Tribute to Vic Godard & Subway Sect
More messing around on Vine, whilst the Peel Session version of Subway Sect’s Watching The Devil plays in the background.Source: vine.co
The Time and Space Machine play their debut gig as a five piece band at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton, on Friday 1st June 2012 @ 7pm - 10pm (band on at 8.30pm) and it’s a mere £5 for one of those golden tickets. The Time and Space Machine band will feature drums, bass, guitars, harmony vocals, backwards noises, Hammond freak outs, plus a light show from Innerstrings Light Show. I think you’d be a fool to miss it.
“I’m trying to make music that has a feeling of sensation to it, that moves your head, heart and body. I’m attempting to take the dynamics you get from a really strong piece of electronic dance music — hypnosis, repetition, trance, elevation, tension and release — and putting them into a band. It can only turn out to be psychedelic.”
The words of Richard Norris the Time & Space Machine main man.
Paul Morley, Luke Bainbridge, and Kevin Cummins overlooked by Ian Curtis at The Music and Legacy of Joy Division.
Very enjoyable discussion.
Wonderful discussion about the late, great Patrick Hamilton on Friday 11th May 2012 at the Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, Sussex, England.
There’s also a wonderful exhibition based on his brilliant novel ‘Hangover Square’…
‘Earls Court in the rain… The summer had crashed: it had crashed at Brighton: it would never rise again. Only rain now – the grey wet end of hope and love.’
Set in the seamy watering holes of Earls Court and a rain-swept Brighton on the cusp of World War II, Hangover Square is widely regarded as Patrick Hamilton’s masterpiece. To mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death this unique art installation revisits his bleak hymn to obsessive desire.
Two inextricably linked interiors form the heart of the exhibition - a smart Brighton hotel room and a seedy London flat where the climactic crime scene is reimagined. Offering connections and clues to the rest of this darkly comic novel, the exhibition also allows the viewer to weave their own narratives upon the empty rooms.
Devised and created by Cinecity and designer/artist Anna Deamer with students from the University of Brighton and City College.
Created for Cinecity’s 10th anniversary. Presented by Cinecity. Commissioned by HOUSE 2012. Supported by Arts Council England. Co-produced with the University of Brighton.
Blatchingtons Ltd of Hove, Blatchington Road, Hove…
…carpet specialists established in 1954 and (in addition to carpets) purveyors of fine signage…
Seafront Silhouette #1 on Flickr.
Seafront Silhouette #1 - Another of those glorious Hove sunny Sundays. There were plenty of people enjoying the fine weather and late afternoon sunshine on the beach - including this group.
Snuffle! on Flickr.
Brighton street art - Leopold the nu-year badger - Grafik Warfare
BiPola hopgood…Coca-Cola pastiche on Flickr.
Anyone know what this sticker is all about?
“BiPola Hopgood” via the Coca-Cola logo
I only became aware of Future Islands at the end of 2011 having seen them play at the ATP, Nightmare Before Xmas event in December. They’re a trio of a brilliant an understated bassist, a Chris Lowe-esque synth player, and crooning frontman Samuel T. Herring. Samuel T. Herring makes me think of Jaz Coleman’s younger, smaller, funkier brother. Same intensity, same passion, similar appearance - but Samuel is much more nimble on his feet. He’s a brilliant front man. Constantly moving. Very expressive and displaying an extraordinary range of emotions, with dramatic hand gestures, occasionally grinning like a madman, even slapping himself across the face now and then. There’s no half measures with Samuel T. Herring - he gives every line of every song everything he’s got. He’s also one of the best dancers I’ve ever seen. That alone would make Future Islands a compelling live experience however there’s more. Future Islands trade in a wonderful brand of splendid synthpop that’s chockablock with hooks and swelling melodies that generally seem to involve love, loss, yearning etc. It’s a heady brew.