This week’s New Music Podcast features our Future Sound of Nottingham winners, a peace offering to the people of Beeston and a couple of cracking live tracks.

NUSIC New Music Podcast 006 TRACKLISTING

GOD – Three Commandments
THE MONEY – Feel Like You Saved Me
THE ELEMENTZ v STARKEY – Gamma Rays
MICHAEL LYNCH – The Fall Out
RONIKA – Wiyoo (KIRK SPENCER Remix)
BYSTANDERS – Death Is A Deceptive Business
BOOTS BOOKLOVERS – Time Has No Sleep
THE AFTERDARK MOVEMENT – Since I’ve Been Here
CAPTAIN DANGEROUS – Forgive Us We’re British
MANIERE DES BOHEMIENS – Bessarbyanka
SIDEWAYS FALLING – Freefall

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S’up Comrades!

This week is BIG.

First up on Monday (18th) there’s a lovely acoustic night at the Maze.

BRUCE MCCULLEN, a young singer/songwriter from the Great County of Notts, will entertain with his gentle melodies and soft, mesmerising voice.

Next, EMMA BLADON-JONES will provide some summer acoustic tunes that we hope encourages the sun to make a reappearance.

If acoustic and pop are your thing then MICHAEL LYNCH is the guy to check out.

Next folk/pop singer/songwriter MARC REEVES will play brilliantly written songs such as ‘Perfectly Fine’ which really show off his talent, just as he did at Market Sqaure for the FSN Semi-Finals a fornight ago!

And finally the energetic DANIEL DOBBS will combine indie, ska and acoustic to create some real happy melodies.

Next The Maze brings you Amp-Fest on Saturday (23rd).

An all-dayer festival for only £3 with 32 acts on the bill! WOW.

In room one, the day kicks off at 12.55pm with some yummy folky, shouty, acousticky stuff and runs all the way through to 12am (that’s if you make it that far).
Here are all the artists and set times:

THE SIGHTS 11:30-12:00
SHANKLAND 10:55-11:25
THE SWIINES 10:20-10:50
RAPH ACHACHE 9:45-10:15
ALLOTMENT DOGS 9:10-9:40
JONATHAN MILLETT 8:35-9:05
THE FADE 8:00-8:30
GEORGE BUCHANAN 7:25-7:55
OLDBOY 6:50-7:20
WILL BAILEY 6:15-6:45
SATISFIED MINDS 5:40-6:10
ALEX HEL 5:05-5:35
THE EXILES 4:30-5:00
GERRY TRIMBLE 3:55-4:25
TIMOTHY J SIMPSON AND THE MONSTROUS DEAD 3:20-3:50
ALEXA HAWKSWORTH 2:45-3:15
SATNAM’S TASH 2:10-2:40
SAINT RAYMOND 1:35-2:05
GAZ BREADCHASER 12:55-1:25

Room two will be host to punk rock and metal for all those who like it heavy. Come down and support your local scene. Artists and set times are as follows:

THE SNEAKS – 11:00-11:30
FRESH EYES FOR THE DEAD GUY – 10:15-10:45
GIRLFIXER – 9:30-10:00
THE RUTHERFORDS – 8:45-9:15
ITCHY ‘ARRIS – 8:00-8:30
POWDERED GLASS – 7:15-7:45
MOLOTOV – 6:30-7:00
FIGHTING EVIL IS COOL! – 5:45-6:15
ASBO PEEPSHOW – 5:00-5:30
CLOWN PROPAGANDA – 4:15-4:45
POINTY BOSS – 3:30-4:00
ONE SUSPICIOUS MONKEY – 2:45-3:15
STANLEY MACKEREL – 2:00-2:30

And finally on Sunday (24th) comes the day we’ve all been waiting for – SPLENDOUR FESTIVAL.

This year is one of the most exciting years for local music at this festival. A whopping 9 acts are playing and each and every one has earnt their slot as a result of wowing us all locally over the last 12 months

Arguably one of Nottingham’s best party bands ROYAL GALA will mesmerise everyone, even the deer. Crazy hot singer Lou Barnell never fails to dress to impress and you can guarantee there will not be one person stood still.

PETEBOX has got to be the best beatboxer in Nottingham (if not the world?!), with one million hits on youtube his talent is undeniable. He mixes beats, singing, trumpets and more with just his voice and a looping machine as well as playing guitar to create some amazing songs.

WINNERS of the FSN final THE MONEY will play their indie anthems to the masses showing how they beat off so many amazing local musicians to nail the dream slot. They are opening the MAIN STAGE!! GO THE MONEY!!

DOG IS DEAD will be playing the Jagermeister Stage but get there early or risk being trampled by hordes of screaming girls. Their irresistibly catchy songs will have even the deer dancing (deer gags now two and counting) at Woollaton Park on Sunday. We cannot wait to see these again after their amazing sell-out show at Rescue Rooms earlier this year (the second biggest local music gig of the year and indeed decade after a certain FSN Final last week at Rock City, cough cough)

Another local act to hit the Jagermeister Stage is SWIMMING. Their synthy, surfy stuff will have everyone bouncing around and whether it will be sunny or not, Swimming will certainly make us all feel grand.

A year after bursting on to the Notts scene after her session with us in our Notts Unsigned days HARLEIGHBLU will also be playing, complete with her new brass section – which FYI sounds amazing. Her blazing voice will turn heads all over Woollaton Park and I dare you to resist watching. Though you’d be
stupid not to.

