BxHs update May 2019

May, the month, not the Theresa, is upon us and we can rejoice in more ongoing goings on from the Brixton Hill Studios camp. If you’re off on tour/got a gig, we’ve embiggened our hire stock, so give us a shout if you have needs.

This month’s blog comes with added Spotify playlist! Enjoy x

A quick catch up on April…. Some of you have been on the radio (get you Maurizio Ravalico), the lovely Blaenavon popped in to get match fit for their upcoming UK Tour which starts May 1st. We welcomed the return of sessions with School Ground Sounds who give additional musical opportunities to secondary school kids and young people in lower income areas of London. PLUS our beautiful studios got some music mag love:

Fat White Family in Studio 2

The wonderful Fat White Family who’ve just released their third album ‘Serf’s Up’ on Trashmouth Records were pictured in our very own Studio 2 in, wait for it, Q Magazine…

Dinosaur Pile-Up in Studio 3

…and those talented Dinosaur Pile-Up gents were caught rocking’ the faaack out of Studio 3 in Kerrang! – the trio also released the track ‘Back Foot’ this month which is a total banger, as the children say, with an accompanying video, which might just be my fave thing of 2019 so far.

Frauds in Studio 1

Also on the music releases gravy train, Frauds put out ‘Canada Goose Step’ as part of DIE DAS DER Singles Club Volume 2 and Madonnatron released ‘Goodnight Little Empire’ whilst also gaining a 4 star review in Mojo for their new album ‘Musica Alla Puttanesca which comes out on May 24th.
Hot Sauce Pony did a lush interview with 1883 in honour of the imminent release of their eponymous album on May 3rd, and former Eurovision hopefuls MAID release ‘Basic Bitch’ also on May 3rd.

We welcome back Alessio, who last month went off to Hong Kong to eat mystery meat, and Nick who done a tour round the Europe with his troupe Ham Legion and the delightful Dog Of Man. Both colleagues have since been busy in the studio…for example, while you were hunting Easter eggs, Nick was busy recording ‘Vive Les Futiles’Les Futiles‘ side of new split 7″ (with The Charlemagnes).

We wish the boss luck for his new monthly Stephen Evens residency at The Betsy Trotwood and we bid farewell to Lolo Wood, who regularly rehearses here with Ye Nuns. Lolo is well known amongst a huge collective of musicians in London and we will miss her terribly when she returns to Dublin this month.

Also, mid month there is Art Brut’s Top Of The Alcopops extravaganza at The Dome in Tuffnell Park, a whole feast of bands are playing including Dream Nails, the aforementioned, Frauds, Raketkanon, Gaffa Tape Sandy and The Lovely Eggs. Sounds firkin’ awesome dunnit?

Last but not least, we must mention a significant BxHs presence at The Great Escape 2019 (both official, alternative and unofficially alternative), so much so our beloved Johny Van has coined the 3 day festival ‘Brixton-On-Sea’, if you’re gonna be there, let us know, we can hang. BxHsers (past and present) performing include:

And with that, I bid you adieu and leave you with a smattering more of live doings by BxHsers in May…

MAY 1 – Blaenavon, start UK tour in Dublin
MAY 4 – Hot Sauce Pony, Camden Rocks All Dayer
MAY 5 – Macadamia Sluts, Fiddlers Elbow, Camden
MAY 5 – The Little Unsaid, start UK tour in Saltaire
MAY 9 – Penya, NT’s, London Fields
MAY 10/11 – Great Escape/Alternative Great Escape, Brighton (see above for details)
MAY 11 – Modern Rituals w/ Kal Marks (US), DIY Space for London, SE15
MAY 11 – Rosie Alena, Hanwell Hootie Festival
MAY 12 – Big Joanie, Emily Breeze, Ye Nuns – all-ages mat, Lexington, N1
MAY 13 – Rosie Alena w/ The Accidentals (USA), Windmill, Brixton
MAY 17 – Art Brut, Top of The Alcopops, The Dome, Tufnell Park
MAY 29 – JOHN, The Lexington, N1
MAY 31 – Dog Race, Old Blue Last, Shoreditch

If you rehearse/have rehearsed at Brixton Hill Studios and have a gig/release you want us to feature on the site, please get in touch – hello@brixtonhillstudios.com or message us on twitter @BRXTNHILLSTUDIO

BXHS bands live April 2019

Hiiiii, welcome to Spring xx

March was pretty busy huh?

