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) –

The Music Exchange was recognised as one of THE essential record shops in the UK by Mashable, a site read by approx four million + peeps every month! LINK

BEATGEEKS feat. MEZ got their first National radio play thanks to DJ Target on 1Xtra!

Notts’ Goth Rockers DEATH PARTY UK & ARCANE WINTER both signed to established German label Crysella Records!

SAME STREETS were made Fred Perry Subculture’s band of the week! An accolade previously given to the likes of Swim Deep, Hudson Taylor, and some lad called Bugg from Clifton.

SLEAFORD MODS received some quadruple page loving in the NME, alongside legends The Prodigy who they’ve recently collaborated with on a UK No.1 record… which kinda means the Mods are super popstars now… kinda… maybe.

Frank Turner (an artist that can fill Wembley Arena!) declared Rock City as his favourite independent venue in the UK!

Gigwise declared KAGOULE the number one band you MUST check out this Summer! LINK

The return of HARLEIGHBLU was made XFM’s John Kennedy’s X-Posure Hot-One (track of the day!)

AMBER RUN’S debut “5AM” made the UK Top 40 Album Charts, sitting proudly at No.36. Huge moment!

FIELD STUDIES got their first Radio 6 play, courtesy of none other than Tom Robinson!

EYRE LLEW got their first Radio 2 play, courtesy of Steve Wright!

ADY SULEIMAN’SState of Mind” made it onto the 1Xtra playlist, C-list styley!

AMBER RUN received their first WORLDWIDE radio play, when BBC World Service blasted out “Just My Soul Responding“!

SAINT RAYMOND’S debut album “Young Blood” went into the main iTunes album chart top 30, in less than 12 hours, on pre-orders alone!

SAINT RAYMOND went trending Nationally on Twitter for the first time when he announced his debut album – #youngbloodalbum.