July 24, 2014 20:18
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The latest signing to have been a favourite of ours and a regular on these pages over the last two years, so we are really excited to be releasing the new EP from Aldershot five-piece . 'The Hope We Had' EP will be released on the 8th September and is packed with 4 amazing tracks that capture the very best of this unique band, including the full band version of the song we bring you here, 'Epitaph'.
We fell in love with this stripped-back acoustic version the moment we first heard it and we are delighted to be able to share it with you exclusively now. But fear not, if you love it too and want to own it, there will be some fantastic pre-order bundles available with the new EP that may very well include this gorgeous version of Epitaph.
Keep a look out over the coming days and weeks for a whole host of announcements from the band; including something very exciting that neither the band nor us has done before.
Twothirtytwo will again be appearing at this summers best local festival, they play the main stage at on Friday 1st August at The West End Centre in Aldershot supporting the JCB-loving Nizlopi
Keep this secret, but as you've listened and read this far - a little tip just for you! You can hear this version of the song and other acoustic tracks played live somewhere in Godalming on Saturday 2nd August. Check out ourto work out exactly where and when.
'The Hope We Had' EP was recorded at(home to records by Funeral for a Friend, Polar, Landscapes & Gnarwolves).
July 23, 2014 20:38
Midfield Workhorse - Lincolnshire Poacher (Track of the Month)
We selected this wonderful song as our track of the month before realising the perfect timing of introducing this band to you. Named after their favourite type of footballer, this Kingston-based band are about to make as big an impact on your week as the best of the World Cup 2014 games so far. The four-piece are signed to the label, well known on the Surrey music scene for putting on some of the best gigs around.
This track was released as a teaser from their soon to be released debut EP ahead of their appearance in Brighton last month and it is quite some debut. Sounding like they have been together for a long time and writing indie hits is a breeze for them. If this song is anything to go by the EP will be a most have record this summer. Listen now, then listen again, - you won't be able not to.
You can also find the band on Twitter under the related, but initially confusing, twitter profile . It took us a while to remember which was the actual band name, but soon you'll be in no doubt as they continue to make themselves heard; they've already earned plays already on and the in the last few weeks.
May 16, 2014 12:00
Hero Fisher - No Ceremony
May 16, 2014 11:15
Lightknife - Subway Stars
April 15, 2014 20:46
Hannah Dorman - Do You Wanna Play [Track of the Month]
Guildford singer-songwriter was featured on our very first way back in the summer of 2012 and so we are delighted to bring you her latest song and video from her upcoming 'Do You Wanna Play?' EP. The title track from the EP features the singer, now with the full band she has been gigging with for the past few months. The funded project reached an impressive target allowing the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) final year student to record and release this record and accompanying video.
The track itself is far darker than the title may imply, but delivers in showcasing the talented singer's superb vocals and succeeds in taking the artists releases to the next level. A professional looking video helps with this, already past 1000 views on YouTube this will surely bring the music student to an even wider audience. A second track - 'One Thing (On Your Mind)' - from the EP was posted by the singer on her Soundcloud and Facebook pages which you can check out . The band are Mike Chapman on bass, Steve Price on drums and on guitar, Thomas Nelson.
The EP release party will be held at the Boileroom on Friday 29th April and will also see and joining the bill in Guildford. It's £4 on the door or a £1 discount for ACM students. The EP will be officially released on the same day and will be available on iTunes. Those lucky enough to have caught Hannah and her band in London this weekend also had the chance to pick up an advance CD copy.
April 11, 2014 20:29
Truth About Vegas - AlcoholidaySurrey pop-punk four-piece Truth About Vegas have blasted onto the local music scene since forming just a year and a half ago. Their blend of classic pop-punk tunes mixed with melodic guitar driven sound makes for feel good songs that you can't help but to enjoy.
