Hey, thanks for the attention on your site and your kind support. Here's a copy of a reply I posted on our forum today. Please don't feel as if if you should use it, although there was honestly no intention to give the impression we were tailoring our new sound for any kind of mass market!
It seems there's been a bit of a misunderstanding...We were planning our new sound a long time before we found out Radio 1 wouldn't play us! We actually found out just as we were putting the finaltouches to the new song. "Tailoring" a sound for Radio 1 would be nigh on impossible anyway. The main intention of the new recordings is to make them sound as live as we can, playing a take from start to finish with minimal editing and punching, focusing on the mood of the performance over the slickness of the production. This makes far more sense musically to us and will hopefully carry our music through the fickle and myopic fashion trends (to which certain radio stations are quite definitely party to...) which can date music as quickly as they can make it popular. We hope you like it!Cheers, Jim
The Upper Room
I'll say it if he won't: Radio 1's programmers are a bunch of fucktards. Here is their playlist with some good stuff and some crap. Guillemots over TUR? I don't think so!