Go-Zilla – Self Titled

Robot dinosaurs.  They’re great; arguably they should be the mark of quality for any good album.  This bodes well for Go-Zilla.  Their debut album not only has a robot dinosaur on the front but eleven diverse and brain hijacking tracks. Having played established venues such as the Tonbridge Wells Forum interest around Go-Zilla is starting to swarm like … people running from a robot dinosaur.

Go-Zilla introduce themselves with an ominous and pounding instrumental opening.  This reveals Go-Zilla’s inspired fusion of  drums and guitars alongside synths and electronic vibes.  Following straight out of this audio entrance music is the first contender, Camden Queen.  Camden Queen maintains the same level of energy and intensity as it storms out your speakers and down your brain holes.  Camden Queen starts off with an aggressive riff and urgent drumming before descending into driving synths.  Go-Zilla blur the lines between these two worlds skillfully as Camden Queen ends in a flurry of charged synth lines and guitars.

Go-Zilla, Self Titled

Vocals provide complete the tri-force of elements that make Go-Zilla’s sound so compelling.  They switch from melodic deliveries to rapping and spoken word with ease and even encompass female vocalists.  This creative approach to vocals is shown in Our Tomorrow. A triumphant and determined track, Our Tomorrow gives a platform for nearly all of the above complete with fitting moments of vocal production.  Chasing Shadows is another example of Go-Zilla’s vocal talents.  A moody electronic opening becomes a striking and brain hooking synth line.  Reflective and melodic vocals share the story with spoken word to help create a soulful and captivating track.  They give life to honest lyrics which are easy to relate to, something true across the album.

Go-Zilla cover a range of moods across the album, covering tracks such as the somber sounds of the stripped back Don’t Wait For Me to the demanding nature of Throwdown.  Throwdown features dominant guitars and synths that will make you bristle with energy, and think of pirates (you don’t believe me now I know but wait til it hits your ears).  This dominant nature peaks with tracks such as Get On The Dancefloor.  A statement of Go-Zilla’s live intent Get On The Dancefloor is laced with energy and intention.  The formula is completed by a direct and infectious chorus.

Go-Zilla Live

A strong album throughout, Go-Zilla have created some tracks that shine brighter than most.  The first of these is Keep Breathing.  Keep Breathing is a stripped back and bare track that shows Go-Zilla using guitars and synths in a more subdued and thoughtful way.  The second is the albums closer Wolfpack.  From the first second this is the sonic fusion at its best.  Wolfpack begins with a floor filling EDM influenced synth line which hijacks your ears instantly before entering the dubby and driving chorus.  The vocals are again diverse as a distinctive female vocal turns into melodic and spoken word deliveries.

This is a highly accomplished album using the combination of sounds to explore a variety of soundscapes.  A strong live band, Go-Zilla are a band you should experience .  A creative and versatile album Self Titled is entirely free.  Get it.  Find links to the album below alongside related posts and a video at the bottom of the page.

Go-Zilla on Facebook / Album Download

Live Photography from GIGgle Pics

David Horn

Track Listing:

  1. Go-Zilla (Intro)
  2. Camden Queen
  3. Our Tomorrow
  4. Get On The Dancefloor
  5. Throwdown
  6. Chasing Shadows
  7. What Would You Give
  8. Don’t Wait For Me
  9. Keep Breathing
  10. The Rise
  11. Wolfpack

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Wheres Billy Win The Vote To Open For OPM

Wheres Billy have topped a poll of 33 bands to win the chance to open for OPM on their Kent tour date in March.  Wheres Bill fought of competition from a sea of other talented Kent acts and even beat Rhianna, Justin Bieber and Slayer to the top.

Wheres Billy finished on a total of 1037 votes, followed by After the Enclave on 780 votes and Stone Kings with 280 votes.  Wheres Billy join Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory in support of OPM, brought to Kent by Below The Radar Events and Promotions.  The event itself will be on the 27th of May at Canterbury’s Beer Cart Arms and will make up OPM’s only Kent date.

Scroll down for links to free music from the bands playing on OPM’s Kent date.

Find Wheres Billy on Facebook.

See event details here.

