While many may be familiar with the Brit Awards, Grammys and EMA’s there is a huge pool of talent that currently sits outside of the aforementioned nomination demographic.
The Unsigned Music Awards started in 2015 and casts it’s beam away from well known chart-toppers and firmly in the direction of unsigned artists. At GIGsoup we’ve always made a point of giving our readership an insight into the latest and greatest music from unsigned artists and it’s with this in mind that we’ve decided to talk to a few of the acts up for nomination at this years awards ceremony.
Today we’re concentrating on the ‘Best Rock Act + Best Live Act’ categories and in particular Birmingham band Broken Witt Rebels.
Heralded as one of the most exciting new live bands in the country, they released their Georgia Pine EP back in April to much critical acclaim, with lead single Low being featured as track of the week on Radio X and play-listed on Planet Rock. GIGsoup spoke to bands lead vocalist Danny Core…
Tell us about yourselves?
We’re a 4-piece blues rock band from the home of rock sunny Birmingham.
How does it feel to be nominated?
It feels great we can’t wait to collect our awards
Describe your style? What are you influences?
I think our style is original sounding with a modern twist. Our influences span from Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and all the way to Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.
Who would you nominate your category?
With so many icons in your genre, name three you admire the most?
Barry Chuckle, Cindy Lauper & Bruce Forsythe
Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?
Yes definitely the Pokemon theme tune hits me right in the feels every time…
“I wanna be the very best Like no one ever was, To catch them is my real test To train them is my cause, I will travel across the land Searching far and wide
Each Pokemon to understand The power that’s inside”
Rock has evolved so much since it began, how do you try to innovate the sound? and what would you say your contribution is?
I’m not sure how we innovate the sound we just do what we do but I’d say our contribution is that we will take rock back to the glory days of Zeppelin Sabbath and the Rolling Stones.
Craziest ‘rock’ moment so far?
Playing the Isle of Wight festival it was a crazy gig the tent was rammed. The atmosphere was incredible. This past summer we played Wacken Festival in Germany to 3,000 hardcore metal fans that was a pretty crazy.
What can we expect in the future?
We’re heading out on tour over the next few months with King King , Whiskey Myers, and in January supporting Joanne Shaw Taylor, and beyond that, world domination.
If you could be playing anywhere in the world in 12 months’ time, where would it be?