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

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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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September Gig Preview

It’s the third of September, which means we’re overdue for our September gig preview post.

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The big gig to mention this month though is Kitfest, taking place at St George’s Church on Saturday 15th September. It’s in aid of the Kit Tarka Foundation, a charity set up by The Miserable Rich lead singer James De Malplaquet following the sad early passing of his son at just thirteen days old. The Miserable Rich have been on hiatus for a few years but are reforming for the concert which sees Fujiya & Miyagi (playing their only Brighton gig of the year) and Alice Russell & TM Juke at the top of the bill for the evening, which will be MCed by David Shrigley. Gloria Cycles are also reforming for the night – newcomers to Brighton might know the name from the vintage sign in the Basketmakers, but Gloria Cycles was also the name of one of the city’s top bands around ten years ago – alongside Jess Bishop, We Bop Choir and 1BTN DJs. Continue reading

New Brighton Music

Another week, another new music post. As diverse as always, and kicking off this week with Brighton Music Blog favourite Yumi & The Weather, who’s just on the cusp of putting out their debut album.

Artist: Yumi & The Weather
Track Name: Hustle
Taken From: Hustle / Without You single
Release Date: out now
Next Gig: Yumi & The Weather album launch at Sticky Mike’s 7th September 2018
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The Great Escape Festival Preview

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It’s nearly that time again. Next weekend, the Great Escape rolls into town again, turning everywhere that you could fit a stage, and a lot of places where you can’t imagine a stage normally, into venues for a few days. We’re not going to go through the whole line up – first of all there are literally hundreds of bands playing, but also most of them aren’t from Brighton. Also, a lot of the good local stuff happens as part of the Alt Escape. What we’ve done instead is compiled a list of what we think is every Brighton band who are playing as part of the main festival, and asked a few of our favourite bands for their recommendations for the weekend. We’ve also got a list of what we believe is all the facebook events set up for Alt Escape gigs, which will provide you with a lot more information than you’ll get from anywhere else. Continue reading