David Horn

wheres

Free Download: Wheres Billy – Anxiety

Free Download: Riskee and the Ridicule – King of the Dole

Free Download: Third Place Victory – Against Me

Vote For Opener At OPM Canterbury Tour Date

OPM, Heaven, Is, A, Halfpipe

The Californian band OPM had a massive hit with Heaven Is A Halfpipe from the 2000 album Menace to Sobriety.  They have been booked by Below the Radar Events and Promotions to play The Beer Cart Arms in Canterbury on the 27th May.  This will be the only Kent date of OPM’s European tour.

Support for OPM’s Kent tour date comes from Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory.  Below the Radar have made the final slot  available to the local band with the most votes.  Using the link below bands and fans are able to add bands and vote.  The winner and opener for OPM will be decided on the evening of the 1st of April.

Currently Wheres Billy lead the poll with 832 votes, followed closely After The Enclave with 749 votes and Stone Kings with 271 votes.  Ten days remain to enter and vote in this competition for what promises to be an exciting event.  Scroll down for free download links to Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory, and a reminder/re-minis of Heaven Is A Halfpipe.

Vote here.

See full OPM Canterbury date event details.

Below the Radar Events and Promotions on Facebook

David Horn

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Free Download: Riskee and the Ridicule – King of the Dole

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 17/03/13

What an awesome show!  The underground and unsigned music in Kent and across the UK is incredible!  We want to congratulate Tank Trap again on earning a slot at this years Isle of Wight Festival and Syd Arthur for their appearance at this years SXSW.  Both these and all the bands we play have bright futures.  See who we played below and go find them live, you won’t regret it.  Listen now for great independent music and again on Sunday at 8 … and Friday at 6.30.  There’s no escape … wait, no excuse not to check it out.

Track Listing:

Blacken the Name – Jekyll and Hyde / On Facebook

Wheres Billy – Tears and Essays / On Facebook

Tank Trap – My Animal / On Facebook

CzechMate – With Me / On Facebook

Skies – Magical / On Facebook

Klac Tik – Reborn / On Facebook

The Alamo – More to Learn / On Facebook

The Lightwings – Revolution / On Facebook

Syd Arthur – Ode to Summer / On Facebook

Optional Rubber Duck – Jackie Chan / On Facebook

Internal Skars – Undertaker / On Facebook

Border:Line Fire –  I Wanna Go / On Facebook

Mr Beane (Rebirth Records) – July Mix / On Facebook

Peace.

The Banned Reviews Takeover 10/03/13

Another great night of music!  Bands from the UK, Canada and America fell out your speakers into your ears!  There was even a twenty minute portion of Pawse’s most recent DJ set!  Our ears are still feeling happy!  Check out tonight’s show for more great Kent and underground music!  Listen anytime for independent music here.

Track Listing:

Artemis Redeemer – Something More / On Facebook

Voodoo Brother – Still Water / On Facebook

Third Place Victory – One Year Wasting / On Facebook

The Gang – Mania / On Facebook

High Tide – Home / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish / On Facebook

The Zolas – Escape Artist / On Facebook

Escape the Ocean – One Sided Dice / On Facebook

Insult – Young and Reckless / On Facebook

Insult – Our Money Your War

Generation Graveyard – The Empty / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Throwdown /On Facebook

Pawse – Live at Wooly’s 03-02-2013 / On Facebook

Much love,

Banned Reviews

04/03/2013: The Gang – Mania

In the city of Canterbury there is a gang.  You won’t catch them defacing public property or running large scale drug distribution operations, but you will find them making plenty of good noises.  This gang, in fact The Gang, have just released their new E.P BLVDEVARD.  It’s a diverse collection indie enthused guitar music with a brittish edge you should get in your life

Our free download this week is BLVDEVARD’s opener Mania.  Mania is short at just over two minutes but won’t fail to leave it’s mark on your ears.  A chiming guitar opening soon turns into something more alert and frenzied.  The drumming then addseven more to this alert and frenzied sound.  Just as your ears have adjusted  to this Mania shifts again into a more calm and drum lead verse.  Over the top of this are vocals which manage to fuse a sense of desperation with cool sounding indie vocals.  As Mania draws to a close the guitars return like a sequel to Planet of the Apes which is actually good and end the song abruptly.

Get your free download of Mania and the whole BLVDEVARD E.P here.

The Gang

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