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An audiobook of Lolita read by Jeremy Irons.

It genuinely is the creepiest thing I've ever heard.


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Not necessarily chillout but this is absolutely gorgeous.

And anything by Omni Trio is zenith liquid DnB.


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For DIY shows my favourites are The Quadrant and The Cowley. Both are quite small and easy to fill but have a rough around the edges feel that perfect for any sort of underground music. The Cowley is an ethical meeting place for lots of anarchist action and things associated with that, they host loads of punk and hardcore shows but for licensing reasons it's a members club. It would be best to apply asap. The Quadrant is a fairly normal pub.

For bigger gigs I like The Prince Albert. It's more of a 'proper venue' but it's quite small, the people are really nice and it's quite cheap to hire. I don't know if they have a fixed price or if it's negotiable.

There is the West Hill Hall which is a community hall you can hire that people put on lots of weird and wonderful stuff. I really like it, it has a village hall feel to it and adds to the DIY factor. It's also unlicenced so from a punter's BYOB point of view it's a cheap (and often popular) night out.

A lot of people complain that there aren't enough venues in Brighton but compared to any other UK city of the same size there are loads. Have also found since moving here that people are very receptive to shows in places that are out of the ordinary or not conventional gigging spaces.

Also, Brighton is amazing for starting new. I moved here when I was 32 as well and quickly met people and had some adventures - while also being quite chilled. It's a lovely place with absolutely loads to do. The locals are very welcoming and you'll feel at home quickly. Brighton is highly transitory, no one who lives here is actually 'from here', so people move quickly in meeting people and doing things.

I put on non-profit gigs around here so message me at [email protected] and I'll invite you to one and I can tell you my, maybe slightly limited, local knowledge.


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It was fine when I used it yesterday.


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Gratuitous self promotion of my new band Embet Henx.

Sort of Flipper/Pussy Galore/80s Matchbox stuff.



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Really want to know, what are your 'shady' purchases?


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Have always found the user interface annoying but back then I was sold. The developers were throwing about lots of rhetoric about altruism and supporting artists. Within eighteen months they had Coke sponsorship deals...

Don't really need it. I still download music and there are lots of great places to acquire or buy mp3s from or just listen to stuff.

I’m starting a sludge/noise/black metal band in the vein of The Body, Eyehategod, Hexis, Plebeian Grandstand, early-Swans, Oathbreaker, Will Haven, Godflesh, that kind of thing.

The band is starting from scratch so needs bass, drums and guitar. There are some rough demos here https://soundcloud.com/barelife They have terrible drums and no screaming yet but you’ll get the idea.

Worth a punt?


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Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic. An album I haven't heard in about 15 years but is actually pretty decent.


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Made Out of Babies - Coward


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For the first time in ages I'm not studying and want to go to a metal/hardcore/noise rock/screamo etc. all-dayer.

I live in Brighton so preferably somewhere I can get home after: probably London but there may be other ones in the South East.

Any ideas? Or even any ideas who I could follow on social media to keep up to date? Sorry, feeling a bit clueless and out the loop at the moment!??!

Haven't seen anyone that famous but I see the guy who plays Super Hanz a lot. He dresses like Super Hanz in real life but was pushing a buggy quite a few of the times, which is quite disconcerting.

Seen Nick Cave a few times. Always when he's doing something super-domestic like school-runs or shopping. He is always dressed like he's about to go one stage - pointy suit, big fuck-off flamboyant shirt.

The best celebrity encounter I've had was in The Forest Cafe in Edinburgh about ten years ago. I was in a gender-neutral toilet cubicle when a girl outside started playing singing Radiohead's Creep with a ukulele. I was hammered so joined in. When I left the cubicle the girl turned out to be Amanda Palmer. We finished the song, gave each other a hug and then looked all uncomfortable. She went into a cubicle and I staggered away.


