from Battery Operated Orchestra

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?

The Real Patisserie, Kantenya and Yum Yum supermarkets, Pavillion Gardens, sitting outside the Waggon on a sunny day while Brighton drifts past.

Who are the your favourite local bands?

JØTA, Petra Black, I’m Being Good, Mary Hampton, Black Channels

What’s the best venue?

The Prince Albert and the Cowley Club.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?

Our house.

What’s the best club?

Our house again!

What’s the best record shop?

Resident

Where are the best places to eat?

Inside Out cafe for breakfast, Burger Brothers for the best burgers in the UK.

What’s the best pub?

The Basketmakers

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?

Raymond Briggs

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?

I think it was an after dinner mint about a year ago. I’m not really a fan!

Radiation, the new single by Battery Operated Orchestra, is out now:

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New Brighton Music

It’s only been 10 days since our last New Music post, but somehow it feels like we’ve got a month’s worth of new music to share. Things are normally quiet in August, but the last couple of weeks have gone crazy. First up is the new single from Other States entitled Come Back To Me. Other States headline Brighton Electric on 19th September.

Dog in the Snow have just put out the second single from their upcoming album Consume Me. The single is called Child and was out last Friday. We’ve got a Brighton Rocks lined up with Helen coming up sometime soon, so watch this space.

Projector are releasing their new AA side single Love / Dreaming on cassette on 15th May with a launch party at the Green Door Store.

Resonators new single Right Time came out last Friday on Wah Wah 45s. Alongside the normal download options, there’s also a super-limited 7″ with the remixes, but hurry if you want one because there’s only five left on bandcamp at the time of writing:

The New Faith release their new single tomorrow. It’s called Fritter Away and is taken from their upcoming album Me On You, which is being launched at the Brightelm Centre on 13th October.

Battery Operated Orchestra are back with a new electro banger of a single, the title track from last year’s album Radiation. It’ll be available as a free download for a week from 12th September via the band’s website.

We missed the launch date (and launch gig) for Jenna Bennett Brighton themed single City By The Sea, although in our defence, we didn’t actually hear about it until after the event. You can watch the video here, and listen to the audio through the usual outlets:

We missed the launch of Luna Blue‘s Nightjar EP too, which was last Friday at the Hope & Ruin. Here’s the lead track from their EP which is out now:

Next we have the new one from Kev Minney, Like I Always. It’s taken from his upcoming album Stories of the Sky, which launches at Café Plenty on 9th September.

Finally, here’s Haze by Grapefruit Moon. Their debut album is due for release in November but you can catch them live before that on 5th September at The Joker.

New Brighton Music

So, it’s been a few weeks. Sorry about that. No excuses really, but I never get around to blogging too much when it’s sunny out, even when actually what I’m doing in the evenings is trying to get a baby to sleep. Ho hum. Anyway, music. Continue reading