Live and Unsigned's green light for TrafficSoundBy Jake Ben-David
June 07, 2010
GODALMING indie rockers TrafficSound have climbed their way to the Live and Unsigned 2010 national finals being held at London’s O2 on July 10.
Starting from an initial audition at the Princes Hall in Aldershot, the four-piece who only formed in September last year at Godalming College fought through three rounds to secure the sought after slot, including the Southern England final held at Portsmouth’s Guildhall last month.
The band described their progress as “amazing. Awesome. Justly deserved for all the efforts we have put in to practicing and a vindication of our performances".
Describing their sound as “optimistic rock”, the group bring together influences from acts such as The Beatles and David Bowie, with songs that tell the story of "four teenagers’ outlook on a world in change".
The final being held at the O2’s own IndigO2 will be judged by a panel consisting of Radio 1’s Ras Kwame, R&B star Shola Ama and Slade’s very own Noddy Holder.
“A night in front of Noddy is daunting but also exciting as we’d like to impress him and the music industry,” TrafficSound said.
Having beaten off competition from thousands of other entrants, the £75,000 prize pool now within touching distance includes all-expenses paid trips to play at festivals in Asia and Italy as well as other opportunities to develop the band further.
Guitarist Gwil Flint-Roberts said: “We are there by merit and therefore in it to win it.
“Our love for music and making people happy by playing and writing music is incredible - potentially, the sky is the limit.”
You can find out more about the band on their MySpace.