On this weeks New Music Podcast, we kick off the Future Sound of Nottingham Round One, announce this years STL winner, and we play you a Nottingham iTunes No.1.

The Podcast may contain some fruity language. Sensitive ears – you have been warned.

NUSIC New Music Podcast 76 (132) – TRACKLISTING

ED BL – Tonight
ALASKAN FACTION – Taste The Perfume
TASHA DEAN – Let’s Make Peace (VIMTO Remix)
REWIND: EDUCATED FOOLZ (Produced by NICK STEZ) – My Heart Let It Fall
RYAN THOMAS – Skinny Woman
APRIL TOWERS – Tel Aviv (Future Session Live Track)
BEATBOXER EKKO (Produced by THE ELEMENTZ) – Mouth Arkade

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New Music, live in session, from Nottingham for Nusic. The latest Nottingham artist in the Nusic Future Session studio is… VANITY BOX.

Originally recorded on Wednesday 22nd January 2014; technical difficulties meant the session had to be recorded on Wednesday 19th March 2014.

Be warned there may be some fruity language during this live session and interview.


Another week, and yet another amazing set of gigs for the Nottingham music scene. This week sees the return of one of our favourite singer-songwriters, an EP launch and a rather notorious alternative festival!


This Tuesday, the amazing talent that is GEORGIE ROSE will be headlining The Glee Club.

For those unfamiliar, Georgie is an incredible Singer-Songwriter who takes influence from some legendary songwriters such as Fleetwood Mac and Elvis Presley. We still have her solo performance on the Courtyard stage of last year’s Splendour festival fresh in memory, but on Tuesday Georgie will be showing a whole new side to her sound, with a full four piece band which we’re sure will give one heck of a kick to her already punchy songs!

Support on the night comes from Blues man of the moment RYAN THOMAS. His latest EP ‘Worries and Troubles’ SMASHED the iTunes charts, claiming the No.1 spot on the Blues chart. So, make sure to get on down, and you’ll get to see some of these highly acclaimed Bluesy numbers in action!

Doors: 7PM
Tickets: £5


This Wednesday, The Bodega will play host to the soulful melodies and blissful chord progressions of OPIE DEINO.

The Multi-talented Singer-Songwriter will be celebrating the launch of her emotive and captivating ‘St Jude’ EP with what promises to be an unforgettable performance. Opie has a knack for making huge anthems, as well as some beautiful soft songs as well; and we cannot wait to see these new tracks in a live environment!

Support on the night will come from ROB GREEN, the soulful singer songwriter with some of the catchiest choruses you’ll ever hear. With some stellar songwriting, and a voice that could read the Yellow Pages and still captivate, we’re sure he’ll put on one hell of a performance!

Also playing on the night will be Molly & Jack from Lincoln.

Doors: 7PM
Tickets: £4


And on Sunday of course, we have the infamous return of Hit The Deck Festival. As always you can expect a feast of the best Alternative music, and plenty of Nottingham acts too!

Now in its fourth year, we are expecting more madness and moshing than ever. Draped across Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and The Forum; Hit The Deck is fast becoming one of the premier indoor festival events in the UK. The carnage starts at 12pm sharp and goes on through till 11.

Expect to be fist pumping to the sounds of A PLASTIC ROSE, bringing Rock ‘n’ Roll to the modern audience; and ADELPHIA who have some incredibly unique vocals. BABY GODZILLA, the Nottingham boys who are fresh off the Kerrang tour, and have just been featured in FHM, will be taking to the stage to give possibly the most mental performance of the day. There will also be the pop-rock flavours of Kerrang favourites LACEY.

But its not all about the heavy Rock and Alternative. The Rescue Rooms bar will host the Acoustic stage this year, so expect to hear the melodic stylings of ADAM ZAREBA, That familiar fella RYAN THOMAS, the folksy flavours of SAM JONES and the heartfelt vocals of ALEX HEL while you enjoy your pint!.

Doors: 12PM
Tickets: £30

Yours in Love of New Music,
Aidan Grant/Sam Nahirny x
P.S Details on how to submit listings for future Top Three Gigs are as always in our FAQs: nusic.org.uk/faq

The latest good vibes/ success headlines from the Nottingham music scene (that we know of), please drop us a line if we’ve missed anything significant (our definition of significant is something of national relevance) – nusic@leftlion.co.uk.

- Immediate love from Clash Music, XFM & BBC Introducing for AMBER RUN’s new single, that’s a big look!

- AMBER RUN had their debut play on Zane Lowe’s radio show.

- INDIANA was Track of the Week on the Phalice show on Radio Uno. In English that is Phil Taggart & Alice Levine on Radio 1!

- The Guardian Music show incredible wisdom and make RONIKA their track of the day.

- BRU-C’s EP “Kamehameha” went Top 40, iTunes HipHop Chart styley!

