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.
Circle of Rage have released the video to their latest track Fear Does Not Exist In This Dojo. Produced by Kent based OYFE Productions the video is set in a dark and smoke filled room. The video suits the track perfectly as the dark and confined environment hosts foreboding drumming and an opening riff that sounds like it’s climbed out of hell.
Professionally shot and edited Fear Does Not Exist In This Dojo captures the live spirit of Circle of Rage and the aggression of the track. There’s even a TV that gets smashed. Watch Circle of Rage live on the 28th March at Canterbury’s Beer Cart Arms. Scroll down for links.
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.
Gravesend’s Tank Trap have been selected to play this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on the main stage. After playing for judges at The Halfmoon in Putney the blues rock band were one of six winners in a twelve act contest. The other winners were Cable Street Collective, CHIDI, Crystal Seagulls, Louise Golby and XOVA
The night was judged by John Giddings, Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel, Musician/Songwriter Jim Duguid, Associate Digital Editor from Q Paul Stokes and Absolute Radio presenter Andy Bush. Catch Tank Trap in a more intimate setting at Folkestone’s Bar Below on the 13th April. They will be playing alongside the other big talented bands My Life In The Making, Vivid Nation and Down To My Last.
In favour of a name easier to find Blaise Paisel have changed their name. After several releases including their debut single Magical, Blaise Paisel have changed their name to Skies.
Skies had this to say about the name change:
BLAISE PAISEL served us very well, but our music’s also changed alot since we named the band back then and we feel our new name is going to be the best thing for us! We’re all really excited! Hope u are too! Here’s to the future! Much love x
Yep, Cambridge Folk Festival have announced the headliners on Friday and Saturday!
In it’s 49th year the Cambridge Folk Festival has confirmed that it’s Friday night will be headlined by Bellowhead and Levellers. Saturday will be headlined by KT Tunstall and The Mavericks.
They join an already extensive line-up which includes Willy Mason, Lucy Rose and Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny aka LAPD. The event takes place across the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th of July at Cherry Hinton Hall. Acts across four stages promise to bring a diverse and interesting atmosphere to the festival. The Sunday night headliners remain to be announced.