So, for a while there, I stopped writing the Readers’ Bands column because, well, I was fixing to shut the site down. But I’ve since reconsidered, with a patron campaign currently underway to raise funds to the site’s continued operation. Hence, I’ll be doing two Readers’ Bands columns a week going forth.
If you’re a band and we’ve given you coverage in the past, you should consider keeping us going. Especially if that coverage was positive. You do want people to be able to access that page, no?
That’s it. I’m done with my pitch. Onto Reduced To Ash, who are kind of sick, in my opinion. But then again, I’m legitimately nuts, according to my last girlfriend, who texted me last night, praising my dill skills.
Anyways, a while back, the band’s frontman, who goes by the name Eyðun Hvannastein, reached out to us to say he’s a fan.
“I have been following your Facebook page for some years now and sometimes I’ve seen you write about underground bands,” Eyðun writes.
“If you want to you can check out the band that I’m in. We have recently released a demo with four tracks,” he tells me. “If stuff like this just annoys you, then I apologize for the inconvenience.”
Annoy me? Dude — you’re band’s tight, and you should be aware of that.
Reduced To Ash are from the Faroe Islands, and have been around since 2012.
With any luck, these gifted musicians who have an ear for what’s awesome will get some much-deserved attention from this post. Maybe some label will look into them and rightly sign them. I tell you, if I had a record label, I’d put out their album.
Eyðun’s voice is pretty incredible, too. The dude’s got pipes, for sure. I try to sing along to song like him in my car sometimes, and I just can’t get the same kind of results. I usually end up coughing uncontrollably.
Anyways, sample Reduced To Ash below, and tell me they’re not good. Just try. I defy you.
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