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Black Acres: Ones To Watch…



It’s peeing it down on this Thursday morning, after the last few days of record-breaking temperatures for February across the UK. Miserable, wet and grey today. But…I am still cheerful. Why?

Because as the editor of this illustrious digital music magazine, I get to hear brand new music from around the world before most people, and among the donkey droppings there’s the occasional gold nugget.

Here’s one such 18 carat gem…

Black Acres, a powerful 5-piece modern guitar band from the home of rock and roll.  Well, not quite: Chesterfield in the UK! Oh, and Sheffield, I am told.

So, Steel City famous for The Arctic Monkeys, Joe Cocker and The Human League. Chesterfield…Er, a crooked spire, Filthy Animal from Motorhead and Elephant Man actor Sir John Hurt!

Black Acres have a pretty cool on-trend sound, and with the right wind behind them and a lucky charm around their necks, they could do well.

They’ve got that powerful Arena-ready sound, so any promoters or big name bands/management who seek a decent support act for a tour, these may well fit the bill, for our ears. Nice mix of traditional rock and indie.

Tom Gammon on lead vox, Josef Kitson on bass and vox, Alex Farndon and Adam Mcguigan on guitars and Gav Barnett on drums. They are unsigned at this point and considering they only played their first gig in January this year, there’s plenty of potential for big things to come from this lot.

We will be keeping tabs on their progress and reporting back, for sure. So look out for “we told you so”, over here at – in the near future!

You can grab the track here:





  • Check out the video here to Black Acres’ debut single, “Between The Lines”, released this week. The song was penned by the band, recorded by their bassman Josef Kitson and the video produced by Sheffield-based Long Chalk Media. Nice job…






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