Bridge Tavern - Contraband Manville Arms - Somebodyâ€&#x;s Brother The New Beehive Inn Good Form Club (see issue for details) Saltaire Festival - Piazza Stage - (from 11am) - The Tempus, Desert Eskimos + loads more 1in12 - Noisy gig Love Apple - MY OH MY
Castle Pub - Jam Session Gasworks - Brand New Analogues Irish club - topic Folk 1in12 - Library Collective Meeting
Sunday 21st Saltiare Festival - Piazza Stage - (from 11am) - The Tempus Bridge Tavern - Live Music Delius Arts and Cultural Centre - Europa Piano Trio Manville Arms - Acoustic Jam Session 1in12 - Members Meeting Monday 22nd St. Georges Hall - The Extra Factor Manville Arms - Acoustic Duo Performances Tuesday 23rd St. Georges Hall - The Extra Factor 1in12 quiz team Love Apple - Sound Of Ibiza Wednesday 24th Kings Arms - jazz Session St. Georges Hall - The Extra Factor
Friday 26th Bridge Tavern - full tilt Bradford Cathedral - John Lill The New Beehive Inn - Rock & Rollers Saturday 27th The New Beehive Inn Threshold Shift Gasworks - Anyt Skynard Tribute Manville Arms - Other Please Specify Bridge Tavernâ€“ The Sin Bin Young Bradford Music King Harry + The Venue + The Contract + Marmozets (see issue for details) Sunday 28th Bridge Tavern - Alan Wormald Bradford Castle - Folk Session Manville Arms - Acoustic Jam Session Bradford City Vaults - Live Music Monday 29th Manville Arms - Jam Session Black Bull - All New jam Session
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ONES TO WATCH Point Froggs : www.myspace.com/pointfroggs Comparing this band to Wolfmother would be unfair, but sadly is the only band I can compare them to. With Great strong riffs and memorable lyrics, Point Frogg have lots of gigs lined up for the future and are deffinately worth going to see. However, I‟m sure the band have alot to learn still.
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Hundred Dollar Cigar : myspace.com/hundreddollarcigar
EP and track reviews by : Lucie Hudson Scubadog Out andAbout Reviews Ben Clifford
Winners of the PM lounge BOTB, Hundred Dollar Cigar performed at the legendery „Bingley Music Live‟ on the 31st of August. With a Kasabian-esque atributes Hundred Dollar Cigar promise to deliver a strong, powerful, blues driven performance at any gigs
The Sneakypeeks myspace.com/thesneakypeeks
Front Cover Art work by „Rapid Design‟ www.myspace.com/rapiddesign Thanks to the following bands for allowing us to feature their material : Freyed Knot, Slum Hunnies, Sol Gravy, Alt Track, Buen Chico, The Nearly Men, Don‟t Look Down, Point Froggs, The Sneakypeeks, Hundred Dollar Cigar Special thanks to Marmozets, Luke Hirst, Mark, Scubadiog, Young Bradford Music, Cypher Music, Sherlock Promotions, Action Aid Bollocks To Poverty, AltVM, The Spirit Of John,
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The New beehive Inn is now one of the music scens favourite venues with a growing amount of promoters and bands wanting to be on the bill there. If you haven't been there yet, don't be put off go there for a gig on a Saturday they are always top class
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Once you ignore the drunk man next to you saying “Look at them! The guitarist is about 10” then the MarmoZets are a fun, energetic and great to watch. The MarmoZets With an average age of no older than If you could have a dream gig in write catchy power-pop songs with 16, The MarmoZets are already one of Bradford, with Bradford bands. influences such as Paramore and Foo the best on the scene. Winners of the Who would it be with and where Fighters. Musicians Centre BOTB 2008 and the would it be ? As a young band do you ever feel best drummer award, there has being Hmmm, we would probably play 1in12 intimidated by older bands? nothing but praise being thrown at the again, it's like the craziest place ever We used to. We used to go to gigs band. when it's packet out and our first real / and be like "Crap, they are like adults" The MarmoZets are : Becca - lead proper gig was there. For bands we but we enjoy it all so much that we singer, Jack- lead guitarist, Joe would have the likes of Minus Jack, don't let the age thing get to us. Rhythm Guitarist, Sam - Bassist and Unfinished Drawings, DJ Dips and Do you have any tips for young Josh on drums The Mirandolas. That would be class. bands like your selves? Us here at Beep! want to get rid of You recorded a MarmoZets EP , Get loads of gigs. Play all the