HUGE NEWS: Better Than The Book makes its BBC Radio debut with "Get A Haircut" on BBC Introducing: The South + some more little updates!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great week so far! I was really sure I was going to have to take a break from the blog this week as nothing note-worthy that I could talk about was happening, but then on Monday I received an email with possibly some of the MOST note-worthy news I've had for a long time! I'm sure you'll have seen by the title of this post, but before we get to that, on top of being busy promoting and sorting things out for that, I've been busy working on a long overdue collaboration which will hopefully be shared in next week's blog! Super fun stuff and it's been great to be making music in a relaxed way while I wait to get the studio back together.
Speaking of which, after many weeks of postage delays, loss and re-ordering, I've finally acquired more materials to get back to setting up the studio so some progress has been made in that department this week too though there's still a long way to go. Not quite sure JabunAudio will be open again by the end of the month as planned, but hopefully it shouldn't be too long afterwards. We'll see how far along things are by the next blog post.
But enough delay, onto the main news for this week!
So yesterday at about 8:22pm on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, Better Than The Book made its BBC Radio premier with "Get A Haircut" on BBC Introducing: The South! It was an incredible show last night, and thanks so much to Melita for playing the track and for all the kind words. Some amazing tweets from people too throughout the show which were read on the radio, and that makes 7/10 of the tracks from the Hopes and Dreams album to have been featured on the radio worldwide so far too! That's mind-blowing to me! You can read more about the show via BBC Introducing: The South's Facebook post below:
And for anyone who missed the LIVE broadcast, you can catch the show again on the BBC Sounds App / website for the next month (only 29 days left)! Check it out:
Of course if you want to hear more from Better Than The Book's "Hopes and Dreams" album, check it out on Bandcamp, and in all the usual digital places!
Now the version of "Get A Haircut" which was played was a special radio edit since the word "prick" in the context I used it in, is certainly not BBC radio friendly, but interestingly, this wasn't the only radio edit I was requested and provided to the BBC so hopefully (fingers crossed) BTTB will be making another appearance on BBC Radio soon! We shall see!
And moving from the biggest media group in the UK to a much smaller independent radio station, Tonic Ska Radio is still showing lots of love for Better Than The Book in London! Thanks as always for sharing the music and check out their Facebook post below for more details:
And that about wraps things up for news this week! Hopefully by next week I'll be able to reveal this mystery fun collaboration with you, and who knows, maybe there'll be more BBC news to report, or the studio will be set up too? We shall have to wait and see. In any case I'll be sharing the latest $5+ Patreon reward announcement, and until then I hope you all have a great rest of the week and thanks as always for supporting Better Than The Book, JabunAudio and my various projects. Take care!
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