We were all massively excited by last month’s announcement of Drill Festival a multi-venue festival here in Brighton. Running from December 4-7, the bill is being co-produced between Wire and One Inch Badge, with the initial line up featuring the might of Swans, Savages and Wire themselves.
This week has seen the release of the second group of names which, similar to the first batch, feature local, national and international talent; highlights including British Sea Power with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s brass quintet, Young Fathers, These New Puritans, Esben & The Witch and Zu.
See the full updated line-up here.
Tickets (including day tickets) here.
It’s already been some year for grungy three-piece Tigercub, gradually building their audience through a virtually constant live presence. They have been snapped up as the first release on Jazz Life, Blood Red Shoes’ new label. They release ‘Centrefold’ on December 1st but first will go out on a ten date European tour with their label bosses, starting in Düsseldorf on Sunday.
Tyrannosaurus Dead are releasing their eagerly awaited Flying Ant Day debut album on 10th November through Odd Box Records. Deservedly long favourites of the local scene, they have shared a track from the LP Bagged and Boarded ahead of the album’s release.
We’ve been waiting a while to hear some recorded music from Sealionwoman since being blown away by their performance with Vile Imbeciles last year. At last, the double bass and vocals duo have set up a Soundcloud and posted a couple of tracks. We reckon the pick of them is ‘Poor Hugo’. Take five minutes out of your day and we think you’ll end up agreeing.
Resident Record’s Spectrum night has been quietly assembling some kick-ass bills in recent months, with Brighton breakout star Gazelle Twin featuring at last month’s edition. Halloween will see Speak Galactic, Blue Spectre (who we just loved a couple of weeks ago), Spacenoid and Abraham Moughrabi providing the entertainment. Tickets are a very reasonable £4.
Maybe we should have a feature called ‘Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, what are they up to this week?’ It’s drummer Tom Diamantopoulo’s turn this week, with his new band Rudy Queue and The Demos. We aren’t totally sure what he does here, but this track is really promising.