gigs you the rumours that this band are going where can people get it? can. have fun and Enjoy it along way on the „cute factor‟ and That went a bit pair shaped. the reWho is your favourite Bradford show the public that this band are cording quality was pretty poor so we based band? going far! class that as a demo really. Minus Jack by far. We are all planning Do you find your selves being Can we expect more recordings in on proposing to them sometime looked down upon due to your the near future? soon... age? Yeah defiantly. We are going to bob If you have not one already go and Not really, if anything it's like an adinto a studio in Leeds sometime soon see the MarmoZets Live. They can be vantage being 14,15 and 16. In a few to record a proper EP and get it seen playing at Royal Albert Hall, years time we will still be classed as a printed and such. we have a couple of London on the 10th of November and young band. new songs as well that we will put on supporting Random hand at the GasThe Marmozets started a band for a it. So we will have about 6/7 songs on sienda, Keighley. You can listen to school competition for music. Origiit. YEYAAH! their music at : nally Joe was not in the line up howWith such a talented selection of ever, due to Jack falling ill Joe bands in the BOTB this year The www.myspace.com/themarmozets stepped in at the last minute. They Marmosets was surprised to find them then formed together and entered last selves as the winners and picking up years BOTB under the name „The the best drummer award was only an Marmozets‟. added bonus.
Sadly the lovely local pub/music venue has copme to the end of an era. After many years of great gigs have now come to an end. Beep! Got in touch with Deano the main man behind the Delius. How does it feel to have the Delius close down? “Absolutely gutted. I've lost my workplace, my future, all my money, my career and my favourite pub in one blow” How many years did the Delius run for? “On and off I've run Delius for about 10 years. But I've had the lease from enterprise for the past 4.5 years” What was the best gig you remember at the delius? “There's been some top top TOP gigs at Delius, the big gigs were good (this et al, sons and daughters, Laika Dog, Everyneed) but the ones that really
stood out were probably the first time the Nearly Men played (they're ace), Wobbly Bob are fantastic too, you would never forget the James Gore Experience either (for one reason or another), Lab noise are probably the best gig there. The light show was incredible!” What lead to the closeure of the venue? “The downturn in the pub trade, the increase in beer prices, the smoking ban, no-one has any spare cash anymore, cheap supermarket beer, increased beer taxes, increased utility bills, new laws on employment and holidays, the list is endless.” what will replace delius? It's still open (with some other poor suckers in charge). Best of luck to 'em! whats in store for the future for
yourself? I”'m gonna be an astronaut. The first yorkshireman in Space. Investigating the effects of zero gravity on pork pie jelly.” We can only hope that the new owners of the Delius pub manage to be host to top gigs like Deano did. Everyone here at Beep! Would like to thank all the staff and everyone involved at Delius for all the hard work they have put into the pub throughout the last 10 years.
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Ex-front man of DND, Luke Hirst has being creating a variety of songs for his solo project. Luke Hirst has already being featured on BBC introducing and 2008 promises a great year for him. At the moment Luke is performing acoustically in and around Bradford. He is also drumming for band „Like A Pioneer‟ and currently working on a full band for his solo work. We reviewed Luke Hirst‟s self titled EP for issue one of Beep!, we now want to know more. What made you leave DND and start a solo project? “This needs clearing up I didn't leave DND! I was a solo artist before DND and started the band to play my music but it grew into DND. We split because the band had gone on its natural course. So I started up my solo stuff again!” Are you planning to put a band together for the solo songs you write? “I am indeed! If anyone is up for it get in touch. I‟ve been jamming with a few drummers, bassists, I have a backing vocalist lined up and hopefully a cellist!” What local talent has really impressed you recently?
