October Gig Previews

October already. How time flies. We’re not quite as prompt as we would have liked with this month’s gig previews post – if we were we might have tipped the Platform B FM licence launch at the Green Door Store last night. Instead though we’ll kick off with a gig that’s been mentioned before tomorrow night.

Untitled (12)sMatters by Fröst came out last Friday and was named Resident’s album of the day . They’ve also made the launch gig their gig of the week too, so you don’t have to just take our word for it. It takes place at the Prince Albert, with support from Spill Gold.

There’s another album launch taking place next Wednesday too. The Haunt sees the return of 12 Stone Toddler and marks the release of their new album Idiolalia.

Our next tip takes place on 12th October at Brighton Electric. According to what we’ve read, there will be “a FREE induction course presented by myself – special guest speaker & founder of the Temple of B, Ronald K. Moiste. Ronald will be promoting a radical new book: Skin and Bone, a chronicle of his journey into finding B and how she helped me find myself and de-calcify my pineal gland (and liver)”. What we believe is actually taking place is the launch party for Sking & Bone, the new single from Libra Libra, with support from Inwards and Battery Operated Orchestra, although there’s only one way to find out.

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One of the big releases last month was Black Honey‘s debut album. They head off on tour across the UK and Europe, playing Concorde 2 on Sun 14th October.

Wild Cat Strike‘s debut album comes out this Friday on Small Pond, but they’re waiting until Monday 15th October for the launch, which will take place at Pop Up Brighton (down near the i360). Support comes from Good Guy Clarence, I Feel Fine and Elliot Tatler.

41606980_685067261856493_1753955113430417408_oIt seems to be a month of plugging launch parties in this gig preview’s post. Here’s another – Lazybones launch their new single Heart Beat Like A Drum at Green Door Store on Wednesday 17th October. Also on the bill are Sit Down, Big and the Fat and Swoon.

Finally, the last we’ve got to mention is Our Girl, who are spending most of October on tour. They play a hometown gig at The Haunt on Friday 26th with Breathe Panel supporting.

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New Brighton Music

We’re running a bit late because we’ve been away for a few days – apologies for the break in service. It feels like only a few weeks ago since we dedicated a New Music Post to new releases from two Fujiya & Miyagi offshoots, but here we are again, kicking off this week’s post with another two:

Artist: Fröst
Track Name: La Vénus d’Argent
Taken From: Matters album
Release Date: 28th September 2018
Next Gig: Album Launch 3rd October at the Prince Albert

Artist: Ex Display Model
Track Name: Existential Crisis
Taken From: Existential Crisis single
Release Date: 21st September 2018

Artist: Steve Mason
Track Name: About The Light
Taken From: About The Light album
Release Date: 18th January 2019
Next Gig: 9th February 2018 at St Barts (just off London Road)
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/38HDDDNmmtuvzPm0EfiMse

Artist: Sick Joy
Track Name: Dissolve Me
Taken From: Dissolve Me single
Release Date: 19th September 2018
Next Gig: Headline gig at Patterns 20th October
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2zEx7INYs6CCYbmi6KGAoo

Artist: Icehead
Track Name: Losing Sleep
Taken From: Losing Sleep single
Release Date: 18th September 2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5VmleTz8guyTQ1PEHpPJrF

Artist: 12 Stone Toddler
Track Name: Heaven Was Closed
Taken From: My Machine / Heaven Was Closed split single
Release Date: 16th September 2018
Next Gig: Album Launch on 10th October at The Haunt

Artist: Wizard Sleeve
Track Name: These Days
Taken From: Special Brew EP
Release Date: 20/09/2018
Next Gig: at Halloweiner at Green Door Store on 31st October

Artist: KLSR
Track Name: Slow Space
Taken From: Slow Space EP
Release Date: 25/09/2018

Artist: Thyla
Track Name: Candy
Taken From: debut EP
Release Date: due Jan 2019

Artist: Isla North
Track Name: Dangerous
Taken From: upcoming EP
Release Date: 28th September 2018
Next Gig: EP Launch Party 9th October at Sticky Mike’s
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/1EEbfpy8l82PHP5oRxyI6D

Artist: Wild Cat Strike
Track Name: Rhubarb Nostalgia
Taken From: Rhubarb Nostalgia album
Release Date: 5th October 2018
Next Gig: album launch 15th October at Pop Up Brighton
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6Qn8PFFo6w8rqWmngJNiiA

New Brighton Music

Hope you all had a good bank holiday. We spent it not blogging. Normal business is resumed, and here’s the last new music post for August.

