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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Ralph's Top 10 Blogged Band Chart - 5.11.16

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 expose yourself .....


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Now Mr Snuggles and I have been sitting with our heads down counting the hits on each blog to see which band's got what place.



Tracks from the Top Ten Blogged Bands are played 
every Sunday 5-7pm on Radio KC as part of 
Ralph's Indie Show.








No 1: HAWK



One band currently soaring right now are HAWK (see what I did there) who are currently based in Berlin with a view to boosting their profile whilst returning regularly to the UK for live performances.

The self-styled Alt Noir, Anglo Irish combo release their new single Mirror Maze on November 4th which precedes the She Knows EP due for a March 2017 arrival via Veta Records.







No 2: Hunter & The Bear



Hunter & The Bear

This week Ralph's favourite video is Renegade by Hunter and The Bear and it's the first single from their debut album due out early next year.

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. They've toured extensively in the UK & Europe this year and have been described as - "One of the most exciting live acts around!"








No 3: Fingertrap


Fingertrap

Cardiff 4-piece Fingertrap release Body Popping, their first single for Wise Dog Records, on 28th October 2016.

With energy and indie pop sass to rival The Hives and The Fratellis, the last 18 months have seen them play raucous shows around the UK, with numerous festival appearances including Frankfurt Musikmesse and The Montreux Jazz Festival, and win two Europe-wide competitions for their live performances run by industry giants Casio and Shure.







No 4: Avec Sans





Avec Sans
Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, now living in London and making their brand of sleek, aesthetic, electronic music.

Avec Sans’ single releases have achieved national radio play and media acclaim (press below). They’ve had tracks featured in U.S. TV series and in-store in retail outlets across America and the UK. They have also been taken into the hearts of many in the fashion industry having designed a shoe for London fashion brand Swear. 











One of Ralph's; and of course Liverpool's, favourite bands is The Mono LPs so it was with no little joy to see that they'd released L.O.V.E & H.A.T.E. from their State Of Decay (3rd November launch gig in the Buyers Club) album. 

It's a gorgeously riff-laden rock track overlaid with orchestral cello and a raunchy vocal. Scissor Sisters meets ELO is as close as I can come by way of comparison, although to be fair The Mono LPs are most definitely one of a kind.










Hailing from the South Wales Valleys, The Undivided are a four-piece comprising of lead guitarist and singer Joe Disson, percussive maestro Rhydian Mason, guitarist Lew Bray and joining in 2014 Bass guitarist Craig Prosser.

Formed circa 2010, born from the ashes of previous aural endeavors and built on the back of long-standing friendships. 











No 7: Elephant Memoirs


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Elephant Memoirs are a three piece from Gateshead who formed in late 2013 and comprises of John Aspinall (Guitar & Vocals), Barry Drew (Drums) and Carl Aspinall (Bass).

Their new EP Broken Jagged Edges released on the 14/10/16, succeeds in amplifying the band's raw sound of..."a driving powerful rhythm section, with aggressive guitar and bold vocal melodies". 










No 8: The Magic Es




Since forming in 2014, The Magic Es have been busy. All lifelong musicians with world tours, top 40 singles and a wealth of musical experience under their belts.

The boys came together after a chance meeting at a wedding led to them finding common ground in the simple pleasures of classic records and high-energy rock n’ roll. 








No 9: Artbreak



Artbreak write and record their music, create their videos and draw up their artwork from their South London base in Brixton.

All their music is available on Spotify and free to download on Soundcloud

The band, who don't believe in LPs or EPs, release a single every few weeks with five available so far and the latest being Polaroids In Paris.














Formed earlier this year, London three-piece Small Victories are already on the verge (November 4th) of releasing their second single for our listening pleasure. 

It's called Paint The Picture and it's a thumper of a guitar-driven, bass-heavy, drum infused, full-on and in your face indie tune. It'll be getting a spin this Sunday 23rd October) on Ralph's Radio KC Indie Show.