- KAGOULE had their first Zane Lowe play!

- Congrats to FEROCIOUS DOG and SAINT RAYMOND, who are two of only four Nottingham acts to ever sell out the Rescue Rooms main room.

- INDIANA was made Track of the Day on Radio 1, with Nick Grimshaw & Greg James playing her live from their charity bikes during Sport Relief!

- XFM have made AMBER RUN’s single ‘SparkJo Good’s Track of the Week, AND added it to daytime playlist!

- INDIANA made it to the MAIN Radio 1 playlist for the first time! And then got upgraded a week later to from the C-List to the B-List!!

- SAINT RAYMOND was Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record! A to the Maze to the Balls!

- Via Mama Raymond @diburrows – SAINT RAYMOND had a live session on the UKs biggest radio station (BBC Radio 2)! Mama Flipping Huge!

- Big up EKKO & THE ELEMENTZ on the Radio 1 love from Nihal for their latest collab!

- ONE BOMB have made it onto the BBC Radio 1 playlist, BBC Introducing styley!

- RYAN THOMAS hit No 1 in the iTunes Blues Chat!

- HUSKIES made it into NME’s Radar section!

- Even more KAGOULE love in the NME; this time they called their track “Encave” one of their essential tracks!


STOP PRESS: APRIL TOWERS will now be supporting INDIANA at her Rescue Rooms show.


If you’ve taken a look at our Facebook page over the past few weeks, you’d have noticed us sharing an awesome opportunity for local young musicians called “Noise From The Next Generation”. Well, it’s an ace competition created by the Nottingham Music Service and supported by the Arts Council England, the Young Creative Awards and ourselves.

There’s a 11-19 category and a 14-19 category, and both of these will see several artists take to either Sobar (11-19) or Rock City (14-19) to battle it out; for some incredible opportunities, that include an automatic place in the Future Sound of Notitngham Semi-Finals plus a Future Session slot, to name but a few.

Each band gets 15 minutes on stage, and that is their time to shine. They have to perform at least two original tracks; which makes us very happy, as you know we don’t lie covers here at Nusic, we want to hear original songwriting. Once all the acts have performed, a panel of independent judges will pick the winner. This is more than a battle of the bands. This is the noise of the next generation!

Doors: Sobar (Monday 7th) – 6:30PM / Rock City (Tuesday 8th) – 7:00PM
Price (both nights): £3 concessions, £5 others.


The dark-pop queen that is INDIANA will be coming home for her debut Rescue Rooms headline show, and we’re sure it’ll be an amazing experience.

Since we first saw INDIANA in April 2012 at the Future Sound of Nottingham, she’s gone on to very big things. She’s signed a deal with Sony, ended up on Radio 1’s playlist, and even got to sing in front of the Queen (the real one)!

Her last performance in Nottingham left the entire crowd in awe; begging for more. Well, she’s answered your prayers peeps! She’s got a new Nottingham band together, and promises to bring her enticing breed of dark-pop to the Rescue Rooms this Saturday. We highly recommend coming down, as INDIANA’s performances are truly captivating; it might even be a historic night if she becomes only the fifth ever Nottingham act to sell out the venue in it’s history!

Doors: 6:30PM
Price: £10


THE GORGEOUS CHANS are coming to The Bodega this Sunday, thanks to IKE Productions, and they’re bringing some great local musicians along with them.

For those unfamiliar, THE GORGEOUS CHANS are a very entertaining band. Compromising of eight members, the band’s live shows are always electric! Their unique brand of World-Pop hooks you in, and won’t let go til you’re shouting along all the words to their huge anthems. They’re so good, they won the Future Sound of Nottingham last year, and as such ended up opening Splendour’s main stage. So we’re pretty certain they’ll put on an amazing show at The Bodega!

Opening the night, we have HUNTING HELEN, who make HUGE Acoustic-Rock sounds. As an Acoustic-Rock band it’s hard to distinguish yourself in the popular genre; however HUNTING HELEN do this very well, thanks to frontman Ande’s incredibly distinctive vocals; which are just as good live as on record.

FRANKIE RUDOLF will be up next with his soothing Acoustic sounds. With a songwriting ability well beyond his years; Frankie tells inspiring stories and mixes them with some bloody catchy choruses too. He’s bound to lift your spirits, and makes a great addition to the nights lineup!

SUSPECT ALIBI are last on before THE GORGEOUS CHANS, and we’re sure they’ll set the tone just right. With huge Indie Pop anthems that are bound to get you bouncing all over the place, SUSPECT ALIBI pretty much always put on a stellar performance, and we’re sure they’ll do just the same here.

Doors: 6:30PM
Price: TBC

Yours in Love of New Music,
Sam Nahirny x

P.S Details on how to submit listings for future Top Three Gigs are as always in our FAQs: nusic.org.uk/faq