‘What have we been listening to this week…’

Posted On 16 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

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The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we have been enjoying…..

Team Member – Alan Poole

The Release – ‘My Generation’ by The Who (Selected Video)
The Who’s 1965 debut album, ‘My Generation’ best track ‘My Generation’ because it was the year I met Roz and it’s exactly how we felt at the time. Strangely enough 54 years later it’s still how we feel.

Team Member – Andy Murphy

The Release – ‘The Undertones’ by The Undertones (Selected Video)
Released 40 years ago on May 13th, the raw energy of this record still manages to make me feel youthful all these years later.

Team Member – Cris Watkins

The Release – ‘End Of Suffering’ by Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes (Selected Video)
Fantastic new release from Frank Carter with a huge sound. Opener ‘Why a Butterfly Can’t Love a Spider’, ‘Tyrant Lizard King’, ‘Angel Wings’ and ‘Crowbar’ are all classic tracks. This album won’t leave the car stereo for a good while!

Team Member – David McLean

The Release – ‘Confident Music for Confident People’ by Confidence Man (Selected Video)
One of my fave albums of 2018 being given another spin after seeing them do a great gig at Great Escape.

Team Member – Guy Ramone

The Release – ‘Live In Leeds’ by Theatre Of Hate (Selected Video)
Cracking Album, and cracking song…so much better than the overproduced studio LP ‘Westworld’.

Team Member – Jan Hinchy

The Release – ‘Communication’ by Karl Bartos (Selected Video)
I’ve been listening to former original Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos album ‘Communication’. Kraftwerkesque. But always makes a good quality change from the same standard classic Kraftwerk tracks.

Team Member – Karl Smith

The Release – ‘The Best Of Wham!’ by Wham! (Selected Video)
After three days of new and exciting music/bands @ TGE, I’m knackered. With reviews to write, this album is a guilty pleasure, where I can switch off and have a much familiar music in the background to get me going. The best track for me is ‘If You Were There’, but they were all great. Switch off and relax (Ooo may be Frankie next week).

Team Member – Kate Durach

The Release – ‘Chris’ by Christine And The Queens (Selected Video)                                       Héloïse Adelaide Letissier returned last autumn with her second album release after a four year gap, which maintained her outstanding quality.

Team Member – Mark Kelly

The Release – ‘Live At The Fillmore East 1968’ by The Who (Selected Video)
This live album catches The Who at a key moment in their career – just before ‘Tommy’ was released. It features ‘A Quick One (While He’s Away)’ which points the way to their future. The 33 minute version of ‘My Generation’ is really something to behold……

Team Member – Mark Kite

The Release – ‘Upstairs At Eric’s’ by Yazoo (Selected Video)
This is an absolute classic from 1982. Nearly everyone will remember Alison Moyet but not all will have heard the real mix and genius in the lesser known tracks of this album. I played it twice this weekend because after playing it once we both had memories we discussed about where we were and what we were doing when it was released. If you haven’t heard this album give it a try

Team Member – Martin J Fuller

The Release – ‘Future Me Hates Me’ by The Beths (Selected Video)
Fresh from seeing them play a packed Horatio’s on Brighton’s Palace Pier as part of The Great Escape Festival, I gave this album another listen on Spotify. It’s a very accomplished debut from Auckland’s indie-pop rockers and has a sound akin to a much more established band. Worth checking out!

Team Member – Nick Linazasoro

The Release – ‘Adjourn’ by Mellow Gang (Selected Video)
One of the pleasant surprises of this years Great Escape new music festival. This new album is all-killer-and-no-filler!

Team Member – Nick Tutt

The Release – ‘Slam! Bam!’ by The DeRellas (Selected Video)
‘Rock’n’roll High School’ Ramones brought up to the 21st century

Team Member – Richie Nice

The Release – ‘I Feel Nothing Most Days’ by Oliver Cherer (Selected Video)                               An album that came from finding a box of cassette portastudio tapes in his attic. 35 years on, the finished album has a strange, sparse, eerie beauty.

Team Member – Ross Harper

The Release – ‘Simple Math’ by Manchester Orchestra (Selected Video)                           Beautiful, ugly, emotive, gut filled stuff from over the pond, makes you think a bit too.

Team Member – Sara-Louise Bowrey

The Release – ‘Encore’ by The Specials (Selected Video)
How often does a band come back with a new album after an 18-year hiatus and deliver ten tracks that sound as fresh as their debut release? Delicious and delectable, this is proof-positive that The Specials have never really been away – they were simply biding their time and waiting for society to reconnect with their candid world view…

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