Brighton four-piece Yakul have followed up their soothing debut track, ‘Realigned’, with a much more uplifting neo-soul-meets-jazz track ‘Bad Karma’.
We’ve been aboard the Submariner hype for a little while now, having seen them over a year ago now at their Green Door Store headline show as well as interviewing the four-piece at the end of last year. The indie-pop quartet look like they have all the ingredients to truly breakout of Brighton and they’ve proven it with latest single ‘T.O.Y.S’.
There’s no wonder that “socio-political electro-punk” outfit Swoon are in a celebrative mood as we end 2018. It’s been a fantastic year for the quartet, and one that has seen them tour the UK with Pussy Riot as well as releasing their exciting debut EP Fun Police.
Indie-pop outfit Fond of Rudy have returned with ‘Illuminate’, following on fellow single ‘Imagination’ earlier in the year. Another slice of buoyant indie-pop in the vein of The 1975 and Sundara Karma, it’s a polished, wickedly catchy track that is sure to get singalongs started with ease.
Washed Out festival, the multi-venue two-day festival that “celebrates modern punk and scenes that fall under its sub-genres”, will be back in 2019 and they’ve announced their first wave of acts. The festival is held from 12th-13th April, and already looks like it’s worth noting down in your calendar.
It’s been a pretty quiet year for Brighton duo Hanya, after they released double A-side, Post-Heather, at the back end of 2017. However, now they’re back in the form of ‘Radio’, a slice of brilliant, brooding shoegaze-inspired pop.
Brighton “fuzz pop” quartet Beach Riot have, seemingly, impressed a lot of people around the city with their exciting live show. Now, they’ve announced their debut EP, simply entitled BEACH RIOT – EP, which will be released on 7th December on Vallance Records, home to fellow Brighton noise-makers Strange Cages.
Make no mistake about it, day festival fever has hit Brighton in recent years. No doubt ignited by the success of The Great Escape festival, over the last year alone we’ve had Bad Pond festival, Washed Out festival and Lewes Psychedelic festival all provide us with fantastic entertainment and value for money. Now, the good folks at One Inch Badge and Small Pond are reviving Mutations festival, which last took place in 2015.
Anyone in and around the Brighton music scene will know both Nelson Navarro and RIAH; Navarro for his excellent MC’ing around the city and Riah for her jazz-inspired, down tempo, original soul. Excitingly, they’ve teamed up for a brand-new single, ‘So Long’, under the name Knight & Navarro.
This is very exciting news, indeed. JF Sebastian, from Brighton band Underwater Boys, has dropped his debut single ‘Komodo’ and we’re big, big fans of it – and not just because he’s named himself after a character from Blade Runner.