Tank Trap To Play Isle Of Wight Festival

Tank Trap

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

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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.

Find event details here.

David Horn

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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!

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Up For The Let Down on Soundcloud

Get I Fear Sharks Here

David Horn

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 02/12/12

We liked this one a lot – even the Christmas records sounded awesome.  This is a very rare thing, bah humbug and such!  Among the great local music this week was the Live In the Living Room Christmas single.  This is a collaboration from lots of Kent artists covering Do They Know It’s Christmas?, all in the name of Meningitis awareness.  Download it here and show your support for Meningitis awareness, and get an ace version of a Christmas classic!

Listen again Friday at 6.30 for the hour again, packed full of amazing Kent bands!  Listen 24/7 for great independent music.  Here’s who we played:

Stone Kings – Crazy Again / On Facebook

Artemis Redeemer – We Are Society/ On Facebook

Third Place Victory – Arnold’s Time Machine / On Facebook

Fish Tank – Capybara / On Facebook

Adam Russell – Broke Skull / On Facebook

Ted Clark – Code Red / On Facebook

Jumbled – She Wants It All

Live in The Living Room – Do They Know It’s Christmas? / On Facebook

Down To My Last – Firework / On Facebook

ShyChlo – From a Dream to a Young Supreme / On Facebook

RBN – No Hands / On Facebook

Linkin Park – Waiting for the End (GLEN ORPHEUS’s down right nasty mix) / On Facebook

Beanie Smith of Rebirth Records – Trap Mix / On Facebook 

You stay classy!

The Week in Gigs: 8th-15th of October

This week there a load more awesome gigs to get stuck into!!

The first is happening this Tuesday at The Beercart Arms in Canterbury!  Check out Evarane, Vivid Nation, Where’s Billy? and Atlas!  It’s big one.  It’s Evarane’s first time at the venue, Vivid Nation are raising for charity, Where’s Billy? are awesome and it’s Atlas’s E.P launch!!  Boom!!  Find more information here!

Next up there are three gigs competing for your ears on Thursday! In Fokestone go to Chambers and check our Funk & the Two Tone Baby doing their thing!  A night not to be missed.  Find details here.  At Mojo in Chatham check out Dead Reckoning, Bury the Hatchet, Atlantica, Down to My Last and Avenge Thee + Naime!  Find more information here.  In Canterbury go to The Lady Luck and watch Tyrannosaurus Alan and Fish Tank – details here.  Some tough choices!

Make it a chilled one on Friday at Imperial Sounds.  Taking place at the Imperial Hotel, Hythe check out the acoustic event featuring Hank Foreman, Ben Milberry and Some Kind of Symmetry.  Find details here.

On Saturday there’s another chance to see Atlantica alongside Blackwater Revue, Broke Banjo, Ugly Love and Crow Lane at The Ivy in Sheerness!  Find details here.  Alternatively go see some classic punk at The Westcoast Bar in Margate with Rebel Truce – a tribute to The Clash.  You guessed it, find more information here.

Even Sunday has something going on!  At Ashford’s Platform 5 check out Selective Noise featuring: Ziphedz, The Epicycle, ShyChlo, Jesta, Mic B, DJ Ideal and Moley MC!  A big line-up!  Check it out.

Down to My Last – Live Statement

Written as a member of Below the Radar Events and Promotions.

The third of four bands, Down to My Last played for us on our debut line-up at The Beercart Arms, Canterbury. Helping to make it one of our busiest gigs the band maintained the shows energy with a kinetic and passionate set. Drawing in the crowd like people shaped magnets they hit the audience with a slick and professional set, and even busted out a genius cover of Katy Perry alongside some quality originals.