Robin Coward’s award-winning yourgardenday released the Flat Stream EP over a year ago in a limited edition CD. It’s a brilliant collection of songs and is now getting its well-deserved digital release (via itunes, amazon, play etc) on Monday.
There’s a hometown launch gig in Brighton on Friday 7th November from 7:30pm at the Latest Music bar in Kemp Town. Entry is free if you show them the download of the EP on your mobile device, or it’s a suggested £3 donation.
Here’s the lead track from the EP ‘Something in the Music’
News just in: the lovely Robin Coward’s yourgardenday have been announced as joint winners of The Song competition for unsigned songwriters run by the Convent, coming joint first out of around 1000 entries. Hopefully this will mean they will have the support and resources now to complete their album and get that released. Very well done to Robin and Sam and the lads.
If you haven’t heard their Flat Stream EP from last year, you can listen to it here
Brighton Unsigned launched their latest issue with a gig at the Hope featuring their cover stars yourgardenday, and three other up-and-coming acts. Another excellent night’s entertainment, emphasising the vast musical talent that exists in Brighton.
First up was a young guy called Mortie Pockett, who hails from Storrington but is now a local town player. His sound felt like a throwback to Elvis in his Sun Sessions period, strong rhythmic strumming and a twang-infused vocal style over some nice rocking tunes.
Next up were the startlingly youthful looking but exceptionally talented Stark, with a harder powerful sound that took us out of 1950s rockabilly into a late 60s bluesy heavy rock vibe, akin to Led Zeppelin. All three members of Stark were incredibly impressive, and the sound whilst rocking was also soulful and full of great tunes. They ended their set with a stunning and original version of Dylan’s Crash on the Levee. There’s an EP being launched at the Prince Albert on 4th March which comes highly recommended.
Then came the cover stars yourgardenday with their first full band set of the year, following last year’s successful launch of the Flat Stream EP. Another favourite of this blog, Robin Coward has a bunch of really strong songs which are highly memorable and stand out form the crowd. Robin can be heard every week at one of the open mic spots he runs around town, but in a full band setting songs like the opener Something in the Music, sons of a Gun and the beautiful closer Spring is Springing can be heard as they were intended. Pop classics every one.
Final band Unsung Lilly are out-of-towners, reflecting Brighton Unsigned magazine’s desire to spread a little more widely and cover more of the talent across the south east. They’re a big loud band with a powerful pop sound and oodles of talent.
Robin Coward and his band yourgardenday launched their new EP ‘flat stream’ at St Andrew’s Church on Friday night. They were ably supported by an array of extrordinary Brighton talent in the form of Sophie Reid, Zoe Hazel and Bella Kardasis.
Brighton Music Blog was there to witness a celebration of new local music.
Anyone who knows the Brighton music scene will probably have come across Robin Coward. Currently empresario of three weekly open mic spots, he was also the mesmerising keyboardist accompanying Martin Rossiter at his recent gigs. And now he’s releasing an EP of five songs by his band yourgardenday that are star quality and should knock your socks off.
Rather than go through a label, Robin’s taking the independent route and initially releasing the ‘Flat Stream’ EP through a pledge music project. The 5-track EP is full of Robin’s characteristic quirky, bright and intelligent songs with a unifying aim to “reconnect with simpler times”, all wrapped up in some superb musicianship. The EP’s being launched at a hometown gig at St Andrew’s Church in Hove on Friday August 23rd, one of a few really unique and special venues Robin’s playing at in a little week-long national launch tour. BMB will be present to report and it comes highly recommended.
In an original move, Robin’s selling tickets for the gig with a copy of the EP through the pledge music site (and there are discounts for couples who only want one copy of the EP). You can also buy some additional items, such as becoming a “metrognome” and acquiring a goodybag of yourgardenday exclusives. Or maybe you fancy one of the ten remaining copies of the first yourgardenday EP signed and hand-delivered? Nice!