“Alt track are mind bendingly good, Eyesore Angels are THE best metal band in Yorkshire & Sounds of Swami are weird.” Luke compares his work to the likes of Weezer, The Flaming Lips, The Zobies and The Beach Boys, to name a few. However, he said “i cant compare it to just one and I'm certainly a few thousand leagues below any of those influences.” If you could have a dream gig in Bradford, with Bradford bands, where , and who would it be with? “It‟d have to be a fair epic all dayer with DND, Sounds of Swami, Alt Track, Random Hand, Eyesore Angels, a reformed Aspirin and the Fineline back from hiatus!” Where is your favourite Bradford venue? “Good ol' 1in12 hands down” What tips would you give to solo artists like your self? “I don‟t know if I should be giving any advice, but just work your backside off gigging all over, write songs, obsess over melodies and buy „Pet Sounds‟.” Your list of achievements is huge already, what is in store for you in the future? “I don‟t have much of a
clue as of yet but the plan is to sort a backing band, gig a lot and record when I have the money! work.” How does the success of playing live on BBC feel? “It was a good buzz, was a real fun evening. Id been trying to get on raw talent for years and they liked my newest stuff especially „Evaline‟ so that finally happened!” Luke Hirst self titled EP is a great listen, I would recommend it to anyone as it has not left my IPod since the release date. Luke Hirst can be found playing in and around Bradford. If you want to hear more from Luke Hirst visit his MySpace page which is www.myspace.com/lukehirst or tune into BCB 106.6fm on the 24th September 6pm to hear an acoustic session with Luke and visit : myspace.com/beepmagazine to hear his new track exclusive to Beep!! Fanzine.
Never judge a book by its cover. One looks like a road protester and the other is a cheeky faced inebriate but Unfinished Drawings create incredibly beautiful music. The acoustic room at the Bollocks To Poverty gig was packed as they passionately swept through their set. Refreshingly, they don‟t strum their guitars in folksy way but attack them with such vigour that they become instruments
of percussion not just melody. I first caught them at a BOTB a year ago and was so impressed that I bought the Album “If You Can't Do It For Yourself, Do It For Me” and it‟s not been off MP3 Player since. At this point they had a cellist with them and I have since seen them as glorious 6 piece but whatever happens to the line-up, at the heart you always have Toby and Tom. Toby as a great voice and he uses it with gusto and saturates his songs with emotion whereas Tom could be mistaken for a fresh faced, giggling fool, and often is, but when performing his focus and skill shows through. Live or recorded they are
www.myspace.com/youngbradfordmusic Young Bradford Music is now back on the scene after a large break. They have four new gig dates : 27th September (pictured right) 11th October - Minus Jack, The Frenetics, Shoot The Messenger and Feedback 25th October - Alt Track, Tea and Biscuits more TBC 7th November - The Kabeedies, Minus Jack, Marmozets and Bedroom Gymnastics All three of the gigs aim to put out the message to that firstly, young local bands can be put on the bill without huggings of teenagers getting leathered, throwing up and having sex in the toilets. Secondly, they also allow the opportunity for teenagers to show venues they can be trusted and shouldn‟t automatically be given a bad name. And thirdly, they show everyone that the Bradford music scene is packed full of great young local talent. Do not miss out on these gigs they are going to be some of the best gigs in a while.
superb. They are currently hawking around a CD compilation of several years work. I know previous albums have raised money for charity but I think this one is just providing Tom with beer tokens but I would still encourage you to buy it as it contains too many wonderful tracks to list here. I can not recommend Unfinished Drawings highly enough. See them live if you can, watch them on YouTube or check out their www. myspace. com/ unfinisheddrawings. I just wish they would get back in the studio and give us a new album.
