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ISSUE ONE


T HE W Y TCHES

PHOTO: L AUR A B ROWN


ISSUE ONE

Welcome to the first issue of BLEACH Magazine and more importantly to the venue itself. We are located at 75 London Road, Brighton, above The Hare And Hounds. Each month we will bring you an insight into what to expect from us with previews, exclusive interviews and reviews. We also want you to get involved by sending us your live photos, gig reviews and illustration if your feeling particularly inspired. We will then compile the best and run them in print each month. Our aim is simple, to create a venue for the city where everybody feels at home. We opened on Friday May 9th 2014 with a very special showcase from Hate Hate Hate Records and Brightons very own BOON Magazine as part of the Alternative Escape. As far as opening shows go we couldn’t have been happier

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BLE ACH OPENING NIGHT

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H AT E H AT E H AT E R E C O R D S A N D B O O N M A G A Z I N E S H O W C A S E

bleach opening night P H O TO G R A P H Y: K E I R A C U L L I N A N E

On May 9th 2014 BLEACH opened its doors with a ferocious live show curated by Brighton’s BOON Magazine and Hate Hate Hate Records as part of The Alternative Escape in Brighton. The day saw eleven artists take to the stage and perform to a venue at capacity. We couldn’t have been happier with how the day panned out and want to say a special thank you to everybody who performed, helped out and most of all to those of you that visited the venue and made the day a great success. Over the next few pages you can relive the day with a selection of exclusive pictures of the night shot courtesy of Milo Belgrove, Steve Brown, Laura Brown Keira Cullinane, Pip Harmer, Ruth Kilpatrick and Dominic Knight

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BLE ACH OPENING NIGHT

TIGERCUB: KEIR A CULLINANE

D E M O B H A P P Y: R U T H K I L PAT R I C K

T HE W Y TCHES: ST E V E B ROWN

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H AT E H AT E H AT E R E C O R D S A N D B O O N M A G A Z I N E S H O W C A S E

T H E XC E R T S: R U T H K I L PAT R I C K

KILL MOON: KEIR A CULLINANE

BAD BREEDING: DOMINIC KNIGHT

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BLE ACH OPENING NIGHT

C R OW D: M I LO B E LG R OV E

T HE W Y TCHES: PIP H A R MER

CL AW MAR KS: KEIR A CULLINANE

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H AT E H AT E H AT E R E C O R D S A N D B O O N M A G A Z I N E S H O W C A S E

K AGOULE: DOMINIC KNIGHT

T H E O V E R N E Y: M I LO B E LG R O V E

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PREVIEW

yumi and the weather W O R D S: M AT T H E W WAT S O N | P H OTO : L A U R A B R O W N

Though it may not necessarily feel like it to most, it has been quite a journey for Ruby Taylor, better known as the humbling, sincere and inquisitive mastermind responsible for creating Yumi And The Weather. Since her fledgling days in a successful reggae band whose lackadaisical dance hall rhythms and hazy soundboard irreverence became something of a norm, Taylor took a very bold step as a professional musician, to change artistic direction and ditch the comfort zone. Taylor has dived head first into the realms of day-glow electronica and soft edged alt-pop. Her musical compositions beautifully fuse ethereal electronic spatiality to that of sheepish

instrumental interplay and bronzed ska tendencies. Just listen to “Not Again” or “Must I wait” and you will get exactly what we mean. Yumi And The Weather posses a rare trait of being able to usher sounds together into one fluid, malleable arrangement that ultimately entices and bathes crowds in a comforting audio lacquer. Riding high on the back of a fantastic debut single launch late last year as well as a string of local circuit appearances, most notably with that of The Great Escape festival, it comes as no surprise to learn that Yumi And The Weather, Ruby Taylor’s pride and joy, are in great demand. Be sure to check out one of Brighton’s finest bands on Thursday June 12th

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Y U M I A N D T H E W E AT H E R : T H U R S D AY 12 T H J U N E

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B A D F O R L A Z A R U S : F R I D AY 13 T H J U N E

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PREVIEW

bad for lazarus WORDS: RICH FOWNES

Our manager, spiritual guru and little devil, Griff, has spat the mantra ‘FIGHT THE APATHY’ into my face for six solid years. I think I finally understand what he means.

