New Year Ninety 2014 – 10 to 2

Reaching the penultimate section of the 2014 New Year Ninety.

Emerging Indie Bands - New Year Ninety 10 - 2

Emerging Indie Bands – New Year Ninety 10 – 2

10. Deerman (Belgium)

9. New Found Land (Sweden / Germany)

The Hunter – New Found Land is available on iTunes*.

8. The Dirty Panties (USA)

I Am a Robot – The Dirty Panties is available on iTunes*.

7. Blood Sport (England)

6. Blaire Alise & The Bombshells (USA)

Run & Hide – Blaire Alise & The Bombshells is available on iTunes*.

5. The Vinyl Records (India)

4. Above Orange (Sweden)

Unreal City – Above Orange is available on iTunes*.

3. The Late Twos (Northern Ireland)

The Late Twos is available on iTunes*.

2. The Struts (England)

Could Have Been Me – The Struts is available on iTunes*.

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Band of the Month – December 2013 – Readers Choice

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

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 .

Blood Sport

Blood Sport is Alex Keegan (Guitar), Sam Parkin (Drums) and Nick Potter (Vocals) an alternative indie band based in Sheffield, England.

Blood Sport is an alt indie band from England

Blood Sport – photo credit Guy Smith

Lilting rhythms and melodies with influences of Dan Mugala and later derivations of the style of Kadongo Kamu from Uganda interspersed with reminders of Alternative TV give the music an hypnotic timbre in which tracks could become never ending hypnosis of sound and to give the material the time to flourish and develop in the listeners ears they do run pieces to over seven minutes duration, which could happy be doubled in length without loosing any interest.


The transformation of well established cohesive influences dipped in the box of existentialism provides for a triumph of experimentalism which in many ways provides a backdrop to social fracturing across much of the world today, delivering music, which in many ways due to its disparate roots is precisely of its time and an exciting commentary of the second decade of the 21st Century in the so called ‘developed world’.

This is not the first time in recent weeks that I have come across a new band taking influences from the rich seam of Ugandan music and I for one do hope this becomes a wider trend as the journey on which the brain can be taken is breathtakingly extensive.

With a new album – Life In Units – set for release on the 9th September I look forward to hearing more from Blood Sport.

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