Album news – The Mojo Fins / Circa

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The Mojo Fins are a bit of a Brighton institution, having plied their wares around this fine city of ours for the best part of a decade. Next week sees the release of their third album Circa on Amazon Records. The follow up to 2011’s Shake The Darkness sees the band taking a step forward musically. Thanks to the production skills of Dave Eringa (best known for his work with Manic Street Preachers but who also produced the band’s The Spirit EP from a couple of years ago) the Mojo Fins sound both more focussed and more exciting – Some of the tracks, like New Order sounding lead single Introverts, have the electronica backing coming to the fore with other tracks, like the beautiful Catholic Guilt, are stripped back and almost acoustic, but always hitting the mark. The Mojo Fins have never sounded better. There’s no news yet of a local launch gig, but if we hear of anything we’re sure to let you know.

Circa by The Mojo Fins is out on Amazon Records on June 8th on download and CD.

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Weekend Gig Picks

Here’s our choice of the best local bands to see around town this weekend. As always, we’re spoiled for choice.

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Tomorrow night we’ll be heading down to Latest Music Bar for The Beautiful Word’s launch for their new album Particles. Support comes from The Common Tongues and the brilliantly named Emperors of Ice Cream. Meanwhile, over at Brighton’s newest venue Bermuda Triangle (tucked in alongside Digital) Theo Verney and Bad For Lazarus are supporting Traams for the launch of issue number three of Boon Magazine. Also on Thursday is Fragile Creatures second curated night at the Blind Tiger. This time around they’re bringing along Octopuses for some live music and The Maydays for Wheel of Fortune Karaoke.

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Friday Night is this month’s Les Enfants Terribles, who have a great line up as ever. Top of the bill at the Blind Tiger this month is Plum, a relative newcomer to Brighton who has plenty of accomplishments under her belt – earlier this year she was awarded Best Electronic Artist at the Scottish Music Awards. Alongside her are Phantom Runners who have recently been making the video for their new single and local Math Rock trio Patchwork Natives.

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On Saturday Night, Brighton’s Finest host an evening at The Old Market. The night is headlined by The Mojo Fins, but it’s also worth noting that it’ll be your last ever chance to see support act Apples and Eve live before they split up and go their separate ways.

New Music – Electric Soft Parade, Poles Apart, Octopuses, Mojo Fins, British Sea Power

There’s four new releases to tell you about this week, from some new bands, and some more established bands. So without further ado…

The Electric Soft Parade – The Sun Never Sets Around Here

The White brothers next single, put out to support their mini-tour later this month (which sadly doesn’t include a Brighton date at the time of writing) is Idiots opener The Sun Never Sets Around Here. There’s a home made video, and the track has been re-recorded, with a brand new guitar solo and a completely different second half.

The Mojo Fins – Introverts

The Mojo Fins third album is due for release next year. Before then they’re putting out Introverts, which is out on November 10th on Amazon Records

Poles Apart – Atlasless

Atlasless is the debut EP from new Brighton four piece Poles Apart. It features three tracks of atmospheric rock and is up on Bandcamp now as a name-your-price download.

Octopuses – Ghost in the House

Octopuses are lining up for the release their second single Ghost In The House. With a title like that, it could only be released on Halloween, when it’ll be available as a free download from Big Salad Records. Until then you can enjoy the second home made video of today’s round up.

British Sea Power – Monsters of Sunderland

Finally, British Sea Power have put out a video today of Monsters of Sunderland from their album Machineries of Joy, featuring the bears which are staples of their live sets. The video only went up today, so catch it while it’s fresh!

New Music from Electric Soft Parade and more

We’re inundated with new music coming into Brighton Music Blog HQ at the moment, so time to share some more of it with you all.

The newest thing that’s come onto our radar is a brand new video from The Electric Soft Parade. Summertime In My Heart is taken from the White brothers upcoming album Idiots, which is out on 17th June. We’ve got our hands on a preview of it, and it’s the best thing we’ve heard all year. Our full review will be posted at some point in the next week but until then here’s the video:

The next video we have is Tornado by Time for T, taken from their Mongrel EP. Time for T are one of our weekend gig picks this week, with their gig at St Luke’s Church tomorrow night:

Next up is Exhale by The Mojo Fins, which sees the band taking a bit of a different direction to their previous material. If you’re reading this the day it’s posted, you can catch the Mojo Fins later tonight at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar:

Next we have Tigercub with their track Centrefold, another great stomper. It’s up on youtube, but it’s just audio:

Finally, we don’t know much about Fevrs, but we do know that we like the glitchy soulful electronica of Break: