The Banned Reviews Takeover 17/03/13

What an awesome show!  The underground and unsigned music in Kent and across the UK is incredible!  We want to congratulate Tank Trap again on earning a slot at this years Isle of Wight Festival and Syd Arthur for their appearance at this years SXSW.  Both these and all the bands we play have bright futures.  See who we played below and go find them live, you won’t regret it.  Listen now for great independent music and again on Sunday at 8 … and Friday at 6.30.  There’s no escape … wait, no excuse not to check it out.

Track Listing:

Blacken the Name – Jekyll and Hyde / On Facebook

Wheres Billy – Tears and Essays / On Facebook

Tank Trap – My Animal / On Facebook

CzechMate – With Me / On Facebook

Skies – Magical / On Facebook

Klac Tik – Reborn / On Facebook

The Alamo – More to Learn / On Facebook

The Lightwings – Revolution / On Facebook

Syd Arthur – Ode to Summer / On Facebook

Optional Rubber Duck – Jackie Chan / On Facebook

Internal Skars – Undertaker / On Facebook

Border:Line Fire –  I Wanna Go / On Facebook

Mr Beane (Rebirth Records) – July Mix / On Facebook

Peace.

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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

Gig

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

Related Posts:

Live Review: Tank Trap and Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers at Platform 5, Ashford, Kent : 09/02/13

Live Review: Atlas, Wheres Billy and Vivid Nation at The Beercart Arms, Canterbury, Kent : 09/10/12

The Banned Reviews Takeover 24/02/13

So, last night happened.  An hour of big local music from bands across Kent and a few cheeky extras (the best kind).  We have to be honest, it did some nice things to us.  With new material from Crashgate and The Black Waterside we enjoyed it a lot.  Check out all the acts we played live, they’re all kind of awesome.

Track Listing:

Stone Kings – Psycadelic Lady / On Facebook

Tank Trap – Shot Down / On Facebook

IRIS – Long Walk to Sleep / On Facebook

Riskee and the Ridicule – King of the Dole / On Facebook

The Doctorates – Don’t Stop / On Facebook

Andy Robinson – Louder (DJ Fresh Cover)

Elle Rayenne – De-Construction / On Facebook

Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers – Faceache (No Money) / On Facebook

The Black Waterside – Ole Death / On Facebook

Crashgate – As One / On Facebook

Mr Beanie (Rebirth Records) – Deep n Tech Mix / On Facebook

Pawse – Contact / On Facebook

Kilo Kish – Navy / On Facebook

Peace.

Tank Trap and Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers at Platform 5, Ashford, Kent : 09/02/13

Image by Sarah Quinn / GIGgle Pics

Image by Sarah Quinn / GIGgle Pics

Every band has a gift.  Some have great songs, some are great at making new fans and others are great at breaking things.  Saturday the 9th February at Ashford’s Platform 5 saw all these talents.  Tank Trap & Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers filled the music venue with energy and sound.  One of the first gigs since the venues brush with closure, the night showed why Platform 5 is so pivotal to Ashford’s music scene.

As the night’s music began the four members of Tank Trap emerged from the crowd and took to the stage.  Tank Trap brought their style of blues rock to Ashford.  Showing their many talents front man Ian Day revealed a new one.  The ability to break any mic just by touching it.  One by one he fearlessly slayed mics like they were marauding dragons until he made peace.  A harmonica down Tank Trap were still able to deliver tight and well played songs.  Well received by the audience Tank Trap played classics like My Animal as well as tracks from their new E.P and even a brand new song. One member of the audience was moved so much he began to mosh.  Throughout the set Tank Trap proved why they have such a strong reputation across Kent and London venues.

Image by Sarah Quinn / GIGgle Pics

Image by Sarah Quinn / GIGgle Pics

Following this were  Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers.  Their special skill was making friends, and they made one friend in particular.  Thumbscrew & his barbers played to a crowd of new faces and fans as they unleashed some potent punk into the room.  Favouring one particularly offensive C word Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers whipped up the crowd as more moshing and rhythmic moving occurred.  The Flicknife Barbers played tightly as Thumbscrew delivered vocals in distorted punk perfection.  The band proved their popularity as they played songs that managed to draw the audience in even further, getting them to participate.  Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers managed to bring the night to a big close with big songs and spectacle.  Find free music from them on their band page.

Thumbscrew & The Flicknife Barbers

Image by Sarah Quinn / GIGgle Pics

See both the bands live!  Whilst playing two different styles of music both Tank Trap & Thumbscrew and The Flicknife Barbers made the night memorable in all the best ways.  They left your ears ringing in the morning, so you know their good.  This was just another of the great gigs that happen at Platform 5.  See below for a link to all the nights photography.

Platform 5 on Facebook

Tank Trap on Facebook / Bite the Bullet E.P

Thumbscrew & The Flicknife Barbers on Facebook / Free Music

GIGgle Pics on Facebook / GIGgle Pics Blog / Full Photo Album

David Horn

Related Posts:

Live Review: Charity Show at Platform 5

Free Download: Riskee and the Ridicule – King of the Dole

News: Platform 5 In Ashford Has One Last Chance Of Survival Or Closes Thursday

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,