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 bannedreviews@live.co.uk.

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.

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 20/01/13

Ahhhhhhh.  It’s good to be back!

Tonight we played some big sounding Kent music, and if we’re honest it did nice things to our inner jelly.  We can’t wait to bring you more weeks of underground and regional music.  We hope you like it, but we’re also open to suggestions!  Comment or email us on bannedrevews@live.co.uk.  Listen again on Friday 6.30 – 7.30 for a repeat!  Listen right now for awesome independent music!

Tack Listing:

YaMaHaRaHaRa – Hit Red / On Facebook

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

Slaves – Nervous Energy / On Facebook

Wildfowl – You Tripped Me / On Facebook

Elle Rayenne – Rayguns / On Facebook

Lizzie Andrews – Rock, Paper and Scissors / On Facebook

Common Outlaw – Catalyst / On Facebook

The Rebecca Riots – Not One Step Back / On Facebook

Tank Trap – Burdened Smile / On Facebook

Pawse – I Need You / On Facebook

Krafty – The Memory of You / On Facebook

Mr Beanie, Rebirth Records – Bass and Dub Mixtape / On Facebook

Much love,

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!

Common Outlaw – Ashes

Common Outlaw are roaming again.  Happily they won’t ambush you on the highways of Kent.  They will fill your ears with music though.  The Dover based band‘s new E.P Ashes adds three new tracks to the bands arsenal.  Ashes treats you to rock and roll; filled with riffs, energy and passion.  The E.P also shows a new element to the band, showing how they’ve grown and developed as musicians and writers.

Reborn proves this instantly.  A big and building riff kicks off straight away, finally breaking into a powerful guitar line.  The track has a classic sound to it in all the best ways.  As the drums and guitars power the track through your mind the vocals match the track’s intensity.  The lyrics go hand in hand with the music as they speak of destruction, heartache and rebirth over the noisy power house.    Your ears finally get a little silence but before they can relax the song kicks into overdrive.  Reborn isn’t just a piece of rock’n’roll swagger.  It also shows how Common Outlaw have been reborn and are ready to take on the world.

Catalyst follows, showing the softer the side of Common Outlaw’s sound.  Complete with a Rolling Stones reference the track brings you in gently with heartfelt vocals and an acoustic guitar.  Then the drums kick in complete with another moving guitar riff giving the track a new life.  Keeping with the theme of rebirth and change the vocals deliver moving and honest lyrics.  ‘For your sake walkaway/And let this building burn beside of me’ shows the bands depth.

Crossing Down The Line kicks straight in with some demanding drumming and another riff taking your attention span hostage.  Heartfelt vocals add to the mix, bringing a Stereophonics feel to the track.  The song continues to build, as the riff morphs into a swaggery beast and some inventive drumming takes over.  This again shows the pure style and rock’n’roll nature of the band, and their ability to combine it with something meaningful.

This is the next progression of Common Outlaw.  A combination of quality rock music and lyrics that aren’t just there to add vocals, all three of these tracks have a life of their own.  Common Outlaw show their influences through their music but also showcase their own creativity.  A strong record!  Why not go and grab a copy?!

Common Outlaw on Facebook

David Horn

Track Listing:

  1. Reborn
  2. Catalyst
  3. Crossing Down The Line