CECILLE GREY will be joining other local acts on the LeftLion Courtyard Stage. Their cool, folky sounds will be the perfect soundtrack to a sunny Sunday afternoon in Nottingham, so lets hope its sunny!

GALLERY 47 will also be playing on the LeftLion Courtyard Stage and trust me, you’ll know when he’s on. His unmistakable, angelic voice will sound so good ringing out over the crowd at Splendour. He will have you all in a trance.

JAKE BUGG is another local act to be playing the LeftLion Courtyard Stage. His doubtless talent has seen him get major support slots and a gig at some festival called Glastonbury (?!) so you should think yourselves lucky that he has found time for his hometown. You shouldn’t give him or any other acts we’ve mentioned a miss!

Yours in Love of New Music

Liz Riordan and Danielle Sorsby
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This year’s Future Sound of Nottingham was the biggest ever, and I’d like to publicily thank the individuals who gave up their time, favoruite amp and in some cases cold hard cash to make it happen.

It takes a lot of people to give eleven musical acts the chance to live the dream and play the Market Square.

It takes a lot of people to give six musical acts the chance to live the dream and play the Rock City main stage!

So in no particular order (and apologies in advance to anyone I have missed out)

NUSIC - Liz, Dani and Arry’s Film Dream Team of Jack, Beth, Blake and of course Jack’s Mum (who did all the driving, and there was a lot of driving)

LEFTLION - Jared, Nish, Paul, Alan and FSN ‘Super-Correspondent’ Mary Pickford.

SPLENDOUR - George, Andy, Cheryl and Katie.

JULIE COTTON FOUNDATION (JCF) – Mark, Julie, Ben, Al, Kendal, Adam, Kev, Alan, Damian, Jasper, Simon and Danny.

JUDGES - Round One judges’ Andy Wells, Mike Uwins and Paul K. Final judges Anton Lockwood, Craig Chettle, Jared Wilson, Mark Dennison, Phil McCauley and Simon Wilson.

Thank you also to all the musicians who entered and of course all of you who came down and supported them.

If we recover from the mayhem we’ll see ya next year.

Yours in Love of New Music
vlr
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Comrades!

Sunday was amazing!

500 people packed into Nottingham’s Rock City to support our six finalists, the biggest free local music gig ever? It must have been close!

HARLIKINGS opened the show and they absolutely smashed it! Their FSN entry song ’7 months’ sounded even better with Rock City’s amazing new main room sound system. They really set up the crowd for the rest of the evening.



Photo: David Baird – www.david-baird.co.uk

THE AUSTIN FRANCIS CONNECTION took to the stage next and won the crowd over with their mix of acoustic comedy hip hop. They had the whole crowd bouncing around when they dropped their unique beats, earning them a great score from the judges.



Photo: David Baird – www.david-baird.co.uk

OPIE DEINO was next to face the packed out main hall. Her calming voice and doubtless charisma had the whole room hooked. She clearly won over the crowd jumping from last in the first public vote to second in the next one.



Photo: David Baird – www.david-baird.co.uk

The eventual winners, THE MONEY were on next. They gave their set so much energy and ‘oomph’, you could really tell they loved being up there. I could get used to seeing them playing more big gigs like this.



Photo: David Baird – www.david-baird.co.uk

KURT MARTINEZ came out dressed as Maverick from Top Gun (the result of a bet if he made it through to the final) which made the girls swoon even more than they already were. His mix of electro rock encouraged the crowd to dance and the amazing City sound and lights suited Kurt’s powerful stage presence.



Photo: David Baird – www.david-baird.co.uk

Our last act of the night were TASTEBUDS who, as always, brought a good fan base with them. Their quirky outfits spoke for their unique style of music, which really had the FSN crowd entertained – especially when a group of fans joined the band on stage to reveal “T A S T E B U D S” written across their stomachs.



Photo: Riot Photography – www.redbubble.com/people/riotphoto

Once Tastebuds left the stage they joined the rest of the acts waiting nervously backstage whilst all of us Nusic peeps carefully counted the audience and judges vote.

Everyone was brought back on to the main stage just before our 10 o’ clock curfew for the big announcement…

It was a close call, especially in the judges votes but well done to our worthy winners THE MONEY!



Photo: David Baird – www.david-baird.co.uk

See you all at Splendour!

vlr,

Danielle
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PS Watch out for a separate article with a full breakdown of this year’s FSN results across all rounds.
PPS Watch out for the FSN Final Video!

MASSIVE WELL DONE TO THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review, Pics and Vid coming when we have recovered.

TODAY!! DOORS OPEN 6.30PM / FREE ENTRY (No ticket required just rock up) / 14+ / FIRST VOTE and ACT 7PM.

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The
MUSIC of this year’s finalists.

Courtesy of LEFTLION interviews with each individual artist:
Kurt Martinez
The Austin Francis Connection
The Money
Tastebuds
Harlikings
Opie Deino
(yet to submit interview)

The DETAILS behind this year’s finalists courtesy of LeftLion.

The event is being/ has been covered by the BBC, Nottingham Post, LeftLion, The Metro and many more!

Last YEAR

2009

Read about this years’ JUDGES courtesy of LeftLion.

Some words of wisdom about the finalists from LeftLion:

The RULES and voting process.
vlr
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