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Smile Radio – New Band Showcase with Derek – Tuesday 12th April 2022 – 6-7pm

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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.

To feature on this or any other show on Smile Radio – click on the ‘speech bubble’  at the bottom right of the home page and select ‘I want to become a featured artist’ and follow the instructions or click the tab at the top right of the website home page ‘Become a Featured Artist’.

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CIRCA 94 - 'Baptism'

Hailing from Wolverhampton, CIRCA ’94. Originally started off as an acoustic solo project by Josh Carter in his bedroom and has gradually evolved into an alt. rock entity as time went on, using music as a catharsis to encapsulate life, death, emotion and personal events.

The CIRCA sound is influenced by a variety of alternative bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, The Wonder Years, Against Me, Nirvana and City & Colour.

‘Baptism’ is the new single from our upcoming EP, to be released later this year.
We’re going to be playing at Ye Olde Foundry in Dudley on 22nd April supporting White Crow alongside Tender Vendetta.

Tyrannosaurus Nebulous - 'Magnetar'

A four-piece hard rock band from Stourbridge in the Black Country. Their sound is crafted around classic 70’s hard rock. With listeners comparing them to a diverse range of classic rock bands such as AC\DC, Alice In Chains, Budgie and Thin Lizzy.

The present line up formed in 2014 and released the ‘Deal With My Evil’ EP in 2016. Recorded at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton with acclaimed producer Gavin Monaghan, mastered by David Mitson (Alice In Chains, Michael Jackson, etc.) with artwork by illustrator Bill Hauser. 

The band have played the following renowned rock venues: O2 Academy Birmingham, The Slade Rooms, The Robin 2, The Roadhouse, The Rainbow, The Patriot and Scruffy Murphy’s.  

Having enjoyed previous success working with Producer Gavin Monaghan the band started working on their debut album ‘Tyrant Lizard King’ in 2017 at Magic Garden Studios.

Represented by Emma Scott – Plugginbaby

Sadcult - 'Absolute Zero'

Formed in Weymouth UK, Sadcult are a Grunge / Alternative Rock band with Sam Newland on Guitar and vocals, Oliver Freeman on Bass and Chad White on drums, this 3 piece possess a raw dynamic sound packed with energy and grit.

Emily Ewing - 'Patience'

My name is Emily Ewing a singer/songwriter, originally from Birmingham. Now living in Worcester.  I’ve been on the Music circuit for many years now. I’ve had a number of plays on radio such as BBC Introducing, which also includes being Artist of the week with BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester in 2017. I’ve recorded and released several EPs. I have and do collaborate with other musicians.


I have also recorded, backing vocals for Ginger Wildheart and his albums – ‘Ghost in the Tanglewood’ and ‘The Pessimist’s Companion’, as well as various songs for Ryan Hamilton. My brand new EP ‘Value of Love’ is out now on all digital platforms. It is my fourth EP released. Amongst some singles and collaborations.


Call Of Sirens - 'Incarnations'

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

After months of hard work we are only now just hitting the live scene with a packed run of summer gigs and also the release of our debut single ‘Incarnations’ on 22nd April.

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

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


DINKY - 'Jennifer against the World'

This track ‘Jennifer Against The World’ by Birmingham indie band DINKY. The track is taken from our second studio album ‘Open Letters’.

Vocalist Gav wrote the song about his wife Jennifer and all the things that get under her skin. Unfortunately, the real Jennifer declined the bands invitation to feature in the video, so Gav took one for the team and got dolled up to play her! There is a link to the video below and  there is also a short ‘making the video’ feature on the bands official YouTube channel that shows how the video came together, including Gav’s efforts to buy the right dress!!

We are currently in the studio working on our new album which we hope to release towards the end of the year.

WEAK13 - 'Closure'

WEAK13 are a 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’ set currently for a Summer 2022 release

OmegaThrone - 'Cancellation''

We are an unsigned, Liverpool based blackened Death Metal band since 2017.

We have been trying to gain a foothold in the metal scene post covid.

We’ve played 3 gigs so far and have just gotten through our first heat at M2TM. So it’s all very new for us and are looking to reach people as much as possible, we have ambitions to go far and are ready to put the work in.

We have just released a new single, which will be a part of our upcoming EP to be released soon.

Tim Eveleigh - 'Drones'

South-London based Tim Eveleigh has been playing his own songs in public for 40 years and he hasn’t given up yet. As a middle-class, middle-aged acoustic singer-songwriter he is aware that he’s not alone but hopes that his combination of ‘words that move you and music to get you moving’ plus a smattering of silly stories between songs is enough to stand out from the crowd.

The songs Tim writes have one-word titles which are intended to be like concise crossword clues: they have two meanings and both relate to the song. In this case: Drones are an invention favoured by the kind of responsibility-avoiding warmongers that appear at times like these. And the harmonium is a drone instrument in the song.

Drones is taken from the album A Record out now on Bandcamp.

Obsidian PR & Media

Ella Blicker - 'Owe It All'

Ella began classical violin training at 3 years old, while picking up guitar, piano, and drums along the way. Ella mastered precision & technicality at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-college.

In 2021, Ella graduated from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a double major in Music and Biology. She now merges her creative and analytical skills with her love for writing pop, neo-soul melodies to create an acoustic, grounded sound. Many of her original songs are about what it’s like living in NYC, growing up, falling in love, & more. Ella is inspired by Janelle Monae, H.E.R., Julia Michaels, and St. Vincent. In December 2019, Ella released her debut single “Don’t Got Time,” a song about her first experience with heartbreak. Her newest single is “Owe it All,” releasing on March 25 2022.

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The Darren Holland Project - 'Wasted for Sun'

The DHP hail from Grain Valley, MO, and consists of Darren Holland and Cheryl Holland. Their new album is full of a mixture of sounds from our influences throughout the years. Their music is an orgasmic pop sound. Each track will transcend you to a world of musical bliss and keep your feet tapping.

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Written by: Derek

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