Feb 7 2012 by Andrew Welsh, Perthshire Advertiser Tuesday
NOISENIKS from across the Big County played until their fingers bled at Perth’s most recent battle of the bands competition.
The final of the prestigious event organised by the Fair City’s own Clearwater Studios saw eight up-and-coming local outfits slugging it out at the Corinna Hotel in Atholl Street at the end of last month.
The line-up of hopefuls competing for the winning spot on the big night was made up of The Age, Kamihamiha, Law Of The Chord, Same Jane, Bar Room Crawl, Hideaway Hotel, Wee Free Men and Regiment Seven.
And it was Kamihamiha who won out at the keenly-fought final with their exciting new brand of dubstep, electro and hip-hop.
As well as the coveted band battle title and radio and presss coverage, Kamihamiha also landed a slot to perform at the Scottish New Music Awards in September.
One of those who judged the competition at its various stages over the past few months was Frankie Webster, the popular DJ on Pitlochry-based Heartland FM.
Reflecting on the many blistering performances she witnessed at the live sessions, fun-loving Frankie was clearly impressed by the standard of musical fare – and flesh – on show.
She said: “The contest has seen a huge number of bands taking part covering many genres – with the common denominator being a topless drummer.
“I’ve loved the battle of the bands and the fun of judging. As the weeks have gone on, I have got to know a lot of the boys from appearing on my Drivetime show and of course, seeing them perform live.
“It’s really highlighted the musical talent in Perthshire and the diversity that’s out there.
“Well done to all and lets have some girls involved next year – we can rock too!”