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



Up For The Let Down

Pop-punk is a great genre, least of all for the band names it can produce.  Up For The Let Down are a perfect example of this, happily they’re more than just a good name.  Up For The Let Down create pop-punk records with some ear catching twists.    They formed in 2011 initially as a five piece.  Today they are a four piece but still make plenty of good sounds.

Up For The Let Down

The female fronted Up For The Let Down hail from the Medway area.  They are formed of Lex on vocals, Jay on drums, Simon on bass and Scott on lead guitar.  So far Up F0r The Let Down have released six tracks into the great wide web.  One of these has the inspired title I Fear Sharks.  Attention grabbing drumming starts the track before a bright and charged riff storms in.  An infectious chorus and gang vocals complete I Fear Sharks.  The fact it’s a free download from their Facebook makes it even better.  That Summer shows Up For The Let Down’s ability to play with the pop-punk genre.  That Summer begins with a heavy and chugging riff and pounding symbol heavy drumming.  Pop-punk vocals surf the crest of this heavy sound whilst talking about something everyone can relate to.  There’s even a transformer sound.  These are just two of the six of the songs available to stream from their Soundcloud, showing their progression as a band.

Up For The Let Down Live

Currently in the running to support OPM, Up For The Let Down have played venues across Kent.  These include venues such the nationally renowned Forum in Tonbridge Wells alongside new venues such as The Rafters in Maidstone. Up-coming gigs include a return visit to the Forum, voted best small venue in the UK.  Up For The Let Down deliver an energetic and engaging live show.  No one in crowd is safe as front woman Lex wanders into the crowd, urging the audience in closer like a Miles Kane record stuck on repeat.  Just a few of the bands Up For The Let Down have played with include the long standing One Day Elliot, Third Place Victory and Down to My Last.  All this plus a busy schedule of gigs points to exciting things ahead.  No one will be safe from Up For The Let Down’s music; like a zombie virus which is actually good.

Find Up For The Let Down like Liam Neeson hunting down lost family members.   Scroll down to hear I Fear Sharks!

Up For The Let Down on Facebook

Up For The Let Down on Soundcloud

Get I Fear Sharks Here

David Horn

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12/03/2013: Optional Rubber Duck and Up For The Let Down

Another free download of the week, two more awesome bands!

Optional Rubber Duck caught our eye instantly, I mean who wouldn’t say yes to an optional rubber duck.  Especially when it comes with inspired and playful pop-punk.  Released on the 3rd September 2013 it even somehow comes from the future.  Jackie Chan is a short and punchy pop-punk track with a focus on the punk.   Starting with the line ‘I love you like I love the smell of bacon’ your word senses should already be tingling.  The lyrics only get more genius as gang vocals and a oriental inspired riff fly down your ears.  Short at just under two minutes this is well worth the clicks.  A hard riff and driven sound combine with humour to create something that will do nice things to your insides.

Click here to get your free download of Jackie Chan and a second track My Kingdom here.  Scroll down for Up For The Let Down!

Optional Rubber Duck

Included in a forth coming post check out Up For The Let Down’s track I Fear Sharks.  Another fast paced track, I Fear Sharks opens with a bright riff and dominant drumming.  This is completed by a big and infectious chorus that will climb into your head and like an angry student protester, never leave – but you’ll be ok with that we think.  I Fear Sharks comes to a big finish as the whole band raise the level and join in on vocals.  Read more about Up For The Let Down very soon, better yet – catch them live!

Click here to download your copy of Up For The Let Down’s I Fear Sharks.  Scroll down for related posts.

Up For The Let Down

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Free Download: Third Place Victory – Against Me

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,

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 03/03/13

We hope you enjoyed more great underground and unsigned music.  It pressed lots of nice buttons in our brains, like a kid hitting lots of red buttons.  The end result was plenty of amazing sounds from artists and producers from across the UK, and even one band from Chicago.  AudioWhore’s album is just out and a bit good! Meanwhile we’re expecting great new material from Atlantica soon.  We hope their tracks got you excited!  Hear it again on Friday at 6.30 or listen now for great independent music.  Do you like what you hear?  Any requests?  Email

Track Listing:

AudioWhores – Slice of Life / On Facebook

Tyrannosaurus Alan – S.T.B feat Jak Brown / On Facebook

Atlantica – In Vivid Colour / On Facebook

Fish Tank – Kakapo / On Facebook

The New Diet – See Millions, Saw Few / On Facebook

Matt Appleby – By Night / On Facebook

Common Outlaw – Catalyst / On Facebook

Wildfowl – She Opened Her Legs / On Facebook

Up For The Letdown – I Fear Sharks / On Facebook

Slaves – Cease Fire / On Facebook

Slaves – Nervous Energy

Wolfstone Ft. Romy Harmony & Alexander – I’ll Never Let You Go (Fade Remix) / On Facebook

Afro Dizzy Jack Remix – Talking with myself 2012  Afro Dizzy Jack Remix / On Facebook

Mr Beanie – Trap Mix / On Facebook

Much Love.

The Banned Reviews Takeover 17/02/13

Aaaaaaand we’re back.  There was no takeover last week due to technical difficulties.  We say technical difficulties we mean the laptop will all the good stuff on it was separated from it’s charger and went to sleep for a while.  Never fear though (we could tell you were fearful) it is back with a vengeance.  This week’s saw a host of great local and underground artists.  Listen back to the show on Friday 6.30-7.30.  Listen now for great independent music 24/7 here.

Track Listing:

Dakota Ruins – Respawn / On Facebook

Circle of Rage – Society’s Secret / On Facebook

Generation Graveyard – The Empty / On Facebook

ROAM – Less Than Productive / On Facebook

Jaguar Jones – No Gods No Masters / On Facebook

The Alex Beharrell Band – The Best Melancholy / On Facebook

Syd Arthur – Dorothy / On Facebook 

Mr Payne – Music / On Facebook

Eskimo Chase – On Top of Things / On Facebook

Clacket Lane – Girl That Looks Like Sunshie / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Throwdown / On Facebook

Biscuit Thief – I Can’t Find Homebase and I’m Getting Really Distressed / On Facebook

Afro Dizzy Jack remix (Rebirth Records) – Talking With Myself / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Camden Queen / On Facebook


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