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BAMM.tv Featured Artist – Ash – ‘Shining Light’

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We’ve got a very special Featured Artist season this time around – we’re celebrating the 20-plus year career of Britrock legends Ash, whose glorious power-pop continues to thrill fans around the world. Oh, and did we mention that we snared a TOTALLY EXCLUSIVE BAMM.TV PERFORMANCE from them? Because, y’know, we did.

There’s more to come next week: more exclusive live video, a sprawling Ash retrospective, a look at their greatest musical moments and some great musical recommendation to take you down the indie rabbit hole if you’re looking for further Ash-like sounds.

In the meantime, check out this exclusive performance of all-time classic ‘Shining Light’ …

Wild Child: Their Personal Playlist

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Earlier in the week we introduced you to our Featured Artist – Austin’s very own Wild Child, a group whose multifarious melodies will surely see them blasting out of every open window this coming summer (trust us, we’re usually good at predicting these sort of things). We asked Wild Child to put together a playlist of their favorite stuff right now, and this is what they dropped our way. Perfect entertainment to unwind with on a Friday …

1. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Awesomely quirky animation as recommended by an awesomely quirky band.

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Wild Child

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It’s the return of our Featured Artist feature – and we’ve got an absolutely amazing band all set to fuel your February. Gather round and get ready to tame the beast that is Wild Child! We’ve got all sorts of exclusive stuff coming up over the next couple of weeks, starting with this in-depth interview. Enjoy …

How did the band get together?

Kelsey and I we touring together as part of the backing band for a Danish band called The Migrant. I was playing accordion and she was playing violin. We were on the road for 6 weeks and during that time we started writing songs in the van to pass the time. During one stop in SF we stayed with my cousin Evan and wrote “That’s What She Say” together. After that we really started cranking them out and by the time we got back to Austin, we decided we wanted to make a band and make a record. Next came a full band lineup and the album Pillow Talk.

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The Flashbulb: His Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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We asked our Featured Artist The Flashbulb to pick his favorite moments from the sprawling BAMM.tv music archive …

“I think I’ve actually gone through every BAMM video for this process. It made for a splendid Sunday morning. I kind of feel like an A&R guy, but my coffee isn’t expensive enough.

“After watching Who Cares – Show Me Some Change (below), I was reminded of how deceiving looks can be. I expected the sound of “Mouse Rat”, for those of you familiar with Parks And Recreation. The actual sound was an unexpected blend of 70’s Harlem, some open mic’d drums, and a filthy loop that sounds like the groan a baby didgeridoo would make while bashing out police car windows. The point is, this is unique, and it is great. The other point is, I need to grow my hair out and stop wearing tracksuits before I make another video.

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Win A Signed Hollerado Poster!

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Aaaand so we come to the end of another Featured Artist tenure. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been obsessing over Canadian melody-merchants Hollerado (with exclusive articles and playlists), so it only seems fitting to round things off with our most awesome exclusive yet: the chance to win a one-of-a-kind signed poster of the band. Trust us: when Hollerado become one of the biggest bands in the world, this little beauty will be the collector’s piece to end all collector’s pieces.

How do you stand a chance of getting your hands on it? Simple – just send an email to info [a] bamm.tv with the subject heading ‘Hollerado Contest’ before Friday November 1st. We’ll pick out a winner at random and be in touch soon. Good luck …

Hollerado: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

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Hope you’re enjoying the hooks-and-handclaps ultra-melodic indie-rock from our Featured Artist Hollerado (we’ve already unleashed an in-depth article on the band, plus discovered their favorite musical moments from the BAMM.tv archives). Now we’re widening that search to the big old world of music in general, and finding out exactly what Hollerado are listening to right now …

Pup – ‘Reservoir’

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Hollerado

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Charity begins at home, the old phrase goes – and if the history of Canadian melody-merchants Hollerado is anything to go by, it seems that musical genius begins in that area too. Born and raised in Manotick, Ontario (infact, three of the band members grew up on the same street together), the four Hollerado boys – Menno Versteeg, Nixon Boyd, Dean Baxter and Jake Boyd – officially came together in April 2007. Relocating to Montreal, they’ve since been gathering a well-deserved reputation as everyone’s favorite Bright Young Things.

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Win Exclusive Whiskerman Prizes With BAMM.tv

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So we’re coming to the end of Whiskerman’s tenure as our Featured Artist, and what better way to round things off than by giving away some exclusive prizes to you, our cherished BAMM.tv minions? (Well, one lucky BAMM.tv minion anyway. By the way, we mean ‘minions’ in the nicest possible sense). The band have a t-shirt, CD of their new album and Whiskerman sticker to give away.

But that’s not all – we also have five runner-up prizes waiting in the wings. Hell yes: we also have FIVE FAKE MUSTACHES to give away. That’s right – you could become YOUR VERY OWN WHISKERMAN (OR LADY). Imagine the envious glare from people as you strap one of those furry bad boys to your upper lip and quite literally own the streets. Or possibly get laughed at. We can’t make any guarantees.

To stand a chance of winning a Whiskerman T-shirt and album (or a fake mustache, by which BAMM.tv takes no responsibility should your head explode in sheer excitement upon receiving), simply drop an email with ‘Whiskerman Contest’ as the subject to info [at] bamm.tv by midday on Friday 4th October. Good luck …

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Whiskerman

Whiskerman: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

Whiskerman: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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