David Rovics – the banned PRISM tour

David Rovics, who readers of the site will recall is a singer who takes a sharp angle on political issues around the world. I had the opportunity to catch up with him half an hour ago on a Skype interview while he languishes in a hotel in Narita Airport.

David Rovics - a musician from the USA

David Rovics

He talks about possible reasons for New Zealand not allowing him entry and the latest news on the Australian leg of the twelve country tour. David will be performing via skype at The Free House in Nelson in New Zealand this evening.

While he has been hanging around in a hotel David Rovics created a new song – Spies Are Reading My Blog.


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Welcome to Emerging Indie Bands

With a new look and a new site design along with a few new publishing areas I am delighted to say Indie Bands Blog is back as Emerging Indie Bands.

Tim Whale welcomes you to the revamped Indie Bands Blog

Tim Whale


The new URL and look is because the old site is now four years old and suffering from arthritis. As I type a tech person is working hard to restore the posts from the past four years. So think of Emerging Indie Bands as being an extension from August 2009 – showcasing the best new bands from across the globe.

I can’t in all honesty say I have become any more even tempered, but as always I welcome introductions from The fans,The musicians and those related to the bands who you think fit the title of the best emerging bands from around the world (oh and that does include solo musicians).

I can’t promise every introduction will be reviewed, but what I can assure you is that they will all be read and where appropriate replied to.

All introductions would benefit from linking to a website or Social media page where I can grab the band members, the location of the band – that is town and country.

As Emerging Indie Bands exists to review music, well I do need to hear some music too and an image is also very useful.

But if you don’t have all that – (other than some way that I can listen to some music) don’t fret – use the contact form or drop me an email to tim @ emergingindiebands.com.