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Soundclash 2011 - January 26th
January 27, 2011 05:53 AM PST
Week 4 of Soundclash2011, and the curse seems to be at bay because for the first time in this competition, all of the bands turned up. With sets from OK Roy, Elise, and Upon Collide, the ever- increasing crowd were in for a musical treat. Mellowing down from last week’s manic metal manifestation, we were offered a more idyllic indie taste.
January 23, 2011 02:08 PM PST
Week 3 of Round 1 and it looks like the curse of Soundclash is here to stay as Sanctified Torture had to pull out because of swine flu. So yet again, 3 became 2 as we had more of a metal treat this week. Remaining bands Labas and Deflection Theory were left to battle it out for that all important place in the next round.
January 14, 2011 07:18 AM PST
Soundclash 2011 – Round 1 Week 2 January 12th, 2011 saw yet another band drop out of the competition, leaving just two to battle it out. Was the absences of Outbreak, and Victory Beat from week one, the start of a Soundclash curse?
First up was Beyond Dreams of Grandeur, complete with banner and an accolade of outstanding alternative rock/metal tracks. The five guys certainly have a hunger for performing, combined with a united stage presence. After forming in 2009, could 2011 be the year for this head-strong band?
Following Beyond Dreams of Grandeur was The Callout complete with a strong following of fans in the audience. With a huge respect for the set up at Cox's Yard for Soundclash, we were treated to a softer rock style of tracks. The three lads performed with great resilience combined with a cheeky callout style. But was this enough to get them through to round two?Soundclash 2011 - January 5th
January 12, 2011 07:49 AM PST
Soundclash 2011 – Round 1 Week 1
January 5th, 2011 saw the first sets of round one being performed by bands at Soundclash. However, 3 became 2 when Victory Beat pulled out due to their guitarist leaving the band on New Year’s Day…Happy New Year Victory Beat.
This meant two remaining bands had a 50/50 chance of winning the round, bagging £100, and entry into the semi-finals. First up was Morning Glory, four cheeky chappies from Worcester with a suitably named band. It was clearly visible that they were enjoying the experience, as were the audience. New to song writing, there were some credible tracks plus an excellent cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It. Influenced by the likes of Blink 182 and Avenged Sevenfold, this alternative based group were a solid opening act, and no doubt we will be hearing from them in the future. And yes guys, we know where Morning Glory comes from…
Their rivals for the night were The Death of Johnny Alpha. If Romero made music instead of zombie films, then this can only be described as the creation. From their zombie walk entrance onto stage, this band never failed with their energetic stage presence…not bad for dead guys. A completely different style of genre to Morning Glory, the audience was treated to ‘Zombie Rock’. With notable tracks including firm favourite All Hail The Elephant Man, the energy from stage was as infectious as a virus to the observing crowd. With treats from both bands, the actual winner was really going to be a tough call.
To find out week one’s winner, and to listen to the backstage interviews, check out the podcast. Soundclash is live every Wednesday from Cox’s Yard, and covered on Stratcast from 8pm.
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