Over here in the UK there is one minute left of 2013 – cheers and all the best for 2014. Catch up with the New Year Ninety which will be running during most of the 1st January – the bands the readers rated most highly in 2013.
Blood Sport – band of the month Readers Choice December 2013
The readers choice for band of the month for December 2013 is the English band Blood Sport.
If there is a band you would like to see on the website drop me an email to tim @ emergingindiebands.com .
2013 draws to a close and I wish you all the best for 2014.
Plastique – band of the month December 2013 editors choice
Plastique from England is the editors choice for band of the month for December 2013. Taken from their recent release – #SocialScar – Under My Skin (My Favourite Sin).
#SocialScar – Plastique is available on iTunes*.
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Following on from their charity release last year which raised over £1 000 for Help The Homeless – the Derby (England) label and Studio Sound-Hub Records have released a single featuring all their artists in aid of The British Heart Foundation.
Sound-Hub Records Charity release
The track features (in order of appearance)
I Set The Sea on Fire
Jasper in the Company of Others
James Warner Prophecies
Three Minute Heist
These Mortal Cities
To make a donation and receive your copy of the single follow the link to the Sound-Hub site.
A band who has been considered going back to early this year The Deadline Shakes took some time out to chat just before their launch of Bright Spot In A Bad Year.
The Deadline Shakes – an interview
An independent label I speak to often who I have referred a a few bands to, Flowers In The Dustbin, and those of you who have been here long enough and are aware of the significance of the coalescence of Sid Vicious, Siouxsie Sue and Keith Levine will know why the label immediately hit my head and it does remind me, did they work with any of the bands I sent their way? An email is due to Stephen methinks.
More importantly than me delving back into the history of Persons Unknown let’s get back to 2013.
Bright Spot In A Bad Year is an intriguing release with the dichotomies of the reality which are subsumed within the music and the bright sun lamp which steers out of the speakers. The Deadline Shakes have a firm handle on the realities of the world around as they direct the audience to sunnier climes. Dig a little deeper and you will find a band who have plenty to say of relevance and they are also looking for your perspective of how there are good times amongst the tumult.
If you have a high-spot in the past year , no matter what it is – an image, a video, a not very much that made you smile or a cat sliding on the ice – The Deadline Shakes would like to compile a crowd-sourced video of your Bright Spot In A Bad Year.
Please send your best moments of 2013 to The Deadline Shakes on Facebook.
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Unlike last month when it was nip and tuck between any of of five bands for the band of the month, this time round it has been a clear choice made by the readers.
Above Orange – Band of the month – November 2013 – Readers choice
The band of the month for November 2013 selected by the readers is the Swedish band Above Orange, who kindly gave permission to stream a track, not previously publicly available, taken from their debut EP Unreal City which comes out on the 5th December – Chamber Of Ours.
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