Category Archives: Beat Surrender

There are no problems, only Solution Songs – Thee Cee Cees

Thee Cee Cees Album cover

Bit of a heads-up for the forthcoming Thee Cee Cees album which gets released at a very oppurtune time, Solution Songs will be out on the 5th of May via Southend-on-Sea indie label BillyDiscs, the band features Beat Surrender favourites including and Extra Mile recording artiste Chris T-T on lead vocals, Andy Lewis (Paul Weller/Spearmint/Pimlico), Adam Devlin (The Bluetones) lead guitar, Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard (Strummer/Foxton/Archive/The Alarm) drums, Billy Brentford (Thee Faction) rhythm & polemic, bass & memotron plus Kerry Schultz & Darren Hayman other vocals, Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) guitar and Manic Street Preachers’ string section.

The band also have a 45 on the way, Have an Analysis b/w Solution Songs which will feature Darren Hayman & Kerry Schultz, the 7” picture-sleeve is out on Monday the 6th ofApril via Podrophenia Records.

Tijuana Bibles – UK Tour Dates

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Glasgow psych-rockers Tijuana Bibles have announced a new single Sun Chaser and a series of tour dates in February and March both north and south of the border.


Sun Chaser

UK Dates

FEBRUARY
5 Perth – Green Room
6 Dunfermline – PJ Molloys
7 Aberdeen – Lemon Tree
13 Travel Day – Acoustic set (London)
14 London – Macbeth Hoxton – supporting Courtesans
20 Kilmarnock – Bakers Nightclub
26 Inverness – Mad Hatters
27 Wick – Blackstairs Lounge
28 Thurso – Y-not Bar and Grill

MARCH
6 Copleand Stadium – Whitehaven
7 This Feeling – Amersham Arms – London
20 This Feeling – Broadcast Midnight show – Glasgow
21 This Feeling – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
27 Leicester Academy 3 – Headline Show
28 This Feeling – Night and Day Cafe – Manchester

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UK Blog Sound of 2015 poll

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Liverpool’s Holly Lapsley Fletcher has been named the winner of the Blog Sound of 2015, a poll of 62 UK based music bloggers with each blogger able to vote for their 3 favourite emerging artists.

Given the rather eclectic nature of Beat Surrender it’s no surprise that only one of my choices made the long list but Låpsley and democracy were the clear winners of the poll with double the number of points than any other act on the 15 strong long list – which I’d recommend you spend a little time researchinglapsley new pic

The producer and songwriter became an instant hit with music bloggers when she uploaded her song Station to Soundcloud towards the end of 2013. She subsequently signed to XL records in 2014 and releases her debut EP for the label on Monday.

The Blog Sound of Poll was set up as an experiment to see if music bloggers would choose different emerging acts to those on the ubiquitous BBC Sound of Poll. However as bloggers vote around the same time as those voting for the BBC poll vote there is no way of knowing if they will choose the same artists or different ones. This year 3 of the 15 acts on the BBC list were also on the Blog Sound list. (Låpsley, Shura and Soak).

The 15 most voted for acts which formed the full Blog Sound of 2015 longlist announced in early December 2014 were: All We Are, Black Honey, Chloe Black, Coasts, Deers, Fickle Friends, Flyte, Halfrican, Honne, Låpsley, Prides, Shura, Soak, Sophie Jamieson, Tei Shi

The blogs that voted for the Blog Sound of 2015 are:
17 Seconds, A New Band A Day, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, A World Of Music And Madness, Across The Kitchen Table, Alphabet Bands, Beat Surrender, Beat2aChord, Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Bratfaced LDN, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Daisy Digital, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Echoes and Dust, Electronic Rumors, Even The Stars, Everything Flows, Getintothis, God Is In The TV, Hearty Vibes, Hitsville UK, I Love Pie, Just Music That I Like, Kemptation, Like 1999, Lipstick Disco, Little Indie Blogs, Love Music : Love Life, Music Broke My Bones, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Day By Day Music, Never Enough Notes, Not Many Experts, Notes For A Road Sign, One Album A Week, Popped Music, Queen Beetch, Rave Child, Scientists Of Sound, Some Of It Is True, Song By Toad, Sounds Good To Me Too, Sound Of Now Music, Spectral Nights, Sweeping The Nation, The Blue Walrus, The Devil Has The Best Tuna, The Electricity Club, The Evening’s Empire, The Mad Mackerel, The Metaphorical Boat, The Paper Penguins, This Must Be Pop, Thoughts On Music, Three Beams, Too Many Blogs, The VPME, What If I Had A Music Blog.

Beat Surrender – Best of 2014 (Folk, Country & Americana 1 – 10)

Top20 FCA

Folk, Country & Americana 1 – 10

1 – THE DELINES – COLFAX

2 – STURGILL SIMPSON – METAMODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY MUSIC

3 – NAT JOHNSON – NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR

4 – FIRST AID KIT – STAY GOLD

5 – ZOE MUTH – WORLD OF STRANGERS

6 – MISS SHEVAUGHN AND YUMA WRAY – LEAN INTO THE WIND

7 – MR PLOW – NOT THE BEGINNING, NOT THE END

8 – LYDIA LOVELESS – SOMEWHERE ELSE

9 – THE REDLANDS PALOMINO COMPANY – BROKEN CARELESSLY

10 – HANNAH ALDRIDGE – RAZOR WIRE

Beat Surrender – Best of 2014 (Rock, Indie, Pop 1 to 10)

Top20 IRP

Rock, Indie & Pop Top Twenty 1 to 10

1 – ALLO DARLIN’ – WE COME FROM THE SAME PLACE 


2 – WITHERED HAND – NEW GODS

3 – HALLELUJAH THE HILLS – HAVE YOU EVER DONE SOMETHING EVIL?

4 – MAKING MARKS – A THOUSAND HALF-TRUTHS

5 – COMET GAIN – PAPERBACK GHOSTS

6 – SHARON VAN ETTEN – ARE WE THERE

7 – DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – ENGLISH OCEANS

8 – THE WAR ON DRUGS – LOST IN THE DREAM

9 – THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART- DAYS OF ABANDON

10 – BEACH DAY – NATIVE ECHOES

Beat Surrender – Best of 2014 (Folk, Country & Americana 11 – 20)

Top20 FCA

Folk, Country & Americana 11 – 20

11 – NIKKI LANE – ALL OR NOTHIN’

12 – HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – SMALL TOWN HEROES

13 – GINA VILLALOBOS – SOLA

14 – ANNIE KEATING – MAKE BELIEVING

15 – KIRSTY MCGEE & THE HOBOPOP COLLECTIVE – THOSE OLD DEMONS

16 – MARISSA NADLER – JULY

17 – SARA RACHELE – DIAMOND STREET

18 – ROSANNE CASH – THE RIVER & THE THREAD

19 – KELSEY WALDON – THE GOLDMINE

20 – FIRE MOUNTAIN – ALL DIES DOWN

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