Rad Releases ’13- The Phaze

December 28, 2013

1505247_10153598234300133_790353857_nAs the countdown to the end of 2013 quickly approaches we take a personal look back on familiar names, features and musicians’ best releases of the past 12 months. Circuit Sweet will be featuring the featured artists of the site with their personal top 5 releases of the year.

The past 12 months truly has been an incredible year for releases, hard to follow last year in the records produced but this year has uncovered exceptional talent- most of which discovered, promoted and featured right here on this site.

In our end of year special we let our favorites take over the site to tell us the records that have made their end of year lists, their favorite events/gigs and what we can look forward to from them next year.
The Phaze- Facebook
Continuing our next Rad Releases is a young local band with enough talent to put a lot to shame, we welcome The Phaze to tell us about their favorite releases of the year. Consisting of Billy, Lily, Theo and Eiren- The Phaze are a local Herefordshire based band with all members under the age of 16- this year the band have played many gigs across the county and further afield and have gained a reputable fanbase due to their talent. This a band to watch over the next year or so they’ve got a fantastic future ahead of them and we are excited to watch this band develop. We hand the site over to their Manager Rosemarie.

Well I have decided that it is a minor miracle that I am managing to write this.
It is virtually impossible to get one teenager to do something for you but when you have the unenviable job of being a band manager ( a job title I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have ) to a band with four teenagers and you want each of those to put pen to paper, then you can now understand how miraculous this has become.

When asked what their five top releases of the year were I was met with scratching of heads and a I dunno, but finally They came up with a list. Some of them are not from this year but they are their favorites and shows the diversity of music taste.

Theo chose Dream Theatre as his top 5 release of the year.
Dream Theater 2013 metalharem

Billy kept changing his mind but eventually came up with
BMTH- Sempiternal
tumblr_mddhtjUCKf1ra35j7o1_500Killswitch Engage- Disarm The Descent

Karhu-Survival of the Fittest
Tesseract-Altered State

Lily had a few interesting choices
Wilkinson- Afterglow
Can’t Stop – Cake remix
Martin Gomix-Animalsd
Periphery-Icarus Lives
Katy Perry-Prism

Shout Before You Die– Yes this is their own song but he loves it and is proud of it
Look Right Through-Storm Queen, Because I like its old beat
Somewhere only we know-Keane, I love the melody and the tune

The band haven’t done many gigs but their favorite by a long way was Heaven and Hell at The Brunswick , Gloucester arranged by Spektral Gigs. The crowd were brilliant and got really involved which was fantastic especially as they had never heard of the band before.

Theo has yet to attend his first big gig. Billy has been attending gigs since he was 8 when he saw Iron Maiden. His fave gig of this year was BFMV at the NIA they were brilliant.
Lily is embarrassed to say that she has only been to one gig and that was Justin Bieber. She did admit that the show was well structured.

Eiren has been to see the Flamin’ Lips and although he really wasn’t keen on the music the set up was amazing.

The plans for the band for 2014 are MORE GIGS. To try and get air play now they have recorded at KJM Studios in Hereford. Write more songs and to become better known and gain a reputation .
Billy plans to do more videos for his YouTube channel and to carry on playing at the weekends in the pubs with Andy Margrett, Lily is learning the acoustic guitar and wants to do some solo work with different genres of music and Eiren would like drumming lessons so that he can work on his double foot pedal.

We thank everyone for thier time for their Circiut Sweet take over and we are certain 2014 holds big things for The Phaze.



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