Wheres Billy Win The Vote To Open For OPM

Wheres Billy have topped a poll of 33 bands to win the chance to open for OPM on their Kent tour date in March.  Wheres Bill fought of competition from a sea of other talented Kent acts and even beat Rhianna, Justin Bieber and Slayer to the top.

Wheres Billy finished on a total of 1037 votes, followed by After the Enclave on 780 votes and Stone Kings with 280 votes.  Wheres Billy join Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory in support of OPM, brought to Kent by Below The Radar Events and Promotions.  The event itself will be on the 27th of May at Canterbury’s Beer Cart Arms and will make up OPM’s only Kent date.

Scroll down for links to free music from the bands playing on OPM’s Kent date.

Find Wheres Billy on Facebook.

See event details here.

David Horn

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Free Download: Wheres Billy – Anxiety

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

Free Download: Third Place Victory – Against Me

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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!

Up For The Let Down on Facebook

Up For The Let Down on Soundcloud

Get I Fear Sharks Here

David Horn

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Free Download: Optional Rubber Duck and Up For The Let Down

Release Review: ROAM – No Common Ground

Free Download: Third Place Victory – Against Me

The Banned Reviews Takeover 10/03/13

Another great night of music!  Bands from the UK, Canada and America fell out your speakers into your ears!  There was even a twenty minute portion of Pawse’s most recent DJ set!  Our ears are still feeling happy!  Check out tonight’s show for more great Kent and underground music!  Listen anytime for independent music here.

Track Listing:

Artemis Redeemer – Something More / On Facebook

Voodoo Brother – Still Water / On Facebook

Third Place Victory – One Year Wasting / On Facebook

The Gang – Mania / On Facebook

High Tide – Home / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish / On Facebook

The Zolas – Escape Artist / On Facebook

Escape the Ocean – One Sided Dice / On Facebook

Insult – Young and Reckless / On Facebook

Insult – Our Money Your War

Generation Graveyard – The Empty / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Throwdown /On Facebook

Pawse – Live at Wooly’s 03-02-2013 / On Facebook

Much love,

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 03/02/13

Another show, more awesome Kent bands.  Well mostly they’re from Kent, if we’re being strictly honest Seven Deadly and Imperial Leisure aren’t from Kent but we hope you agree they’re pretty awesome still.  Discover all these bands and see them live!  Catch this show again on Friday 6.30 – 7.30!  Listen now for great independent music here.

Track Listing:

Seven Deadly – From This Darkness / On Facebook

Crashgate – B.O.B / On Facebook

Insult – One More Day / On Facebook

The Reason I Failed History – Doom De Doom / On Facebook

Andy Robinson – What Would You Do? (Bastile/City High Cover) / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish / On Facebook

Fish Tank – Oliver Postgate / On Facebook

Imperial Leisure – London to Brighton / On Facebook

Wildfowl – Carousel / On Facebook

Seba – Painted Sky (Meloki Remix) / On Facebook

Mr Beane Smith – Trap Mix Vol. 2 / On Facebook

Third Place Victory – One Year Wasting / On Facebook

Much love,

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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 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.