The Banned Reviews Takeover 18/11/12

Boom! Our magic ninjas (from SPACE!) just took over Somojo radio for the second time!  With their help we just stuck in another hour of amazing Kent music!!  What did you think?  Here’s the track listing in case you missed any of it, it’ll be replayed Friday at 6.30 so you can hear it all again (we know you want to)!

Lynchpyn – Can You Speak Now / On Facebook

Seconds From Ruin – 442 / On Facebook

Escape the Ocean – Exit Wound / On Facebook

Common Outlaw – Reborn / On Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy – Someday / On Facebook

History of the Trade – One Arm’s Length / On Facebook

Clacket Lane – Girl That Looks Like Sunshine / On Facebook

Andy Robinson of The Tied – Louder (DJ Fresh cover) / On Facebook

The Objectors – There and Back / On Facebook

Elle Rayenne – Celestial Navigation / On Facebook

Riskee and the Ridicule – Jack of All Trades / On Facebook

Mandem Productions feat. Matt Appleby – Working Class / On Facebook Mandem Productions Matt Appleby

Breeding Sequence – Jump Up (Vocal Mix / On Facebook

Rebirth Records Mini Mix by Mr Beanie / On Facebook

See you next week!


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!!

05/11/12: Left of the Right Side – Skyward + Andy Robinson

This weeks free download comes from the band Left of the Right Side.  Fiery rock storms out of their free single Skyward.  An exciting and energetic track this is surely only better live.  Luckily you can witness this – see what we did their? Good right?!  Catch them on Tuesday at the Beercart Arms in Canterbury!  Find out more from our Gig Guide.  Download the track here.

Getting all acoustic however, check out a cover Andy Robinson from The Tied made recently of DJ Fresh’s Louder.  Genius!  Also all yours for free here.

The Tied – I Think You Think You Know Me

Maidstone in Kent is the home to many things.  They have shops, pubs and rumour has it a thriving colony of penguins (ok that last bit was a lie, but it would be cool right?!).  It’s also home to indie rock ‘n’ rollers The Tied.  Back with their second E.P I Think You Think You Know Me they have five tracks ready to sink into your body and move your limbs without your permission.

A punchy guitar signifies the start of this E.Ps assault on your ears.  Joined by a powerful drumbeat and smooth vocals you’re introduced to track one It Takes Two To Make An Accident as well as Maidstone’s answer to Carl Barat.  Fast paced and urgent you’re instantly transported to an adventurous mind set with the urge to go out and get on it.  ‘Our morals spinning like the wheels … watch out for my car please’.  Telling a story equally ambitious, relatable and grounded with an obscenely catchy chorus, this track firmly secures The Tied’s place in your head.  Helpfully there are four more tracks for you to wrap your ears around.  Track two Young Renegades doesn’t let up.  Another energetic riff explodes down your ears, rapid and driving the track tells a story of night time adventures.  Some creative vocals and guitar parts give the track the feeling of an instant classic and a lad’s anthem.

This is the formula across the E.P, and a winning one.  It has its fair share of surprises however.  Kill All The Gentlemen acts as a surprize history lesson as well as exercising the bands for violent side.  Seriously I wouldn’t want to annoy them.  The playful and dynamic energy of the E.P also takes a brief break as The Joker introduces a dark side.  From the sultry riff to the lyrics the song echoes a sense of frustration, all done with the same energy and style.  Clearly a moody day’s song writing.  The final track Tennessee gives up one last surprize.  Gone are the tales of trouble causing and in come warm guitars and what could nearly be considered a love song.  Full of sentiment the song brings a smile to your face.  She maybe the only ten he sees but she doesn’t see it that way.

The word for this E.P is swagger.  It has it and you’ll think you have it.  Let’s hope it transfers or there could be a few bad nights The Tied have to answer for.  I Think You Think You Know me is energetic indie rock ‘n’ roll delivered with masses of style and finesse.  With enough energy to power a small town it is the perfect sound track to a night out.  It’s built on talented playing, slick vocals and refreshingly realistic lyrics. The whole thing will sit in your head like a drunk person in the middle of the pavement.  The production and sound of the record show the professionalism of the band whilst the content shows they’re equally up for a laugh.

This is a solid indie record that achieves everything a good indie record should.  It’ll pump you up and make you laugh.  Grab a copy, go on … who knows where it might lead!  Check here for their gigs plus others.

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David Horn

Track Listing:

  1. It Takes Two to Make An Accident
  2. Young Renegades
  3. Kill All The Gentlemen
  4. The Joker
  5. Tennessee