Feb 27, 2012

Two songs are already chosen for episode 106!

Yeah folks! We have two songs which will be featured in E106 of the ArenaCast!
The first one is "Walking Blind" by Dixon did it - was chosen by the Facebook weekly poll, and the second one is a song called "Take You Home" by the winner of our Twitter Weekly Contest - Joe Jury. Hooray to the winners and thanks to everyone who was involved and cast votes in these competitions.

Stay in touch! :)

Feb 23, 2012

A note from Mr. Fritz

Apologies everyone, I am unwell at the moment and unable to do this week's show on time. I promise to get it done as soon as possible! As usual my best wishes to all our artists and listeners.
Peace.
Fritz.

Feb 21, 2012

9 Fake Reasons: alternative metal band from Paris, France(E104)

About: 9 Fake Reasons

9 Fake Reasons: Paris, France based alternative metal band from E104 of ArenaCast

A distinctive feature of these Parisian alternative metal band can rightly be regarded as live performances. This wall of sound, drive and energy sweeps away all obstacles on its way to the hearts of listeners. On the 9th of April ​​9 Fake Reasons start recording their fisrt album, and right now their EP is on iTunes.

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
Writing the third album after ou second tour ! :) Our goal as a band is to share our love of music, giving pleasure to our listeners and share some intense moments with our fans.

Feb 20, 2012

ArenaCast Twitter weekly contest E106

Twitter contest gives a chance to be a part of the ArenaCast to one of those three contestants, but it is still up to you to decide who it will be! The one, who attains the highest number of re-tweets at the time of the competition becomes a participant E106 of the ArenaCast.

The Twitter contest will be closed on Monday, February 27th. Cast your vote for your favourite band by re-tweeting the appropriate message from official ArenaCast Twitter. The links to messages are given below each song's info.

Please beware that only official re-tweets count here. So, no RTs or quotes please.

Song #1: Take You Home by Joe Jury

Joe Jury: singer-songwriter from the UK, participant of Weekly Twitter Contest E106

Joe Jury is a singer-songwriter currently living in London, UK. Joe plays acoustic pop\rock with strong influences of folk and soul music.
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Song #2: Gorgeous Waste Of Time by Deadman

Deadman: indie rock band from Spain, participant of Weekly Twitter Contest E106

Deadman is a indie rock trio from Madrid, Spain. Their music has many influences from dirty punk rock Pixies style sound to the complex arrangements of Radiohead or Muse.
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Song #3: Faith and Failure by Eycromon

Eycromon: electronic\wave band from Germany, participant of Weekly Twitter Contest E106

Eycromon is a synth-pop/elektro/wave trio from Augsburg, Germany. This project is a brainchild of singer Mandra Gore and composer/keyboarder Bergerac.
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A useful note for musicians:

ArenaCast Facebook weekly poll E106

At this week in R&R World Facebook poll takes part another three unsigned artists. Song which gets the most votes falls into the tracklist of E106 ArenaCast, which will air on March 7. Below you can find songs, brief information about each artist and links to their profiles. The poll will be closed next Monday, 27th of February. Cast your vote, discuss, share with friends and enjoy the great independent music!

Song #1: The Fighter by 8 Day Warning

8 Day Warning: an exciting Pop/Rock band from the UK.

8 Day Warning is an exciting and mysterious pop/rock band from the UK. Lyrical and haunting vocals in the background of powerful riffs and classic rock bits - these guys know how to rock!

Song #2: Walking Blind by Dixon did it

Dixon did it, unsigned hard-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Dixon Did It is an unsigned hard-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Heavy guitars riffs, melodic vocal and catchy refrains - are a hallmark of Dixon did it.

Song #3: Seven Sisters by Blackheart Afterglow

Grassfight Indie/Pop/Rock band from NC

Blackheart Afterglow is a rock/indie band from Morecambe, UK. Since September 2010 these folks are playing tasty mix of indie and folk music. They have a lot of concerts scheduled for early 2012. You can learn more from their profile on Facebook.

