The Banned Reviews Takeover 27/01/13

What an hour!  Lots of tracks, remixs and mixs from amazing Kent bands!  We hope you liked them as much we do!!  Check out these bands for more music and gig dates!  Thanks for listening!  Listen to Somojo radio now for the best independent music.

Track Listing:

Atlantica -There and Back Again / On Facebook

Avenge Thee + Naime – Song 2 / On Facebook

Melrose – No Thanks, I’m High On Life / On Facebook

Riskee and the Ridicule – Lightning / On Facebook

Empire Light – Too Old For Buses / On Facebook

The Doctorates – Sorry Love / On Facebook

BattleSka Galactica – All Aboard The Mary Celeste / On Facebook

The Objectors – There and Back / On Facebook

Skrillex Ft. Damien Marley – Meloki’s Trap Remix / On Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy – Enough to Make You Sick / On Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy – Another Song about War / On Facebook

Up For The Let Down – I Fear Sharks / On Facebook

Mr Beanie (Rebirth Records) – Do You Rock Mini Mix / On Facebook

Much love,

Banned Reviews


The Banned Reviews Takeover 18/11/12

Boom! Our magic ninjas (from SPACE!) just took over Somojo radio for the second time!  With their help we just stuck in another hour of amazing Kent music!!  What did you think?  Here’s the track listing in case you missed any of it, it’ll be replayed Friday at 6.30 so you can hear it all again (we know you want to)!

Lynchpyn – Can You Speak Now / On Facebook

Seconds From Ruin – 442 / On Facebook

Escape the Ocean – Exit Wound / On Facebook

Common Outlaw – Reborn / On Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy – Someday / On Facebook

History of the Trade – One Arm’s Length / On Facebook

Clacket Lane – Girl That Looks Like Sunshine / On Facebook

Andy Robinson of The Tied – Louder (DJ Fresh cover) / On Facebook

The Objectors – There and Back / On Facebook

Elle Rayenne – Celestial Navigation / On Facebook

Riskee and the Ridicule – Jack of All Trades / On Facebook

Mandem Productions feat. Matt Appleby – Working Class / On Facebook Mandem Productions Matt Appleby

Breeding Sequence – Jump Up (Vocal Mix / On Facebook

Rebirth Records Mini Mix by Mr Beanie / On Facebook

See you next week!

Below the Radar’s Punk Special at The Bar Below Folkestone, 05/10/2012

It’s late on Friday night and The Bar Below in Folkestone looks like a riot has exploded in inside it.  There’s money and white powder across the floor with a little broken glass for good measure.  What has happened here?

A)     A nuclear bomb has exploded

B)      An over energetic kangaroo has escaped

C)      A punk gig

Luckily it’s not A, and I think I saw a kangaroo running through the cloud of dust but the answer is a punk gig.  Yep, on Friday the 5th of October Below the Radar Events and Promotions brought punk to The Bar Below and it was good!  Across the night four bands took to the stage to vent at a very enthusiastic crowd.

Starting things off were The Half-Wits.  A spectacle from the start as the band started churning out noise front man Tadhg Leachy stood poised on a drum kit that looked like it had been kicked down a mountain.  Not for long though, the energy in the room was instant and The Half-Wits went in to action stirring up the crowd.  Despite being the opening band they even managed to get a few people moshing.  The band played a Joe Strummer cover and featured guest vocals from a friend in the audience.  Impressive because he could barely stand up, and managed to keep time with the band.  From their set and stage presence it’s easy to see why they’ve played with bands like The UK Subs and Avenge Thee + Naime.  Please a take a moment at this point to mourn the loss of several glasses during the moshing.