International Women’s Day, Brexit MAYhem, The Social in central London looking doomed to be sold, but then saved by the #savethesocial crowdfunder campaign, yay! … not to mention #PianoDay, which our wonderful Nick Howiantz celebrated in ALL the style >> https://twitter.com/BRXTNHILLSTUDIO/status/1111693942024781824

More staff shenanigans in March included the boss’s alter ego Stephen Evens and co playing at the first Unfold at the Sunfold minifest in Weston Super Mare (at Steve Morricone from Scaramanga Six‘s B&B) along with BXHS alumni Kate Arnold, Keith Adams and labelmate Crayola Lectern. Later that week Stephen and Caroline’s rock troupe Hot Sauce Pony played a blinder at Ace And Eights in Tufnell Park which got this top trumps review from The Zine *warning, one of them took their top off.

Meanwhile Nick’s band Ham Legion played Reading and are putting new drummer (another Nick) through his paces as they ready themselves for a European tour with Dog Of Man (who have recorded here). Also, I reunited with The Hoodrats to back South London legend Jim Bob from Carter USM at Shepherds Bush Empire and we very much enjoyed our production rehearsal here in Studio 1.

Our ex-colleague Maxie Gedge drums in Graceland and I went to see them at the Sebright Arms, they were fantastic, come with us next time yeah? You will NOT regret it.

As for releases in March, Dinosaur Pile Up got Rockest Record on the BBC Rock Show with Thrash Metal Cassette, Japan Review released the Juno EP on Reckless Yes Records (we were swooning outside the door over the sweet shoegazey/multilayered sounds emanating from Studio 4 when they were in). Also, after pre-production rehearsals here, Henry White released lead single Weary from his forthcoming ep.

Looking ahead, some of the BXHS regulars have special releases for Record Store Day on April 13th including Madonnatron ft Meatraffle/Meatraffle ft. MadonnatronBrigante Se Mor/Bella Ciao and Art Brut X We Are Scientists – WASABI 12″. Sadly we won’t be holding an event to celebrate Record Store Day this year, but there’s lots going on, check the RSD website for details.

Many highlights await us in April, including City Slang signed Canadian songwriter Dan Mangan making a flying visit to Studio 2 to prepare for some UK dates, with support from the gorgeous and wonderful Steven Adams. Plus Death And The Penguin will be in, readying themselves for Washed Out Festival which Frauds are also playing, after they’ve played new South London festival in Croydon, Cro Cro Land and before their mini tour with one of our faves Rat The Magnificent at the end of the month,

Right then, that appears to be about it. I’m off to sip wine and listen to Scott Walker.

Here are some gigs:

APR 2 – Scud FM, The Windmill, Brixton
APR 4 – Dan Mangan w/ Steven Adams starts UK, Brudenell, Leeds
APR 5 – Hot Sauce Pony, Paperdress Vintage, Hackney
APR 6 – Ham Legion start European tour with Dog Of Man
APR 6 – Frauds, Cro Cro Land Festival, Croydon
APR 11 – Starsha Lee, Five Bells, New Cross (supporting Material Girls)
APR 10 – M F Robots, The Jazz Cafe
APR 12 – Death and the Penguin/Frauds, Washed Out Festival, Brighton
APR 13 – Big Joanie, Rough Trade East, E1 (Record Store Day)
APR 16 – Mice On Mars, The Windmill, Brixton


