New Year Ninety 2018 – 80 to 71

For those new to the annual New Year Ninety – every two hours and two minutes on the 1st of January from 05:05 until 23:23 UTC a section of the chart is published, a chart based on the Readership activity on the associated sites over the year – resulting in the Ninety bands.

Steve Schuster - New Year Ninety 2018

Steve Schuster

Whilst reflective of you as a reader of the site, it is, as you will note, not a chart in which anyone is able to vote, rather calculated on various algorithms, which do take in to account whether a band has only been featured first in December as opposed to in January or earlier, amongst other factors. This is intended to make the chart a more genuine representation of the readership and based on actual events, not who is the band with the most active fanbase… from  80 – 71…

80. 40 Shillings On The Drum (England)

Beggars Who Believe – EP – 40 Shillings on the Drum is available on iTunes.*

79. White Ape (England)

Ape! – EP – White Ape is available on iTunes.*

78. Lord Willing (USA)

You Got a Hold on Me – Single – Lord Willing is available on iTunes.*

77. L-Space (Scotland)

Aloe – Single – L-Space is available on iTunes.

76. The Pistol Mystics (USA)

Ammunition is available on bandcamp.

75. Steve Schuster (USA)

74. Bruno Major (England)

A Song for Every Moon – Bruno Major is available on iTunes.*

73. CNGRTS (Germany)

A Fall From Grace is available on bandcamp.

72. Nemra (Armenia)

71. Elisa Money (USA)

The Seed – EP – Elisa Money is available on iTunes.*

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Band Of The Month – December 2017 – Editors’ Choice

The final selection of 2017 for the Editors’ Choice for Band Of The Month.

Before the year closes I would once again like to thank all the musicians from around the world for their endeavours, whether they make contact, are ever featured or not – you do make the world a brighter place, thank you. Somehow I feel the video shot live in pouring rain with fans enjoying the music in this the Editors’ selection for this month extrapolates this thought far better than text can ever express…

Nemra - Band Of The Month December 2017


…from Armenia – Nemra.

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Nemra – Born In 94 – Single Review

The Armenian electro-rock band Nemra revealed the single Born In 94 on the 3rd.



For a while now Nemra and I have been exchanging emails with timing never quite being matched, so it is with some delight, finally everything has aligned with Born In 94.

Immediately on hitting play the listener finds themselves joining in with the skipping beat that joyfully steps through the room. Keys and bass conjoin to deepen the score marks of the footsteps while the guitar is freed to give the song its texturing while the vocal pirouettes through the ears leaving the audience delighted to have spent time in their company.

As importantly Nemra are not a one trick pony as they are equally adept are delivering more compacted blues infused rock’n’roll and it comes as no surprise they are well received in their locale, it is however a sadness that their music is not better known internationally.

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