September gig previews

It’s 2nd September, so it’s time for another of our monthly gig preview posts. We skipped August because it seems most of the promoters and venues were also taking a well earned holiday, but normal service is resumed now.

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First up is our latest Brighton Rocks subject BUNKR, who launches his new album The Initiation Well at the Rose Hill this Friday.

There’s another album launch the following Friday. On the 13th, Strange Cages launch “Pop Therapy” with a gig at the Rialto. Hopefully this won’t affect their Deadbeat Disco nights that they run every other Thursday at the Richmond, which are also highly recommended.

68555875_666494733831636_4926895450692255744_oTwo Brighton Music Blog favourites are playing on Wednesday 18th. You can catch Yumi & The Weather and Winter Gardens supporting Burning House at the Prince Albert.

A couple more release shows to mention – Pavilion launch at the Green Door Store on Fri 20th September, and King Bee  have a release show for their new EP at Pipeline on Friday 27th September.

 

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New Brighton Music

We’ve got a huge post this week, thanks to not getting around to doing it last weekend, and then making our Gig preview post when we did have time to do some blogging. This week’s post kicks off with the new single from My Life Story, which is taken from their first new album since 2000.

Artist: My Life Story
Track Name: Taking on the World
Taken From: Taking on the World (single)
Release Date: Out today
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July Gig Previews

It’s the first of July and summer’s definitely here. What’s hot in the world of Brighton music over the next month though? Read on and we’ll tell you…

65013478_2449985405052630_1447428644749180928_oThe first gig we have to mention takes place this Friday (5th), when The Physics House Band play at the Hope & Ruin, off the back of their recent Death Sequence EP. There are two local supports – Inwards and Jouis – and the nightwill be lit by Innerstrings.

Yumi & The Weather are on the road around the UK from today for their first full band tour. They’re playing at the Green Door Store on Monday 8th July.

60436134_1591482550986495_1297388407554572288_nIf you want to see a great band AND do some good this month, then go and see Orchards, who play at the Hope & Ruin on Wednesday 10th July, where profits are going to Brighton Women’s centre. This will be the first time we’ve actually caught a full Orchards set, having missed them so many times and only managing to catch the last couple of songs at this year’s Great Escape. Support comes from Libra Libra and Pollon.

61639715_1561958160604325_3454111926072639488_oPenelope Isles‘ new album When The Tide Comes In comes out a week on Friday, and they’re playing an instore at Resident on Wednesday 17th July. Unless you’re lucky enough to be at one of the European festivals they’re playing at this summer, this is going to be your only chance to see them until their tour in November / December (which finishes at the Haunt on December 11th).

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Finally, we couldn’t close off our gig preview without mentioning Rag’n’Bone Man’s gig at the Racecourse on Saturday 27th July. I’m not sure if he still lives locally, but does that really matter when he’s done so much for the local music scene – working his way up with Rum Committee, supporting AudioActive, and playing at the Brits in front of visuals of the pier.

Brighton Music Blog 2018 Highlights

I’m not a fan of end of year lists. There’s the forced ranking of things, introducing subjectivity and pitting people against each other. There’s the fact that you might not remember things from the start of the year as well as recent tracks, or that some songs sounded great in the sunshine but right now it’s cold, wet and miserable. So instead, here’s a few tracks from 2018 that are highlights for us. No particular order, no claims that one is better than another, just what we think are a bunch of great tunes. There’s a few maybe more obvious bands missing (naming no names) – it’s been a brilliant year for Brighton Music – but some of the bands you might be thinking of haven’t been in touch, or haven’t got back to us when we’ve been in touch. Given how successful they’ve been they obviously haven’t needed a blog like us, and it’s not like we’ve been short of great music to post this year. Anyway, we’ve tried to post bandcamp links where we can, so if you like what you can hear, you can click through and buy from the site where the biggest proportion of the price goes back to the artist: Continue reading

New Brighton Music

Welcome to what’s probably our last New Music post of the year. We’re going to go into hibernation mode soon, with maybe just a post with some of our favourite tracks, and then we’ll be back in the new year, bright eyed and bushy tailed. But for now, it’s business as usual:

Artist: Blood Red Shoes
Track Name: Howl
Taken From: Get Tragic album
Release Date: Howl out now, Get Tragic out 25th January
Next Gig: 11th December at Sticky Mike’s
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New Brighton Music

So, that’s bonfire night and Halloween over and done with for another year. What’s there to brighten your lives up? All these tracks, that’s what:

Artist: Yumi & The Weather
Track Name: Find Another / Find Another (Slugabed remix)
Taken From: Find Another single
Release Date: 2nd November
Next Gig: 6th December at Spectrum at Brighton Museum
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New Brighton Music

Another week of new music – fairly quiet this week (or maybe it just feels like that because I’ve managed to do the post just a week after the previous one, as I always intend to but so often never manage):

Artist: Yumi & The Weather
Track Name: Without You
Taken From: Without You single
Release Date: 02/10/2018
Next Gig: supporting British Sea Power at Patterns 12th October
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