READER AWARDS 2012: The Results

December 23rd, 2012 by admin

This year marked the debut of what will now be our annual Reader Awards, a time for you the reader to cast your opinions our way on how you have found various things across the board of the music industry for the past 12 months. It was also a chance for those of you in bands to get your fanbase to let us know just why we should all take notice of you.

We asked you what you feel have been the best releases, most noteworthy bands, notable record labels, the best venues the UK has to offer and even to help offer some foresight to some bright stars that 2013 will offer us.

Now, the results for this year have been compiled and are all listed below. Remember, if you’re not happy with the results, they are all down to what you readers have provided us. Feel free to discuss and let us know your thoughts in the comments below:

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November 11th, 2012 by admin

Manchester post-hardcore troupe From Embers have just released a music video for their track ‘Sorry, No Returns (Now Get Back On Your Knees)’, which documents the band’s recent time on tour promoting their recent self-titled EP. Check it out below:

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July 6th, 2012 by admin

Manchester’s From Embers have just released their debut music video for ‘Crash & Burn’. Check it out below:

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June 23rd, 2012 by admin

British up-and-comers Hold The Fight and From Embers have announced dates of a UK tour run next month. All dates along with a tour poster can be found below:

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May 25th, 2012 by admin

Manchester’s From Embers have released their debut self-titled EP today, which they’re currently giving away for free download for one week only (ending June 1st 2012). You can find the EP artwork below along with a link to the free download:

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May 25th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: May 25th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fromembers
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fromembers

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Pedalling a very fashionable brand of melodic post-hardcore, it certainly doesn’t take long to place Manchester based quintet From Embers. Whilst the obligatory soaring choruses and crunching breakdowns abound, the band do occasionally display brief glimpses of variation on their debut self-titled EP, which may prove to see them stand out from the ever massing hopefuls.

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April 2nd, 2012 by admin

Manchester post-hardcore outfit From Embers have announced the release of their upcoming self-titled EP, which will be made available both online and physically from May 25th 2012. You can view the EP’s artwork and full tracklisting below:

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February 19th, 2012 by admin

Date: February 16th, 2012
Venue: Dry Bar, Manchester
Support: I Said The Spy!, From Embers
Website: www.decadeofficial.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/decadeofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/decadeofficial

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Managing to get within the top 10 of the iTunes album chart on the release week of your first label release is an impressive feat for bands of most levels, nevermind that of pop-punk newcomers Decade. However, with their recent self-titled effort they’ve done just that, and with a headline tour to promote the release the same week, this may be the final time you’ll be in such an intimate setting with the guys again.

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February 25th, 2011 by admin

Date: February 21st, 2011
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Support: Leopards, From Embers, The Art Of Reason
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/donbroco

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Despite having released their first proper EP ‘Big Fat Smile’ a few days before the beginning of their current and first headlining tour, Don Broco have managed to reel in a considerable amount of attentione to themselves throughout most of the dates. Their show at The Roadhouse in Manchester is no exception.

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