Artist: Orbital
Track Name: P.H.U.K.U.
Taken From: P.H.U.K.U. single
Release Date: 17th August 2018
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3GHG2Qp2rkJ3OgTOBexscH

Artist: The Go! Team
Track Name: Chico’s Radical Decade
Taken From: Semicircle album
Release Date: out now

Artist: AK Patterson
Track Name: A Woman’s Word
Taken From: A Woman’s Word single
Release Date: out now
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/23mdixPRID2VeUjGDcmfNV

Artist: Blue & The Blonde
Track Name: Dog Meat Blues
Taken From: Blood Violence EP
Release Date: 25th August 2018

Artist: Via Tirana
Track Name: The City
Taken From: The City EP
Release Date: 28/08/2018

Artist: Lacuna Bloome
Track Name: I am
Taken From: I am single
Release Date: 24/08/2018
Next Gig: Supporting Saltwater Sun at Sticky Mike’s 14th September

Artist: El Train
Track Name: Gold featuring Javeon
Taken From: Gold single
Release Date: 24/08/2018
Next Gig:

Artist: Wild Cat Strike
Track Name: Satellite Towns
Taken From: Satellite Towns single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Supporting Delta Sleep at The Haunt 20th September

New Brighton Music

After a couple of weeks of live posts, here’s our second new music post of the year.

Our first track this week is the new release from Adal called Synthesize. Tight eighties synths provide the perfect accompaniment to vocals provided by Alexanderson from Cardiff’s XY&O.
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New Brighton Music

So, welcome to probably our last new music post of the year. As December hits we’ll be doing our end of year round ups, but it’s rare that anything gets put out in the run up to Christmas anyway. Continue reading

Wild Cat Strike EP launch at the Green Door Store with The New Union and Poles Apart

Last night Wild Cat Strike played at the Green Door Store to celebrate the launch of their new EP Attentive Blood, and we went along to record the even for posterity and to share a bit of the atmosphere for those who couldn’t make it. The EP is out now via bandcamp through the link below. Support came from equally great Poles Apart and The New Union.

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More new releases

It seems like only a week ago I was posting a bunch of new singles from Brighton bands. Maybe that’s because it was only a week ago, but it must be the season for new releases, because here’s a bunch more:

First up is High Rankin, with his new track Fuck You Virtual DJ. It’s very immature, it’s got some filthy bass, a cartoon video, and childish swearing. What more could you want? A free download, you say? Well, as it happens…

Haunted Gold by Curxes is released today on iTunes. If you’re not such a fan of digital downloads, apparently some vinyl is coming soon!. The video is the result of weeks of painstaking scanner and glitter work. Take a look here:

Next we have Wild Cat Strike, with their debut EP Shout at Satan, which was recorded just up the road a Yellowfish Studio near Lewes. Not quite as dark or metallic as the name might suggest, the EP is three tracks of good old fashioned guitar indie. The band also make their debut performance at the Prince Albert on Saturday 28th April

Sticking with debuts, Soft Arrows release their debut single Spirit Animal Bones today. The two piece played a great minimal shoe gaze set a few months ago at Sea Monsters at the Prince Albert and have released their single as a free download in advance of their forthcoming album All Through The Sinew.

Heliopause (who also played at Sea Monsters) are putting out their next release on limited cassette. Don’t worry though – there’ll be a digital download included. They’re playing a launch gig at Brighton Electric Studios on 5th May, and have put a couple of tracks up on Bandcamp as a taster:

Finally, here’s Kellar’s new EP Smokescreen. Kellar make what they call Improvisional Texture Rock. It’s big slabs of extreme psychadelic noise, devoid of such mainstream constraints like tunes or time signatures. Heavy stuff indeed.