Kurt Baker is the very definition of “cult hero”. He’s played in various bands since the 90s and been a very active member of both the punk and power pop scenes. He knows most of your punk heroes personally…and yet, chances are, many of you will still be unfamiliar with his work. In July 2017, Kurt completed his first UK tour in several years, promoting the Kurt Baker Combo’s first studio release ‘In Orbit’. Real Gone met him at his Brighton stop for various drinks and a lengthy chat. Nothing was taken down formally. It was decided that upon Kurt’s return to Spain, we ought to get something on record for posterity, since the visit was an important one in his ongoing musical journey.
Brighton’s Hot Moth create a sound that’s a bit like experiencing an aural collision between the crunchy but song-driven aspects of the much missed Oceansize and the cerebral, clankier elements of cult heroes The Fierce And The Dead. The three songs on their 2016 EP ‘Small Fires’ aim for the gut as much as the head and combined create a fine, if far too short, voyage into arty mathrock territory.
Brighton’s Hot Moth released their ‘Small Fires’ EP today. It’s available on a pay what you want basis over at Bandcamp. Here’s a taster via the official video clip for ‘Levelling The Tales’.
In the early 80s, rockabilly music had a real resurgence. While Brian Setzer and The Stray Cats represented the commercial side of things, a year or two from their breakthrough, they were just one of about a hundred upright bass slappin’, retro haired combos tapping into a musical past. Boz Boorer’s Polecats, The Meteors and many others were making noises and The Klub Foot club became a hive of activity for fans seeking out these high energy sounds. 1982 also saw the formation of The Long Tall Texans.
Brighton’s electro-metal fusionists Collisions have a few live shows upcoming over the next few weeks.
All details of confirmed shows are below.