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


Interview: Craig Sheridan

It’s Valentine’s Day, we hope you’ve been snowed under with cards.  Today is also the day Craig Sheridan’s love song Nitewish comes out, almost like it was planned or something.  See what Craig has to say about being signed, Nitewish, love, videos and his music in general.

Nitewish is your first single since becoming signed, how as being signed changed the way you approach and make music?

Being signed enables me to relax a little knowing I have a team behind me as passionate about what I do as I am.  It also enables me to concentrate on writing more. Which is what I’m all about; and making music for others to enjoy and relate too.

The themes in Nitewish are clear, what inspired you to make such a love themed song?

My girlfriend …. Monica…. that simple …..  It’s about meeting someone who’s a soulmate after many years of thinking or not being fully happy or in love.  She is also the theme behind Crashgate’s B.O.B. song along with parts of it written about my nephew in wales.

Craig Sheridan

Nitewish speaks about love and closeness, whats the most touching or unlikely place you’ve seen this?

The most touching thing is when you see an old couple still holding hands like they were in they’re teens again!!

You’ve written an ideal soundtrack to Valentine’s Day. Have you ever felt the urge in the past to write anti-Valentine’s Day songs?

Not really; I have written a very dark , angry song called Deal With It for Crashgate’s new album.  Listen to the words.  I wont need to tell you who its about ………… but someone who used to be in my life but isn’t anymore, ( take a guess ) after you listen to it.

How was it filming the video for Nitewish? What’s it like to see someone else interpret your track creatively?

Honestly I feel really uncomfortable filming, it’s just not me at all ( lol ) but i know Matt Barker from Mosh Motion Movies.  his work is very good.  He plans meticulously and is very passionate about his work.  He works alongside me and asked were the images were when I wrote the song.  We worked on a story board and the video was born.


Nitewish is part of the album As I Am, whats next for you musically?

Next it’s to continue writing for my next acoustic album due out at the start of 2014, at my pace and not to push too hard and to let it flow whilst giving Crashgate all I can.  To try and give it and the boys the best shot at the title so to speak!

Where can people find Nitewish?

On iTunes and most download sites.  I’m also releasing a special edition CD single in a special presentation metal case with a bonus track from my first album, Red On Maroon, as well.

Describe Nitewish in three words.


David Horn

Related Posts:

Release Review: Craig Sheridan – Nitewish

Release Review: Crashgate – B.O.B

Live Review: Wild Child and Crashgate – The E.P Launch at The Walmer Castle, Deal : 04/10/12

The Banned Reviews Takeover 03/02/13

Another show, more awesome Kent bands.  Well mostly they’re from Kent, if we’re being strictly honest Seven Deadly and Imperial Leisure aren’t from Kent but we hope you agree they’re pretty awesome still.  Discover all these bands and see them live!  Catch this show again on Friday 6.30 – 7.30!  Listen now for great independent music here.

Track Listing:

Seven Deadly – From This Darkness / On Facebook

Crashgate – B.O.B / On Facebook

Insult – One More Day / On Facebook

The Reason I Failed History – Doom De Doom / On Facebook

Andy Robinson – What Would You Do? (Bastile/City High Cover) / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish / On Facebook

Fish Tank – Oliver Postgate / On Facebook

Imperial Leisure – London to Brighton / On Facebook

Wildfowl – Carousel / On Facebook

Seba – Painted Sky (Meloki Remix) / On Facebook

Mr Beane Smith – Trap Mix Vol. 2 / On Facebook

Third Place Victory – One Year Wasting / On Facebook

Much love,

Banned Reviews

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish

craig sheridan1Everyone has a wish. I wish right now I had a pack of biscuits next to me and Ron Burgundy wishes he’d never had milk. Craig Sheridan has an entirely more romantic wish though. Craig explains all with Nitewish, his first singe as a signed artist. Taken from his forthcoming album As I Am, this will be released on Valentine’s Day.

Nitewish begins on a gentle guitar riff that drifts through the air like a probably heart shaped cloud. Gentle and soothing this suits the lyrics perfectly, helping to create a melody you could easily lose yourself in. Nitewish has a patient and unhurried feel to it as the guitar picks up a Latin feel and draws you in further. Simple and stripped back Nitewish shows the importance and effectiveness of craftsmanship and good writing.

Key to the ambiance of the track are the lyrics. Delivered in a smooth and sincere voice it is hard to believe Craig Sheridan’s other project is the rock band Crashgate . The lyrics paint a picture of a highly romantic scene and show Craig Sheridan’s softer side. Nitewish manages to be a love song without the need for big hooks or by being in your face. It is the reverse, subtle and understated. It doesn’t taste like bubble-gum or sail too close to the disturbing seas of Fifty Shades of Grey. It has a happy medium.

Craig Sheridan

Nitewish invites you in to its world by your own free will. It is without question a love song in every sense. It does it well though without pretending to be anything it isn’t  Perfectly timed for release on Valentine’s Day, this will make Valentine’s Day 2013 even more special for those with someone to share it with. I don’t think anyone will disagree with Craig’s wish, in the mean time I still don’t have those biscuits and I think Ron is trapped in a glass case of emotion.  Find the track on iTunes and all good download sites.

Craig Sheridan on Facebook

David Horn

Track Listing:

  1. Nitewish

Related Posts:

Release Review:  Crashgate – B.O.B

Free Download: Andy Robinson – Louder (DJ Fresh Cover)

News:  Crashgate Break 1000 Views

The Banned Reviews Takeover 09/12/12

Did you catch the hour on Sunday night?  Did you miss the name of that killer track proudly made in Kent?  Never fear because here they are in list format!  It was another awesome hour music with some great tunes whatever vibe you’re feeling.  Plus (yes, there’s more!) hear it all again on Friday from 6.30!  We’re good to you!  Want your music on the hour?  Email us at  Listen to Somojo radio 24/7 for great independent music!

Track Listing:

Circle of Rage – Juggling with One Ball / On Facebook

Save Target As – Dagenham Docks / On Facebook

189Messages – On The Run / On Facebook

Eskimo Chase – I Want You / On Facebook

The Hamelins – Take These / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Black Rane / On Facebook

Matt Appleby – By Night / On Facebook

The Basement People – Empty Hours / On Facebook

Howl on Vinyl – Intermental / On Facebook

Milly Mae – Inside My Head / On Facebook

Altered Mind States – Sunny Seaside Town

Drastik and Stranjah – Obama Kush / On Facebook

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