Saturday, 27 September 2014

Ralph's Top 10 Blogged Band Chart - 27.9.14

OK bands you know the score .....

the more hits your blog gets by the fans ..... 

the higher you go .....

So Tweet it, Facebook it .....

Generally and expose yourself .....

Now Mr Snuggles and I Have Been sitting with our heads down counting the hits on each blog to see bands who's got which place.  

So here it is .....

The Top Ten Chart Blogged Band .....

No 1 ..... Feral Five

Ralph 's been up to His ears Gunk in this week! No not the stuff for cleaning car engines ... 'Gunk' is a portmanteau of Geek Punk and it was Celebrated in style on the 5th-7th September at the  Music Tech Fest  in London ... and  Ralph 's chums  Feral Five  Were at the forefront with a live performance prior to the launch to celebrate the official release of  3D Print Me  single on 12 "Vinyl on September 17th in the  East London Design Store .

2 ...   Desert Ships

Ships Desert are Composed of Mikey on vocals and guitar, Daniel on bass and vocals with Claude on drums and vocals and then forming in 2012 releasing Their debut album   Doll Skin Flag   in the same year. 

3 ...   Steel Threads

Ralph   played the   Steel Threads   track   It Goes On   During this week's Indie Show on   Radio KC   and such was the interest in social media via the kennel His That I was moved to take a closer look.

Describing Themselves as 'An Original band playing acoustic unique blend of Their Own Rock and Folk' and with influences as diverse as   Led Zeppelin  ,   Crowded House   and   Fleetwood Mac  , they '' are multi-talented duo of Neil Wardleworth (drums / guitar / vocals) Wilcockson and Laura (violin / vocals).

No 4 .... One Eyed Wayne

Photo courtesy of  Emma Marshall

Listening to North London band  One Eyed Wayne  is like having a flashback to putting on a  Blockheads  record (one of Those round, flat, black vinyl things) that's been re-mixed with a bit of  UK Subs  and no small amount of humor. A case in point is Their latest release  After The Break  and Accompanying video. It's fast and furious social commentary at its televisually cynical, clever and punk best.

No 5.....  Braver Than Fiction

Ralph's recently Been listening to a lot of 'proper' music for 'grown ups' and in this category comes the recently released EP  King Of Crows  by Sheffield band     Braver Than Fiction  . It's a collection of four live tracks off That September infused vocalist Mel's bluesy vocals against some snazzy    Steampacket  esque   Hammond   organ-ising.

6.....  Wullae Wright

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Ralph's with previously blogged  Wullae Wright  and it's Proved to be The most well read of any over the last couple of years. Needless to say it was good news When  Wullae Wright  got in touch to say I was releasing 'Superhero' as a single. The story of the song is no less poignant than  Wullae Wright 's plaintive voice Which, overlaid on subtle acoustic guitar with an orchestral background is just as heart wrenching as the single's message. 


Photo: It's Finally Here Folks, Our long awaited 2nd album "GET YOURSELF A NAME" is to be released in September via any digital download site on 11.08.14 and hard to follow copys Recorded At JARAF HOUSE STUDIO Sleeve and cover photo by Legendary Photographer BRIAN CANNON your gonna love it.  Track Listing - GET YOURSELF A NAME 1 Kiss like a Rattle snake 2 Lay it on the Line 3 Closing Time Wake up Wake up 4 5 6 Forgiving Kind I Need the Real Thing 7 8 Movin on Beg, Plead & Pray 9 Get yourself a Name 10 Born this Way (but that's ok) 11 The Sky's The Limit We would like to thank every one who has supported over the past Ti 6 years we Have Been rocking the country and a Special Thanks to Angelica Fenney for Hair & Make-up & for all her hard work in managing us through blood sweat and tears, and a broken down car on the way to a gig .... lmfao scotland xx John Kettle from Jaraf House Studio for producing the epic songs and giving us the opportunity to record a few of His Own Kettle & his wife Virginia songs info we have Recorded With Him tracks 1, 5, 6 and all the Coffee we made for him but not like slutch (he says in to wigan voice) And to the brilliant photographer famous for taking Brian Cannon shot the album sleeve for Modeling & Noreen Osborne for it, its gonna blow your minds..also Brian and having the patients to ways around for 3 hours late band member, there's always a story when it comes to a Titors Event ... Formation from Braddock Jp Audio Post Production & Mastering Location of sleeve, the sleeve was taken in the cinema bar in St. Helens.  A massive thanks to Kev & Andy for letting us use there venue.  Quality lads.  Also to our sponsors Classy Cuts, Shandy Mandy Miller & Anarchy Tattoo Studio, Ste Cliffe for making us look the part and supply supplying us with great tattoos .. xx Thanks Much Love & Peace Ti

Well it's finally here, St Helens band  TITORS LOGO  are releasing  Get Yourself A Name  - Their long awaited 11 track follow-up album to  Fair City Riots  tomorrow. It includes rock it out Their classic track  Beg, Plead and Pray  Which featured on the  Ralph's Life CD  for mental health charity  Rethink .

No 8.....   Fragile Creatures 

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Brighton Seems to be producing a wealth of musical goodness of late and   Fragile Creatures   are pushing Their Way to the forefront of That trend after an enforced hiatus due to tragic Circumstances.  After a successful start to 2013,  Including starting to record an album, David Vatchnadze , Their mentor and founder of Indie record label DNVMusic sadly passed away.

No 9..... Jingo

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With the majority of unsigned bands pushing Their music via the EP recently it's nice to see That a band has the confidence in songwriting Their Ability to produce a complete album of twelve tracks in order That the listener can get a handle on Their actual music.

London based, four-piece alt rockers  Jingo  just that Have Done With the release today of  The Art Of Loving.  Comprised of husband and wife Jack and Katie Buckett along with friends Chris Smith and Joe Reeves they've compiled some delightfully mean and moody music That highlights Katie's crystal clear vocals.

No 10 ..... Villiers

Ralph s been keeping an eye on Lancashire lads  Villiers  for a bit now and, With the imminent release of a Double A Side single (You're Not Alone / Nowhere Left To Run) as a follow up to the excellent 'Dancer', This Seemed as good a time as any to spread the good word musical. They're very much in the same mold as London electro boys  Thumpers  or  Resonate  from Sheffield, but with a bit of a mean and moodier edge as shown on 'Dancer'.

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