The State Of Art are a four piece Alternative Rock band from Grimsby made up by Andy Downes (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Martin Johnson (Bass, Backing Vocals), Mark Stewart (Lead Guitar) and Martin Ellis (Drums, Backing Vocals). In 2011 they released their EP called “Mexican Flag”, The song “Better Plans” received airplay on the “Introducing” sections of BBC Radio Humberside, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. In 2016 they started self-recording and producing an album with mastering carried out by Matt Cade (Not Tonight and the Headaches, Simon Wells, Down By Law). Songs from the album received positive responses and airplay on BBC Introducing Humberside and Lincolnshire, resulting in a live session for BBC Introducing Humberside which can be found on YouTube.
BINES are a four piece rock n roll band from Leyland, Lancashire made up by Danny Bowles (Vocals/Rhythm guitar), Matt Brodwick (Lead guitar/Backing vocals), Jimmy Beer (Bass guitar) and Pete Beer (Drums). An exciting new band born out of the dissatisfaction and non-existence of decent guitar music. Continue reading “BINES”
It’s been a while since I’ve heard some high-energy indie pop bangers but Cardiff lads Monico Blonde are bringing exactly that and it’s great to see. I was lucky enough to catch these guys live at The Camelon Arts Café in Nottingham for a gig set up by This Feeling. I had heard about this band before from hearing them being played on Radio X, I was not disappointed with what I heard. Continue reading “Monico Blonde”
Monico Blonde are one of the UK’s most exciting indie-pop newcomers. Bursting onto the scene in 2016, they have been played on by BBC Radio 1’s Hue Stephens and Radio X’s John Kennedy, alongside featuring on BBC Music’s Best of R1 Introducing Playlist. The four-piece band from South Wales made up by Jack, Owen, Theo and Dale have also supported Coasts on a 20 date UK tour. Continue reading “Monico Blonde”
The Ruffs are an Indie/Rock N Roll trio from Nottingham made up by Connor Spray, Tyler Spray and Blaine Monk. Since forming in 2015 the band have played the local live circuit and have supported bands such as Bluetones and DMA’s. They released their debut EP ‘New Obsessions’ in October last year, I have to say it’s brilliant and I’ve must have heard the EP 1001 times now thanks to my friends little boy constantly asking for it to be played.
This isn’t Robert’s first rodeo. In 2008 he released his debut album ‘Distance’, while still at college studying journalism. Universal distributed the record, but for all intents and purposes Robert was an independent artist. With his first single in five years due for release on March 30, Robert tells us his expectations are different from before. “I’m not looking for financial gain, fame or critical acclaim”, he says, “I’m just thrilled to be back in the game”. Continue reading “Robert O’Connor”
I have known about these guys for a few years now but I haven’t had the chance to see them live yet. A few of my friends have been lucky enough to see them live and have told me they are amazing and that I needed to see them live. I finally got to see these guys at The Camelon Arts Café in Nottingham for a gig set up by This Feeling. It’s not the biggest venue around but it’s a great little venue (once you find it). Continue reading “The Ruffs”