APR 18 – Ut, The Islington, N1
APR 20 – Tommy And Mary, Le Truskel. Paris
APR 20 – Ye Nuns, NUNFEST, Various Venues, SE15
APR 21 – Dog Race, Notting Hill Arts Club
APR 26/27/28 – Rat The Maginificent/Frauds, Birmingham/Portsmouth/Margate
APR 27 – Madonnatron/Bug Prentice, Are You Listening Festival, Reading

If you rehearse/have rehearsed at Brixton Hill Studios and have a gig/release you want us to feature on the site, please get in touch – hello@brixtonhillstudios.co.uk or message us on twitter @BRXTNHILLSTUDIO

Photo of Graceland courtesy of Charley Stone

BXHS bands live March 2019

Happy International Women’s Day 2019. Our ladies of the Brixton Hill rock everyday of the year, but a special salute to you all on this, the day today (before you ask, International Men’s Day is on Nov 19, we’ll salute all you men then) xx

RELEASES & NEWS: The hardest working women in rock Madonnatron have been getting some love from BBC 6Music’s Gideon Coe and Marc Riley for their new single ‘Sucker Punch’. While you’re listening again to those shows, there’s also still time to hear Riley’s sessions from BXHSers Art Brut and Big Joanie, the latter of which head out to the USofA for SXSW, along with BXHS faves Black Midi and Laura Misch who’s been spending some time here at the studios this week.

Having had an EP launch party at The Sebright Arm last week, female fronted 4 piece, Foundlings‘ eponymous EP goes up on itunes/spotify etc today, and BXHS regulars Pregoblin‘s forthcoming ‘Combustion” single got a rave review in the The Guardian no less. Sister Talk have there single launch party for ‘Vitriol‘ on Wednesday 13th. Rollers Of Bedlam recently released ‘Rock’n’Roll‘, recorded by our very own Alessio Costa. Also recorded here, this time by Sir Nick of Howiantz, Light Emitting Dinosaurs’ debut single ‘Ambition’ – “an intriguingly fresh slice of alternative sound” (Louder Than War) – is available to download now.

Whatever you’re up to this month, rock hard. We Love You, You’re Awesome x.

SOME GIGS:
MAR 08 – The Orb, national tour starts at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
MAR 09 – Pregoblin Single launch party, Windmill, Brixton
MAR 09 – Les Futiles, Hope And Anchor, Islington
MAR 11 – Gaygirl (supporting Feels), Moth Club, Hackney
MAR 12 – Meseroles, Brent Newman and the Broken Arrows, Fell & the Fallen, Windmill Brixton *ft our lovely ex-colleague Dan Fell
MAR 13 – Mice On Mars, 26 Leake Street, SE1
MAR 13 – Sister Talk single launch, The Windmill, Brixton
MAR 16 – Stephen Evens/KJ Adams/Kate Arnold, Unfold @ The Sunfold Festival, Weston-super-Mare
MAR 16 – Misty Miller & Hank Dog/Scud FM, Windmill, Brixton
MAR 20 – Hot Sauce Pony, Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park

MAR 22 – The Good Tenants (EP Launch), The Water Rats, Kings Cross
MAR 22 – The Little Unsaid, Regather, Sheffield
MAR 23 – Jimbob (Carter USM), Shepherds Bush Empire
MAR 23 – Ham Legion, Rising Sun, Reading
MAR 27 – Tommy And Mary, 93 Feet East
MAR 27 – Graceland, Sebright Arms
MAR 28 – Pregoblin/Barringtone, The Victoria, Dalston
MAR 28 – Mummy, The Windmill, Brixton
MAR 30 – Rollers of Bedlam, Camden Rocks Alldayer at The Monarch, Camden

If you rehearse/have rehearsed at Brixton Hill Studios and have a gig/release you want us to feature on the site, please get in touch – hello@brixtonhillstudios.co.uk or message us on twitter @BRXTNHILLSTUDIO

BXHS bands live Feb/Mar 2019

Another update on what the lovely bands who come here are up to…

Before we get down to the gig list, just wanted to mention a couple of exciting related things. Big Joanie have been chosen, along with 5 other artists, to play the BBC Music Introducing/PRS showcase at SXSW festival in March. Also performing at SXSW are Black Midi, whose opening track on our Christmas EP got spun by Iggy Pop on his 6Music show. Copies of said EP are still available at Genepool, or just ask at reception next time you’re in. Plus, Rock-God regulars, Dinosaur Pile-Up announced a mahooosive US tour with Shinedown in the summer. Ooof!

