All you good, good people – listen to this!
Music on Vanadian Avenue always had a strong presence. Few years ago, we ran a very successful series of interviews: Burton C Bell (Fear Factory/Ascension of The Watchers), Valerie Kaye (Valium of legendary Pist On), Edu Mussi (Echoes and Shadows), John & Brittany or Steve Howard of Arado among others:
Last year, we used Twitter to start showcasing new bands and discovered gems like Liines, TommyAndMary or The Lucettas:
This year we want to try something different. Again.
We will compose our own alternative/counterculture best of 2017 – by presenting artists that caught our eyes and ears this year. We will give NME a run for their money (they just produced a list of 100 bands to watch this year and most of them have been on our radar for at least two years) and create proper sound of 2017 as it unfolds. But wait. We will not just feature the bands and that`s it. We will try to follow their progress, their appearances in the media, their album releases, their gigs and open mic nights. We will build them large portfolios on the blog to show not only the music but also the work each and every musicians puts into their act. Prepare yourself for weeks of coverage, many updates and hopefully we will give the acts the justice they deserve.
So welcome to our new installment – Indieterria.
We like to think of it as a musical atlas for new sonic landscapes. We`ll allow artists to take us on a journey and see what we can find. We hope to discover islands, landmasses and even entire continents.
All entries will be showcased below for easy access:
Discovery 1: Tigerside (Salford, Manchester)
Discovery 2: The Fidgets (Worcester)
Discovery 3: Jodie Hughes/The Lightweights (Worcester)
Discovery 4: Michael Knowles and The STDs (Ledbury/Hereford/Worcester)
Discovery 5: nth cave (Worcester)
Discovery 6: Jesse River Dylan Murray (Worcester)
Discovery 7: TommyAndMary (London)
Discovery 8: Lost Tiger to the Wild (Worcester)
Discovery 9: Vinny Peculiar (Worcester/Manchester)
Discovery 10: The Humdrum Express (Worcester)
Discovery 11: Rita Lynch (Bristol)
Discovery 12: Thousand Mountain/TSND MNTN (Birmingham)
Discovery 13: Nuns of the Tundra (Malvern)
Discovery 14: Mutant-Thoughts (Bristol, UK/Barranquilla, Colombia)
Discovery 15: Population:7 (Worcester)
In September 2017 Indieterria joins Musicians Against Homelessness as part of nationwide campaign to combat homelessness. We will help with PR and promotion of our local event and will showcase acts that will perform in Worcester, since this is where we are based.
You can learn more about MAH and the Worcester gig below:
Indieterria also branches out into reviews, you can see the reviews we did this year below:
And of course a year of covering new musical grounds must be summarized in a best of post. We also showcased some of the acts to look out for in 2018.
If you like what we do on Indieterria or you would like to suggest an artist to showcase, you can let us know via blog, email or social media (we are setting those up, we know it’s a high time):