>Some of the bands we have on A New Band A Day appear, brightly, like a shooting star – fleeting, brilliant, then vanishing forever. This makes us a bit sad, and yet happy that they made lovely music in the first place.
Some go on to bigger, more exciting things. This makes us happy, but also brings out the unbearable music snob in us, and, disappointed now that everyone else likes them, spends hours yapping on about how we liked them before they were famous, yeah?
Anyway, once we’ve featured bands on ANBAD, we don’t just toss them to one side and move on – we leave that for the rock stars to do with the groupies. So we’re going to be running a typically unscheduled series detailing what happened next to some of those bands, called, inevitably, What Happened Next? Today, then, two tasty bands, one of which has a SUPER XMAS FREEBIE!
Dinosaur Pile-Up were Band of The Day in April, when, despite grinding out big ‘n’ tasty rock songs like My Rock And Roll, they were surprisingly unsigned. The lesson to be learnt here is that if you do grind out songs like My Rock And Roll, it’s only a matter of time until a great label like, say, Rough Trade snap you up and release it properly, which is what happened.
They’re now touring everywhere and being played on national radio and everything. You’ll probably hear them growling their way through your town soon, and then you can tell everyone how you heard about them on ANBAD ages ago, and how you liked them before they were famous, yeah?
Glam Chops: Eddie Argos-from-Art-Brut and David Devant-from- David-Devant-and- His-Spirit-Wife‘s (yes, those are their full surnames) band, were New Band Of The Day in August. Since then, they’ve toured their big, crunchy ‘n’ dumb Glam sound all over the place, to rapturous acclaim from some gig-goers, and looks of utter bewilderment from the drunk 50-year old guys swigging cider at the back, worried that the last 30 years was all a dream.
As you’d expect from a Big Value Band like Glam Chops, they’ve not only released one Christmas single, but two! And even more fabulously, they’re both free! Get them here!
So there you have it: proof that sometimes ANBAD doesn’t just pluck bands out purely because they have a joke name or a cute singer, but because they might be actually good. Who’da thunk it? And for more reminiscing over ANBAD‘s eagle-eyed, star-spotting past, have a browse through the ANBAD eBook! Huzzah!