sus or not being able to dance unless you are drunk. I found myself singing the songs almost immediately and giggling every so often when I related to the words being Considering that the Demo sung. was recorded in one day the As a the band is a three piece quality of the recording is very however the sound is rather good. basic and at times sounds The lyrics are memorable and plain. Nether the less the meaning full. Almost anyone guitar is chirpy, the bass will be able to relate to at least backs this up and the drums one of the songs, wether or give the songs power. not it is the man next door Canâ€&#x;t really knock anything who steals your ball, a mate on the Demo and I Struggled who is held back by their mis- to give any constructive criti-
A really good, jaunty lead track, Beahead, starts this EP .It showcases Paulâ€&#x;s odd voice perfectly and the keyboards swing this along to its all too short end. Well balanced mixing gives a nice full sound. The simple yet sensible lyrics get you singing along quickly. Disappointingly the other 2 tracks are not as good with the vocal becoming less comfortable on each and the production values seem
to fall with each successive track as though they thought that they had to get 'Bedhead' down and then rush recorded some other tracks. Not bad songs, just not as immediate. I can't say what it is but the vocal style sits less comfortably with me on these 2 tracks. Unlisted on the sleeve is the final track, a cover of "There Is A Light" which happens to be my favourite Smith's track so it was always going
cism. Maybe try a bit of variation within the Demo next time around as the songs are slightly similar. Keep up the good work guys and get some live gigs. Review by Out And About Reviews
to be difficult to please me but this sounds like a Joe Pasquale tribute to Morrissey. Bedhead is a belting track. More like this please. Review by Scubadog
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Now on a par with Beep! , Alt VM are now set to release their third issue in the upcoming month. With both issues one and two being a great success, we wanted to know more about how AltVM started. We had an interview with Mr. AltVM himself, Adam. What made AltVM set out on a journey to create Bradford’s First and only video magazine? AltVM has evolved from our „Komatoast‟ stuff and filming live gigs. We wanted to produce a regular video which people could view online and see some great local bands on AltVM and in turn go see them live. I suppose the whole idea of AltVM is to promote the local music scene. What made you decide Brad-
which is a good thing as they work quite well together. What do you see in store for Alt VM for the future? At the moment we are still very much in the early stages of the video mag‟ so there could be all sorts in the future of altvm. i think one thing I am eager to get going is altvm on DVD for people to pick up for free You can find out more about AltVM and also view the latest issue at : www.altvm.co.uk
loads. I just want to do something It depends how much we like „em. different and get excited about You are known to have contacts with music again. Also I think that most some of the best bands on the scene, of the action is happening at The would you be able to reveal who will Beehive and i wanted to explore be joining your label? this. The Beehive has a propper “Well our first release planned is going 'club' feel to it. Dark and seedy. to be a Christmas single from Le TourYou know? “ noi. They are great. probably the sexiGranadaland has stopped. Your est band in the business. They have collaborators Mono have really got their asses in to gear of late stopped printing. Can we expect and they put on a killer show. We will BD1 to carry on or will it close be releasing Spodni Pradlo's debut too? single before them in London catch on.” “No way. We wouldn't do that to In a ‘perfect’ world what bands would you. BD1 LiVE will go on as lang you have on the label? Mark Husak, founder of Granadaland, as we can get the bands. We have had “Someone who is gonna make some collaborator with Mono, BD1 Live and a new approch to BD1 in the way that serious dollar. Just Kidding. I like two Bradford music week, is setting up a we will only be booking bigger bands for bands from Leeds at the moment, new project - „Good Form Club‟. the whole theatre. We would rather do Wonderswan and Dinosaur Pile-Up, The project consists of a record label, 2/3 sell out gigs a year rather than loads but I think they have already been club night, a blog, design studio and of smaller ones. In fact , I have put two snapped up. My mate who signed band management. offers in for bands today. BD1 is defo Vampire Weekend digs them both and I Beep! talked to Mark about the closure still going on strong” know a few A+R guys have been to of „Granadaland‟, „Mono‟, „BD1 