Posts tagged “new music

new EP “Ugly Scene” released 11 May ’18

Bandcamp (includes bonus material) / Amazon / iTunes / Spotify

Not Too Far

The Wrong Side

Ugly Man

Damn Storyteller

City Consolation

Out today: the loudest and most obnoxious set of recordings I’ve done in quite a while – it felt like that kind of time again.  The follow-up, hopefully due later this year, is already finished and takes a different angle… it’s called Disquiet.  But for now, hope you enjoy these dispatches from the feedback frontier x

“spins and spins to weave a heavy and complex sonic web” – indiebandguru.com

 


gig, LDN, 25 May + DIY album recording

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 amazing what you can do with £0.00

 Am playing a free all-day gig in London – Smile Acoustic @ RichMix, E1 – this Monday (25th).  On 4pm-ish, I think.  There’s loads of musicians involved – here’s the event page.  Looks fun.

Also, been recording another full-length effort lately…  Self-produced, micro-budget, with assists here and there from talented friends.  It already sounds exciting, might even end up as the best thing I’ve done so far.

Anyway, come to the gig and hear some of the songs that’ll be on it.


NO POSITIVE VIBES!!! (a proposal)

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we’ve all been there, right?

I’m thinking of starting my own regular music/performance event here in Brighton.

There’s a lot of smug, cosy, middle-of-the-road bullshit for grownup children – and very little that’s genuinely got any darkness or challenge to it.  Something has to be done, and soon.  Therefore, I propose:

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new(ish) Brighton bands I like

Just for a change, and because everyone loves a pundit, I fancy writing about local bands encountered recently who didn’t make me want to puke.

Well, not so much “writing” like a reviewer, more listing them in no particular order, without spoon-feeding – so you can discover their brilliance for yourself.  Also, lists are how we communicate nowadays:

Man Ray Sky – incredible layered guitar/electro soundscapes and vistas

Lutine – spooky anti-folk from the dark, dark ages (their debut gig in a church was stunning)

Thee Bald Knobbers – absolutely indescribable.  This link is live footage.  It’s terrifying.

Shonalika Tilak – a superb singer with some extremely dark, absorbing music

Stevie and the Nobodies – crunchy guitars, smart tunes, humour

Prissy Lips – utter fucking exotic trash glam

Plurals – drones and transcendence

Broken Ears – punchy, hard-edged acoustica (fairly new outfit, but already very strong)

& the marvellous Junkboy

An interesting mixture, and that’ll do for now – apologies to any I’ve missed out, although doubtless there’ll be more…  There were three very good acts at my recent launch gig, for example – check them out too.  In fact, check em all out.

 

 


a new lyrics video: see here!

 

This is the lyrics video to forthcoming single In The Evil Empire, due to be released on The Animal Farm in 2014.

 

 


next gig: Thursday 20 Sept, Brunswick, Brighton

And here’s another gig, back home at the Brunswick in Brighton – details here.  Thur 20 Sept, doors 8pm, tickets £4 or £3 adv from Brunswick site (with unlimited cheap guestlist).

I’m closing the night from about 10:20, and get a 40-min set – which gives me a chance to play some stuff from album 2 that’s not been aired before.  The other acts are Jessica Mary York and Daniel Powell.  Thanks to Andy Hillion for promoting, and as it’s a nice atmospheric venue this should be a memorable night: looking forward to it.