This blog is no stranger to the Brighton music scene, which has become notorious for its notably eclectic music scene and, over the past few years, has been home to some of the most promising up and coming bands. Something about the seaside city, probably something in the water, has helped it become a musical […]
“A lot of people go through the motions at social gatherings, to try and keep up appearances or whatever, whereas if they just let go of that kind of stuff they might have more meaningful relationships.” Talkboy’s guitarist Tim Malkin’s statement perfectly sums up my feelings towards their newest release ‘Over & Under,’ it’s not […]
As the latest single to be lifted from Phobophobes’ unsettling and excellent debut album Miniature World, the accompanying brooding yet simultaneously frenetic video for ‘Child Star’ has given South London’s music scene something to really chew on.
Fragile power – that’s what I think best describes Brighton band The Family Chain’s new release ‘Catholic‘. The vocal delivery is strong yet wounded, filled with emotion but restrained, matching perfectly with the story of fear and rejection contained in the relatively short lyrics. It’s a story that many people in our progressively more secular […]
I’ve always held that Brighton has one of the best, if not the best, music scene over the last 10 years or so. The diversity in sound and the friendships that form between bands is something that sets Brighton apart. It’s a place where any band can carve its own niche and find its own […]
It’s not uncommon for a band to diversify its sound over time. All the greats have, to some extent, played with the tropes of genre and made some fantastic songs in doing so. I’d like to inaugurate Carnivals into that select group with their newest release ‘Leave It All Behind’, a welcome jump into new […]
London’s Beach Riot engage in fuzz-heavy angst on latest single ‘Slackers’. Unhindered by its catchy pop motifs and familiar structural beats, an assault course of feedback, gang vocals, and a QOTSA-esque rhythm section marry perfectly with the fuzzed-up power chords – the main giveaway to the band’s expansive influences.
Brighton-based noise makers Idle Crooks & Englishmen share a preview of their forthcoming EP ‘I Feel Like You Should Be More Dangerous’ today (listen here). The riff heavy blues punk outfit effortlessly mix genres – helped along by the distinct and present vocals of guitarist/vocalist Tom Hurn. That isn’t to say that the guitar or drums […]
Don’t stand up on my accord. Please – “stay in your seat”. Vulgarians’ latest single ‘Hands Around the Waste’ makes that oh-so clear with contrasting voracious aggression and creepily wonky instrumentation. One could be deceived by the Samuel Barber-esque orchestral introduction, starting you off with expectations of a laid back emotional ballad. However, a break […]
Idle Crooks and Englishmen are taking blues rock and throwing it into the punk and indie scene, then taking it back out and showing us the result. Their new EP ‘I Feel Like You Should Be More Dangerous’, and its accompanying tour, is lined up to be a huge success – taking in Brighton, London […]
Carnivals waste no time in getting to where they want to be with their new release ‘City of Skulls’. Opening with a raucous explosion of forceful guitars and drums, overseen by the lead guitar (and subsequent vocal) hook – aptly referential to the clear psych influences. One can’t help but notice the South-East Londoner’s influences, […]
The Golden Age of TV, a Leeds based 5-piece, have firmly secured their position in the burgeoning post-rock market that’s currently blossoming around the UK with their debut track ‘Between Each Brick’.
Opening with whirling synths and an aggressive pushing bassline, Manchester three-piece W.H Lung’s debut track ‘Inspiration’ is a 7-minute psychedelic odyssey that relentlessly travels from motif to motif, yet never straying too far as to be unable to return.