Bandplanet Awards 2012

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We couldn’t wave goodbye to 2012 without acknowledging the huge reservoir of talent that we have on Bandplanet. So welcome to the inaugural edition of the Bandplanet Awards, dedicated to highlighting the best and brightest of the Bandplanet community. It was a tough call to choose just a few of the many, many brilliant Bandplanet artists and musicians, but after much blood, sweat and tears we’ve finally come up with a list we feel proud of. See the complete list of winners after the jump: Continue reading

Band of the Month: The Good Ship

Currently barnstorming around Australia in support of the release of their second album, O’ Exquisite Corpse, self-proclaimed ‘salty, scruffy and salacious’ Australian band The Good Ship have been blasting out of the Bandplanet office boom box for many a week now. Using pleasingly archaic instrumentation, bucket loads of humor and a slight dose of anarchy, the Brisbane-based eight-member troupe released their first album Avast! Wretched Sea in 2010, and immediately found an audience for their wild, riotous and decadent live shows.

We climbed aboard The Good Ship herself recently for a quick and dirty chat about making up your own super genre, hair metal, and picked up some welcome advice for warding off scurvy on the high seas.

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