To cast your vote for your favorite song follow via this link.


A useful note for musicians:

Feb 19, 2012

The Hordes: Leicester, UK based unsigned alternative rock band (E104)

About: The Hordes

The Hordes: Leicester, UK based indie-rock band on R&R World from E104 of ArenaCast

What attracts us in the indie music if not an opportunity to find fresh and not subjected to the influence of mass industry stuff? A powerful and driving sound, catchy and expressive vocals of Alex Oxley, the transitions between calm and violent, rocking moments, the saturation of instrumental parts and fresh arrangements - these are only some of the main points I paid attention to at my first acquaintance with the music of The Hordes. Here we have a brief interview with the winners of Twitter weekly contest E104 - The Hordes

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
In 5 years we hope to be touring at least the UK and parts of Europe, having made 2 albums. Our main aim would is to be a band that people want to come and see when we play gigs, and to do that as a full time job would be the most incredible thing in the world so i think that's our main aim.

Feb 17, 2012

Rebel Soul Collective: dance/indie rock band from the UK (E104)

About: Rebel Soul Collective

Rebel Soul Collective: dance/indie band from UK from E104 of ArenaCast

This guys play an awesome mix of dance and indie-rock music. The new single of Rebel Soul Collective named 'Fallout' will be released on iTunes on the 5th of March. Check out Rebel Soul Collective official site (you can find link below) as they have a lot of gigs in the first days of March. Don`t miss a chanse to see (hear and DANCE!) this band live!

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
In 5 years i would like to be retired but the way the MUSIC industry is at the minute we will probably all be working when we are 60!! but on a serious note we are currently working on some collaborations with some huge artists so are looking to branch out into that side of the music industry. As a band we are not scared to work with other artists to help pay the bills, watch this space!!

ArenaCast Ultimate Monthly Poll (January) winner!

It`s time to name the best artist of January episodes of ArenaCast!

The winner of Ultimate Monthly poll (January) - Super Squarecloud

In the two weeks that have passed since the start of voting, favorites have changed several times, increasing and reducing the gap between them, and finally, we are pleased to announce that the winners are Super Squarecloud! They demonstrated their united army of fans who have provided strong support during the Ultimate Monthly Poll.

Thanks to all those who took part in the voting, in particular for all fans of Dogwood Crossing, you really showed a great will to victory!

Stay tuned for the news and updates of ArenaCast blog.

Feb 15, 2012

The Deepest Ocean: Canadian indie rock band (E104)

About: The Deepest Ocean

The Deepest Ocean: Calgary, Canada based indie rock band from E104 of ArenaCast

When we asked "How did you come up with your band name?" they answered: "There are a couple of things. We were listening to "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" by Radiohead and the song says "in the deepest of the ocean/at the bottom of the sea/your eyes/they turn on me....I'd be crazy not to follow/follow where you lead" and that just sort of spoke to that. This verse also led us to a verse from the Bible where it says that God's love is deeper than the deepest of oceans".
I would like to add that the music of "The deepest Oucean" is as emblematic as the bandname. Nuff said! Let`s listening to their songs and read the brief interview!

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
It's hard for anybody to say where they will be in five years, especially with how up and down the music industry can be, but in five years we see ourselves as having two or three full length albums as well as playing as supporting acts for bigger international bands that come to our city as well as headlining our own, smaller, national and international tours.

Great Deal of Noise: electronic band from Montreal, Canada (E104)

About: Great Deal of Noise

Great Deal of Noise, Canada based three piece  electronic band from E104 of ArenaCast

These guys are lucky ones, in my memory they are the only band appeared in two episodes of the podcast in a row. After their first feature in ArenaCast they made a great jump in our charts and Fritz decided they worthy to be featured in the podcast again. So here we have a new Q&A with the Canadian adepts of classical electronic music - Great Deal of Noice!

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
Keep creating/playing music with the same energy and enthusiasm. Most importantly, being able to share this with fans, and doing that on a larger scale would be even nicer.

