OK bands you know the score.....
the more hits your blog gets by the fans, the higher you go.....
So tweet it, Facebook it.....
and generally expose yourself.....
Now Mr Snuggles and me have been sitting with our heads down counting the hits on each bands blog to see who's got which place.
So here it is.....
The Top Ten Blogged Band Chart .....
Now normally to write a blog I'll sit down at the laptop, stick on the headphones and listen to the artistes I'm writing about. Trouble is I'm writing about the nine man ska juggernaut that is Bombskare and the last thing you can do when you've got their crazy brand of ska playing is sit down.
No 2..... The 1004s
Last time I updated the blog on The 1004's I'd put out last year when they released 'SOS' was early this year after The 1004's had released 'Light's Out' and were heading to the studios to record their new single. Well the good news is it's been worth the wait as they've just released 'Throes' with an indie folk/rock feel to it and has already been seeing some airplay both by Ralph on Radio KC and Jim Gellatly.
No 3..... The Tennents
Young North East band The Tennents from Hull have been showing up on Ralph's Twitter a lot lately with news of a new EP 'Belgium' coming out soonish, so Ralph invited them into the kennel for a chat to check out what they've done already and what's planned for the future.
No 4..... Jess Harwood
With a new EP out in May and some great gigs in the offing Jess Harwood is starting to make a real impact on the music scene. Jess is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Blackpool and has been writing and singing her own songs since her early teens.
No 5..... Martin Stephenson and The Daintees
Martin Stephenson has been one of the UK’s best-loved musicians for 30 years. The new album 'California Star' sees him reunited once more with The Daintees, the band he’s intermittently fronted through a string of albums - and hundreds of gigs - since his teens in the North East. Always popular on the circuit, his 'must see' live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.
No 6..... The Indieannas
Following up on the success of 2012 including an appearance at the Y-Not Festival, Buxton band The Indieannas recently released 'Flying High' as a single and it's saw critical acclaim from music bloggers and fast become a fans favourite on the launch tour. Why? Because it's a high octane, in your face, Indie guitar thrashing, pounding beat, floor filling rock 'n' rolla.
No 7..... Book Group
Thanks to Ralph's ever expanding empire of reviewers (OK there's two now) in Scotland I bring you a live review of the Book Group 'Homeward Sound' EP launch in Edinburgh's Pilrig St Pauls Church.
No 8 ..... Culann
No 10..... Under A Banner
Under A Banner from Wolverhampton have been making powerful, passionate and poetic alternative rock for almost three years. They're riding high on the current wave of folk/rock currently becoming increasingly more popular with the likes of Manchester's The Travelling Band or Scotland's The Holy Ghosts spreading the word.