FYFI: ANBAD is on holiday for a week and a bit. That’s why the vaguely holiday-themed tag is dangling up there at the top of the page.
But because I a) am obsessive-compulsive; b) am outrageously kind and c) love the sound of my own idiot voice, here’s a special bonus ANBAD Radio Show, covering the ‘lost’ best-of shows from the months when I was moving flat and didn’t even have time to sob quietly in a corner, let alone record a radio show.
So clickaroo, listen, enjoy some of the (genuinely) greatest bands ever featured on ANBAD, and imagine me sipping cocktails on a Spanish beach – because imagining is exactly what I’ll be doing too, as I’m not actually going anywhere at all. Sigh.
In July, when the World Cup finished, a huge, endless void opened up in your writer’s life; a void that could no longer be filled with hilarious slo-mo HD replays of England footballers shrugging their shoulders and visibly counting down the minutes until they could get back to crashing Bentleys full of strippers into lamposts.
Perturbed, that void was filled with tons of blisteringly good new bands. And, in celebration, here’s an all-new ANBAD radio show featuring the best five from July. GOAL!
Wow, that was a two month gap wasn’t it? Stupid me. I can blame a few things for the absence of ANBAD vocal stylings, and indeed, if you listen to the show below, such excuses will be lamely put to you.
But despite such jabbering it’s very much worth a listen, because there are some brilliant bands from last month, plus HOT CHAT in between.
Like a great new band iPod, set to shuffle, with interfering chinwagging in-between. Good times. Get clicking!
Last month was awash, indeed, with excellent new bands, and what better way to celebrate the fact than with a brand spanking new ANBAD Radio Show?
Well, maybe there are actual better ways, such as ruminating on these matters on a Mediterranean beach whilst drinking cocktails served by supermodels, or even just buying their records, but this will just have to do.
Such was the hustle and bustle in ANBAD towers at the turn of the year – with the relaunch of the website causing both sleep and hair loss – that the fine array of ace new bands almost got forgotten. Well, almost – they nearly became overlooked but the day’s fiftieth cup of coffee brought them back into sharp, lovely focus.
So here’s January’sTop Five New Bands in handy radio-show format, complete with song clips and gushing praise in between. Revel in its wonky, shambling glory:
>Wow! Just like Buses, you wait for one A New Band A Day Radio Show, and then none come along, and then you wait longer, and still one doesn’t come, and then it rains and you get grumpy, and then you think you see a bus, but it’s actually a lorry, and then finally, another one comes.
So here it is! Here’s what’s great about this new A New Band A Day Radio Show:
Features great bands like lovely Pavement-y rockers Dinosaur Pile-Up, The most lo-fi band ever Heartbeeps and bangin’ choon-merchantsTotally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
It’s exactly 3 minutes 16 seconds longer than the last one – that’s 3m16s of EXTRA superness!*
*Depending on your definition of the word ‘super’.
So LISTEN NOW! Click the ‘Play’ button below and treat yourself to a tour through a bunch of the greatest new bands! You’ve read about them, now listen to them!
More great new bands all week!
(If you’re reading this in the A.N.B.A.D. email, you’ll need to visit the site to listen, but do it – it’s worth it, promise)
>Finally, after a bewildering number of mishaps involving an irksome computer, days of apathy induced by the sunny weather, and 200,000 Glasgow Rangers fans, it’s finally here – the latest A New Band A Day Radio Show!
Ably assisted by my cohort Jamie, we ploughed through a whole load of the best bands that have been on A New Band A Day in the past week or so, including PixelH8, Genod Droog and loads more, with hilarious* results. It sounds a bit like it was recorded in an echo chamber, which is almost entirely true, but that’s just part of it’s intrinsic charm. Anyway, click on the doozy below and have a listen! It’s only ten minutes long, and you owe yourself a short break from whatever you’re doing.