Feb 13, 2012

Painting Elephants: London UK based indie-rock band (E104)

About: Painting Elephants

Painting Elephants: London UK based indie\rock band from E104 of ArenaCast

This is a young and promising London based formation, also consisting of musicians from Sweden, Italy and Northern Ireland. The material that we can hear now is taken from their first demo, but their debut EP already recorded, so we are waiting for a hurricane of emotions from Painting Elephants soon. Their next concert will happen on Feb. 21 at the Café 1001 in London. If you have a chance to be there, do not miss it as it's going to be very, very exciting :)

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
Our main goal is to refine our sound, become a unique rock band that is instantly recognized. We love gigging and in a few years we want to do big festivals, dancing with fans in the mud of Glastonbury and touring the States!

Two songs are already chosen for episode 105!

Today we are pleased to announce the first two songs which will be included in the 105 ArenaCast episode that will air on February 22.
As a result of our Facebook Poll the winner is Grassfight, indie rock band from New York with their song No Sense, and winner of the Twitter Contest is Run To Me, an alternative rock band from Bracknell Forest, UK, with their song Awake.

We express our gratitude to all of you who voted, stay in touch :)

Feb 12, 2012

The Design: Raleigh, NC US based indie-rock band (E104)

About: The Design

The Design: Raleigh, NC US based indie\rock band. from E104 of ArenaCast

They are stylish, even more so: THEY ARE STYLISH. This is a stunning mix of Kat`s remarkable vocal and catchy driving tunes, with a stunning live performances. Read their brief interview, listen and follow the extraordinary The Design! If you like what you hear and what you see (and we hope you do), you can listen to and download the album "Young America" on the band's website.

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
We would love to be touring nationally, promoting our 3rd or 4th album. We would love to be on national television.

Feb 10, 2012

Joey Hizon Project: Brisbane, Australia based indie Rock band (E104)

About: Joey Hizon Project

Joey Hizon Project, Brisbane, Australia based indie Rock from E104 of ArenaCast

Once you heard Joey's vocal you will not confuse it with any other, because their music and lyric are inherent of some special charm and sophistication. You can analyze why it is so - but it's better just to listen to Joey Hizon Project`s music.

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
In 5 years time, we see ourselves signing with a record label and playing at massive stadiums all over the world. Definitely an international tour, we would love to travel to the UK and just play at different venues all over the country.

Feb 8, 2012

ArenaCast Episode 104

Week January 26 - February 8

This episode of the ArenaCast consists of ten songs from artists from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and France, all playing in different genres and styles. Two songs represent winners of the weekly Twitter Contest and Facebook poll, and one song was chosen by our DJ Mr. Fritz from the R&R World Weekly Chart Top Ten.
Listen, share and enjoy this episode hottest R&R World community indie songs.




# Artist Track
1 Joey Hizon Project How I Wish
2 Capkins Slept like lions
3 Painting elephants Lost
4 The Deepest Ocean Come Now Sleep
5 9 Fake Reasons A`m not a hero
6 The Kaines Back in the Candlelight (Facebook nomination)
7 Rebel Soul Collective Recovery
8 The Hordes Lost In The Mist Of Everything (Twitter nomination)
9 The Design Burn
10 Great Deal of Noise Love Is Just A Sound (DJ's choise)

Brief interviews with our featured artists are coming soon!


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Feb 6, 2012

ArenaCast Facebook weekly poll E105

This week we have chosen another three unsigned indie bands for R&R World Facebook poll. Song that wins in the poll will be featured in ArenaCast E105 which is going live on February 22. Below you can find brief information about each of the participants and listen to the songs that have a chance to become a part of the podcast.

The poll will be closed next Monday, 13th of February. Vote, discuss, share and enjoy the great independent music!

