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) –


January 2014 and December 2013 proved to be more great months for the Notts music scene!

SAINT RAYMOND made it into The Guardian… again. With Bugg comparisons…. again! Thanks to Rastarella for spreading the love. Again


BLUEBIRD were featured in NME’s Radar column.


JAKE BUGG has given another Nottingham band, THE SWIINES, the opportunity to support him at his Capital FM Arena gig!!

THE SWIINES will become the only Nottingham band to play the Arena twice! (certainly at public shows, it’s possible some student acts may have played at their summer balls more than once).

SAINT RAYMOND’sYoung Blood” EP made it to number 3 on the iTunes album chart! The full proper chart!


AMBER RUN landed a support slot on Kodaline’s UK Tour. What a massive opportunity.


The Guardian picked SAINT RAYMOND for their Pick of The Week!


XFM have tipped AMBER RUN as one of their Top 5 acts for 2014!


JAKE BUGG has been nominated for Best Male at the Brit Awards 2014. We want to hear a Jake acceptance speech!!


CHILDHOOD had a full two page spread in the NME!


Zane Lowe has invited SAINT RAYMOND round to his for a session, Maida Vale Baby!


National newspaper love for SAINT RAYMOND in The Mirror!


SAINT RAYMOND promoted to the daytime playlist of XFM, that’s like making the Champions League places! Thanks to Mike Walsh for spreading the love!


KAGOULE made it onto NME’s Radar section, which also happens to be their second mention in the mag!


Mistajam referred to HARLEIGHBLU as “The future of HipHop Soul” on 1Xtra.


KAGOULE, RONIKA, HARLEIGHBLU, KIRK SPENCER & AJA all got some love in just one BBC Radio One show! Thanks to BBC Introducing with Jen and Ally!


BABY GODZILLA will be touring with Limp Bizkit on the Kerrang Tour 2014! Massive news for Nottingham’s best live band!


There was a full page of love in Kerrang for BABY GODZILLA!


An album put out by Sherwood label Gringo Records was voted release of the year by Drowned In Sound!