Reading four-piece Peers are our latest tip of the week.
The band came to our attention after they uploaded some tracks to us at the tail end of last year. Jenny Minard on their local show on BBC Berkshire quickly picked up on their youthful indie rock exuberance and invited them in for a chat.
Last week on my show, the DIY label I featured was Plastic Spoons, who are based in Paris with a roster of French and international bands and artists.
Having promoted and DJ'd for a while, the Plastic Spoons crew wanted to play the kind of records that simply weren't there to spin, and so the label was born, releasing records at a speedy rate and keeping the French indie kids happy.
This time last year, our Reading and Leeds stage hosted Not Squares, an unconventional trio with the audacity to present not one but TWO bassists and ZERO six-string guitars. They went down rather well.
This week, we're rather enjoying the track Sex With Strangers from their EP of the same name (out now on Undergroove). If you're into noisy alt-rock bands like McLusky and Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, this'll be right up your street:
Home to bewildering electronica and hip hop for five years, Ramp continues to
push things forward with new music from P.U.D.G.E and Shortstuff, and Tom let me
know about this weeks DIY label of the week in greater detail;
Drummer Peter Onneby, bassist Mark Mulholland and guitarist Kenny Finnigan got their first start at Glasgow's West End Festival before a series of promising EP reviews saw them catch the attention of 6 Music's Lauren Laverne and our very own Vic Galloway.
Catch an early listen here before the trio head south for two highly anticipated performances on the Introducing stages at Reading and Leeds.
The G.A.N.G (Growth And Not Glory) are Hull based rapper Anthony "Nero" Iluobe, vocalist Chima "Kizzle" Etekochay and producer Trea "Heatrock" Barber.
Debut single Kick n Snare sparked the interests of Radio Humberside's Raw Talent Introducing show which led to the group performing in the BBC Humberside studios on two occasions. Shadow of the Night, the trio's second release has already been playlisted by Radio 1 and will see the group appear on the Introducing stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
It's always been Jazz On 3's mission to seek out the best creative music around and bring it to the airwaves, so we're very excited that you can now send us your tracks via BBC Introducing. We've already discovered and played music by Glasgow jazz-fusioneers dBass, bassist Nick Haward's quartet and guitarist David Cooper Orton, and we're looking forward to having our ears opened to lots more great new talent via the uploader.
Jazz On 3 is a broad church: we play everything from free jazz to fusion and post-bop to skronk, as long as it's good. So if this sounds like you and you want to get heard, please submit your demos, homemade recordings or album tracks. Along with Jez and the rest of the production team, I'll be listening with interest and considering the stuff we like for airplay on the show.
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Peggy Sutton is Producer at Somethin' Else for BBC Radio 3
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