Next we have a lineup that brings an honest to god tear to our eye.

I’d been interpreting it as : ‘don’t let the inevitable climate of apathy that any new, aspiring band has to face get you down”…

OLI SPLEEN, FAG MACHINE Nasty but nice. As a band he is our all time favourite artiste. The video and song ‘Fag Machine’ needs to enter your spectrum’s rectum immediately. He was kind enough to play Satan and…other people in our new video.

This is true. Truer still is one’s internal apathy. I think this is what the wise, old… bizarre, Griff has been trying to say. We can’t just want our gigs to always be magical, what are WE going to do to make it that way?? We are going to curate events. So trust me when I say this won’t be any other fuckin’ gig. This is gonna be original and unique. To begin with we are going to assume the costs for the evening, and this means passing the savings onto YOU the beautiful consumer. Tickets will be £1 in advance, and if that stings, you’re not gonna be a fan of the overwhelming £2 door fee on the night.

We are proud to present:

DEATH RATTLES FIRST GIG of resident genius’s from The James Cleaver Quintet and Rodeo Death Burger. Maud E Licious (guitars) was our original guitarist, starting from day zero. Tom Foster (vocals) has been our announcer, spokesman, photographer and ol’ budsy ol’ pal since those same old days. Did I mention that they are both epic talents. Not to mention the rest of the lineup completed by handsome men from The JCQ and Let’s Talk Daggers. This is gonna mean something

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PREVIEW

god damn WORDS: DOMINIC KNIGHT

The limits of heavy music are always pushed to breaking point, and it seems that the highest order for the moment is the mantle of the ‘loudest band’. It is not an accolade offered to many groups, and very rarely a two-piece are thrown into the fray, except possibly Lightning Bolt or Death From Above (RIP). Hailing from the suburbs around Wolverhampton and Birmingham, God Damn will truly set your ears on fire, giving the likes of SunnO)) a run for their money. With an audio assault mixed between the lazy sludge of early Sabbath and the sexy stomping rhythms of fellow midlanders, Slade, it isn’t hard to see why One Little Indian recently

snapped them up, setting the ball rolling for one of the hardest working bands in Rock’n’roll to take the reins and kick the scene back into shape. They have been destroying the countries circuit in recent months with storm laden raucous performances at the Great Escape, Dot to Dot, and support slots with some equally feral bands such as The Wytches and That Fucking Tank. After a number of eagerly anticipated singles, they are in sights of the finish line on their debut album, and will be playing brand new tracks at BLEACH on June 20th. A show not to be missed

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G O D D A M N : F R I D AY 2 0 T H J U N E

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S O YO U N G M A G A Z I N E : S AT U R D AY 21S T J U N E

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PREVIEW

so young & yet so bold WOR DS BY FOUNDING EDITORS: SAM FOR D & JOSH WHE T TINGST EEL

So Young Magazine celebrate their first birthday with us on June 21st and what a lineup they have put together with Superfood, Wild Smiles and Fever all playing on the night. We asked cofounders Josh Whettingsteel and Sam Ford to explain more about a magazine we are huge fans of at BLEACH. The idea behind So Young was to drag the fanzine concept from Internet blogs back into the print form where we feel it belongs. We were both blogging about music and art respectively and So Young is the coming together of those two blogs which now exist on our website as the ‘Journal’ and ‘Artists’ sections. These are the heart of the magazine and are a way of keeping our ear to the streets. The original idea for print was to do something very lo-fi, photocopied, stapled etc. But the level of writing and illustrations we were getting back from our friends and the interviews we had very cheekily managed to do with some of our favorite bands led us to the conclusion that a full colour magazine was the only way. Some of the illustrations in issue one are black and white because of our original intention was to photocopy them. So Young was built upon the idea to support everyone within its creative and musical

