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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Brighton Rocks #9 – Javi from grasshopper

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?

The north laine, the music scene, the Pride parade, drinking on the beach… it’s where I’ve grown up and I love all of it

Who are your favourite local bands?

Red Deer People, Prince Vaseline, Grymm, Sauna Youth, Prinzhorn Dance School, & Bentcousin

What’s the best venue?

A three-way tie between Green Door Store, Hope & Ruin, and Prince Albert. It’s not strictly a venue, but Hotel Pelirocco deserves a mention too…

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?

Nowhere beats Small Pond in price & friendliness. Also, FREE BEER FRIDAYS!?!?

What’s the best club?

Can’t say I’ve been to enough to choose a favourite

What’s the best record shop?

Resident Records. Definitely not swayed by my job there.

Where’s the best places to eat?

La Choza’s and Pompoko are both great

What’s the best pub?

The Heart & Hand, for the staff and the jukebox

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?

Nick Cave or John Higgs

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?

God knows…

grasshopper’s new AA side single Nothing Like Us / Scream, which got it’s first radio play by Steve Lamacq back in May, comes out on Bleeding Hearts Recordings on 29th September. There’s no proper stream of it out there yet, so here’s the band performing the track two years ago at The Haunt when they supported The Go! Team: