NAME: Guerrilla Radio
GENRE: Alternative pop-rock
SOUNDS LIKE: A maelstrom of melodic majesty doing its upmost to blow the lame metal overlords still ruling the roost in the hearts and minds of the hoards of wallet-chain sporters clean out of town. Backyard Babies… these guys ain’t!
LOCATION: Nottingham, UK
LINE UP: Chris Gittins (vocals/bass) / Richard Gittins (guitar/vocals) / Sid Fawcett (rhythm guitar) / Alex Lucas (drums)
WHAT’S THE STORY?: Based around a melting pot of sounds and influences (Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Manics, Rush) lovingly re-worked and re-invented for the modern age by the Gittins brothers, Rich and Chris have been on the Nottingham scene for aeons. The current line-up crystallised in the mid-noughties though and since then the siblings have gone into songwriting overdrive. Currently in the process of talking to a leading independent label about a publishing deal, the quartet (joined by fellow Nottinghamian Alex and Lincolner Sid) are a welcome breath of fresh air in a city too heavily anchored to the Rock City metal and goth scene.
GIGS: Check out the MySpace for future gig listings at www.myspace.com/guerrillaradiomusic
THEY SAY: “Guerrilla Radio. Dark edges and just really great melodic songs, and a great live band” – Moth Lantern, a local outfit when asked by BBC Nottingham who their favourite unsigned band was.
WE SAY: Expertly executed melodies, stomping riffs and brotherly harmonies that leave your heart in tatters – what’s not to like?
YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: Pretention-free music with soul played by genuine folk who care about nothing else.