Live‟ and What is the name of your new project their shows. I think Dinosaur Pile-Up his new project „Good Form Club‟. and whats it all about? are releasing something on Dance To 2008 a good Its usual called Good Form Club Howwhich is bandThe Radio. to Dont me on that.” Thiswas being my year first for tripyou to with the the performance. seemed bequote having. BD1 Live, granadaland Bradford ever morethis of atime creative thing rather than just there is onlywas one thing you do this Gasworks club i wasand welaround the band TheyIf gunuenly enjoying music week all being great sucbeen a run of the mill promotions commonth Beep! Recommend that it is the comed by a freidnly organiser delivered a strong, energetic, them selves and had fun playcesses. How did it feel to have the pany. It is basically an excuse for me to launch night of Good Form Club. You under the name of Matt Kula. exciting performance. ing the songs they played. bradford music scene in the palm of do everything that I love. My two main Cannot miss out! 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S W IE V E R K C A R T E C A MYSP Freyed Knot - Never Look Back I have to say, I was a big fan of the band before even being asked to review one of their tracks. It's so nice and fresh to see a good funk band every once in a while, and FK are so refreshing to listen to because their talents are endless. Never Look Back has great guitar pieces and funk drumming. The song itself is a masterpiece of potential from every single member of the band. A great uplifting song that I'd recommend to anyone. Review by Lucie Hudson
Slum Hunnies - Jive
After hearing the opening to this song, you think "oh no. Another mickey take of Rolf Harris", but then, after getting further into the song, you sort of realise that you've begun to tap your foot, nod your head and actually do rather like it. The Jive has a very memorable riff, and some good vocals. The only thing I'd say it lacked would be a section with abit of variety, but overall, a good song. Review by Lucie Hudson
Alt Track - No More While Alt Track fail to achieve anything more through their lyrics than stating the obvious, their ambient, electronic, musical expertise does not disappoint. They introduce the song with a very sparse texture, ice cold piano and cool computer compiled drums that could keep a stadium sized crowd in absolute suspense. The song is gradually built up by pianist Micky's heart -wrenching backing vocals. Layered over this is guitarist/keyboardist Pete's catchy two line phrase, that refuses to let you go away from the listen without it looping around your head for the rest of the day. This slickly moves into a thumping bass beat, where finally the captivating duo release us from the suspense, letting loose a full-on “fill the dance floor” drum & bass section. All this comes complete with sing-a-long-a-synth-parts. Alt Track satisfy our need to boogie and live up to their reputation of producing the best laptop beats from Bradford. Review by Ben Clifford
Buen Chico - Tell ‘Em I don‟t think this is Buen Chico‟s best piece of work ever. However, I think it shows massive improvement within the band. They seem to have learnt a lot since the album „Right To Re-Arrange‟. Tell „em is a very catchy song but as a big Buen Chico fan I find it a little lacking comparing to some of their older work. I find it slightly too generic although the track is very well produced. The track shows little energy compared to the likes of „Choosing My Religion‟ or „Giving your Gifts‟ Although, if I was to just take the track as it is and not know any past history of the band I would say it was a top track and shows that the band can produce great pop songs. I look forward to hearing a lot more from this band and hopefully a new album will be in the pipeline. visit www.myspace.com/buenchico for more information on the band Review by Out and About Reviews
Mark Husak, founder of Granadaland, collaborator with Mono, BD1 Live and Bradford music week, is setting up a new project - „Good Form Club‟. The project consists of a record label, club night, a blog, design studio and band management. Beep! talked to Mark about the closure of „Granadaland‟, „Mono‟, „BD1 Live‟ and his new project „Good Form Club‟. 2008 was a good year for you with BD1 Live, granadaland and Bradford music week all being great successes. How did it feel to have the bradford music scene in the palm of your hand? “It didn't feel too good, it was bloody hard work. I nearly collapsed with exhaustion at The Hop (Bradford Music Week) and there have been times where I have wanted to quit the promoting game all together. But seriously I am proud of what I have achieved so far in my career. I managed to secure a record deal for one of the artists I manage, I brought some ace bands to Bradford, I was involved in Bradford Music Week. I have had fun along the way so its all good. I also discovered Spodni Pradlo, the most kick ass band ever to come from Bradford.” You was un-officially one of the best promoters in Bradford, what made you stop Granadaland? “Jee thanks, I just got bored of it to be honest. I did it for nearly three years and felt that I need a change. When I started Granadaland we were the only real club night / promoters trying to push Bradford forward. But now there are
