None of my suggestions made it into the Brighton Source Writer’s Chart this year so I thought I’d post my top 5 up here.
1: GNARWOLVES – Melody Has Big Plans
Gnarwolves show their darker hardcore-influenced side on the opening track of “Funemployed”. Pure skate-punk aggression whilst still as catchy as a cold.
2: THE WYTCHES – Crying Clown
Incorporating stoner/doom style riffs into their grungy psychedelic sound is what makes The Wytches so brilliantly intense, “Crying Clown” is a perfect demonstration of this.
3: CHAS PALMER-WILLIAMS – Recite It, You Scum
Ex-Lightyear frontman gives an honest and humorous account of what it is to be a slightly well-known musician, with references to GG Allin being stuck in a lift with One Direction.
4: VINCENT VOCODER VOICE – The Unbearable Heaviness Of Having
Like an English cross between Cursive and Modest Mouse, this quirky new act are definitely going to have people talking. A brilliantly catchy yet discordant song.
5: HIS & HERS – Sell Me An Answer (Who’s Driving This Flying Umbrella Anyway?)
The title of this song isn’t enough to prepare you for how completely insane it is. Spazzy-punk-rock-emo-mathcore from Brighton’s freshest oddballs.
You can view the final list here
The Haunt, Brighton.
Friday 20th December
All the hard work and constant touring appears to have paid off for the Brighton-based skate-punks as they finally embark on their own headline tour. Expect The Haunt to be very tight on space tonight and be aware that you’re pretty likely to have someone climb over your head whilst soaking you in K cider. To cater for Gnarwolves’ broad and ever-growing fan-base, this show has also been made 16+. Support comes from Sheffield emo duo Nai Harvest and His & Hers, Brighton’s wildest bendy-legged newcomers featuring ex-members of Holy Roar outfit Easy Hips.
The Green Door Store, Brighton
Wednesday 4th December
Reuben fans have been waiting five years so far for a reunion that is probably never going to happen, so when it was announced that vocalist/guitarist Jamie Lenman was set to release a solo album, it really got people talking. Half Reuben-esque carnage with screamed vocals, and half big band jazz and swing, “Muscle Memory” is a record that touches on all of Lenman’s musical interests. This is the first show of his tour and is guaranteed to be an interesting night of both mosh-pits and ballroom dancing.
B RAD Gallery and Zine shop, Brighton, UK
Still got a few copies left at £1.50 (which includes postage) or £1 if you live in Brighton and I can drop one off for you or have you come grab one.
Give me an ‘Ask’ on here or contact me on Facebook (Chris Biggs) if you’d like one.
If you make a zine and fancy trading, that would also be cool. Will be putting a zine reviews page in the next one.
Want to thank everybody that has picked one up so far. I am going to make a Facebook page for the zine in the next few days as well so keep an eye out for that and give us a like if you so desire.
Potentially going to do a second print as well as I’m probably not going to get #2 done before the new year and seem to have sold more of these than first expected.
Thought I’d post up a contents page for Perfect Day #1 because I’m bored and putting off doing more important things.
PERFECT DAY #1
2: Record Reviews (Oded Kafri/Roo Pescod/Oathbreaker/Mind x Control/Crash Of Rhinos/Divorce)
3: Interview with Mark from PVHC (Punk V Hardcore)
4: Photography by Thomas Fitzpatrik
5: Record Reviews (Delta Sleep/I Like The Go Go/Bear Trap/Limewax/Endymion & The Viper)
6: Record Reviews (Friends Are Foes/Gnarwolves/Citizen/Public Domain/PRSPCT Family Album)
7: Wrestling Profile - The Headbangers
8: Brazil’s Confederations Cup
9: Gig Review (Exhaustion/1981/War Wolf/Claw Marks)
11: Gig Review (Deafheaven)
12: It Doesn’t Matter What Your Name Is! - Wrestling related terms that sound like they should be hardcore bands
13 & 14: Artwork by Danny Cross aka To The Time Machine
15: Horrible Horrible Shoe - The Osiris D3
16: Failures XI - “The best possible team you can put together using players that were really good on Championship Manager but turned out to be a bit shit in real life” by Steady Eddie
17: Gig Review (Shrine/Delta Sleep/Polymath/Patchwork Natives)
18 & 19: Ad. - B.E.A.S.T - Brighton Emergency Art Supplies Team
20: Wrestling Profile - Steve Blackman
21: Ad - WSC - We Sell Comics
22: Mike Hunt: “Balls, Booze and Bad Behaviour” Chapter One
23: People I’d Love To Smack In The Face: Malachai from Stephen King’s “Children Of The Corn”
24: Artwork by Lauren Drinkwater
26: Artwork by Valeria Marinaci
Front and back cover by Lee Smith aka Red Vista aka Young Schmiddy aka Schmitt (http://redvistastudios.tumblr.com/)
PERFECT DAY MAGAZINE COVER • MIX MEDIA • 2013
Full colour version of the cover for Perfect Day #1