community as much as possible. So Young is a platform to show off those who we feel deserve it. From a music point of view, what better seal of approval than to go a step further than words on paper and provide a platform to let them show people why they should be heard. Live shows weren’t ever the intention but with some issue launch shows and now a Birthday show, we are finding ways to celebrate everything So Young and meet the people who have helped the magazine grow. To be associated with some of the bands that have played for us is a real privilege and we are excited to host more exceptional sounds. A year in print couldn’t have gone any quicker. So Young as an idea is probably 18 months old and as an idea it was always in print. There is no future without the print. With the belief that every quarter we will have more exciting bands to present to some fresh ears, we intend to continue to give as unique insight into what is making us tick as possible. We have plenty of tricks up our sleeve to keep everything exciting, including a World Cup inspired zine due to celebrate the Brazilian festivities later this month. We just want to keep things fresh and collaborate with new artists and bands. A more long term goal is to increase circulation and to let more people know about the project

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REVIEW

live from the pond W O R D S : L I A M M c M I L L A N | P H O TO G R A P H Y: J A M I E C H R I S TO S

In the past few years we have seen a number of Brighton venues fall victim to foreclosure. There was the Freebutt a couple of years back and more recently the Blind Tiger Club, which was served its noise abatement notice only a few weeks ago, inevitably leading to its demise. But all is not lost, because there’s a new venue in town, and it looks as though it’s here to stay. Bleach is its name, and is situated above the new Hare and Hounds on London Road, putting gig attendees’ minds at rest to as whether anything was going to be done with old space. Cue one huge revamp and the venue is looking better than ever. They even serve Brew Dog up here too. I’m already happy. Entertainment on this evening came in the form of a showcase gig from Small Pond Recordings, featuring a dual headline slot from The M Theory and Porshyne, with Animal Language providing support. Having recently taken time off after their switch to a three piece Animal Language kick things off smoothly indeed, drawing in the growing

crowd with their charming, alternative pop. Obviously they’ve been busy rehearsing, and it shows in their confident execution. It’s clear from their performance that The M Theory have a plethora of musicality at their disposal, along with a diverse selection of stylistic musings. Mike’s voice is tentative yet prominent, sitting just where it should be, matched with a rhythm section which is tight and extremely groovy, silky sub bass which washes over the room. Sometimes edging towards heavy, often moving toward soul, they really do make for a memorable performance. Porshyne are just starting to take off in Brighton, and it’s easy to see why as their alternative, cleverly progressive music makes a big impact live. Three guitars can often become sonically muddled if not properly addressed, but these boys have done their homework, and each one has its own place in the bigger auditory picture. A powerful proliferation in intensity tied together with impressive musicianship and soaring vocals, you’ll want to keep an ear to the ground for future movements

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LIVE FROM THE POND

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REVIEW

boon PHOTOGR APHY: L AUR A BROWN & KEIR A CULLINANE

May 23rd saw BOON Magazine host their second event at BLEACH which turned out to be their final show and magazine. Instead of sad faces, there was a celebratory atmosphere throughout the venue. Tusks opened the show and with tracks as good as ‘Across The Sea,’ ‘Eyesaw’ and ‘Some Time’ already in their armory, its safe to assume they are going to be marching through Brighton and into the psyche of a much wider audience. Blonde Bunny created a beautiful mixture of ‘A Strom in Heaven’ era guitar with Prince esque vocals to carve a groove right through the room, while Dirty White Fever brought filthy rhythms akin to Josh Homme being dragged through the trenches by his hair.

Playing to a by now capacity crowd, Demob Happy tore through a set mixing both new and older tracks, finishing with their ferocious take on ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ inciting the crowd to sing the ‘Mari - Marijuana’ refrain right back at them. Growing into a brilliant headline band, TIGERCUB ripped into a tempestuous set including ‘Little Rope’ and ‘Mother.’ The show (and BOON) culminated with a thunderous ‘Blue Blood’ that descended into a decimated stage, drum kit and a ruthlessly battered guitar. The gauntlet has been well and truly set

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BOON MAGA ZINE

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If you would like to submit live reviews, previews or photographs to feature in the next issue of BLEACH then please contact: bleach@indigopubco.com Website coming soon: www.bleachbrighton.com BleachBrighton @Bleach_Brighton Cover Photo: Steve Brown Back Cover Photo: Milo Belgrove


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BLEACH Magazine | Issue one