loads. I just want to do something different and get excited about music again. Also I think that most of the action is happening at The Beehive and i wanted to explore this. The Beehive has a propper 'club' feel to it. Dark and seedy. You know? “ Granadaland has stopped. Your collaborators Mono have stopped printing. Can we expect BD1 to carry on or will it close too? “No way. We wouldn't do that to you. BD1 LiVE will go on as lang as we can get the bands. We have had a new approch to BD1 in the way that we will only be booking bigger bands for the whole theatre. We would rather do 2/3 sell out gigs a year rather than loads of smaller ones. In fact , I have put two offers in for bands today. BD1 is defo still going on strong” What is the name of your new project and whats it all about? Its called Good Form Club which is more of a creative thing rather than just been a run of the mill promotions company. It is basically an excuse for me to do everything that I love. My two main loves are art and music and Good Form Club will let me work closely with them both. Good Form Club comprises of a club night, a record label, a blog, a design studio. We also manage bands and will be putting on gigs. We are gonna do a lot more djing and we are going to do stuff in Leeds too. When can we expect it to be up and kicking? “The launch night is at The Beehive on Saturday 20th September. Its going to be rad. Playing live are Model horror (Fake DIY records), Wonderswan and Monty Casino. We have 4 djs; LL Coolsak, Fastlove (Money Dudez), Willy Rook (Blue Rinse) and Mike Dalliance. There is also gonna be loads of free goodies like badges, mix cds and a fanzine. And watch out for the Graphic dispay and some serious photocopy art. How much would a band expect to pay for Good Form Club to create artwork for them?
It depends how much we like „em. You are known to have contacts with some of the best bands on the scene, would you be able to reveal who will be joining your label? “Well our first release planned is going to be a Christmas single from Le Tournoi. They are great. probably the sexiest band in the business. They have really got their asses in to gear of late and they put on a killer show. We will be releasing Spodni Pradlo's debut single before them in London catch on.” In a ‘perfect’ world what bands would you have on the label? “Someone who is gonna make some serious dollar. Just Kidding. I like two bands from Leeds at the moment, Wonderswan and Dinosaur Pile-Up, but I think they have already been snapped up. My mate who signed Vampire Weekend digs them both and I know a few A+R guys have been to their shows. I think Dinosaur Pile-Up are releasing something on Dance To The Radio. Dont quote me on that.” If there is only one thing you do this month Beep! Recommend that it is the launch night of Good Form Club. You Cannot miss out!
SCUBADOG SAYS.......... I have to say, I was a big fan of the band before even being asked to review one of www.myspace.com/dontlookdownuk their tracks. It's so nice and fresh to see a Don’t Look Down good funk band every once in+aWhite while, andFelt – New Beehive – 9/08/08 FK are so refreshing to listen to because their talDLD appropriately givenguitar there was a shooting nearby only days before) with “Do you want to see ents are opened endless.(rather Never Look Back has great my gun?” Played with passion and fire the first song set the standard for the rest of the set. Frontman Christy is pieces and funk drumming. The song itself is a not just a great guitarist he also happens to have more front than the Gallagher brothers put together but that‟s masterpiece of potential Ok because he backsfrom it upevery withsingle goodmember songs and strong performances. This was the first time that I noticed how of good the band. A great uplifting song that I'd recomthe harmonies are too provided by Will, the band‟s eye-candy, and XXX the band‟s bass player in an old mend to anyone. Review by Lucie Hudson man‟s body. The choruses prove to be great sing-alongs and Christy works up such a sweat that he is temporarily blinded by hair product running down his face. Each song thunders out clearly and even when Christy appears to forgotten words his bass section keeps looping confidently until he returns to the song. DLD are a real Althave Track - Nothe More force on stage and well worth catching live.
