Reachback

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 11-05-2009

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ReachbackReachback are a London/Essex based four piece pop punk collective with a sound similar to that of Paramore or Blink 182, only fresher. They started writing their material in February 2008  and have acquired quite a following after just their first few gigs.



Faking Will Get You Nowhere – Reachback

Reachback have a few more dates between now and July in the south-east of England and a mini tour booked for mid-August. Many of these dates have still not been booked so if you own a venue in the U.K, contact BRJ Essex to book.

Reachback on MySpace

Test Icicles

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 10-05-2009

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testiciclesTest Icicles were a short lived British out fit. They only produced one album “For Screening Purposes Only” in 2005 and then disbanded in early 2006. They did however, make a big change to the current music scene. They mixed a lot of genres together like punk, indie and some grime and some say they started this whole screamo thing, although Test Icicles actually did it quite well. 



Your Biggest Mistake – Test Icicles

The also have a rather witty name however, according to the label, the name “Test Icicles” is derived not from the word testicles but rather from an alleged practice of early man of “testing” icicles for strength and fitness for use as weapons. This is most likely bollocks itself… 

The Anomalies

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock | Posted on 20-04-2009

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The AnomaliesThe Anomalies are a seriously cool English hip hop/breakbeat/indie band. They’ve toured supporting Lethal Bizzle and dan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip and have drawn quite a following. Live, they’re very entertaining often freestyling about items the audience offer them. The Anomalies have released a bunch of singles already but their debut album is out today. (20/04/09)

The video below has Crowe beatboxing at the start to introduce their set. You might have seen himon Britain’s Got Talent a while ago. He can do some immense stuff with a harmonica.

Errors

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 17-04-2009

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l_6413051494656803203f332f7a4820eaErrors are a scottish electro-indie band. They’ve got a good sound mixing the two genres quite effectively with a sound similar to Foals and New Order. So far they’ve released one EP ‘How Clean Is Your Acid House?’, a full length album ‘It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever’ and a  bundle of singles with some decent album art too. 

Absent Elk

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 13-04-2009

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Absent ElkFive piece indie band Absent Elk have yet to release a single yet but are already booked as support at London’s O2 arena on the 26th of April. Absent Elk are based in Shoreham, Sussex but lead singer, Kjetil Morland is originally from Norway. They have a traditional indie sound not dissimilar to the Arctic Monkeys or The Coral and debut single ‘Sun and Water’ is set to be released on May 17th. A full album is also to be released on 18th August. Their first track ‘Cannibal’ is available for free download through their website if you’re willing to fill in a mailing list form first.