If you rehearse/have rehearsed at Brixton Hill Studios and have some exciting band news/releases/gigs that you’d like to feature on here, give us a shout at hello@gooseberrymoose.com. Until next time xx

FEB 16 – Vels TrioWalthamstow Jazz Festival, Walthamstow Assembly Hall
FEB 16 – The Monochrome Set, The Ivy House, Nunhead
FEB 16 – Honey Joy, start national tour at DIY Space For London, SE15
FEB 20 – Maurizio Ravalico, Dialogues Festival, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh
FEB 20 – Meatraffle Presents.., The Windmill, Brixton
FEB 20/21 – Kokomo, Half Moon, Putney
FEB 22 – Barringtone, The Beehive, Bow, E3
FEB 25 – Maurizio Ravalico, Jazz In The Round, Cockpit, NW8
FEB 27 – The Good Tenants, The Bedford, Balham
FEB 28 – Mice On Mars, The Pipeline, Brighton
MAR 02 – Foundlings (EP Launch), Sebright Arms, Hackney

MAR 03 – Mice On Mars, The Windmill, Brixton
MAR 07 – Dog Race, The Windmill, Brixton
MAR 08 – The Orb, national tour starts at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
MAR 09 – Les Futiles, Hope And Anchor, Islington
MAR 16 – Stephen Evens/KJ Adams/Kate Arnold, Unfold @ The Sunfold Festival, Weston-super-Mare

BXHS bands live Jan/Feb 2019

Many wonderful bands have crossed the threshold here at Brixton Hill Studios, and we love them, so we thought we’d let you know when and where you can see them play live:

JAN 26 – Lion, Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
JAN 26 – Rat The Magnificent, Urban Bar, Whitechapel
JAN 26 – TIDES, Icebreaker Festival, Portsmouth
JAN 27 – Barringtone, The Windmill, Brixton (IVW19)
JAN 28 – Black Midi, The Windmill, Brixton (IVW19)
JAN 29 – Misty Miller, The Windmill, Brixton (IVW19)

JAN 30 – Fat White Family, The Lexington
FEB 01 – Madonnatron, Shacklewell Arms, Dalston
FEB 01 – Hot Sauce Pony, New Cross Inn, New Cross
FEB 02 – PREGOBLIN, The Windmill, Brixton (IVW19)
FEB 02 – Madonnatron, Komedia, Brighton (IVW19)
FEB 03 – Dog Race, The Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden

FEB 08 – Lost Crowns (Album Launch)/Ham Legion, Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
FEB 08 – Foundlings/The Fallen Sky plus Junodef & Muertos, The Finsbury, Manor House
FEB 09 – The Monochrome Set, Greystones, Sheffield
FEB 09 – Prussian Dolls, TheWater Rats, Kings Cross
FEB 13 – Gaygirl, The Social, W1
FEB 15 – Art Brut start national tour at Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
FEB 15 – Big Joanie start national tour at HQI, W12
FEB 15 – Kokomo, Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
FEB 16 – Vels Trio, Walthamstow Jazz Festival, Walthamstow Assembly Hall
FEB 16 – The Monochrome Set, The Ivy House, Nunhead
FEB 16 – Honey Joy start national tour (w/Bat Boy) at DIY Space For London, SE15

If you’ve rehearsed at Brixton Hill Studios and would like to be featured in the next gig update please get in touch – hello@gooseberrymoose.com

Customer Data Privacy Statment

Customer Data Privacy Statement

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