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

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.

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  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,

14/01/2013: Slaves and Tyrannosaurus Alan

Start the week proper with some free music goodness!  We’ve got two tracks for you this week, a brand new track seething with punk energy and a oldie from a band sadly no longer with us.

Firstly, Slaves are back; and feeling generous.  A new track called Nervous Energy  is waiting on their Bandcamp for free or whatever you want to pay.  The Maidstone punk band have one minute and fifty three seconds of angry and dark sounds.  As socially critical as ever, the harsh tones of Laurie Vincent dive down your ears over the sinister riffs of Isaac Holman.  Another big track, Slaves have once again delivered punk at its finest.  All your’ for free!  Get Nervous Energy for yourself here.

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Because we’re feeling extra generous have one more track on us, well Tyrannosaurus Alan.  It’s been kicking around the dark recesses of this site for a while.  Tyrannosaurus Alan sadly stopped as a band at the end of last year after a pretty good run, let’s be honest.  S.T.B features Jak Brown.  A slice of hard and driving ska, you’ll feel happy to have it in your ears and sad Tyrannousaurus are no more.  Trumpets play over energetic snarling  guitars and raw vocals.  Genius!  Get your copy here!

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 11/11/12

So, that happened!  We just took over Somojo Magazine’s radio stream like amazing ninja pirates and filled it with an hour of some of Kent’s finest local music!

We’re surrounded by so much local talent it makes us feel like The Inbetweeners’ Jay on an under 30’s female nudist holiday.  These are the incredible local bands we played this week!  Missed some of them?  That was silly but if you did or you just want to hear them again (we wouldn’t blame you) it’s repeated again on Friday at 6.30!  Tune in again next Sunday at 8pm to Somojo for more amazing local bands.  Somojo play unsigned and independent music 24/7 – check them out for a few new discoveries at anytime!

  1. Crashgate – B.O.B / On Facebook
  2. Atlantica – Heroes and Thieves / On Facebook
  3. Blacken the Name – Speeding Fist / On Facebook
  4. Slaves – Beauty Quest / On Facebook
  5. The Tied – It Takes Two To Make An Accident / On Facebook
  6. Vivid Nation – We’re Not Built The Same / On Facebook
  7. The Zolas – Strange Girl / On Facebook
  8. Blaise Paisel – Magical / On Facebook
  9. Wheres Billy – Aches and Pains of The Quiet Life / On Facebook
  10. The Black Waterside – A Requiem for Mary-Anne / On Facebook
  11. Mr Payne – Waste What You Got / On Facebook
  12. Syd Arthur – Dorothy  / On Facebook
  13. Seba – Painted Sky (MELOKI remix) / On Facebook
  14. Rebirth Records Mini Mix / On Facebook

See you next week!!

The Gig Guide: 5th – 11th November

Morning, happy Monday!!

We don’t know about any gigs for today, but starting from tomorrow there are plenty.Have a day off from gigs tonight but maybe do a few stretches and get your ears warmed up.  We don’t know about any gigs for today, but starting from tomorrow there are plenty.  In Canterbury on Tuesday check out four great acts at The Beercart Arms with Below the Radar!  Insult, Left of the Right Side, Slaves and Electric River are gracing the pub for a night of punk, rock and ska.  Interested?

On Wednesday get to The Westcoast, Margate for loud and heavy night!  Underground Music Promotions are bringing I’ll Stay In Memphis, Avagrace, Atlantis and Broadway together for a big night!  Take a look.

On Thursday back at The Westcoast there’s a night of electronic based weirdness (of the best kind!) as Hawklords and Aurora play the venue.  These bands will generate more sounds than you thought existed, well worth a look.  Alternatively in Folkestone at K College check out Blaise Paisel and Elle Rayenne!  These two bands make moving and powerful folk based music.  Fancy it?

Feel like a weekend of punk?  The Westcoast, Margate do and starting Friday they’ve got one.  The event will feature many bands and includes UK Subs and The Anti-Nowhere league.  Running Friday and Saturday this should keep you entertained.  Three of the bands also played on this gig, just to give you and idea.  If your closer to Ramsgate catch another leg of ScreamDon’tWhisper and Third Place Victory‘s tour, also featuring Atlantica, Careless Rumour and Vivid Nation.  Find more information here.

Saturday you get another chance to catch Blaise Paisel and Elle Rayenne at Chambers in Folkestone.

And rest!  What are missing out on?  Find more gigs on our gig guide.

Slaves – Sugar Coated Bitter Truth!

‘You are all slaves’ is the first thing that greets you when you open the case to Sugar Coated Bitter Truth.  That’s before you’ve even played the album!  Punk duo Slaves are out to harass your ears with tunes.  Sometimes funny they do exactly what they say on the tin (fast forward 30 years, they’ll totally possibly advertise wood related products, or butter .. maybe). Cutting straight to the point the dulcet tones/drumming of Isaac Holmes and the guitar work of Laurie Vincent combine to make something a bit special.

Not giving your ears any time to prepare track one Cease Fire kicks straight into life.  If this were the Matrix you’d definitely be disappointed by the reality you saw after taking Slaves sugar coated bitter pill of truth.  Bleak it may be but as far as sounds go it’s a good place to be.  Keeping the energy going It’s An Epidemic launches into action, attacking the mass consumption epidemic.  These tracks set the tone of the album, uncompromising with something urgent to say.  Slaves still bring a smile to your face though every now and again.  Black Rose tells the story of a girl who loses her way, and includes some genius delivery by Holmes.  ‘Put your knickers/Get out my house’.  That line and the way it leaves Holmes mouth won’t fail to make you have a cheeky smile.

The album vibrates with energy like a kid on Ritalin, full of statements and passion.  Underneath it all however is a very high quality.  From the witty insightful lyrics, relentless and creative drumming and the guitars that keep the vibes going whilst also managing to surprize and impress you this album is well worth discovering on a few levels.  White Knuckle Ride shows all the elements of Slaves coming together perfectly.  More inspired lyrics like ‘You say words that I don’t approve of and I’ve said some terrible sentences’ are joined an angrily uplifting and energetic guitar riff.  All this is held together by a sincerity that sets them apart from the bands that are punk just to be punk.

Ending on Beauty Quest you’re treated to more inspired lyrics and more excellent drumming.  This album does nice things to your insides whilst having real sincerity to its content.  At a one off press of 250 copies it’s also a hard one to get hold of, so get on it by visiting them at Big Cartel!  See this band live and get the album!

David Horn

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Track Listing:

  1. Cease Fire
  2. Its An Epidemic
  3. Wishing Well
  4. Black Rose
  5. Girl Fight
  6. Suicide
  7. She Grew Old
  8. White Knuckle Ride
  9. Beauty Quest

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