Skip to main content

The Quick Facts - Why It's So Important To Support Small Bands

So a few months ago, me and the wonderful Jacob Smith of The Mocking Jays did a series called Small Band Struggles. Jay laid down the facts, he explained what a band struggles with and gave us some really interesting information. So I decided, as a bit of a continuation from that, that I'd lay down the facts and give you a few reasons why it's so important to support smaller bands. I want to make it short and sweet, straight to the point, however, if you do wish to read more in-depth about the struggles then just click here and it'll show you the posts we did. 

So here we go, here are the facts. 

- Small bands are the future of music. Your old-time, big bands aren't going to be around forever. Bands have to grow, and they do grow, therefore making your smaller bands the future of music. 

- Small bands have just as much talent as any other band, yes, you do get better with time and more practice, but can guarantee your fave's first release wasn't the same as their latest release, therefore if you'll support your fave's first release, you can support smaller artists. 

- Supporting smaller artists isn't uncool, it isn't shameful. At the end of the day, all music is music. You either like music or you don't. Don't judge a smaller artist just because they aren't widely known.

- One day, when a band makes it big, and you've heard of them, you're going to wish you were there at the start. You're going to wish that you were at the gigs when they were playing to 4 people, their first headline show at an iconic venue, you're going to want to own them first items of merch. You're going to want that, and that's why it's really important to support small bands so you can help them grow. 

- Smaller artists invest so much money into their music. Small bands don't get megabucks for their music. They invest their own money into production, recording, merch, music videos, all of that has to be paid for out of their own pocket. 

- They're literally fighting with the big artists for fans. Small bands have to work so much harder for their fans because people seem to have a stubborn mindset, they don't have a well-known reputation, they have a reputation in local scenes. Listen to them and let them blow your mind! 

I could give you a lot more, but the Small Band Struggles series explains it better than I do! So please, go and support your local scene, support small bands from all over! Support bands from different countries, different county's, support bands that live 10 hours away! 

I have put together a Spotify playlist of the small bands that came to mind when I wrote this post. I will most likely add more in time, but if you want to get a head start, then here's some the link! Go check it out. Support the bands I've put on there, and see if you find a small band that you can become obsessed with! 

Where To Find Me: 

Here every Monday at 7pm (UK Time)
My Novel 
For all blog related enquires contact me at


Popular posts from this blog

Introducing: Rich Kid Problems

  Disclaimer: I do not own this photo, I was just sent it by the band to include in this post. Welcome back to another instalment of me talking about bands! Today I'm going to be introducing you to Rich Kid Problems, we're going to look at the tracks they already have out, and seeing how good they are. I'll be telling you who's who and if I think they're worth you giving them a shot. Rich Kid Problems are a pop-punk band from Morecombe, England.  The band consists of;  - Rachael Walsh on Vocals - Ellis Shepherd on Bass - Nathan Denny on Guitar - Adam Murphy-Jackson on Guitar - Marc Holland on Drums For Fans Of; Stand Atlantic, Paramore, Royal Blood, Fall Out Boy, Blondie, Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud and All Time Low.  So, Rich Kid Problems have 5 tracks out currently. They have Front Garden as a single and then an EP titled Place Crash on a Sunday. Due to, Front Garden being on the EP too, I'm just going to talk about the track as part of the EP.  Place Crash on

What's Left For Us? by All Over Again

  Welcome/welcome back to another blog post! Today I'm talking about All Over Again, who are a Nottingham alt-rock band! We all know, that I love alt-rock and I love Notts bands! I'm very enthusiastic about bands from my city, so I was more than happy to do some coverage on this EP when I got an email asking if I'd be willing to do a post about it. So, here we are. All Over Again released an EP yesterday (30th April), and I'm going to be talking about my thoughts on the tracks!  The first track on the EP is, Breathe Me In which was the first track released from the EP. It starts off quite slow, but it builds up, and I love that. Grace has a beautiful voice, and I love that there are tempo changes throughout the song, because at this point, anybody that's read my reviews before, knows that's the one thing that makes me fall in love with a track. I think this is such an incredible track, it's beautiful, I love everything about this track, I think it's incr

Loughborough to Lichfield by Next Year

Welcome/welcome back to the blog! Today we're going to be talking about Next Year's latest release Loughborough to Lichfield, which was released last Friday (April 30th). Now, I have worked with Next Year before. I reviewed Long Way Home back when that dropped last year. This is the follow-up single to said release, and because of how much I loved Long Way Home, I was apprehensive about hearing this track, just because I've loved everything they've put out previously, so it's that moment of "Is this going to be as good as, worse or better than the rest of the discography?". However, upon listening to it, it was clear to see that this was living up to expectations.  It has a loud, anthemic intro, it's not overly long, and it managed to keep my attention for the intro, which is essential to me. I need the start and end of any release to grab my attention to leave a decent impression. So, yeah, I was pretty impressed with the intro, it was very classic po