Something For The Weekend with Zine And Not Heard

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For this weeks edition of “Something For The Weekend,” we’ve roped in Tommy Royds from London-based promoters and writers – Zine & Not Heard.

Zine & Not Heard started out as a paper zine in September 2011 and is now a jack-of-all-trades, being a ‘fully-fledged’ music blog, distro and name for which we promote DIY shows in London, UK. Zine & Not Heard is Tommy and Joel and we got Tommy to give us 4 bands that he thinks the world needs to know about.

His picks are Dowsing and Annabel; who are currently on tour together and hitting the UK shores and Segwei and Doe.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend – contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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Dowsing
For Fans Of: Brave Bird, Prawn, Nai Harvest
Dowsing are a 5 piece from Ohio who play jangley rollercoaster college rock. On the continual up, the band are part of the infamous Count Your Lucky Stars rooster, and there’s much to said about similarities between them and others on the label. In anticipation of their new LP ‘I Don’t’ Even Care Anymore’ the band are currently touring Europe, and it just show happens the next destination on the map is the UK. If you want sunshine and smiles, make sure you head down to your local town and check these guys (and girl) out!

<a href=“http://dowsing.bandcamp.com/album/its-still-pretty-terrible” data-mce-href=“http://dowsing.bandcamp.com/album/its-still-pretty-terrible”>It’s Still Pretty Terrible by Dowsing</a>

Dowsing on FacebookBandcampTumblr.

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Segwei
For Fans Of: Life At These Speeds, Twelve Hour Turn, JR Ewing.
There’s an emo revival brewing in Calgary via Tokyo and who’s responsible but a small label by the name Revolution Winter. Japan’s Segwei new LP ‘Soul Deep’ does just what it says on the tin – exciting, emotional but still groovy as hell. No questions asked and no answers needed, get this on the burner.

<a href=“http://revolutionwinter.bandcamp.com/album/soul-deep” data-mce-href=“http://revolutionwinter.bandcamp.com/album/soul-deep”>Soul Deep by Segwei</a>

Segwei on Facebook and Bandcamp.

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DOE
For Fans Of: Pavement, Rainer Maria, Archers of Loaf
A new group from London, hurrah! Starting a band in the big smoke is one of the most expensive life decisions you could ever make – thankfully DOE haven’t checked their bank balance just yet. With a female up-front DOE follow in the footsteps of the great bulchy 90’s indie greats (a la Pavement, Archers of Loaf) but add some muscle with quirky guitars that veer from left to right, bringing in gutsy vocals that work wonderfully on top. What a delight.

Doe on FacebookSoundcloud and their Official Website.

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Annabel
For Fans Of: Built to Spill, Mock Orange, Everyone Everywhere
Annabel take you back to the days of running through long fields in short shorts without a worry in the world. Described by some as the modern day Built To Spill, Annabel have all the necessaries needed for such a genre; boisterous drum fills, sweeping guitars and ace vocals too boot. If you missed out on Annabel’s album ‘Youth in Youth’ last year, then now is the perfect time to get this spinning through summer. If you like what you hear, be sure to check them out this week in the UK as their touring with label mates, Dowsing (see above!).

<a href=“http://annabel.bandcamp.com/album/youth-in-youth” data-mce-href=“http://annabel.bandcamp.com/album/youth-in-youth”>Youth In Youth by Annabel</a>

Annabel on FacebookTwitter and Bandcamp.

Further information on Zine & Not Heard can be found on their Official Website, Facebook, Twitter 

Both Dowsing Annabel are currently on a UK and European tour.

June
6th The Albert, Brighton
7th Mozarts, Swansea
8th Midwest West Midlands Fest, Birmingham (matinee)
8th Wahlbar, Manchester
9th Tye Die Tapes HQ, Sheffield
10th 3th Note, Glasgow
11th The Central, Newcastle
12th The Fox and Newt, Leeds
13th The Black Heart, London

Words by Tommy Royds.

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