After a fairly devastating year, 2021 got off to an equally wobbly start due to a global pandemic still dragging its heels and refusing to leave. With no sign of big UK gigs returning any time soon and a lot of smaller, DIY bands really missing being on stage, everyone turned to Bandcamp and other similar websites for continued entertainment.
On the plus side, this has kept Real Gone busier than ever. The first quarter of 2021 has been our busiest to date, with bands and labels approaching us by the hundred, looking for good quality coverage.
We appreciate that, with our prolific output, most of our visitors can’t read everything. With that in mind, there might be good music you’ve missed, so we’ve curated a handy playlist rounding up 20 different rock, pop and punk acts that’ve helped keep our wheels greased over the past three months. With bits and pieces from the Rum Bar and Frontiers labels rubbing shoulders with all manner of DIY acts and more, we hope you’ll find something new to enjoy.