The Unchained Show

The Unchained Show Friday 7-9pm

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2 hours of mixed Music, usually with a theme – genre, decade, facts & history, instrument focus, pioneers & game changers.

A dedicated slot featuring new artists & bands, gig updates and announcements across this show and the station.

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Kira Mac - 'Hit Me Again'

Kira Mac is a band built on straight up, old school Blues Rock riffs with a modern edge. A lot of flares, soul, and double shot of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Twinning powerhouse vocals and a killer Guitar lead, they are a force to be reckoned with.

They are a musical collection made up of misfits from different corners of the country, from Stoke to Hull, and by chance they met in the middle in Manchester in 2018.

Whilst studying Music at University in the city, they had one thing in common, they wanted to play and write great Music, that came from a place of working-class struggles, an honest outlet.

As a band collectively, that has taken influence from great bands and artists that have come before them, raised on old school Rock, Blues, and everything else in between.

Their raw talent and distinguished tone are built from grass roots and the love of electric sounds and acoustic skills. Being an established writer and vocalist, to then forming and developing a band with guitarist Joe Worrall, Kira Mac has formed into the driving force of the original song writing and unique sounds that they produce today. With Alex, Bret and Cal on rhythm and percussion.

Their debut single is due to be released this year ‘One Way Ticket’ is an anthem about escapism and the things that you would do to follow a dream, “if we had a pound for every time someone said, you’ll never make money in Rock…we’d be making money in Rock”

Despite everything that has been thrown at the Music Industry the past few years, there will be a full studio album out this year and the band will be back to shows and festivals across the UK, as soon as possible.

To find out where they’ll be playing, or to follow their updates and releases, follow on all social media platforms.

CLKWRK - 'Poison'

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.


Haytor - 'In The Morning'

Combining high energy, eccentric performances with soaring melodic vocals and lively arrangements to produce their own blend of charismatic indie rock, Haytor is made up of vocalist Austin Robison and brother Cameron Robison on bass, along with guitarists Jonny Lewis and Ryan Hawkins and drummer Cal Verney. 
Based in Exeter, Devon, Haytor pull together introspective cynical lyrics with dynamic driven indie rock, complete with jangly guitar and anthemic choruses.
Performing with the current line-up since 2018 Haytor have played extensively across the South West including large national festivals such as Bear Grylls Gone Wild festival, and are now beginning to break out to new audiences further afield.

About the single, In the Morning:
I wrote this song as a big fun bouncy rock song about the monotony of the daily grind, and the way it makes you feel, trudging through the 9-5 day after day with nothing to show for it. We recorded this track at Momentum Studios in December last year and this is our second single release from that week in the studio, the first being our last single “15”. – Austin


Red Light King - 'In Our Blood'

Speaking about the song, lead singer Kaz said:

“In Our Blood’ is not about religion or politics or money,” explains Kaz about the new single. “It’s about heart. It’s about family. It’s about never giving up.

For me, ‘In Our Blood’ captures the human spirit and gives a sense of hope that we can break through the generational cycles of classism set in place to divide us.  When I sing the song I think of my family, I think about my grandfather fighting in WW2, the things they went through, the sacrifices they made and that my parents made as well.  I think of my bandmates and the audience we play for.  We are all trying to make the best of this journey. We all bleed the same color and we’re all in this together”.

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