I'm here today to talk about two fairly small bands, whom are both at present in the recording studio making new albums. Anyone that's been in a band will appreciate how hard it is getting any sort of promotion, so I'd love it if I could even get just one person to listen to this music!The Action Design
Born out of the ashes of various Warped Tour bands (most recognisably Tsunami Bomb), The Action Design are already making a name for themselves in North America in the small towns they perform at. Their latest song, Connect/Disconnect
(don't worry, it's not a Rick Roll) boasts powerful lyrics from the outstanding female vocalist, a powerful bass line, exciting guitar riffs, and expert drumming. Check out their MySpace
or Official Website
, and order the CD now, you can get it delivered to the UK for about £7, and it's well worth it! You can also get more of their music from those sites, and I'd recommend Scissor Game and City Committee in particular.The Vincent Black Shadow
A strange mix of punk/cabaret backed with extremely talented individuals. Again, fronted by a woman, this band is even better live than they are recorded. Having recently finished a tour of the world (or well, Europe and the US), they're back in the studio now recording their second album, but don't take my word for it, check out their blog online
! Their latest single from the outstanding album of the same name, 'Fears in the Water', can be found on YouTube here
, however if you're more interested by the cabaret side of things (which made me fall in love with them, you may want to check out 'Letters To No-One', which can be found here
, though it's not a real release, so the video is just a fan's amalgamation of album art and promo photos. Finally, I feel I should mention the MySpace
and BoDog Official
sites for this band. They're also on Facebook somewhere, and you can get most of the songs from their first album from those sites, though as usual, if you like them, buy the CD! I'm here to promote these bands, not dish out free media!
Anyway, please give these two bands a listen, and if you like them, even if it's just a little bit, tell your friends, tell your work-mates, your class-mates, everyone you can get your hands on! Thanks!