Following this were Ted Bibiase and the Million Dollar Punk Band, playing their first ever Folkestone gig.  Confusing the audience before they’d even begun, sitting on stage was a decanter of champagne and a cigar.  When the three piece joined the scene mostly dressed in suits things were no clearer.  But from the word go they went for it in full facetious glory.  The level at which the band went for it was shown when the drummer kicked though the kick drum.  Dedicating one song to a public figure becoming more and more infamous as every day passes they attacked and degraded pretty much anything in mainstream culture.   If things were unclear at the start of the band’s set however they soon became much more unclear.  The band let a few talc-bombs lose, causing people to dodge the low flying bombs – and one unlucky person to suddenly do an awesome impression of a ghost.  The band even made everyone in the crowd rich releasing hundreds of 1,000,000 dollar notes.  I for one can’t wait to cash it in!

Folkestone’s very own Insult hit the stage next.  Aggressive and to the point they opened with ‘Down Your Beer’ before storming into a kinetic and frenzied set.  The band brought moshing to a new height amongst the spectators, helped by the lead singer crossing out into the crowd.  The band raised the energy level of the room, very happy to be playing a punk gig in Folkestone again.  By the end of the set there could be no doubt they were from Folkestone.  As aggressive and raging as their energy was it was clear watching them that ultimately they were four mates having a laugh.  This was the overall vibe of the night, shown by The Half-Wits returning for some guest vocals again.

Ending the night were 7 Day Conspiracy.  The band took a more light hearted approach to their music.  In between tracks they chatted with the slightly diminished audience and spoke in depth about the war stories of their drummer during his time during the Korean war.  Mainly of him as a prisoner his new role as a drummer probably suits him much better.  After smashing it out with a few powerful punk songs the band rose to the challenge of the crowd.  This involved playing calypso and reggae tunes, turning the moshing into near dancing.  They even rose to the promoters challenge, playing closer to six songs in the time given for three.  Now I must take a minute to apologise for what you’re about to read.  By the law the first mention of Christmas adverts and songs means it then Christmas.  So you’ll be delighted to know that after getting the crowd to sit down in a circle 7 Day let lose a Christmas tune.  In their words, ‘Merry Christmas’.

Each band played well and had a stage presence to match.  There aren’t many gigs that maintain the amount of energy Below the Radar’s punk special did.  Not only that the whole atmosphere was friendly.   A great night of live music!

And that’s the tale of how The Bar Below became a talcum powder and money covered mess.  Totally worth it.

Below the Radar Events and Promotions on Facebook

The Half-Wits on Facebook

Ted Bibiase and The Million Dollar Punk Band on Facebook

Insult on Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy on Facebook

David Horn

This Week in Gigs

Pinch, punch, first of the month.  That might work better in person  in all honesty – which is good because there are a lot of gigs this week to meet you at!  There are gigs from a lot of Banned Reviews favourites to sink your ears into.

First things first, Crashgate have their E.P launch party on Thursday (4th of October).  The new material sounds amazing and live they’re an awesome and entertaining band.  Don’t take my word for it though head to The Walmer Castle pub in deal and decide for yourself.  Wild Child plus two bands TBC are supporting.  Click here for more details.

Dye your hair green and put on a London accent, Friday (5th of October) see’s Folkestone’s View and Bar Below host a punk night.  It should be eventful!  Check out 7 Day Conspiracy, Ted Diabiase and The Million Dollar Punk Band, Insult and The Half-Wits!  Click here for more information.

If you find yourself closer to Margate than Folkestone on Friday then The Westcoast Bar have you covered.  They have a night of new blood.  Head down to see Atlantica, Escape the Ocean, With Open Arms and Anchors Down.  Find more information here.

Saturday is all about Canterbury and Equafest.  Click here for more information but check this out for a line-up!


Headline act – TBA

Foreboding Ether –

Then the wave came – The Storm –

Magnitude –

Dead Reckoning –

Third place victory –

The homecoming –

Throughout our Fears –

Wretched Soul –

Transcending the Flesh –

Locusts –



Faultline –

Predicting the Fall –

Avenge thee + Naime –

Within the Silence –

The Blissful Mop –

Find full listings here!