New Brighton Music

OK, so we’ve got a LOT of catching up to do. Life’s throwing lots of distractions at me which means that blogging doesn’t get nearly as much time as it ever used to. I started writing this blog post over a week ago, so even once I post this I’m playing catch up. Let’s just plug ahead shall we?

First up is Bentcousin, who’ve collaborated with Alcatraz Electro on a New Order-esque track called Everybody Loves The Weekend. Ideal to kick off a Saturday post with.

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Weekend Gig Picks

Do you want to see some live music this weekend? Of course you do. So here’s our picks of the best local bands playing around Brighton over the next few days.

Thursday night is all about the support slots – Soccer 96 are at the Blind Tiger supporting Polaroid 85, and The Impellers are opening for Shuggie Otis’ rescheduled show at the Concorde.

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Friday Night is the launch of Le Juki’s new album Capillaries which is taking place at the Unitarian Church.

Finally Saturday afternoon is Patchfest, which takes place at William Clarke Park, better known as The Patch – one of Brighton’s hidden gems tucked away behind Elm Grove and Lewes Road. We don’t know much about the rest of the line up, but we do know that Bentcousin are playing at 3pm, which is good enough for us to recommend it.

Willkommen’s ECHO featuring Damo Suzuki

On Friday night, Brighton’s Willkommen collective hosted another of their mini-ECHO festivals with a headliner Damo Suzuki of CAN backed by some of Brighton’s finest young musicians.

The show featured an amazing supporting line up: Sons of Noel and Adrian, Soccer 96 and (from London) Eyes & No Eyes, all perfect headliners in their own right. The music was amazing, and there were also visuals supplied by the Innerstrings Psychedelic Lightshow. A definite candidate for one of the gigs of the year.

Jon Southcoasting was there to take some pictures.

Eyes and No Eyes

Eyes & No Eyes

Soccer 96

Soccer 96

Sons of Noel and Adrian

Sons of Noel and Adrian

Sons of Noel and Adrian

Sons of Noel and Adrian

Damo Suzuki

Damo playing with Alastair Strachan and Patrick Lawrence

Marcus Hamblett, Alastair Strachan and Patrick Lawrence

Marcus Hamblett and Alistair Strachan playing with Damo Suzuki

Damo Suzuki

Damo Suzuki