British University student Andy got in contact the other day to let us know about his clever new website - www.RecordBox.fm
As an independent music sharing 'platform' ourselves (Platform? Does this mean we put ourselves up on a pedestal? I hope not) we have a great appreciation for all websites and creators that are on the same quest as us; to discover all the delightful and underrated music out there and help share it.
Andy's concept for RecordBox was to have a place to showcase relatively unknown bands and artists, where they don't have to compete for space with big-name artists like they do on sites such as Spotify. He also wanted to make it more user-driven, rather than on blogs and music label sites where (and we'll openly admit to being one of these) it is simply the somewhat biased opinion of the writer/contributor.
The site is now live, and you will find yourself affronted by a grid of videos on the home page, in fact it is clear throughout the whole website what the focus here is. The content. No, not even that. The MUSIC.
Head on over to have a look around, rate some videos and browse through the uploads. Although it currently has a mainly Alternative/Rock vibe, we couldn't help but notice one of our favourite bands Ancient River nestled in there.
Watch this space.
[P.s. There is a nice little write-up about it on Start-up FM here.]