Join Melting Vinyl this August for performances featuring a diverse range of artists. They explore the grassroots niche and experimental genres to produce inspiring unique, exploratory music. From singer-songwriters, to indie music, to psych folk pioneers, and more. Melting Vinyl has something to offer every music lover. Join them this month and beyond to celebrate these talented artists in unique and wonderful spaces. www.meltingvinyl.co.uk
The Luxembourg Signal + Jetstream Pony + Even As We Speak
Sun 6 of August at 8pm
The Luxembourg Signal
With the release of their self-titled debut album on Shelflife Records in 2014, The Luxembourg Signal quickly attracted a loyal following. Their fans love dream pop/indie pop music, and the band received enthusiastic reviews for their pop sensibilities, angelic vocals and lush soundscapes.
Jetstream Pony are based in Brighton and Croydon UK, and named after a retired racing greyhound, now called Jenna. The band features Beth Arzy (The Luxembourg Signal, Lightning in a Twilight Hour, Trembling Blue Stars) on vocals, Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present, The Popguns) on guitar, Kerry Boettcher (Turbocat) on bass and Hannes Mueller (The BV’s) on drums. With the balance between indie-pop and something darker intact. Beth’s wonderful voice and twelve string guitar are underpinned by heavy bass, harmonies sometimes by a two drummer rhythm section.
Even As We Speak
Australia’s Even As We Speak are an exploding supernova of contradictions. They are lighting up the indie pop night sky, whilst raining down destructive particles and distorting space and time with their chaotic and remote brilliance. A beloved Sarah Records band, they carved a sparkling pathway through the twee-scape of the early 90’s with their pop roller-coaster ride Feral Pop Frenzy.
Re-released – “Adelphi” – out now
Mega Bog + Maija Sofia at The Prince Albert
Tues 15 August 8pm
Mega Bog is the fluid musical moniker of songwriter Erin Elizabeth Birgy, a Pacific Northwestern rodeo child with an unmistakable laugh, who was allegedly cursed upon conception. She has spent the last ten years channeling, capturing, and releasing her unique bouquet of fragrant, sci-fi pop experiments with a handful of bicoastal collaborators. Mega Bog has visited a significant portion of the Western world, frequently looping the USA and Europe to sing in tiny art spaces and haunted historical theatres alike. The live concerts are known for their emotional unpredictability. Onstage, Erin’s current mood is amplified, for better or for worse; she is an honest and unflinching performer.
“After breaking out with a series of idiosyncratic, folky pop records, Birgy modulates her sage observations to a synthpop frequency on [End of Everything]”
— Pitchfork, The Most Anticipated Albums of 2023
+ Support from Maija Sofia – A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative, experimental musicianship, the musical world of Maija Sofia spans delicate folk, lustrous experimental pop and a deep devotion to mystery.
Seadog Single Launch at The Rossi Bar
Tues 22 of August at 7:30pm
Brighton’s Seadog are thrilled to be releasing their single “Deadweights” on Austerity records, which is taken from their forthcoming album “Internal Noise”. There will be a limited edition clear 7″ lathe cut vinyl available exclusively at the show. Seadog creates dream-pop songs. They combinine a variety of influences into a myriad sound with anthemic electric and acoustic samples and textures.
“There is this back & forth between intimate and distant that I really like. And when it goes big , it still manages to stay soft and thoughtful” – Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)
Plus support from Faces on Leaves and Greenness. Faces on Leaves is the songwriting and recording project of James William Murray and Alexander Taplin.
“Electro-acoustic duo Greenness from Brighton are a revelation. Cess’ awesome voice superbly complemented by Graham’s distinctive guitar work.” – The Morning Star
Josephie Foster at Komedia Studio
Thurs 24 August 7:30pm
North American artist Josephine Foster: singer, multi-instrumentalist, song composer. Known to breathe new life into archaic forms, embodying the cultural archaeology of Harry Smith’s old weird America, she has lent her warbling mezzo-soprano and interpretive wit to nearly two decades of self-produced recordings.
As Jarry said, anachronism, the crossing of different times, produces eternity. And, anachronic is an apt arch-adjective to describe Foster’s singular songbook. A songbook that began in the Mountain West. (At age 15 she had her first gig delivering hymns at a log cabin church here). Her uncanny timbre imparts a paradoxically rustic glamour, despite a certain stage shyness.
“Colorado psych-folk artist gets synth-heavy on 14th album.. firing her folk songs into another dimension” ★★★★ Uncut
With support from Sylvie Lewis, who sounds like Gene Autry and Henry Mancini had a kid who is Welsh-Italian and to whom words matter.
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