Oxford music magazine Nightshift has a review of Hands Up in its December 2011 issue: link to pdf here.
It’s filed under “demos”, but you can’t have everything: in a previous life, I grew up in Oxford and played in various crap 80s-charity-shop-leather-jacket-schoolboy-weirdo bands, so this is quite gratifying. Nice write-up, too. Ah, those dear dead days – I couldn’t carry on like that anymore, it’d kill me… and I’ve got an album to finish. Happy Xmas!
hey BBC – I take it all back about the licence fee…
Hands Up got played on BBC Introducing: South again this weekend (I found out this morning).
As before, it can be heard on iPlayer for a week, till 7pm next Sunday. It’s the first track on the programme (again!) at about 1min 10secs in, here:
A good start to the week – album out today, gig in London on Wednesday.
*June 2021: as with previous single, this no longer exists as a separate recording but can be heard on the album…
…and all who sail in her
Thanks to everyone who sent in comments to the BBC Introducing programme this evening. Very much appreciated.
It can be heard on iPlayer for the next week, here:
…And Hands Up starts off the programme.
(In fact, I was disentangling myself from some internet admin guff and very nearly missed my own song. Was in that mix of frantic busy-ness and frustrated inertia that only technology can create – watching lots of coloured bars creeping toward fulfilment, only to be thwarted by tiny circles and error messages… I shudder thinking about it.)
Anyway, all’s well that ends well. The whole programme was great – if you didn’t get a chance to hear it on broadcast, give it a listen on iPlayer.
BBC Introducing: The South – Sunday 10th, 7-9pm
Hands Up‘s getting played on BBC Introducing: The South by Melita Dennett this coming Sunday. Fantastic news – here’s the info:
BBC Introducing: The South, 7-9pm Sunday evenings
BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey & BBC Radio Solent
Listen in Brighton on 95.3 FM
Listen in Sussex & Surrey 104-104.8 FM
Listen in Solent & Hampshire on 96.1 FM
Listen in Dorset on 103.8 FM
You can email the programme with comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 81333 (you have to start the text with the word ‘radio’).