Our track “There’s A Reason Why” has been added to the Radio 1 playlist as part of BBC introducing from the week commencing 25th July. The track will be played over a number of different shows over the week highlighting new unsigned music. The schedule is:
Monday: Fearne Cotton (10am – 12.45pm)
Tuesday: Scott Mills (4-7pm)
Wednesday: Dev breakfast show (4am-6.30am)
Thursday: Greg James (1-4pm)
Saturday: Jo Whiley (1-4pm)
Sunday: Edith Bowman (7-10am)
Sunday: Nic Grimshaw & Annie Mac (10pm – midnight)
Text the DJ’s on 81199 when you hear the track and let them know what you think.
You can BUY the track on from our bandcamp site link here
To celebrate we have a new video from our good friend Martin – Shearman Brettle
Our new single “Plan Comes Apart” is now available to download from our bandcamp page
We also have a new video to accompany the release, directed by our good friend Martin – Shearman Brettle. The track is from our forthcoming as yet untitled album.
We also have a brand spanking new website where you can join our mailing list and get the latest news and gig announcements
Here are a couple of pictures taken by Mat Gallagher at our recent gig at KOKO.
June 9th – buffalo bar w/Tape the radio – London
June 22nd – bodega w/frontiers & I am lono
June 24th – tba
This month sees the band play two shows after a brilliant night at Koko in support of The Joy Formidable last week – Pictures can be seen at our facebook page.
Gigs… Thurs May 19th We play at the Garage in Highbury, London. It’s our own show and we’ll be playing tracks from the new album ( which incidentally has just been finished after two days at Purple Studios in Norwich)
Sunday 29th May – Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham. We are playing at the Trent Uni, sometime in the afternoon ( We’ll let you know closer to the time) This is gonna be an almighty piss-up with some great bands on the same bill ( Naked & the Famous, Joy Formidable & Lanterns On The Lake)
Spotlight Kid are through to the next round of the Glastonbury competition….
We are very pleased and excited to announce the 123 acts who’ve made it to the longlist of our 2011 Emerging Talent Competition. These acts have all been chosen by our blogger judging panel, made up of the UK’s finest music bloggers – a massive thanks to them for all their hard work and to all of the acts who entered the competition (we were genuinely blown away by the response).
Later this week, these acts will be narrowed down to a shortlist of just 8 acts who will compete at April’s live finals for a main stage slot at this year’s Festival. They will be chosen by the final judging panel which consists of the following 10 judges: Michael Eavis (Glastonbury organiser), Emily Eavis (Glastonbury organiser), Nick Dewey (main stages programmer), Martin Elbourne (main stages programmer), Malcolm Haynes (Dance Village programmer), Steve Symons (West Holts programmer), Philippa Aylott (Radio One producer), Angus Baskerville (live agent), Paul Charles (agent/promoter/manager) and Chris Salmon (music journalist).
“sounds like M83 landing on the moon with Neu! playing in the background”. Drowned In Sound
“It’s been a while since we had a decent shoegaze record grace this world. Thanks to Nottingham six-piece Spotlight Kid’s ‘All is Real’/’April’, we have another. Atmospheric jangling guitars, tender vocals and an up-tempo rhythm- the sound will serenade you into a state of bliss and euphoria 8/10” Sound Lab
“With shimmering guitars and ethereal vocals, they take the building blocks of your favourite shoegaze bands and create something refreshing”. Music Week
“reinventing the wall of sound” XYZ Magazine
“if these two sublime songs are anything to go by, will be a glorious reminder of the hey-day of indie rock. A lovely introduction to a band who will hopefully develop into something truly special”. Sonic Abuse
“This is an awesome single…All Is Real reminds of Ride and that’s an awesome thing”. The POP! Stereo
“Sounds great”. John Kennedy XFM
“I’m well impressed with Spotlight kid”. IQ Magazine
“The music warps and folds just like you’d hope, and makes me wonder why Shoegaze ever went away in the first place”. A New Band A Day
The latest spotlight single is out on download today. You can buy it on itunes, amazon, play.com and all good download stores. The limited edition 7″ vinyl can also be purchased from www.clubac30.com