September Music News

Royal Blood release debut album
Rising rock duo Royal Blood released their self-titled debut album on 25th August. The Brighton-based band, who made it onto the BBC Sound of 2014, impressed during their stint at Glastonbury in July and have already dropped a number of impressive singles from the EP including Out Of The Black, Little Monster and Come On Over.

Brighton rockers drop new album


Brighton-based garage rockers Bad For Lazarus released their new album Life’s a Carnival Bang! Bang! Bang! on 28th July. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster affiliates have also dropped their first single from the 12-track EP, Caught In The Twist, and the band summed it up: “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll puke… and maybe we’ll get sued. It’s all fun though.”

The Kooks to make comeback


Brighton band The Kooks are to release their first album in three years when Listen hits the shops on September 1st. The indie/rock four-piece released the single Bad Habit in July ahead of the release of their fourth album and their first since 2011’s Junk of the Heart.

Produced by frontman Luke Pritchard and hip-hop producer Inflo, the 11-track EP is more expressive than previous releases, as Pritchard says: “To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. We were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural.”

Vincent Vocoder Voice return
Following up their self-titled debut album towards the back end of 2013, Vincent Vocoder Voice have released their second EP Full Heart, Deaf Ears. The Brighton-based band have released the album on a name-your-price basis through their bandcamp page, with 12” black vinyl versions available at a set price.

Esben and The Witch reveal A New Nature


Brighton’s favourite alternative rock three-piece are set to release their third album in five years when they drop A New Nature on 1st September. Esben and The Witch recorded the 8-track EP with Steve Albini in his Chicago studio Electrical Audio and have released it through their own record label, Nostomo Records.

The band said: “We wanted to create a record that had a level of purity to it. To strip away the layers and loops and see what lay beneath. To keep things naked, unadorned and raw. We looked to create a more primal record, full of human emotion and sonic intensity.

“Drawing on themes of endurance, strength, determination and self-actualisation. Themes that have always inspired us but perhaps, only now, a few years down the line, a few years of touring under our belts, we feel we have the confidence and maturity to explore and shout about.”