No.5 Denmark Street
Tonight I headed to the artsy Relentless space, which is nestled inbetween cool dive bars and music/guitar related shops, just a short walk from Tottenham Court Road. In the past it has been used for exhibitions, parties, performances and tonight we see it being used for all these things, as well as press conference. I have a lot of work on so I wasn't going for a long haul evening. I was attending to get all the relevent info relating to this year's Here to be heard competition, but would sadly miss DJ sets from Everything Everything and a performance from last year's HTBH winning band Huxtable. I made myself feel a bit better about missing the live music by reminsicing about last year's gig at the Troxy (which saw Huxstable support Slaves, Zane Lowe and Biffy Clyro). It was an incredible night...and my first time taking photos in the pit!
Tonight's press conference would be hosted by a respected NME journalist. He who would speak to Everything Everything about their history as well as what it's like to be in a band in 2015. He would also be finding out what they will be looking for as judges of this year's Here to be Heard Competition.
Steve Smails Photo
The winner of 2014 Here to be Heard Photography Competition.
Some more news from Relentless Energy Drink HQ is the addition of a clothing line. I have to admit to being a tad skeptical at first, but it looks pretty strong in the flesh. The collaboration with Starter gives it some cred, and it seems quality of production seems great. I bagsy the beanie!! Do people still say bagsy? Will be interested to see how it does over the next few months?
For bands entering for the chance to perform at iconic Reading Festival in August...
Don't put on fake accents when you sing - they don't like that.
Have a strong identity - even if your identity is that you don't have a strong identity...
Be authentic and real....don't try to be something you're not......
and that's about it....
Mentors and judeges Everything Everything's third album ‘Get To Heaven’ is out in June.
The nitty gritty.....
The nitty gritty.....
· Prize comprises minimum 20min set at Reading Festival 2015 including VIP tickets, transport, accommodation and after party access for the winning Artist/Band and 1 friend / manager, plus up to 10x Reading Festival Standard Entry Day Tickets for 29/08/15
· Finalists will have the opportunity to take part a Mentor Session with Everything Everything on 29/06/15 plus one Studio Day at Relentless No. 5 from 30/06/15 to 04/07/15
· Max 1 entry per Artist/Band
· All entries must be the work of an “Unsigned Artist/Band” who control 100% of the master rights and the publishing rights of the Submission Materials. If any Entrants are found to be under contract with a third party stakeholder or enter Submission Materials that is deemed by the judges not to be original material the entry will be disqualified.
For more information and to enter the competition, visit RelentlessHTBH.com
The DJ part of Relentless presents Here To Be Heard will open in May.