Song #1: Don't Believe The Hype by The Kicks

The Kicks UK based indie rock band

The Kicks is an unsigned band from Medway, UK. Recently they released their debut video for the song "Don't Believe The Hype". The Kicks are developing their own style and sound, playing gigs and can be featured in ArenaCast unsigned podcast (of course if you want them to :)

Song #2: Crowded by 49 Stones

Kansas City-based alternative rock band 49 Stones

Fans of Kansas City-based alternative rock band 49 Stones describe the experience of their live shows like "Music on Monster". According to the records - they're right:) 49 Stones currently working on the material for their new album.

Song #3: No Sense by Grassfight

Grassfight Indie/Pop/Rock band from NC

Grassfight is a three piece unsigned indie band from New York. Their songs is a complex interweaving of different genres and styles, in the frame of firm viscous Grassfight sound.


A useful note for musicians:

ArenaCast Twitter weekly contest E105

This week's Twitter contest is started! We have three great independent artist, the one who attains the highest number of re-tweets at the time of the competition becomes a participant E105 of ArenaCast.

The Twitter contest will be closed on Monday, February 13th. Hurry up to cast your vote for your favourite band by re-tweeting the appropriate message from official ArenaCast Twitter. The links to messages are given below each song's info.
Please beware that only official re-tweets count here. So, no RTs or quotes please.

Song #1: Graffiti/Closure by Andy Gibbard

Andy Gibbard, singer/songwriter/pianist

Andy Gibbard is a singer/songwriter/pianist originally from Guernsey, Channel Islands, now based in SW London. Andy is working on his debut album called "HEART", which will be released in summer 2012.
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Song #2: Closed Doors by Brian Alwyn

Brian Alwyn, Chicago based artist.

Brian Alwyn is a mysterious Chicago based artist who doesn't like to tell much about himself. Let's judge him by his music though :)
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Song #3: Awake by Run To Me

Run To Me are is a rock band situated in Bracknell, UK

Run To Me is a rock band from UK. They formed recently, in January 2011 and play many different styles of music, from rock to acoustic songs.
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A useful note for musicians:

Feb 3, 2012

Ultimate Monthly poll (January)

[UPD]The poll is closed. Find out who is the winner!

Folks! It's time to choose the best artist among participants of the January ArenaCast episodes. As usual, only those bands of featured in the episodes who answered to our surveys are taking part in this poll. Rules remains the same: no registration, you can give one voice for one band. Links to the bands mini-interviews you can find below, next to the poll widget.

The poll will be closed on Friday, 17th of February. The most voted band will get a special interview or album review which will be published in this blog and also featured in News section on R&R World in weekly newsletter and in our official profiles on Facebook and Twitter.
The bands:

Feb 2, 2012

Shoogar: Scotland based garage rock trio (E103)

About: Shoogar

Shoogar, Scotland based dirty garage rock from E103 of ArenaCast

Driving sound of Shoogar it is a perfect reminder that rock 'n' roll is still alive. It got transfigured, became younger, but stays furious, loud and... true. Shoogar are working on their debut EP and we are looking forward to this fountain of emotion of pure rock`n`roll!

1. Is there a story behind your song “Heartbeat”?
As with a lot of our songs we talk about our love for the complicated creature that is women even when not obvious. 'Heartbeat' is about a toxic girl that you just can't take your eyes off and dam she knows it, the type that stands out from the crowd and has real sass.

Feb 1, 2012

Super Squarecloud: UK based experimental pop/rock band (E103)

About: Super Squarecloud

Super Squarecloud, Swindon UK based four piece Experimental Pop/Rock band from E103 of ArenaCast

Sometimes they sound to me like an early The Cardigans, but with more drive and vigor. They describe their sound as "somewhere between pop and chaos" and recorded their debut EP "ourselves on old broken equipment in our guitarists bedroom". And they are #1 on R&R World Weekly Chart. Amazing Super Squarecloud!

1. Is there a story behind your song It Gak?
We'll cop out and invite the listener to work out what it's all about ha, I mean that's the fun part right? It's something we do our selves, we never really write about anything specific. we just put a load of nonsense down and then (with everyone else who's interested) work what it could mean to us, if anything. ;)