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Halloween Show PT.1 Friday 28th October 2022 7-8pm

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An entire hour dedicated to showcasing Music from brand new and established independent artists and bands. Original and covers from both in the UK and Internationally.

An opportunity for one of your tracks to be Smile Radio’s ‘Song of the Week’ with your track played across multiple shows for an entire week!

To feature on this or any other show on Smile Radio, simply get in touch via the emails below:

derek@smileradio.co.uk

Halloween Special Pt.1 – Rock & Metal

Pt.2 coming Tuesday 1st November 2022

 

Anti-Clone

Originally formed in 2011, Anti-Clone have come a long way since the Axe and Cleaver in Boston.
The nu-metal/ industrial juggernaut released their debut EP ‘Hands Sewn Together’ in 2014 to critical acclaim, garnering reviews in magazines such as Big Cheese and Terrorizer.
 
Produced by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head), his wealth of experience with some the world’s best-known metal bands was invaluable in shaping the fledgling band’s sound.
 
On the back of this release they went on a full European tour with Ragga metal titans Skindred, exciting audiences from France to Poland and everywhere in between.
 
Anti-Clone followed up 2014’s ‘Hands Sewn Together’ with 2016’s ‘The Root of Man’, again produced by Hyde. The general reception of the album was fantastic, with a 4K review from Kerrang! and a 7/10 from Metal Hammer, among many, many more.
 
The success of this album saw Anti-Clone joining such acts as Mushroomhead, Hacktivist, Bleed From Within, and Dope, as well as playing at the 2016 edition of Bloodstock festival, 2017’s inaugural HRH Metal, Amplified Festival, and a headline slot at one of the stages at MacMillanfest.
 
2017 also saw the band embark on their debut headline, exciting audiences all over the UK.
 
Major line-up changes saw the band undergo a period of hibernation from 2018 onwards. However, Anti-Clone are very much back in the saddle now with 2022’s comeback release ‘Human’.
 
Produced by David Radahd-Jones at RED Studios in Manchester, his attention to detail led to the honing and refining of what the band wanted to accomplish in this new phase of its existence.
 
This release sees the band explore a new more melodic sound, while retaining the cutting edge that established them in the first place. Get ready to experience the new Anti-Clone, and the new world order.


Peter “CLΩNE” Moore – Vox
Drew “ALPHA” Moore – Drums
William “26” Richardson – Guitar
Pat “KAKES” Godinho – Bass


Buried By My Heartache

Buried By My Heartache are more than just a band, they are a family of brothers, bound by their love and passion of music.

What originally started as a couple of friends jamming some musical ideas, Jason ‘Jazzy Cal’ Joyce and Michael ‘Chippy’ Chipperfield soon realised that the music they were writing had so much more potential.

Joining them was Matt Haynes, Jo Lawless and Matt ‘Munkey’ Wood, the band’s song catalogue soon began to grow and flourish.  Whether it’s Munkey’s powerful vocals, Chippy’s trembling drum beats or the melody of the three residential string family,

Buried’s love and passion for playing music is shown through their head on spirit and can do attitude.  Having recorded their live EP and played a highly received show in December, Buried By My Heartache are more than ready to bring their music to the world and to a stage near you.

Meet the band

Munkey – Frontman / Vox

Jazzy Joyce – Rhythm Axe and Backing Vox

Jo Lawless – Lead Axe

Matt Haynes – Four String Axe

Chippy – Drums

Gigs – December 2022

3rd December – Here we Aren’t – Godric Square, Peterborough

10th December – Percy Picklebackers, Nottingham

Call Of Sirens

‘Call of Sirens’ are a new and exciting female fronted alternative rock 4 piece band from Hampshire, UK.

Music is full of tradition. Whether it’s an inspiring tune or a commitment to write music from the heart, the members of ‘Call of Sirens’ have embraced these traditions while establishing a few of their own over the years working in a variety of creative projects.

‘Call of Sirens’ incorporate elements of their collective inspirations, experiences and styles into something unique in sound, engaging in theme and special in aesthetic.

