23rd Aug, 2019

Double delight for city bands as they claim a Radio One first

Rob George 10th Aug, 2019

A PAIR OF up-and-coming Worcester bands are celebrating after taking to the airwaves and making their debuts on Radio 1.

Huw Stephens premiered ‘Baby`s Got A Box Of Matches’ by Nuns of the Tundra and Uptown by Ivory Wave within miniutes of each during during his show on Sunday evening.

It’s first time in show`s history two West Midlands acts have received a premiere on the same night, on the same show and within minutes of each other.

Nuns of the Tundra took to social media to express their excitement.

Lead singer Troy Tittley, said: “We’ve officially been played on BBC Radio 1! It was so surreal to hear Huw Stephens say ‘Nuns of the Tundra’. It was special. Thanks to Huw for playing us for the first time ever on Radio 1.

“Thank you to all you lovely people tuning in so late to listen to it with us, it means a lot.”

Ivory Wave were also jubilant. In a statement the band said: “There are a few things you dream about when you are sat on the end of your bed playing guitar as a kid: ‘One day I want to be on Radio 1’.

“It seems impossible at the time but if you keep trying one day those dreams might come true…

“We are pleased to announce that on Sunday night our new single ‘Uptown’ was broadcast across the nation, a first for us as a band. We would like to thank AIex Noble and the BBC Music Introducing West Midlands team for believing in us and making this all possible. The only way is up”.

Nuns of the Tundra and Ivory Wave enjoy large local following and regularly play across the region to large crowds, easily filling up venues such as O2 Institute or Sunflower Lounge.

Previously both bands have been featured on BBC 6 Music with Steve Lamacq and on Amazing Radio respectively.

Visit Nuns of the Tundra at www.facebook.com/nunsofthetundra or Ivory Wave at www.facebook.com/ivorywaveuk for more.

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