Tyrannosaurus Alan Play Their Last Gig

It’s a sad day for the Kent music scene.  To add to the sad loses of bands such as Save Target As. and Promise Me Tomorrow, Tyrannosaurus Alan are calling it a day.

Tonight at the Beacon Court in Gillingham Tyrannosaurus Alan will play their last ever gig.  For four years the band have pedaled their unique sound, built on ska, punk, hip-hop plus more other genres than there are words for.  During their four year life span Tyrannosaurus Alan have even played across Europe, playing over 680 gigs or one million by their own count.  They’ve rocked crowds from our own Kent to places like London, Bristol and Newcastle.  Across the channel they’ve made friends in countries such as France and the Netherlands.  All this has gained them over 5000 fans.

Musically the seven piece have released one album, Campaign, which received high praise including this from one unknown reviewer.

“here’s a notice to you all: the band’s album, ‘Campaign’ (picked up tonight), is storming. It’s skacore with a wit and intelligence, and just a bloody big sound, and it’s very reminiscent of tonight’s headliner. This band will be followed closely next year.”

Tyrannosaurus Alan also have a track free to download called S.T.B.  Beyond Kent however the ska scene has lost a vibrant and entertaining presence.  The band have played with the likes of Imperial Leisure.  Tyrannosaurus Alan have achieved international airplay and played a Maida Vale session for the BBC, voted one of the best punk sessions recently.

Catch them tonight and hear what all the hype was about at the Beacon Court, Gillingham with Slaves, AvaGrace and Clay Pigeon.

David Horn

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 25/11/12

Another hour of big sounding Kent music thanks to our highly trained music ninjas!! Plus a couple of bonuses that have been doing nice things to our insides all week!  What do you think?  Join listeners in Europe, Russia and the USA and catch it again on Friday at 6.30!!  Listen 24/7 for independent and unsigned music. Promise Me Tomorrow are sadly no more, here’s to big musical futures to you all (and everyone!).

I.R.I.S – Lie for Me / On Facebook

Left of The Right Side – Skyward / On Facebook

Blind Ambitions – Headlines / On Facebook

Insult – Face In The Mud / On Facebook

Adam Jerome – The Price You Pay / On Facebook

Audiowhores – Citizen /On Facebook

The Alex Beharrell Band – Bermondsey Square / On Facebook

Promise Me Tomorrow – Knock Backs and Heart Attacks / On Facebook

Loaded Pistolas – Underground / On Facebook

Promise Me Tomorrow – You Haven’t Seen The Best of Me / On Facebook

Bastile – Of The Night / On Facebook

Kilo Kish – Navy / On Facebook

Krafty – Tell Me The Truth / On Facebook

Skizor – Riot / On Facebook

Rebirth Records Mini Mix / On Facebook

You stay classy, planet Earth!

The Gig Guide: 29th Oct – 4th Nov

Gigs everywhere this week!

Right off the bat tonight at The Tonbridge Wells Forum its ScreamDon’tWhisper and Third Place Victory’s tour.  A big start, the tour continues tomorrow in Chatham at Poco Loco and then on Wednesday at The Hope in Brighton.  Find information about all these dates from the Third Place Victory’s Facebook page.

Also on Wednesday and also in Brighton check out Syd Arthur at The Blind Tiger.  Find more information here.  Read about them live here.

Thursday it’s all about The Westcoast Bar in Margate.  Check out The Story So Far, Gnarwolves, Promise Me Tomorrow and Melrose!  A big line-up.  Find information here.

Back in Chatham on Saturday is Alter Rock –  The Halloween Special!  Check it out as a rock/metal DJ night.

On Sunday see Syd Arthur again, this time in Canterbury at St Augustine’s Hall.  See more details here.  Or head to Canterbury’s Beercart Arms and catch This Town Needs Guns, Fish Tank and Delta Sleep.  Find out more here

A busy week!  What are we missing?  See our full gig guide here.