bits and bats On the 19th July the New Beehive Inn, held host to an all day event with 30 bands playing across three stages. The event‟s main purpose, aside from just having a great time, was the raise money for Actionaids „Bollocks To Poverty‟ charity. Sherlock Promotions teamed up with local enthusiast Lucas Jubb to put on a spectacular event. Fun was had by all as the day ran smoothly from 2pm till 2am In a great success the event raised £1000 for charity. For more information on bollocks to poverty visits : www.myspace.com/bollockstopoverty
Model Horror ( Fake DIY Records )
In the near future Gasworks and Sherlock promotions look to be creating an Under - 18‟s night. The night will aim to attract young audiences, allow young bands to perform at the great venue that is Gasworks and to prove that fun for young people does not have to involve the consumption of alcohol. Check www.myspace.com/ sherlockpromo for details on this and any other events Sherlock promotions will hold host to.
This month we want you to decide who will be next issues featured artist. We have chosen three artists of who we really like, we want you to vote online for who you want to be next months featured artist. The two bands who receives the most votes will be the two featured artists for issue four of Beep! To vote all you have to do is visit www.myspace.com/ beepmagazine click on the blog „Issue Four Featured Artist‟ and then leave a comment with the name of the band you would like to see in the next issue. Your choices this month are : The Spirit of John - A toe tapping, bluegrass duo www.myspace.com/thespiritofjohn Minus Jack - Young four piece with a collection of catchy poppunk songs - www.myspace.com/minusjack
Twice finalists of the musicians centre BOTB, Minus Jack still only have an average of 16. They have supported Ash at St.Georges hall during Bradford music week and have been Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac‟s house band for the week. Now on their second EP release, the future looks promising for the youngsters. Having been on the scene for nearly two years now , the band have defiCheck www.myspace.com/ beepmagazine to listen to some of the tracks by the selected artists The Spirit of John Kings And Queens Minus Jack - Tiptoes Ult Cult - Two Lounges And Five Bedrooms The Frenetics - Grace O‟K
Finalists of the Musicians Centre BOTB on their first attempt the Frenetics promise to put on a good show. They received the prize for „Best Crowd Reaction‟ whilst performing their selection of up-beat, powerful indie songs. If you are a fan of the band or just want to know more. Vote for them!
nitely established a fan base and learnt a lot about the music business, the local scene and song writing. The boys have come along way from their monthly appearance at the 1in12 club. If you want to know more about the band vote for them! Visit our MySpace on which you can hear „Tiptoes‟ never before heard on the internet.
Ult Cult have not being on The Bradford scene for a very long time, yet still manager to be support bands for both Los Campesinos! And Mystery Jets. With soothing vocals and vast, sweeping melodies Ult Cult do nothing but charm the ears of their listeners.
ultCult - A soothing, melodic five piece pop band. www.muspace.com/ultcult The Frenetics - Foals meets The Maccabees in the bodies of five young boys - www.myspace.com/thefreneticsm
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New to the scene, The Spirit of John are a two piece bluegrass band. The band can be seen mainly gigging in Leeds, but hopefully in Bradford some time soon. The Spirit of John are destined for great things with already being featured in Sandman Magazine. I promise you that this band will
make you slap you leg in true hillbilly fashion, or at least nod your hear. Look out for this band in the future, I am sure we will be hearing alot from them.