The ‘Call of Sirens’ sound draws from a wide variety of sources, including alternative rock acts like The Pretty Reckless and Evanescence, progressive bands like Rush, Karnivool and Tool and also more mainstream acts such as Wolf Alice and Royal Blood, all with a good dose of alternative pop and classic rock threaded throughout.

In 2022 ‘Call of Sirens’ looks to create something fresh but familiar to fans old and new.

Upcoming gigs:
17th November – Heartbreakers Bar, Southampton

3rd December – The Attic, Totton, Southampton

Circus 66

CIRCUS 66 is a four-member hard rock band based in the United Kingdom. The band is dedicated to creating dirty hard rock music with classic and modern rock overtones mixed with southern infused blues. Inspired by fellow rock bands like Queen, The Winery Dogs and Bon Jovi, the band often performs live, so be sure to check out their tour schedule.

Silverhex

With the world becoming seemingly more fractured, Silverhex are driven to break the established boundaries to share their message of hope and unity despite it being a time of great personal sacrifice for everyone Spanning from London to Colombia, Hertfordshire to Catalonia, and formed in 2019, Silverhex set out to create music the way they believe it should be; Evocative, powerful and ultimately fun.

Combining elements of metalcore and nu metal with a melodic punk edged sound and massive stadium rock vocals, Silverhex took inspiration from bands like Killswitch Engage, In This Moment, Pantera and In Flames to forge a sound of pure energy and atmosphere with powerful cathartic lyrics.


New Single ‘Simplify Me’ is out now!

Straight For The Sun

Straight For The Sun are a 5 piece metal band from Birmingham, England. Established in the summer of 2018 driven by heavy guitar riffs, fast paced drums and melodic, catchy vocals. Bringing a punchy and energetic sound to their records and live performances.

ATAD

Forming in 2016, A Titan, A Deity are a progressive metalcore band comprised of like

minded musicians from previous established bands. A Titan, A Deity take influences

from a range of bands in the scene such as Northlane, Tesseract and Architects.

 

Having already supported big names such as Monuments, The Contortionist, Novelists, In Visions and Loathe, A Titan, A Deity continue to push themselves and new single Bleak is a hard-hitting song that encapsulates the growing feeling of unease the world has experienced in recent times.

 

Bleak takes their sound to the next level and 2022 promises to be a big year for the Birmingham/London outfit with a release of a new EP (mixed and mastered by Jigsaw Audio) planned for later in the year.


Cosmic Cold War

COSMIC COLD WAR take you to the most remote reaches of the cosmos and the darkest corners of your mind. Matching soaring melodies with crushing riffs, their international line-up delivers a unique blend of prog, groove and alternative metal inspired by literary and cinematic horror.

 

Black holes. Monsters. Psychosis. Humanity’s fragility in an infinite universe.

This is just a taste of the dark journey to come…

 

Featuring artists from the UK, Turkey and Venezuela with an envious resumé of live credits – including supports for Arch Enemy, Napalm Death and Ill Niño across Europe, South America and New Zealand, and some of Europe’s biggest heavy festivals including Metal Summer Fest (Turkey) – COSMIC COLD WAR is an experienced band that is ready for the biggest stages.

 

Fans are already making comparisons of their genre-blending sound to a range of iconic pioneers such as Metallica, Tool, Deftones, Dream Theater and Lamb of God.

 

The band’s debut music video, “Absolute Zero”, starring Game of Thrones actress Grace Hendy, was released to critical acclaim in March 2022, racking up nearly 50,000 views within one month of release. 2021’s debut three track E.P. Inconsequential Oblivion received international airplay and resulted in the band being featured live on LionHeart’s Friday night show on BBC Radio London.

WEAK13

WEAK13 is an award-winning British band based in Black Country & Birmingham. Featuring Nick J Townsend (vocalist & guitarist), Wesley Smith (bass player) Drums John Stewart (2020-), Justin James (2017-19), Neel Paramar (2010-16).