We always have a place in our hearts (and ears) for a good slice of pop-punk, especially when it’s well written, with catchy choruses, vocals full of angst and emotion and riffs and drums to make your ears bleed. We first heard this EP a few months back and it instantly ticked all the right boxes and demanded repeated plays. Reviewing our list of bands to introduce on the pages, it was a shock to see Truth About Vegas had not yet featured, so we set about putting that right quickly. Having hit play on the EP on their Bandcamp page (where you can download the songs on a name-your-own-price basis) it was like returning to an old friend!
‘Breathe in Breathe Out’ is the opener of this 3-track EP and it lays down their intent perfectly. Pop punk at it's best, it is a track that would be a perfect to open as it would closing any live set. However, it’s the next track ‘Really Hurts’ that really did it for us. This one doesn’t race into pop-punk predictability, but a thoughtful start with tight percussion, interesting guitar work and vocals being held back. But then the chorus bursts in, full of latter-day Blink 182 angst and melody. It’s clear these guys have a natural talent for writing punk-rock choruses, ‘When I Argue (I Feel Better)’ adds a little more variety to close the record, Pop-punk certainly is not dead. Ain’t that the Truth.
As with all good pop-punk, live at a sweaty venue is bar far the best place to enjoy it. Truth About Vegas only have one show in their gig planner; if you are quick, they will be playing at the fantastic Fighting Cocks in Kingston tomorrow night. They were due to play our night in Camberley on Good Friday, but unfortunately that was not possible. Hopefully they will be back on a night bill really soon.
April 11, 2014 20:00
Son Joan - New Home
Son Joan is the name of Hampshire solo artist Ethan Attwood-Summers current musical project. Ethan writes and plays everything on the Son Joan tracks, including vocals, drum machine and guitar. His influences are drawn from garage punk and psychedelia and this variety helps him to achieve his goal of providing a new, unique and refreshing sound to his fans. Son Joan's initial goal is to get his music heard by a wider audience, through live shows and when he got in touch with us we were delighted to introduce this exciting talent to you wonderful new music lovers!
His latest track and our featured video ‘New Home’ sees the artist display some catchy early 90’s guitar riffs and vocals that travel from garage punk back to the psychedelic sixties. There’s also a live video on Son Joan’s pages of his track ‘Heart and Soul’ which we were intrigued to hear how it would translate from bedroom to gig venue. The result is actually fairly dramatic; a mobile video recording adding to the raw punk vibe of the live version not to mention the appearance and style of the singer himself.
This follows previous release ‘Sucker Punch’ which first introduced us to Son Joan a few months back and grabbed our attention with its energy. It's early days for Ethan, but if he can add a few more tracks and maybe an EP to his online catalogue and continue to get out there and win over local crowds, then there will be exciting times ahead.
April 11, 2014 19:42
Joe - Booley - Can't You See
Seventeen year old Singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Booley, from Borden in Hampshire decided on a solo, folky future having played punk-rock in a few different bands through school. His influences include local singers who have gone on to big things, following in the footsteps of Newton Faulkener and Frank Turner will be Joe's goal. He's been writing and performing his own music since 2012, releasing his debut EP 'RAW' shortly afterwards. Gigging regularly across the region, wherever and whenever he could, including schools, churches and even on the beach, the young musician has become well established on the local music scene.
His 'Snap Shot' EP will be released at the end of this month, until then our featured song 'Can't You See' from the upcoming EP will whet your appetite for more. Stripped-back with barely noticeible acoustic guitar to accompany his effortless vocals. The occasional church choir-like backing vocals add a nice touch, but it is the simplicity of the track that makes it stand out. Check out his back catalogue on his page which includes a number of Frank Turner-esque folk-punk songs as well as more ballads, 'Can't See You' could be his best yet.
Joe will be appering at a couple of local festivals in addition to regular gigs, including in his hometown and , but most excitingly will be part of the acoustic stage line up at our celebration in aid of Forward 4 Wiz trust. will take place at The Red Lion in Godalming, on Friday 27th June where Joe will be joined by a whole host of other local talent including Nina Schofield, Our Lost Infantry and The Crosstown Trio. Details ..