Our regular SPECTRUM series in association with Resident is back in full force bringing you the freshest talent from all corners of Brighton's vibrant music scene.
Fragile Creatures are a rock band from Brighton on a mission to restore Britain's reputation for original guitar music. They are about to release their debut album ...And Other Wild things, the first release from new local label BrightonsFinestPresents due in early 2016. Well known for being 'melodic, off-kilter and extremely catchy' Fragile Creatures have combined the very best of classic American and British pop and rock into beautifully crafted songs that will move you to the dance-floor and stick in your head. Get an exclusive first listen to the album on BrightonsFinest.com.
Fragile Creatures will be launching their new album as they headline this month’s SPECTRUM
Stowaways, the lead track from the album, has already gained over 120,000 plays on Soundcloud and was recently picked as BBC Introducing South's 'Track Of The Day' played at Drivetime on BBC Sussex / Surrey. These guys are certainly ones to watch in 2016.
'Circle their name in red pen, tear out this section, set a memo on your phone - whatever, just make sure you give these guys a listen!' Brighton Unsigned Magazine Feb/March 2013
'The band has successfully reminded the UK of the beauty of original guitar pop music...at the same time revealing the uniqueness that they bring to such a broad genre' Sound And Motion Magazine Oct 2012
Fierce Friend is a new band, but has a link to Brighton’s great heritage. Several of the members have been involved variously in Electric Soft Parade, Brakes and The Upper Room, and more recently with Foxes!, Common Tongues and Octopuses. Fierce Friend offers intelligently blissful music that is crafted to woo and entangle you. The group is building a strong following and has a debut album in the pipeline.
Prince Vaseline are a four-piece psychedelic pop band from Brighton, they formed in October 2013, sharing a mutual love for bands such as The Velvet Underground, Stereolab, the Stooges, and Pavement, as well as a passion for world psych and early experimental electronica. They’re pretty new to the scene but already making a big impact.
AND… even more for you this month in the lower bar…
The Willing Gales
Brighton based band of 7+ members featuring horn section and string section.
Genre hopping between electro swing arrangements to riotous gypsy punk songs through big Arcade Fire style indie arrangements and as much as possible in between.
Travelling in Norway inspired Beattie’s music. She simply keeps taking an intuitive folk ride along the seaside. The simplicity of the guitar is mixed with a personal poetry and slight melancholy. Follow the woo-hoo instructions and create your own computer program.