The debut studio album ‘They Live’ was finally released late 2015 and re-released on all major streaming services including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon in 2017. The music is inspired by world events, corrupt media, 80’s Video Nasties & British comics, Underground music, the Grunge & 90’s music scene and real life. Each song is a different story. All guitars on recordings are played using strange dark low-tunings.

WEAK13 is any style the band wants to be; every form of music in it’s rawest form. There is a song for everyone. Nick J. Townsend is the longest official member of WEAK13, bassist and writing partner Wesley Smith has worked with Townsend since 2010. Justin James & John Stewart feature as drummer on the forthcoming album Aluminium. WEAK13 was originally founded in 1999 by Nick J.Townsend in Kidderminster, United Kingdom. Before 2009 numerous musicians played live in WEAK13. The band relaunched in the Black Country in 2010 and artistic direction and responsibility became shared between Wesley Smith and Nick J Townsend.

British 3-man low-tuned grunge punk metal terror from Birmingham & the Black Country. Debut album ‘They Live’ and future releases available from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer. WEAK13 is any genre style it wants to be using rock overtone.
The debut WEAK13 studio album ‘They Live’ (2017) and their forthcoming double album ‘Aluminum’.

Tender Vendetta

We are Tender Vendetta, a raucous and unpredictable Hard-rock band from Wolverhampton, fronted by Matty Nicholls (vocals), brothers Aiden Hall (guitar) & Jordan Hall (bass) and backed by Sam Hill (drums). We formed in January 2020 just a few months before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Feeling discouraged we wrote two songs about the situation; our debut single ‘Know your rights’ which we released on 20th May, and ‘No rest’ which is scheduled for release at the end of July. Our debut single Know Your Rights as aforementioned was written and recorded during the height of the global pandemic. Feeling displaced, disenchanted and that our working-class voices were being more than neglected, Know your rights channels the band’s frustrations over the last two years into a 3.49 cacophony of seething aggression directed at the global political leaders and media that still continue to let us all down.

We eventually played our first live show after the lockdown in August 2021 and have been gigging around the West Midlands ever since. Our music can best be described as an unflinching and unapologetic brand of Hard-rock with “catchy riffs and melodic hooks” that frequently draw comparisons with Sex Pistols and Guns N’ Roses. Our live performances deliver “that old school Hard-rock attitude which we all miss from rock and roll.” We have been described as having an “infectious vibe and energy akin to the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses”, our most obvious influence which stretches to the likes of Alice in Chains, Motorhead, The Beatles and many more.

CLKWRK

CLKWRK is a band that exists with a mantra: combining Blues and rock with electronic music by creating every sound – electronic and organic – themselves, live.
 
Every synth and every electronic sound created on the fly with guitars, live electronic drums and effects. No laptops, no sequences, no pre-recorded parts, no exceptions. Humans imitating machines.

The journey to be able to release this music to the world has been a long one though. Three years of exploring sounds, writing music, recording songs and discovering their musical identity, and a huge UK wide tour with US Rock Legends Electric Six.
 
Produced by themselves and mixed by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots, Jamie Lenman), with music videos, imagery and new releases underpinning their intense release schedule, tracks from the band’s first wave of releases (Namely ‘Fractures’ and ‘Rust’ and was released to critical acclaim with multiple plays on Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio and lots more.
 
With their sights set on touring in the second half of 2022 The band are hugely excited to release new music.
 

Band members:

Nick Pilgrim – Vocals & Guitar
Adam Broadhurst – Guitar & Guitar Synth
Danny Higgins – Bass
Romas Masteika – Drums.


Evade Escape

Evade Escape are a five-piece genre-blending outfit from the Midlands, UK. combining ear-worm pop/RnB inspired vocals with infectious grooves, thunderous bass, blistering solos and beefy rhythm sauce.

2022 will see the band follow up their first EP with brand new music blending elements of rock, pop and metal into the unique and refined sound Evade Escape are known for.

Featured on: Kerrang! Radio, BBC Introducing, Spotify Editorial Playlists and Planet Rock.

Ash – vox

Teale – Drums

Robby – Bass

Adam – Guitar

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