‘What have we been listening to this week…’

Posted On 05 Jul 2019 at 7:15 pm

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 – ‘Fistful Of Metal’ by Anthrax (Selected Video)

This weeks album choice as we are seeing them very soon is ‘Fistful Of Metal’ by Anthrax, released in 1984.

Team Member – Andy Murphy

The Release – ‘Adolescents’ by Adolescents (Selected Video)

In preparation for seeing US Punk band Adolescents play live for the first time, 39 years after they were formed, I decided to give their debut album a listen beforehand. It turned out to be a good choice as they played 10 of the 16 tracks on this album in their set. They had me hooked and I have been listening to it regularly since.

Team Member – Cris Watkins

The Release – ‘Songbook’ by Frank Turner (Selected Video)

After catching a little of Frank Turner’s set at this year’s Camden Rocks I decided to have a little dig around and see what all the fuss was about and so glad I did. I can not stop playing ‘Four Simple Words’ opener to this collection. Others that have grabbed me ‘The Next Storm’, ‘The Road’ and ‘I Still Believe’. Can’t believe that all this time Frank Turner had never appeared on my radar now I’m making up for lost time.

Team Member – David McLean

The Release – ‘Chanctonbury Rings’ by Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly (Selected Video)

This week’s selection is ‘Chanctonbury Rings’ by Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly. PJ Harvey/Nick Cave dark folk with synth stabs that blend in perfectly. Songs about Sussex too!

Team Member – Guy Ramone

The Release – ‘Plymouth Rock – The Best Of Satan’s Pilgrims’ by Satan’s Pilgrims (Selected Video)

Go for that wave!

Team Member – Ian Bourn

The Release – ‘Damned Damned Damned’ by The Damned (Selected Video)

After being lucky enough to photo The Damned in Brighton last week, it just had to be done, A replacement vinyl of ‘DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED’. A lovely vinyl remaster detracts nothing from the delightful racket held between the original release grooves. This has been on the turntable pretty much since the gig! Loved this album back then and this release is full of extras!

Team Member – Jan Hinchy

The Release – ‘Die Mensch·Maschine’ by Kraftwerk (Selected Video)

Been playing the German version of ‘The Man Machine’ album by Kraftwerk aka ‘Die Mensch·Maschine’. All time classic. Playing ‘Neonlicht’ again as always is a sublime experience. Ageless, pioneering electronic album.

Team Member – Karl Smith

The Release – ‘Club Classics Vol. One’ by Soul II Soul (Selected Video)

So many great tunes brought me back to the nightclubs of Stoke On Trent. Ha, good times.

Team Member – Mark Kelly

The Release – ‘Babes Never Die’ by Honeyblood (Selected Video)

This week’s album is: Honeyblood – ‘Babes Never Die’. Honeyblood are essentially the vehicle of Stina Tweeddale who is a gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist. You want power and great tunes?

Team Member – Mark Kite

The Release – ‘Societys Rejects’ by The SoapGirls (Selected Video)

I have been playing this album on Spotify for the past year or so. This week I got the CD version and have played it 3 times since I saw them live on Sunday Night in Lewes. Great album and great lyrics. I am looking forward to the new album to be released soon.

Team Member – Martin J Fuller

The Release – ‘Moon Safari’ by Air (Selected Video)

It’s hard to believe the French duo’s classic album is now 21 years old. Chilled listening – perfect for a summers day.

Team Member – Michael Hundertmark

The Release – ‘Incidental Music’ by W H Lung (Selected Video)

The band’s first release album. Very powerful synth rock and dynamic psychedelia, reminiscent to really New Order. A must see as a live performance as well.

Team Member – Nick Linazasoro

The Release – ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’ by The Damned (Selected Video)

After witnessing two terrific live performances by The Damned in Brighton last week, where they were just as good ‘Second Time Around’ as the premier night, I was seriously compelled to dig out this wonderful album, which is arguably their finest body of work.

Team Member – Nick Tutt

The Release – ‘Drones’ by Muse (Selected Video)

Album of the week this week is Drones, by Muse. I was able to see this lot tour the album from a private box at the O2 a couple of years ago; epic gig and a fantastic album.

Team Member – Richie Nice

The Release – ‘On A Roll’ by Scandal (Selected Video)

This London based streetpunk outfit is comprised of immigrants from Romania and Brazil. They’re a tough looking bunch, but I love how positive, upbeat and inclusive their music is. Seeing updates from their current European tour online inspired me to dig out this record.

Team Member – Ross Harper

The Release – ‘Big Calm’ by Morcheeba (Selected Video)

Ah, was nice to see Morcheeba play live at Glastonbury 2019 performing this song about Brighton, we all had our hands swaying together in the air.

Team Member – Sara-Louise Bowrey

The Release – ‘Glastonbury 2019’ by Various Artists (Selected Video)

As I’m based at Glastonbury for this week taking thousands of photos, it would therefore be ideal to flag up their varied Spotify playlist.

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