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Indie Band of the week 31st October 2009 – Jon and Lynn

Top of the indie bands blog chart as for w/e 31st October,  Jon and Lynn are the indie band of the week. This week has seen four new entires to the chart and one re-entry with bands from 4 different countries making the top ten. Band of the week: Top 10. Saturday 31st October 2009. […]

Voting – Band of the month October 2009

The end of the month is here and time for the readers of the blog to vote for their choice for Band of the month. To vote for a band just leave a comment on the band you are voting for, just click the band name to head to the right page, leave a comment […]


Krakatoa from SE london in the UK are a 5 piece band with perspective on current day events. Darien Smith (Vocals / harmonica) Jack O’Shea (guitar / Vocals) Andrew Monin (Bass), Josh Schwegler (Guitar / vocals) and Josh Boulton (Drums) form a tight and energetic outfit with a message not of despair but of change. […]

Dinah Wants Religion

Dinah Wants Religion, from Uppsala in Sweden comprise Erik (lead vocals), Henry (organ/guitar), Johan (guitar), Sebastian (bass), Andreas (drums). As yet unsigned, it won’t be any surprise to see them making a significant breakthrough in the indie music scene. A tight and playful style are the hallmarks of Dinah Wants Religion as they play through […]


It has taken some time for me to get round to writing about indie bands from France and Chicros, from Paris are a great place to start. Philippe Monthaye (vocals / keyboards / guitar), Mathieu Warsky (vocals / keyboards / harmonica / guitars / bass), Olivier Marguerit (guitars / vocals / string arrangements / keyboard […]

The Steepwater Band

The Steepwater Band were originally formed in 1998 in Chicago, USA, when Jeff Massey (Guitar/Vocals), Joe Winters (Drums) and Tod Bowers (Bass) met at a Black Crowes concert and found a shared interest in Electric Blues. The intervening decade has seen the band tour extensively, both at home and across Europe. Their dedication to playing […]

Indie band of the week 24th October 2009 – Jon and Lynn

Top of the indie bands blog chart as  band of the week for w/e 24th October is Jon and Lynn. Band of the week: Top 10. Saturday 24th October 2009. Jon and Lynn USA (+ 1 place) The Fury! UK (new entry) Ofeliadorme Italy (new entry) Mono Stereo Sweden (- 3 places) The Drums USA […]

Are PR Managers of any value?

Going off beam a little, but for readers, bands and managers there is a relevance. I wonder about PR managers, not that I have a downer on them all by any means, in fact some do a fantastic job of promoting their bands. But these beacons shine so brightly simply because so many are absolutely […]

The Thermals

The Thermals from the USA, have been around since 2002 when Hutch Harris (Vocals / Guitar) and Kathy Foster (bass) got together; after a few changes, Westin Glass (Drums) recently joined as the Drummer. Describing themselves as the band who found the fourth chord for Punk bands (F#minor), they drive through tracks at a relentless […]

Jointpop – Please don’t tell my Inlaws

Jointpops double A sided single, Please don’t tell my Inlaws (I’m an Outlaw) / Camden Ketchup, soon to be available on itunes, is a serotonin hit to my brain. Since Gary sent me through the CD, it has been become a staple listening requirement. This is a release which covers many layers. It can be […]

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