A busy show this week with an even split between new local things and material from a third excellent compilation from One Inch Badge. So I’m flip-flopping between the North West and South Coast.
Anyone needing further proof of the strength of Brighton’s musical underground need look no further than the third instalment of the Sea Monsters ‘Best of Brighton’ compilation – packed with 25 unique tracks from the most important bands in Brighton, the album includes almost two hours of music spread across two CDs and digital download. I’m featuring the first of the two CDs on this podcast. The second CD will be on the next edition.
The promo for the album advises “Choosing from the innumerable Brightonian artists on the scene is always a daunting task, but some always burn too bright to be ignored. This year, it seems only apt for One Inch Badge to team up with some of the key local collectives, labels and promoters to collaborate in presenting the most crucial local talent around, involving Source Magazine, Teen Creeps, Love Thy Neighbour, Punk V Hardcore and Slip Jam B.”
Just a few of the highlights of this year’s Sea Monsters are; psychedelic space jazz three piece The Physics House Band, who since the Sea Monsters festival have signed with Blood & Biscuits (home of Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships & Sleep Party People), released their debut EP and toured the UK extensively; kraut-grunge-poppers Traams, who recently signed to Fat-Cat records and have their new EP Ladders coming out on 10th June 2013, in the midst of selling out shows left, right, and centre; four piece Kins and their lush, layered and elegant pop gems, which have earned them comparisons to Radiohead, Fever Ray and Alt-J (with whom they share a management team), two performances at the official Great Escape festival and lots of Radio One love; and Gnarwolves, undisputed favourite darlings of the UK punk scene, whose fast and frenetic live shows have since seen them sign to Big Scary Monsters/Pink Mist and sell out all copies of their forth-coming EP ‘Funemployed’ in six hours.
The other 19 artists are a welcome feast of diversity, encapsulating the seaside town’s beating musical heart and enviably rich lifeblood. These great talents pushed on-line plays to over 20,000 in just the first week, with total plays in excess of 50,000 now. The entire compilation is available to stream here: https://soundcloud.com/oneinchbadge/sets/sea-monsters-3
But things kick off with the brand new release from Salford’s finest proponents of cutting edge “buildingscapebeats” the marvellous AAAK (As Able As Kane ) – i’ve already reviewed the album here. There are also new EPs from Dusty Moonan, Sam Smith & Company, and Hot Vestry, plus the remixes from the new PSB single I featured last week. In between some tasty local treats and a Nugget towards the end.
You can listen to the show via this link :
- As Able As Kane – BuildingscapebeatXXV
- Dusty Moonan – Have You Ever Been To The North
- The Affliction – Good People
- Kins – Top and Turn
- Hot Vestry – Vanish
- The Fall – Yes O Yes
- Phoria – Red
- Sam Smith & Company – From Heathens To Devils
- Luo – Fears
- Kill Pretty – Kill Pretty
- Soccer 96 – Aquarius
- As Able As Kane – Never Stop Me
- Dusty Moonan – 4-3-1
- Squadron Leaders – Guines De Escadrilla
- Hot Vestry – Where All Ends Meet
- Traams – Peggy
- Flies On You – Despairselfloathing
- As Able As Kane – Tough Luck
- Public Service Broadcasting – Theme from PSB (D>R>U>G>S remix)
- Negative Pegasus – Natural Jazz
- Sam Smith & Company – Dirty Logic
- Physics House Band – Abraxical Solapose
- Monkeys In Love – Hair Transplant
- Kitten Alone – Finish What We Started
- The Deal Was For The Diamond – For My Sins
- Moff Skellington – Inside The Marrow
- As Able As Kane – Enjoy Your Moment
- Written In Waters – Ligeia
- Dusty Moonan – Literacy Gnome (Paul Hammond Remix)
- Rapid Pig – Brother John
- If Heroes Should Fail – Arras (ii)
- Sam Smith & Company – The Pouring Rain Is Bliss
- Hot Vestry – Colours of the Waterfall
- Public Service Broadcasting – Theme from PSB (Fold Remix)
- Broker – Pro-rata
- As Able As Kane – Time XXV
- Gnarwolves – Coffee
- The Nazz – Open My Eyes
- Sam Smith & Company – Some Facts
- Bruce Springsteen – Land of Hope and Dreams
- BuildingscapebeatsXXV – the new album out this week – get it here eromedaentertainment.com/store-2/
- New EP – get it here – dustymoonan.bandcamp.com/album/have-you-ever-been-to-the-north
- One of Dusty’s earlier bands – ska punk from Colwyn Bay
- Sea Monsters 3 – www.facebook.com/hellokins/info
- From the new EP “Tell Me How It’s Done” www.hotvestry.com/
- From “I Am Kurious Oranj”
- as 4 – www.facebook.com/phoriamusic/info
- From the Heathens to Devils EP – get it from I-Tunes
- as 4.
- From “In 80 Days” get it from All The Madmen
- as 4. www.facebook.com/Soccer96band/info
- as 1.
- as 3.
- as 4.
- as 5.
- as 4. www.facebook.com/TRAAMSBAND/info
- From “Nothing to write home about” – available from Bandcamp
- as 1.
- From the new single as featured last week
- as 4. www.facebook.com/negativepegasus/info
- as 8.
- as 4. www.facebook.com/thephysicshouseband/info
- From “Will Pet and Cuddle You” available from all the usual download sites
- Another new demo track from that hot bed of musical endeavour Levenshulme
- as 4. www.facebook.com/thedealwasforthediamond/info
- From the Reformation sessions – new album due soon.
- as 1.
- as 4. www.facebook.com/Writteninwaters/info
- as 2.
- From “Wildlife” available from Bandcamp
- as 4. www.facebook.com/WeNeverLearnedToLive/info
- as 8.
- as 5.
- as 19.
- as 4. www.facebook.com/BrokerUK?v=info
- as 1.
- as 4. www.facebook.com/Gnarwolves/info
- from Nuggets Volume 1
- as 8.
- From “Wrecking Ball”