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Favourite album of the year was Oathbreaker - Rheia followed by The Body/Full of Hell  - One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache

The rest - in alphabetical order because I'm anal:

Crows-An-Wra - Kakotopia
Bowie - Blackstar
Death in Vegas - Transmission
ERP - Ancient Lights (Hubble Telescope Series Vol. 2)
Frameworks - Smother
Holy Fuck - Congrats
Ital Tek - Hollowed
Julianna Barwick - Will
Lilith - Infinite Virus Orchid Brain/Rådnende Rødder
Map 71 - Sado – Technical – Exercise
Marching Church - Coming Down: Sessions in April
Mitski - Puberty 2
Merlin Tonto - Baotou
Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
Mortgage - Get psyched, get... sad?
Not Waving - Animals
Palehorse - Looking Wet in Public
Preoccupations - Preoccupations
Pye Corner Audio - Stasis
Rival Consoles - Night Melody
Steven Julien - Fallen
Suede - Night Thoughts
Suuns - Hold/Still
Teeth Engraved With The Names of the Dead - Shattered Where They Fell
These Hidden Hands - Vicarious Memories


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It's not there anymore but in 2003-ish there was a cassette shop in Central market in Kuala Lumpur that specialised in metal and hip-hop. Particularly lots of death and thrash metal, in what appeared to be legitimate non-pirated cassettes. The owner was, even by KL vendor standards, particularly keen and I ended up walking away with albums by Deicide, Mayhem and Outkast. I was, well, a lot younger then.


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jock_gestapo wrote:
johnbearandrews wrote:

DUNCAN - how about this for a bit of both??


This is fantastic!

The demo is pretty special too.



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ewan wrote:

new Multicult album is killer http://www.reptilianrecords.com/product … mote-lp-cd

Godstopper are churning out more great stuff. Pushing the melodic stuff to the fore which is interesting. Works well i reckon. New EP - https://hexrecords.bandcamp.com/album/who-tries-anymore and split with Great Sabatini - http://store.nolistrecords.com/album/split-5

need to get around to the new Brainbombs album. guessing it'll sound pretty much like Brainbombs.

That Godstopper EP it really good on the strength of the two songs there, the more melodic approach definitely works. $7 for just over 15 minutes of mp3s seems a bit confident though.


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I'm very possibly missing something here so excuse my ignorance, but why didn't they do it sooner?


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I suppose fringe cultures attract as many fucked up people as everywhere else. If anything the fringe aspect of a subculture welcomes wayward behaviour and for some that manifests is some disturbing activity. I've always been involved with industrial music and that attracts some properly abusive bastards.

Won't name names but I knew a few creepy people in the Tap-era Edinburgh punk scene and my mate who was active in the Bristol scene has a few pretty alarming stories about someone in a notable band.


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This isn't quite funny enough for this thread, but it's definitely eyebrow-raising enough.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/crime/man-arre … x/47880500


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Bloody hell. Anyone heard the new Autechre album - Elseq 1-5?

It's four hours long!

Like al Autechre it straddles that odd point between being completely immersive and strangely passive. Not sure anyone needs that much avant-IDM but it's quite good of a Sunday afternoon.


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Haven't found quite as much amazing new stuff as I'd have liked so far... Nothing has screamed ALBUM OF THE YEAR yet but these are all pretty tasty:

Body/Full of Hell - One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
Bowie - Blackstar
ERP - Ancient Lights (Hubble Telescope Series Vol. 2)
Head Wound City - A New Wave of Violence
Ital Tek - Hollowed
Marching Church - Coming Down:Sessions in April
Merlin Tonto - Baotou
Mortgage - Get Psyched, Get... Sad?
Native Ray - s/t
Not Waving - Animals
Paula Temple FACT Mix
Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows
Simmer - Paper Prisms
Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

And Weak Boys - Good One Sydney is the best, and only, 7" I've heard this year. If they can keep that up the album will be amazing.


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wallyofdoom wrote:

wasn't really into nothing before, maybe kind of because the hype around them, which would be silly, but the new album is a pretty amazing fuzzy, dreamy, melancholic thing. lot's of slowdive, hum and some other stuff.

Was always put off them because they have a crap name. Which again, is a silly reason to not like a band. I heard Guilty of Everything a lot cause my girlfriend likes it but never got too obsessed with it.

Just heard Vertigo Flowers of the new one. To my ears it reminds me of My Vitriol. Which is no bad thing.

Remember My Vitriol? Now there's a band that couldn't be arsed.


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That No Justice show is properly hectic. Fucking hell???

This looks like one of the most fun gigs ever.

A long time ago when they were one of the best bands I've ever seen...



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Came by this earlier. I was pretty sceptical but decided to have a look anyway:

http://www.nme.com/photos/20-emo-albums … 2#/photo/1

It's not quite as off as I was expecting, but I'm was curious what poeple here think?

I actually have a strangely defensive soft-spot for Glassjaw but I'm finding it hard to consider them emo.

Broker were amazing on Sunday night. Proper meatiness.

Sorry, just thought I'd get that off my chest. Don't expect that will help getting you any continental gigs or anything.