The Song Of The Year Show
It’s Been A Great Year For Indie Music... And Here Is The Best Track!
So here it is… our special, annual Song Of The Year Show… in which Garry and guests review the very best tracks submitted to us in the past year and – without fear or favour – pick the most excellent example of indie music in the history of the universe. Or something like that.
Garry special guest panel comprises rock writer and musician Johnny Wah-Wah and London Mod icon Shona “Wattsie” Watts.
And Mik Whitnall drops by to deliver a live set while the judges are out in the jury room. Altogether, a show of superlatives! All we can hope is that 2015 produces songs of equal excellence.
Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. The rest is history.
My Dark Places
Claiming all the credentials of a bonafide ‘77 super group, The Bermondsey Joyriders is a band pooling the hard-won experience and history of three veteran punks. Founding members Gary Lammin (vocals / guitar) and Martin Stacey (bass) cut their teeth in the Joe Strummer-produced Little Roosters and Generation X precursors Chelsea respectively, whilst recent recruit Chris Musto (drums) is a sticksman of some credentials – having previously played with Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer and Nico, to name but a few!
Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented. From the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials, & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and 80’s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the 90’s up to the present day.
‘The result of youthful energy and a healthy list of influences that culminate in all round catchy as hell numbers, fused with heavy handed melodies and social commentary. Bags of passion and heaps of power.’ – Big Cheese / Rocksound Magazine
In Your Name
The Thicker The Better
Formed in 2005; we quickly set about bringing our own brand of Mod/Punk/Pop racket to the masses! Following a couple of trips to studios and some feverish songwriting our first material was unleashed on the general public via the ‘Takin’ a Detour Vol 3′ compilation album on Detour Records in 2006.
We are The Bar Stool Preachers and we’re a brand spanking new band straight out of Brighton, ready to give you everything we’ve got.
From pretty different and diverse backgrounds, all the boys share a genuine love for music which we promise to show you every time you come to see us, or listen to one of our songs.
One Fool Down
We first started meeting in January 2011 at our local pub, the Royal Sovereign, to have a few pints and bash out our favourite tunes on the ukulele. But we soon found ourselves in demand, playing gigs, festivals and punks picnics in London and beyond. Around half the pUKEs were ‘non musicians’ before we learned the uke, the other half have been in bands such as UK Sub, PMT, Lost Cherrees, Rabies Babies and the Triads.
The Ballad Of Micky Fitz
- Lars Frederiksen – Vocals, Guitar
- Casey Watson – Vocals, Bass
- Paul Rivas – Vocals, Drums
Four-piece rock and roll outfit hailing from Woking.
Influences from The Clash to The Rolling Stones, from Elvis to Elton, Madness to Motorhead, hell bent on bringing you something heaven sent. Guitars, Rock, Rythm and Blues.
They have been playing shows up and down the uk since 2011, from up close and personal affairs at their local pub, to playing at sell out shows at the Indigo2 arena and supporting legendary bands such as ‘The Stiff Little Fingers’, ‘The Members’ and Steve Cradock aswell as playing at this years Willowman festival alongside Space and New Model Army.
Since the beginning of 2013 The Brompton Mix have been managed by ‘The Jam’ drummer Rick Buckler and have been carving their mark in the UK music scene. Currently recording and writing their new E.P. whilst they are flaunting their compilation E.P. ‘The Brompton Mix-Tapes’.
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
It´s been a long, hard and winding road for mankind, but in December 2011 the moment we´ve all – yet unknowingly and yet unaware of our coming salvation – been waiting for finally saw the light of day. Elin Larsson, Cory Berry and Zack Anderson, all just in their early Twenties, formed a group which should quickly become one of the most acclaimed and interesting bands in music. Behold the birth of a new musical experience, an experience we thought was long gone, lost in time and space. Behold the birth of BLUES PILLS.
High Class Woman
The Revenge of World Cup Willie
O2-F is a collaboration between two Ks. Karla Milton, singer, and Kym Bradshaw, songwriter. Together, they fire up a sound which owes a nod to Northern Soul but blazes with an originality entirely its own.
I’m A Believer
Menace formed in August 1976 when singer, Morgan Webster, met school friends Noel Martin, Charlie Casey and Steve Tannett at the Hope and Anchor pub in Islington. Their first gig at the now legendary Roxy was attended by Miles Copeland from Step Forward and Illegal Records who signed Menace straight away… The end finally came in late 1979 when after lack of interest from the record companies (due to their records being banned) and a lack of interest from the music press (possibly due to the working class ethics and the working class background of the boys in the band)… Menace’s last single Final Vinyl with the classic songs Last Years Youth and Carry No Banners, which lift the reputation of the band up another notch. After the split up the reputation of Menace continued to grow worldwide…